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July 30, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 2:00 am

JOVONTAES is a band from Lexington, KY. Since 2009, the band has consisted of Reid Small (always) on drums and occasional vocals, Mark Murray on guitar and electronics, and Josh Blaine on bass and home-modified electronics. Before that, Jovontaes was an ever-evolving ensemble which (at any given time may have) included members of Street Gnar, Trailblazer, Todays Hits, RC Pro AM, other Lexington locals and beyond. They’ve been labeled everything from “skater kraut” to “skategaze” to “surf punk” to good ol’ fashioned “psych rock,” even “noise” at times, but choose not to identify with nor adhere to any of the above. Instead, Jovontaes push forward without falling victim to the boundaries of classification, beating their own path while nodding their heads to the history of minimalism, improvisation, drug music, and experimental de-constructions of “pop.” -sophomore lounge

“Jovantaes are Lexington, KY. They emerge from (and possibly define) my town’s peculiar skate/Kraut/nihil/garage axis, evoking the smell of stale Miller High Life and burning couches: stumbling match-grip surf rolls, howling chorused-out guitar, droning Adderall haze, and a singer who makes Will Shatter sound like Scott Walker. Imagine Moolah playing at a beach party on the edge of the Kentucky River, big gray globs of unidentifiable garbage drifting silently past and the dense wet air becomes gridlocked with mosquitoes – Trevor Tremaine (Hair Police) ”

Releases available on Burger Records/ Sophomore Lounge Records/ Woodsist Records/ Night People Records/ Firetalk Records/ Gnar Tapes/ Eggy Tapes/ DNT Records/ Tent Revivalist Tapes/ New Body Tapes/ Headway Recordings/ Acid Wash Tapes/ Double Phantom Records and more we’ve forgotten.

with 696 BLUES BAND (crazy jim of wolf eyes trips metallic on psychedelic wasteland)
LAS VEGAS HOSPITAL (Alexandra of bonehead and friends exorcise experiment spiritsĀ – no hot dogs)


July 30, 2015
9:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Detroit, MI 48216 United States
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