[CANCELLED] Enablers | BSP Kingston

09
/ Apr
Thursday
2020

[CANCELLED] Enablers | BSP Kingston

Venue
Front Room
Time
07:30 pm
Price
$8/$12

THURSDAY APRIL 9th, 2020
ENABLERS

ABOUT (enablers.bandcamp.com)

Established in San Francisco, CA in 2002, Enablers’ subsequent five LPs and four EPs have signaled a transcendent approach to “Spoken Word” music. The 2019 LP, Zones (Broken Clover,Lancashire&Somerset, and Exile on Mainstream) is a further example of
Enablers’ push for musical expansion and growth. Zones represents a band that is increasingly more comfortable with experimentation and improvisation, while continuing to embrace all the musical elements that have established their sound for close to twenty years.
Band Members: Joe Goldring (former Swans, Toiling Midgets, Touched by a Janitor) on guitar; Kevin Robert Thomson (former Nice Strong Arm, Timco, Touched by a Janitor, now Hazel Atlas) also on guitar; poet, writer, and narrator Pete Simonelli on vocals. Rounding out the line-up is drummer Sam Ospovat (Ava Mendoza, Brendan Seabrook, Beep!, tUnE-yArDs, William Winant).

From Jordan Mamone, writing for Noisey:

Enablers’ snaking guitar telepathy is equally distinctive…Joe Goldring and Kevin Thomson (have) refined an intuitive vocabulary of filigreed arpeggios, needling leads, and grand crescendos that roil like the vast Pacific….Simonelli has accomplished that rarest of feats: enhancing slow-burning, noir-ish rock with unapologetic poetry that actually flatters rather than overshadows the songs… (Ospovat’s) improvisational arsenal of rolls, taps, and flutters allows for spontaneity without sacrificing impact.