Penguin Prison DJ Set

TurnStyle Music Group Presents

Penguin Prison DJ Set

LUKEINTERNET, Heels on Fire

Wed, September 12, 2012

8:00 pm

Ella Lounge

New York, NY

$15.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Limited # of $20 tickets available at door.

Penguin Prison DJ Set
Penguin Prison DJ Set
Live Vocal DJ Set

"Penguin Prison is an electro-pop act from New York that made its commercial recording debut in 2009 in association with Neon Gold Records. Comprised of Chris Glover, a producer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist, Penguin Prison is often compared to contemporary electro-pop acts such as Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem, and Miike Snow. Glover made his commercial recording debut as Penguin Prison with the Animal Animal/A Funny Thing EP in 2009 on Neon Gold Records. Another double-sided single, The Worse It Gets/Something I'm Not, followed on the label in 2010. A self-titled debut album arrived in 2011 on Downtown Records. In addition to his production output, Glover made a name for himself as Penguin Prison with a bunch of remixes for the likes of Marina & the Diamonds ("I Am Not a Robot"), SΓ©bastien Tellier ("Fingers of Steel"), Goldfrapp ("Rocket"), Erik Hassle ("Hurtful"), and others. As a live act, Penguin Prison is a trio comprised of Conrad Stern-Ascher on synthesizers and Ernesto Karolys on drums, in addition to Glover on vocals and guitar." - Jason Birchmeier, AllMusicGuide
LUKEINTERNET
LUKEINTERNET
I am a sample-based songwriter, pushing the limits of the traditional song structure by using all variety of live electronics, loops, and computers. I am an avant-garde singer-songwriter, an artist who puts as much effort into SONG (music and lyrics) as SOUND (texture and timbre).
Heels on Fire
Heels on Fire
Heels on Fire was born when drummer Ricky Watts and guitarist Scott Johnson began to discuss the prospect of forming a new, mainstream group that would incorporate the sounds of 80s dance music with rock influences such as Nine Inch Nails, The Killers, and the Rolling Stones. At the time, it may have seemed an unlikely notion as both had recently ended projects that were far off from the "dance rock" genre. Watts was the drummer for the Florida-based hard rock band Love & Mayhem. Johnson was the lead singer/guitarist for the Brooklyn-based rock and roll band the Champions of Justice. However, both enjoyed the electronic-infused rock that was becoming prevalent in NYC clubs and felt they knew the right musicians to help them create a unique sound.

Watts and Johnson recruited singer Luis Ramirez, formerly of Love & Mayhem, who was also excited about moving in a new direction. Johnson then approached former Champions of Justice bandmate keyboardist Jonathan Kuhr about joining the project. Kuhr had wanted to stretch his synth and analog-modeling chops and was eager to be in a project where anything could go. Bassist Brendon Clark was the final piece of the puzzle, bringing a strong compositional sense and an eclectic musical taste that offered a whole new flavor to the project.

With the members all in place, the sound that is Heels on Fire began to emerge. Born out of all of their various influences and training, from Trent Reznor to Chick Corea, the band knew that they were creating music that brought something different to the table. Of course it didn't hurt that the members felt an immediate chemistry with each other, and the result of that chemistry is that after playing together for less than a year, the band has taken the city by storm and just released their debut recording, a self-titled EP featuring the songs Freak Out, Note on My Wall, Just Can't Stand (to Lose Myself Again), and Joanne. Visit iTunes or Amazon.com to get your copy!
Venue Information:
Ella Lounge
9 Avenue A
New York, NY, 10009
http://ellalounge.com/