Win Tickets: High Places w/ David Scott Stone, Purple & Green @ Holocene | Dance Rhythms, Visual Art

Pipeline is giving away a pair of tickets to see High Places on Sunday, October 23 at Holocene. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed on Friday, October 21.

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From our sponsors at Holocene:
High Places @ HoloceneHigh Places, David Scott Stone, Purple & Green
Sunday, October 23
8:30 p.m. | $10 | 21+
Purchase Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets

Enchanting duo High Places bring their textural electronic psych to Holocene.

High Places is poised to release its third long-player Original Colors this fall on Thrill Jockey. The album’s ten tracks are full of driving bass pulses, syncopated dance rhythms, and the binding force of Mary’s mezzo-soprano vocals. Recorded in the band’s home studios in Los Angeles, Original Colors is dotted with sun drenched references to Australia’s inimitable foliage, the expansive desert of Northern Mexico, and the crystal, blue waters of the Indian Ocean.

Such allusions are presented over a bed of swirling stereo rhythms and infectious melodies. Each track possesses a unique texture and emotion that serve to create a variegated yet unified album of some of High Places’ finest work to date.

High Places is Rob Barber and Mary Pearson. Throughout its nearly five years of existence, the band has traveled extensively and performed in a multitude of environments. Whether performing at the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan or in an industrial warehouse in Santiago, Chile, High Places’ enveloping sound and propulsive energy allow the music to translate to a variety of venues.

Visual art plays an important role in Mary and Rob’s collaboration. The two make video projections for their stage shows, keep a photo blog that documents their travels, hellohighplaces.blogspot.com, and create their own album artwork. In this way and others, Mary and Rob challenge the conventional parameters of a rock band and instead give us a multi-sensory aesthetic partnership that continually defies expectations.

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3 Responses to Win Tickets: High Places w/ David Scott Stone, Purple & Green @ Holocene | Dance Rhythms, Visual Art

  1. Erin October 20, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    This music is so fun! And what better way to spend a Sunday evening? Some of their aural landscape sounds would make for a perfect show at Holocene. And the crazy percussion in New Grace?! I want to see them!

  2. Erin October 20, 2011 at 4:29 pm #

    Oh! I also haven’t seen Purple and Green yet and have been wanting to for a while. They’re local! Love to support the locals. :)

  3. Austin October 21, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

    This show would’ve slipped right by me if it wasn’t for you guys! Gooooood taste. Not only would I love to see High Places but I put a song of theirs (From Stardust To Sentience) on a mix for a girl I quite like and I’d love to take her along with me! Winning a ticket would mean a lovely date night (and some extra money for drinks and dinner) and that would be fantastic!

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