2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Presented by: Riot Act Media


Wednesday, March 16
1:00AM - 1:50AM

617 E 7th St


Listen to An Ill Son


Brooklyn-based trio Bambara has been honing its noise/punk brutalism since forming in Athens, Georgia, in 2009. Swarm, the band’s second full-length, pulls its approach into sharp focus, and the result is an absolute triumph for forward-thinking post-punk. In marrying the maniacal ravings of The Birthday Party and the ugliness of early Swans with the tangled cowpunk of The Gun Club and recent Iceage, vocalist/guitarist Reid Bateh, drummer Blaze Bateh, and bassist William Brookshire create something wholly idiosyncratic, and ultimately more satisfying than most anything else in the current post-punk landscape.

Swarm has taken a long and arduous journey to reach its current form. It was almost entirely recorded in early 2014, then entirely scrapped after a laptop containing the sessions was stolen. Realizing they needed to take a break from those songs, the band made an EP called Night Chimes, which much like Reid’s solo p...

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