Omni

Good People Brewery presents: Saturn Nights

Omni

Lady Legs, Captain Kudzu

Thu, February 15, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Saturn

Birmingham, AL

Free

This event is 18 and over

Omni
Omni
Framed from within the relentless heatwave of Atlanta, Georgia, Omni cuts through the oppressive humidity of the gilded southern capital with a cool and breezy combo of lo-fi nonchalance. In paying homage to post-punk forebears like Pylon, Wire and Devo, Omni delivers a succinct and focused sound on their 2016 debut. Strung taut with wiry guitar and incisive rhythms, their approach is not without plenty of sneaky, danceable melodies to round off the hard angles. Indeed, ‘Deluxe’ represents a mission statement to cruise a steady though lavish wave of disenchantment like it’s 1979.
‘Multi-task’ is an improvement to that surefire philosophy. Where guitarist Frankie Broyles once kept his noodling perfectly strict and razor-sharp, he now fans and stretches out, allowing his silvery tone to breathe in a way that summons the art and funk of Roxy Music, or occasionally even the cheekiness of Sparks. Vocalist and bassist Philip Frobos continues to ebb and flow with the crisp and oft-detouring beats, his stony voice retaining a detached stoicism with hints of spirit sneaking in here and there. On the road for a solid year and left to finish the record in between tours, Omni ratchets the fidelity higher as the punk gets more ‘proto’ and less ‘post‘—all while the decade melts away into the late 60s and early 70s. Welcome in the eccentricities, guys.
With ‘Multi-task’, Omni capitalizes on the indulgences of ‘Deluxe’ melodically, rhythmically and in aesthetic indifference. In doing so, they never sound ostentatious during any facet of their evolution. It’s with that expert handling of subtlety that the power trio—recently bolstered by the addition of ex-Warehouse drummer Doug Bleichner—has managed so much of its charm in its brief history. Luxuriate in two-minute track after three-minute track of covert hooks that lock into subconsciouses and keep the record spinning, front to back to front again. -Kevin Warwick, 2017
Lady Legs
Lady Legs
Fostered in the small but tightly knit Auburn music scene, Lady Legs writes off-kilter poppy garage rock odes to the smaller things in life. 2017 has seen the entire band relocate to Birmingham, Alabama, which they now call home. With this new territory they've submerged themselves into the music community and their fanbase is growing exponentially larger, gaining air time on college radio and the BBC. They are signed to the local label, Communicating Vessels, who released their 7" EP in the summer of 2016 and have their LP "Holy Heatwave" set to release in early 2018.
Captain Kudzu
Captain Kudzu
Venue Information:
Saturn
200 41st Street S
Birmingham, AL, 35222
http://www.saturnbirmingham.com/