VHSorBETA + TigerCity (Live)

Plaza Nightclub | 881 Granville St Vancouver, B.C. CA

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VHS or Beta formed in 1997 in Louisville, KY, when bassist Mark Palgy and guitarists Zeke Buck and Craig Pfunder met after high school.

After a brief stint with noise punk and the addition of drummer Mark Guidry, they reformed in response to their love of house music, soul, and disco. The new sound, enhanced by keyboards, vocoder, samples, and electronic drums, eventually brought in hundreds of dancing people at their shows. Soon, the band released the vinyl-only EP ON & ON.

After playing the 2000 South by Southwest music festival and negotiating with record labels, they released Le Funk on their own label, ON! Records, in June 2002. In summer 2002, VHS or Beta toured with I Am the World Trade Center. Chea Beckley was added for the band's performances to handle vocoder, samples, and keyboards. By the time the band's Astralwerks debut, Night on Fire, arrived in 2004, their sound owed more to dance-punk than Daft Punk.

Over the next three years, the group hid out at Echo Mountain Studio in Asheville, NC, and concentrated on writing songs with producer Brandon Mason for their 2007 release Bring on the Comets.

Check out a music video from VHS or BETA. Imagine Franz Ferdinand mixed with The Killers mixed with a genuine 80s voice.

More info at : http://www.myspace.com/vhsorbeta and http://www.vhsorbeta.com

Tigercity was formed in Northampton, MA in the fall of 2004. By summer 2005, Tigercity had themselves a DIY, bedroom electronics-style demo and started working with long time friend/engineer-producer Al Carlson (Brazilian Girls). In two months, Tigercity and Al Carlson molded the process-heavy demo tracks into what became the Tigercity EP (Forge Records). One of the tracks, Time Card appeared on the VICE Magazine CD/DVD Vol. 1 sampler in February, 2006.

Now living in Brooklyn, Tigercity's well-combined guitar-driven rock and electronic pop has them compared to acts such as Roxy Music, Talking Heads, The Police, and Prince.

Tigercity gives a tight and extremely engaging stage performance, recently selling out the Mercury Lounge three times in a row. Tigercity has also played packed rooms in NYC Miami, and Boston, including The Annex, North Six, The Knitting Factory, The Middle East, and Maxwell’s with acts such as Jamie Lidell, M.I.A, Serena Maneesh, Jimmy Edgar, Mobius Band, Oxford Collapse, Bon Savants, Eugene Mirman, and David Cross to name a few.

More info at : http://www.myspace.com/tigercity
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