The Veldt, The Bleeding Hearts

The Veldt

The Bleeding Hearts

No Eyes, Chris Wells

Fri, December 28, 2012

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

The Pour House Music Hall

Raleigh, NC

$5.00

The Veldt
The Veldt
Formed by identical twin brothers singer/guitarist Daniel and guitarist Danny Chavis, and rounded out by drummer Marvin Levi on drums and bassist Dave Burris, The Veldt quickly became the "must see attraction" of the quirky art-rock scene in Chapel Hill, NC (which also held bands like Superchunk, Polvo and Dillon Fence in its ranks). The Veldt released their first proper record, Marigold's, on Stardog/Mercury, in 1992. Marigold's was received well enough to earn the band a much more lucrative contract with Polygram Records. The result was the cult classic Afrodisiac recorded and produced in London, England with Ray Shulman (The Sugarcubes,The Sundays, etc.) at the helm. Afrodisiac's under current rumblings eventually rose to cause a storm as the band soon found themselves sharing stages with likes of Oasis, The Cocteau Twins, The Pixies, Fishbone, Corrosion Of Conformity and a host of other seminal alternative bands. After two more records, Universe Boat on Yesha Recordings and Love At First Hate on their own imprint, End Of The World Technologies, Danny left the band preceded by Burris who left the music business for a career in film in 1994 (he is currently the producer for CBS's hit show Survivor). The Veldt continued on in various incarnations until it was put to bed in 2007. After relocating to New York City, Danny and Daniel focused on their new band Apollo Heights. This time around, The Chavis brothers pushed their musical boundaries with more electronica and trip hop influenced back drops to create texture with Daniel's soulful falsetto croon. Their last recording, White Music For Black People, featured the twins and special guests Mos Def and Lady Miss Kier from Delite fame. TV On The Radio's David Sitek handled some of the production with Danny and Daniel doing the rest.
The Bleeding Hearts
The Bleeding Hearts
Cheap Trick meet The Dead Boys! All the fire and venom of late '70s punk rock with pop and hard rock sensibilities. Let's call it 1978 without the Disco!

REVIEWS:
Bleeding Hearts proudly fly the Raleigh blue-collar rock flag, in that they have “The Sneer” down pat – that snarling edge to their guitars, vocals and words. All three are in full effect on their righteous new album, Divorcing New York. - David Menconi, News and Observer

"On Divorcing New York, the third LP from The Bleeding Hearts, the band offers everything you want from basic rock 'n' roll bluster: riffs, hooks and humor, all simmering in the unmistakable air of Saturday night...a trove of newly minted treasure. Summoning a wit and classic rock bravado that don't exist so much anymore, The Bleeding Hearts have at last delivered on their cocksure promise."
- Chris Parker, IndyWeek

If rock and roll has to be one thing, and one thing only, it has to be LOUD. Sexy. Abrasive. Dangerous. Rapturous. Feverish. Bluesy. Foot-tapping. Body-moving. Deadly. Did I say one thing or ten? The definition differs for every listener, but whatever that most central characteristic is for you one thing is certain: The Bleeding Hearts have it. IT. Raw power. -Earfarm.com
Chris Wells
Chris Wells
From San Francisco's bluesy Boom Boom Room to New Orleans' Snug Harbor to the legendary NYC club CBGB's, the soul of Chris Wells emanates from the core of a musician whose passion bleeds through every song. Recognized for his vocal ability from an early age, this multi-instrumentalist defies conventional categorization. An accomplished guitarist and bassist, Wells was surrounded by musical talent as a child with blues, soul and jazz musicians peppering his family tree. At 19, he formed Peasants of the Apocalypse, an industrial rock band ahead of its time. During the bands history, P.O.A. opened up for Metallica, Everclear, Def Leppard and a slew of other notable acts. After various projects including a brief stint with NC/NYC darlings The Veldt/Apollo Heights, Wells turned his focus toward his next incarnation as a solo acoustic artist. In challenging himself both technically and emotionally, his songwriting straddles several genres seamlessly. Wells challenges music’s boundaries with a palpable rawness that takes you on the emotional journey with him. By fusing rock, soul, psychedelia and blues into one cohesive sound, this multi-instrumentalist creates his own unique vibe. Chris Wells has shared the stage with SF guitar phenom Eric McFadden, members of The Roots, and had a brief stint with Grammy winning artist, Lauryn Hill. After securing a music publishing deal in 2012 with Portland's Rumblefish Music, Wells also currently writes music for television and film.

For fans of: Prince, Led Zeppelin, Seal
Venue Information:
The Pour House Music Hall
224 S. Blount
Raleigh, NC, 27601
http://www.the-pour-house.com/