...dave kiss presents...

Forever Grey ~ Faux Fear ~ New Desires

Ages 21 and up
Saturday, March 16
Doors: 7pm Show: 7:30pm

AGE RESTRICTION: Only Ages 21+ can purchase tickets for this show. NO REFUNDS/EXCHANGES for anyone underage who purchases or attempts to use these tickets.

Doors: 7:00 PM

Show: 7:30 PM

Forever Grey
Forever Grey is a darkwave band from Los Angeles, California. The first album was released in 2015 and was titled Poems About Eternity. Young & Cold Records produced Autumn Calling, Alabaster Chamber, Departed and Sympathy Garden on vinyl. Kevin and Anna are the artists behind musical projects Milliken Chamber, Prudence and Belladonna Grave.

Faux Fear
Determined to “stop repeating the boring parts of the past,” goth/post-punk trio Faux Fear formed in late 2020 shortly after singer/drum programmer Audrey (she/her) and guitarist Nicholas (he/him) moved to Reading, PA. As true Cocteau Twins scholars they won’t play pop without the prefix “dream-” in front of it. Laying the groundwork for a new band in late 2020, the married couple wrote songs and developed their sound in quarantine at home for “when human interaction became a thing again.” An initial third member became convinced that Audrey and Nicholas were working for the CIA and running a sex cult (really), which almost left Faux Fear as a duo before the Philly-based Pra (he/him) answered a Craigslist ad and completed the picture on bass. Like their darkwave forebears, Faux Fear’s offerings like “Uncharted” and “Legacy” maintain a tricky balance between atmosphere and propulsion. The trio balances the stillness of reverberating specks of guitar with thick slabs of bass and drum machine as Audrey coolly explores the space between with her calmly intense vocal lines, smoothing over even the unexpectedly dissonant chorus of the latter and taking on a whole other dimension. “Code of the Sea” is as oceanic as its title and somewhat akin to folding the rippling waves of vintage Slowdive in with New Order’s most magnetic repetitive hooks.

New Desires
Since 2010, DJ Paul T has been an integral part of DJSC, a revered event night in Philadelphia that pays homage to the iconic sounds of Depeche Mode, Joy Division, New Order, The Smiths, and The Cure. This specialized focus not only underscores DJSC’s dedication to celebrating the enduring legacy of these bands but also highlights Paul’s deep-seated appreciation for the foundational pillars of post-punk. As a co-founder along side John D, Paul T has cultivated a community of enthusiasts who share a passion for these groundbreaking artists, creating a vibrant space where nostalgia and contemporary soundscapes intersect. DJ Paul T’s career, spanning over two decades since he began DJing in 2000, has been marked by a constant pursuit of musical evolution while staying true to the roots that inspired DJSC’s inception. With the launch of “New Desires,” he expands the musical repertoire of DJSC beyond its original focus, embracing a broader spectrum of genres, including modern post-punk, dream pop, dark wave, new romantic, and FM synth-based music. This initiative reflects his ambition to explore the boundaries of music and to offer his audience a more diverse listening experience.

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