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CANCELED: Tropical Fuck Storm, Michael Beach

January 23 @ 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM $15.00 – $18.00


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Tropical Fuck Storm is an Australian rock band from Melbourne, Victoria, formed by Gareth Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin from The Drones. Lauren Hammel, from the band High Tension, plays drums, and Erica Dunn, from the bands Mod Con, Harmony, and Palm Springs, plays guitars, keyboards, and other instruments. Their sound is characterized by elements of art punk, noise rock, and experimental rock.

What makes Tropical Fuck Storm so great is the intersection between their dark but satiric storytelling and musical arrangements intent on perverting received canons and wisdoms. Entering into a Tropical Fuck Storm song is like arriving late to a live show where everybody’s grooving and too far gone to notice you. Even though the track has already been cut, you feel as though the band’s still improvising, making it all up as you listen. These are songs as experiments, advancing and retreating at their own idiosyncratic, deeply unsettling pace. Tropical Fuck Storm goes wherever they want, riffing on pop, R&B, Talking Heads-style new wave, Delta blues, Tom Waits, and some of the band’s hip-hop favorites such as Wu-Tang Clan and Missy Elliot.

Michael Beach is the architect of a sound that is both well-built and ramshackle, straightforward and indeterminably complex, out of the norm yet familiar in all the best ways. Dream Violence, Michael Beach’s fourth full-length, is an epic album that explores the duality of the human condition. Or, as Beach himself puts it, the album is about “human futility, passion, desire, anger, frustration, and the struggle to maintain hope in a somewhat hopeless time.” Dream Violence, then, addresses the existential crisis of being an artist in 2021.

Doors at 7 PM, Music at 7:30 PM
Always All Ages


January 23
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
$15.00 – $18.00
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The Holland Project
140 Vesta St
Reno, NV 89502 United States
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