Juan Wauters

Juan Wauters

Household, Las Rosas

Sat, February 15, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Rough Trade NYC

Brooklyn, NY

$10 advance / $12 day of show

Moved To Baby's All Right 2/16

This event is 21 and over

This show has been moved from Rough Trade NYC to Baby's All Right. Tickets for Rough Trade NYC will be honored at Baby's All Right. Refunds available at point of purchase.

Juan Wauters
Juan Wauters
In 2000, Alberto Wauters left Uruguay to live in a basement in Queens. Two years later he called his son, Juan, to join him. Juan Wauters crossed the threshold into manhood when he arrived in New York. Working at a factory, the father and son pooled their money to bring their family to the borough of opportunity. With no friends to speak of, Juan turned to music to take control of the loneliness of his isolation. Juan was inspired by his new neighborhood of Jackson Heights and delighted to find that his library card gave him access to an abundance of new music. In his debut solo record, N.A.P. North American Poetry, Wauters dreams big; coming into his own as a singer. Building on his songwriting, popularized by The Beets, Juan presents introspective tracks, like Water and Sanity, and reflections on humans’ relationship with technology in songs like Breathing—which features Carmelle Safdie. The record is completed, as always, by the artwork of dear friend and longtime collaborator Matthew Volz, who has honed the trademark visual aesthetic of Juan’s music. This album is a selection of recordings made between the fall of 2010 and the summer of 2012 at Marlborough Farms. N.A.P. delivers a fresh sound and lyrical candor from one of Queens’ most idiosyncratic adoptive sons. Live, Juan shares the stage with a revolving cast of international musicians of the highest caliber: vocalist Carmelle Safdie (Israel), multi-instrumentalist Tall Juan Zaballa (Argentina), percussionist Chie Mori (Japan), and flutist Amanda Rodi (Mexico). Matthew Volz heightens this lively and mood-altering experience with his painted banners, personal objects and manually manipulated light show. The ensemble is not to be missed. - See more at: http://capturedtracks.com/artists/juan-wauters/#sthash.s2T0776V.dpuf
Household
Household
rooklynites HOUSEHOLD play taut, infectious,post-punk. The band (led by guitarist/vocalist Talya Cooper and bassist Isabel Freeman) juxtaposes the aesthetics of UK DIY against an early 90s K Records sensibility; they sharpen influences like Young Marble Giants, Slant 6, and contemporaries Grass Widow, and bring them to a point. They play with a minimal lineup: a distortion-free guitar, a deft bass, a relentless tom-heavy beat, two straightforward vocal lines that move in and out of harmony. The songs on their debut album, 2011's Items, express burning disappointments, abandonment, biting disdain, and a restlessness that calls for change. They're catchy, but they also sting.
Las Rosas
Las Rosas
Las Rosas are tres hombres. That’s ZZ Top for three dudes. Jose Boyer is a Mexican from Mexico. He used to play bass in a band called Harlem who had a pretty cool LP on a pretty cool label called Matador. After going on a psychedelic journey brought on by consuming some bad shellfish he decided that he was done with bass and wanted to play guitar and sing. He immediately called up his long-time musical collaborator and relaxation aficionado, Christopher “Fort” Lauderdale and asked him if he wanted hit some drums. He did. Still in need of a bassist Jose and Christopher scoured OK Cupid for nearly 45 minutes. That’s when they came upon Jose Aybar. Even though he was Dominican they still liked him. Not only did Jose A. share the same name as Jose B., but he also plays with Brooklyn lifer/legends Wild Yaks and does an amazing Denzel Washington impression. This seemed cool to Jose B. and Christopher. So they asked him out and it got serious. They released a self-titled EP, and followed it up with a cassette tape called “Flowers In The Sun” on Burger Records. Pretty cool.
--Jay Green
Venue Information:
Rough Trade NYC
64 N 9th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11249