Bantam Foxes "Pinball" EP Release Show

The Bowery Presents:

Bantam Foxes "Pinball" EP Release Show

Kali Masi (formerly The Howl), Quintessential Octopus

Sat, August 12, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

Gasa Gasa

New Orleans, LA


Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Bantam Foxes
Bantam Foxes
"...drippy guitar benders and wailing garage rock." - Alex Woodward, Gambit Weekly.

While everyone else is concerned with making music everyone likes—the “bangers” or the 32-writing credit pop tunes—identical twins Collin and Sam McCabe simply make the rock and roll they want to hear. Growing up, the boys were always fascinated with music and harnessed that intrigue into something constructive. After trying out countless projects apart, they came to the ultimate decision to stick together and have been writing at a near constant rate ever since. Originally from St. Louis, now based in New Orleans, Collin and Sam craft swift, sweeping and at times, haunting rock songs that just *click*.

After all, brothers do it better.
Kali Masi (formerly The Howl)
Kali Masi is a punk rock band from Chicago’s ever-ripening music scene. Kali Masi is both clever and cathartic, offering melodies sculpted around angles and curves that will pull even the most jaded punks in from the back of the room. Their 2014 singles Jejune and Sputter showcase the bands aggressive and meditative roots while foreshadowing the band's sure-fire full-length Wind Instrument to be released in 2017.
Quintessential Octopus
The Quintessential Octopus began as a songwriting partnership between David Sigler and Joe Ceponis in 2004 under the direction of Douglas Back, fretted instruments instructor at Baldwin Arts & Academics Magnet School in Montgomery, AL. Throughout their education in tenor banjo and classical guitar, they began performing as the Rubber Band with fellow Montgomery natives Harrison Wallace on bass and Alan Cheng on keyboard. After a short stint of performances in Montgomery, the duo disbanded to separate states in order to pursue higher education; David to Columbus State University for classical guitar training, and Joe to New Orleans for audio engineering training. After a bevy of successful recording sessions at Loyola Recording Studios, Sigler and Ceponis reunited in New Orleans to develop the Quintessential Octopus in January of 2012.

At first, recordings were not enough to inspire a full-throttled performance of the new material, and after recording three EP's in the next year with two different drummers, the pair decided that hiring drummers for live performances was too taxing on the creative environment of the material. Many alternatives were considered before deciding to move the former bass player, Joe, to drum and vocal duty, and convert David into a full-fledged loop machine consisting of vocals, guitar, and bass. Originally, the idea was to live-produce songs for an audience based on guitar and bass loops, a combination that built on three separate channels to affect an ultimately enormous sound. After much trial-and-error, new songs began to develop that could actually surpass any one, isolated experience hearing the music; the replay value became inherent to the songwriting process, and the beginnings of Mother began to take shape as a necessary evolution to what had become an inspiring formula for new compositions.

It took many hours of servile restaurant work and cold-hard gigging to fund the recording and production of the Octopus' debut, but with the crucial assistance of King Benny's House of Hits in Houston, TX, the album was cut in just one week, and production was able to wrap up before the end of April. Due in part to a wonderful community of musicians and the burgeoning pop experiment scene in New Orleans, Sigler and Ceponis have successfully released their first full-length album (Mother) on May 22'nd in both their hometown of Montgomery, AL and their new home, New Orleans, LA.

In early 2016, Louis Monroe joined the band on bass. With this new dimension to the sound, they began to re-work a group of songs Sigler and Ceponis had written post-Mother. They recorded this EP (All Hallows Barking) at the glorious Parlor Studio and Joe mixed it at the new Bear America Studios. It will be released March 18th.


A third-person observer close to the band
Venue Information:
Gasa Gasa
4920 Freret St
New Orleans, LA, 70115