Kilted Farmer Koncerts and Amsterdam Bar & Hall present…
PIG and Julien-K
Prey & Obey Tour 2017
With special guests Ghostfeeder
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Doors 8:30 pm, 9:00 pm show, 21+
Tickets $15 advance, online at Ticketfly.com
$20 at the door
Videos and bios below the fold…
<PÎG> is Raymond Watts (ex-KMFDM), a British musician whose brand of electronic rock is danceable and deadly serious in turn. Watts’s words spring from the well of gallows humour in a world of corruscating cruelty and truth. <PÎG> climbs peaks and mines troughs, and musical genres slide and collide like tectonic plates.
Live band also includes En Esch (KMFDM, Slick Idiot, Pigface), Guenter Schulz (KMFDM), Z. Marr, and Galen Waling (Left Spine Down, Stiff Valentine, Stayte).
Amir Derakh and Ryan Shuck have been musical partners for 15+ years. During their time together they have weaved in and out of mainstream music like a constantly evolving musical fashion house. In the late 90’s they were responsible for massive radio and sales hits such as “Blind” (Korn), “Blue Monday”,” Stitches”, and “Fiction” (Orgy), and recently “Crawl Back In” and “Let Down” (Dead By Sunrise with their pal Chester Bennington). After enjoying years of traditional music business success, they have spent the last 10 years methodically moving away from the mainstream approach that put them on the map, opting to carefully steer their fans in a new direction, towards their new independent alternative electro rock project Julien-K – which sounds more at home with the likes of modern acts such as M83, The Kills, LCD Soundsystem, The Naked and Famous, Empire of the Sun, and even the Black Keys (see Derakh’s sleazy electro-blues guitar playing on “We’re Here With You”).
2009 saw the long awaited release of “Death to Analog” which included long time collaborators Anthony “Fu” Valcic and Brandon Belsky in the studio with Belsky and drummer Elias Andra rounding out the live show. After Belsky and Andra’s 2010 departure, Julien-K’s studio line up solidified as the trio of Derakh, Shuck and Valcic, while collaborations with electronic music innovators such as Bryan Black (Motor, Black Asteroid), Sharooz, Z-Listers, and others revved up the writing phase of 2012’s sophomore “We’re Here With You”. The touring cycle that followed saw the band hit Europe several times; the south-west US; festivals as far and wide as Hildesheim, Utrecht and Vladivostok; and many sold out shows in their native LA.
In July 2014 Julien-K launched it’s third album concept with a 3 song prelude to an ambitious double album-concept-esthetic-movement calling it “California Noir”. The CA Noir spirit was given a visual representation in November 2014 with the release of the haunting video for the title track, showcasing their struggle to discover the meaning of the California dream. The concept will continue with the early 2015 planned release of the first chapter: “California Noir: Analog Beaches and Digital Cities”.
Ghostfeeder is the brainchild of songwriter, programmer, and vocalist Derek Walborn. Pressing riffing guitars and get-up-and-dance bass lines through a filter of gritty synth leads and painstakingly calculated digital glitches, the project is the end result of dragging a lifetime of 8-bit video games across the sticky floor of your local rock music hall and then cleaning it up just enough to sneak past the bouncer at that electronic dance club you’ve always wanted to get into.
Using video game controllers as musical instruments, custom equipment, and a self-contained light show, Ghostfeeder’s ever-evolving live performance leaves and impression, thus far sharing stages and venues with Blink 182, Powerman 5000, The Bunny The Bear, Genitortureres, Nonpoint, Royal Blood, Leather Strip, and Filter. Thanks to overwhelming fan support, Ghotfeeder also played on the Ernie Ball Stage at the 2013 Van’s Warped Tour. A collaboration on a music video with Chris Corner of IAMX propelled Ghostfeeder’s name, music, and style into the international spotlight. Autumn of 2014 saw Ghostfeeder releasing “The Messenger,” a conceptual EP about alien abduction under Ben Vanlier’s (Ludovico Technique) Beyond Therapy Records. The following summer, a tour of the United States and Canada in direct support of En Esch (KMFDM, PIG) was successfully wrapped.
Ghostfeeder’s most recent album, “World Fameless,” was released by Distortion Productions on July 8, 2016.