Scarves – Tickets – The Evening Muse – Charlotte, NC – October 5th, 2018

Scarves

As featured on Welcome to Nightvale:

Scarves

Fri, October 5, 2018

Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:30 pm

The Evening Muse

Charlotte, NC

$10.00

Scarves
Scarves
Scarves is a Seattle-based math rock and classic emo band fronted by Niko Stathakopoulos, whose attempts at human connection KEXP has described as "abrasive". Their lyrics, music and live performance are all relentlessly driving at something specific. He's backed up on drums by Cael Watts, whose presence in Niko's life has no definitive start or, hopefully, end. He always was and will continue to always be. Niko met guitarist Nessa Grassing at a Seattle house show. Their friendship was assured by a Hop Along shirt.

Over the past few years, and through a few different iterations Scarves has released an EP and two LP's, each more refined than the last. Also in that time they were offered a spot opening for Weezer that Rivers Cuomo personally rescinded. Lowell, of "Carrie and" fame didn't think they were a good fit on his label. What that says about their sound isn't exactly clear, but it paints a picture.

Stathakopoulos, Grasing, and Watts wrote and rehearsed their latest album, Dinner Dates for the End of Days, under a cloud of smoke and ash from British Columbia forest fires. If "apocalyptic emo math rock" doesn't get you excited in 2018, nothing will. Each song is a portrait of an end times that's positively inspiring and undeniably heart-warming. Even as we lurch toward something unpleasant, it's hard to be too bummed out with Niko's vocals and Watts' driving drums.

The album was recorded at Destination Universe in Portland: a studio designed to blend in to a neighborhood realtors might call "character-filled". Produced by Hutch Harris of Thermals sainthood, the album was recorded downright punkishly. No click. Mostly single takes. It's a testament to the tightness of the band that the finished product sounds so lush. Rounding out the personnel was engineer Victor Nash of Point Juncture, WA and studio cat Oogi. Let Dinner Dates for the End of Days be the last album you listen to before we all slip off into oblivion.
Venue Information:
The Evening Muse
3227 N. Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC
http://www.eveningmuse.com/