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CHROME – Record Release Party!



April 27, 2017
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
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The Uptown Nightclub
1928 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Chrome was forged from the chaos and excess of mid-’70s Bay Area culture. The death throes of the Stooges and the accessibility of psychedelics led founding drummer Damon Edge to court sonic apocalypse. In 1976, he was joined by guitarist Helios Creed, and the two became the core of a sonic maelstrom that straddled proto-industrial, acid-punk and lo-fi experimentation. The group’s influence has been vast, though its success was obviously limited by the extremes of its expression and lack of a specific genre. Edge passed in 1995, and since then, Creed has resurrected the Chrome brand while simultaneously releasing over 20 solo albums. Techromancy, the newest studio LP from the band will be on sale at this show, and it handily recalls the best of Creed’s solo work while nodding to some of the more accessible Chrome tracks featured on the Half Machines From the Sun collection. Over-effected guitars cross streams with maniacal echoing vocals over bouncing, repetitive drumbeats. Techromancy won’t burn out your remaining serotonin, but it just might make you dance. NATHAN CARSON.


8pm, 21+, $12