Two giants of livetronica unite as the cybernetic forces of The Werks and Zoogma battle it out, head-to-head on stages across the country. Utilizing live instrumentation along with beats, samples and synthesizers, both band’s sound is as heady as it is danceable – in other words, this is a show not to miss!
The Werks have had a stellar summer, completing yet another blowout Werk Out Festival, which they've now been running themselves for a number of years, and which has grown by leaps and bounds. The festival saw the band play Pink Floyd's iconic Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety with fellow jamtronica acts Papadosio and Dopapod for a stunning commencement of this year's party.
The four-piece is also coming off the release of its album, Mr. Smalls Sessions, which was recorded in the intimate remodeled church in Millvale, PA just outside of Pittsburgh. The band's cozy surrounds create a warmness and a richness that the band has strived to recreate on stage.
The Werks is Rob Chafin (drums, vocals, samples), Dino Dimitrouleas (bass, vocals), Chris Houser (guitar, vocals), Dan Shaw (keyboards, vocals).
Zoogma is picking up the mantle of livetronica act on the rise. A road-hungry schedule has kept the band busy, with cross-country dates and massive festival sets at SONIC BLOOM and Electric Forest, among others. Last month, the band retreated up to the mountains of Tennessee to start work on a brand new album.
Zoogma is Brock Bowling (guitar, live sequencing), Matt Harris (drums, live sequencing), Justin Hasting (guitars, synthesizer), Ryan Nall (bass, synthesizer).