Schwervon! + DJ Need a Stack (Bob Nastanovich) + Ghost Guilt

When:
December 4, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
2017-12-04T19:30:00+00:00
2017-12-04T22:30:00+00:00
Where:
Empty Shop HQ
35c Framwellgate Bridge
Durham
DH1 4SJ
Cost:
£5
Contact:
Seagull & Circle

Completing the trio of gigs for the current Seagull & Circle gig series, we are going out with a bang! Collaborationg with Frux Tapes, we are bringing the awesome Schwervon! (USA) and DJ Need a Stack (USA) to Durham, supported by one of Durham’s best new bands. Between them they have enough collective band kudos to make generations of music fans weak at the knees!

US band Schwervon! have just released a new 2 song 7″ record on Pavement/ Silver Jews member Bob Nastanovich’s Broker’s Tip Label. To help celebrate they will be touring Europe and the UK in November and December. Nastanovich will be joining them on select UK dates as DJ Need a Stack including the Durham Show at Empty Shop HQ. Support comes from local grunge pop aficionados, GHOST GUILT.


SCHWERVON! is a two piece American rock band. Nan plays drums. Matt plays guitar. They both sing. Their band name is a warped variation of an urban slang, meaning: “to do something well in one’s own way or in a unique manner, usually involving members of the opposite sex .” Their music is an expression of imperfect love through jagged rock minimalism. Schwervon have released six albums and four 7 inches. Their latest recording is a 7″ out on Brokers Tip Records (a label run by Bob Nastanovich of Pavement, Silver Jews) It was recorded in Memphis, Tennessee with Doug Easley (Cat Power, Sonic Youth, Grifters). Schwervon! have toured theworld and shared stages with The Vaselines, Guided by Voices, Belle and Sebastian, The Wedding Present, Kimya Dawson, Speedy Ortiz, R. Ring (Kelley Deal), Jeffrey Lewis, Wussy, and many other luminaries.

Schwervon‘s music is so original, inspiring, and full of dark humour. I just love it!!” -Frances McKee (The Vaselines)

“I’m not sure how just two people manage to make such a big sound!” -David Gedge (The Wedding Present/Cinerama)

Blood Eagle has already been played on Mark Riley’s BBC6 Radio Show6

It has also appeared on these UK Blogs:

God Is In the TV http://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk/2017/09/13/track-day-1079-schwervon-blood-eagle/

& Something Good: https://somethinggoodmusic.com/2017/09/18/blood-eagle-by-schwervon/amp/

www.schwervon.com

https://www.facebook.com/schwervon/

https://schwervon.bandcamp.com


DJ Need a Stack – Bob Nastanovich (of Pavement, Silver Jews)

Bob Nastanovich joined Pavement for their first live tour in 1990 and was a founding member of Silver Jews that same year; before all of that, he deejayed.

Starting as a Central Virginia-based high schooler, he and his pal Norty Hord did the Heaven Up Here show at University of Richmond’s WDCE. Nastanovich moved on to University of Virginia where he was a DJ and station manager at WTJU in Charlottesville during an era in which David Berman, Stephen Malkmus, Gate Pratt, James McNew (Yo La Tengo), artist Steve Keene, John Beers (Happy Flowers) and writer Tom Frank also spun vinyl there.
In recent years, Nastanovich has entertained with his record collection at bars and clubs in London, Manchester, Hull, York, New York City, Nashville and Mexico City. He does a monthly gig at The Red Monk in Des Moines, his current hometown.

In recent years, Nastanovich has entertained with his record collection at bars and clubs in London, Manchester, Hull, York, New York City, Nashville and Mexico City. He does a monthly gig at The Red Monk in Des Moines, his current hometown.

“The Monk thing keeps me on my toes. It keeps me listening and culling and buying vinyl,” Nastanovich said. “I like to gauge the audience and guess what they want to hear. Most want it a bit mellow and not far above conversation level. So, there’s always Breadwinner!”

In addition to trying to entertain with a vast blend of music from 1950-2015 (he has been on a bit of a Hawaiian kick and you’re as likely to hear Walter Wanderley as Wire), Nastanovich gladly takes suggestions on strategies to reignite Pavement and Silver Jews action.

As a live DJ, Nastanovich often appears in coveralls and a mask, but, if the music is likable, who cares. Nastanovich also enjoys creating and hosting a pub quiz. He’ll be happy to add this type of thing to your venue’s evening.

http://www.strangevictorytouring.com/#/bob-nastano…


Ghost Guilt

Relatively new to the scene but already making a big impact, Ghost Guilt are a raw and fizzy blend of grunge, garage and pop punk featuring members of some of the most interesting bands to come out of Durham in recent years (Outside Your House, Pale Kids, T-Shirt Weather).

https://www.facebook.com/ghostguilt/