MORNING TELEPORTATION w/ INJECTING STRANGERS & THE YUGOS
Friday, August 21, 2015
Doors at 8PM, Show at 9PM
The Woodward Theater | 1404 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 | (513) 345-7981 |
Admission: $7 advance, Ages 21+
Morning Teleportation formed in 2005 when Bowling Green, KY natives and lifelong friends Travis Goodwin (keyboards), Tres Coker (drums) and Paul Wilkerson (bass) met up with Chicago transplant Tiger Merritt (vocals/guitar), who had just moved to their hometown for college. From the beginning the band has built up a roller coaster of tumultuous rock ‘n roll, featuring analog synths, heartfelt vocals and sudden changes woven through psychedelia, electronica, and deep-space pickin’ n’ grinnin’. They’ve spent most of the past year on the road playing for enthusiastic crowds at Bonnaroo and Sasquatch and supporting the likes of The Flaming Lips, Cage The Elephant and Modest Mouse.
To witness Morning Teleportation’s live show is to experience a cacophony of improvisational mayhem draped with melodic twists and turns. Merritt’s vocals dart sharply about the frantic, pulsing backbeat held down by the rhythm section, while his spacey fingerstyle guitar prowess embodies a style best described as “finger trippin.” And while their sound may be somewhat more modern than several of their cited heroes (including James Gang and CSNY), you should make no mistake: these are still some boys who want nothing more than to have a good time in the classic rock idiom. With the combined energy of a basement party, a back-room jam session, and a futuristic hootenanny, Morning Teleportation’s raucous, off-kilter explosion of enthusiasm is guaranteed to raise a smile. The band’s first album, entitled Expanding Anyway, was released on Glacial Pace Recordings.
About Injecting Strangers:
Cincinnati’s Injecting Strangers is a theatrical rock and roll band with dark themes and glammed out guitars. They are currently playing gigs around the Midwest to support the release of their debut full-length album, Patience, Child. Along with the album, the band released their first music video for the single, “Detroit.”
About The Yugos:
In Winter of 2009 two brothers in northern Kentucky, Jordin and Christian Gough, started a band that you will love. Setting the stage for a band full of multi-instrumentalists, Jackson Deal joined and The Yugos were born, setting immediately to writing and recording their first short collection of work, appropriately titled Y.E.P. 2011 saw the release of their self-titled debut full-length on their own Best Friends Records, which followed much anticipation and was met with even more acclaim. In 2012 they elicited the bass/guitar magic of friend, Jeremy Graham and crushed any thought of a “sophomore slump” in 2013 with the fantastic follow-up full-length, Life is Awesome, and Then You Live Forever.