Poptone

Poptone

Nostalghia

Sat, May 20, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Glass House

Pomona, CA

$29.50

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is all ages

POPTONE
POPTONE
Singer-guitarist Daniel Ash and drummer Kevin Haskins — who spent large swaths of the ’80s and ’90s performing together in the seminal acts Bauhaus, Tones on Tail and Love and Rockets — are reuniting to form a new band called Poptone with Haskins’ daughter Diva that will perform the music of those three classic acts on tour in the U.S. this summer.

Details of the project, including tour dates, have not yet been an announced. But a representative of the group confirms to Slicing Up Eyeballs that Poptone will take to the road this summer in the U.S. to perform the music of Bauhaus, Tones on Tail and Love and Rockets.

Diva Dompe, Haskins’ daughter, is a musician in her own right who previously played in BlackBlack.

Haskins and Ash, who have been DJing together of late, last played together in Bauhaus, with Haskins’ brother David J and frontman Peter Murphy, during a 2006 reunion and in Love and Rockets, again with David J, in a 2008 reunion. The comparatively short-lived Tones on Tail, which featured Ash, Haskins and bassist Glenn Campling, only ever performed live in 1984.

Fans will no doubt be overjoyed by Ash’s change of tune. After the the Bauhaus and Love and Rockets reunions in the 2000s, he swore off working with his old bandmates. In fact, in 2009 Ash told Slicing Up Eyeballs he was done with those groups:

“It’s boring for me to do those songs that are so old. … You’ve got to realize we’d been working in one capacity or another since 1979. That’s like a lifetime, you know. Time to move on.”
Nostalghia
Nostalghia is Ciscandra Nostalghia, Roy Gnan and touring cellist Adele Stein. For the uninitiated, Nostalghia's music is compelling, provocative and cinematic, and its vocalist and heart-and-soul, Ciscandra Nostalghia, is an art-pop adventurist with a flair for the dark and dramatic. Vancouver's Georgia Straight put it this way: "[Nostalghia's music is] loaded with fried-circuit synths, metal-clatter percussion, and funereal cellos...new tracks such as "Homeostasis" and "Stockholm Syndrome" draw heavily from nightmarish-side-of-the-'80s new wave and '90s-issue industrial, with Nostalghia's theatrical vocals never less than captivating."

With early fans that run the gamut from Skrillex to Marilyn Manson, producer/film composer Tyler Bates, System of a Down's Serj Tankian and Slayer's Dave Lombardo, Los Angeles-based Nostalghia released its first album, Chrysalis, on April 8, 2014 (110 Records/INgrooves). The release was preceded by the premiere single "You + I," which received airplay on specialty programs at Alternative radio, including L.A. powerhouses Indie 103.1 and KCRW.

On recording and in a live-setting, Nostalghia transports its audience into a cathartic dimension; it is a journey that not only leads its audience into a spiritual state of feeling, intensity, and passion, but also directly into the face of the unknown.

Across Los Angeles, buzz is building around the performative artistry of this three-piece musical vision.

Nostalghia, through word of mouth alone, is now packing venues and creating an eager amount of excitement for it's growing fan-base. In September 2012, the band was even selected to open for Serj Tankian (System of a Down) at Club Nokia, where they put on a captivating show that left audiences, once more, breathless.

In 2013, the band played several shows as direct support for Gogol Bordello, performed at Rifflandia Music Festival in Victoria, British Columbia and toured with the Orb in California. Nostalghia closed an exciting year with a compelling performance on the Main Stage at Corona Capital Festival in Mexico City.

In 2014, Nostalghia took the stage again in Mexico as an opener for Thirty Seconds to Mars and toured Australia as part of the Soundwave Festival. In May, Nostalghia toured the east coast of the United States with Crosses †††.

With a new album mixed by multi-platinum producer and mixer Dave Fortman out now, and an undeniable personal connection with fans, the future burns bright for Nostalghia.

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Venue Information:
The Glass House
200 W. Second St
Pomona, CA, 91766
http://www.theglasshouse.us/