It’s no wonder that A Place Both Wonderful and Strange has caught the attention of The David Lynch Foundation. Aptly named, A Place Both Wonderful and Strange produces art that is endearingly odd, much the same as David Lynch’s film work. Bask in the glory that is A Place Both Wonderful and Strange with special guests Dendera Bloodbath and Silk Wolf!
$10 Adv – $12 Door
Doors @ 8 PM
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The sound of a place both wonderful and strange is that of a heady paganistic fever dream that keeps the waking world slightly at bay, a warm and heavy hand across your eyes. It is the sound of sleep paralysis, a darkness shaking and ravaging your psyche with unease, mystery and wonder. However, it’s not just about what you can hear. Often, if you’re hearing it, it’s too late.
a place both wonderful and strange exists in a world hyper-influenced by the occult, David Lynch and Janet Jackson, damaged by witch house and pop culture in equal measures.
Birthed of night and fire, Brooklyn-based Russ Marshalek's brain child of smeary electronics and sharpened emotions takes on its newest form, as an electronic trio of power (NOT "power electronics"). Augmenting the line-up in a Voltron-esque way are Shanda Woods, formerly of We Are The Wilderness and now solo under the guise of OKTI as a member of the Hathor Collective, and Laura Hajek, who also performs as indie-pop terrorist Edith Pop.
In 2016 a place both wonderful and strange released their second album, The Laura Palmer Deviations. "The Laura Palmer Deviations" is the soundtrack to their critically-acclaimed Lynch Foundation performance "Keys Open Doors: The Hidden Life of Laura Palmer", which recently played in Atlanta to mass praise. Their 3rd album, "What I Speak I Create", is out in 2017 on Sony Music/The Orchard.
Combining to create a magick concoction of sounds, videos, DJ mixes and live performances that have bewitched the imagination in unique weird ways, a friend has described their style as “making music with teeth”. They have played extensively in New York City at music venues and art establishments up and down the east coast, notably capturing the interest of the David Lynch Foundation. Currently they are working on several film soundtrack collaborations and New Jack Witch, a surreal full-length concept album and short film (the title track from which was debuted on Mishka in November of 2014).
As a place both wonderful and strange’s musical identiy whispers to a mystery befitting the name. The whispers grow louder until they are a scream meant to wake one from their fevered dream. Watch and listen, but don’t wake up.
Dendera Bloodbath began as a creative conducting rod for Atlanta musician Virginia Bliss. As she wrote rock songs for Verge of Bliss, material accumulated which did not fit into the band’s style and thus became a completely separate project. Gleaning heavy influences from the Victorian era playwright and poet Oscar Wilde she constructed a concept album around his one act Salome to be performed on autoharp. Shortly after this she began experimenting with synthesizers and sequenced beats to supplement acoustic instruments. Her 2011 album [wr wr wr], inspired by political upheaval in Egypt, featured synthetic beats and noises supplemented by augmented harp and drehleier sounds. Currently she performs both experimental darkwave sets with autoharp and noise sets with electronics of her own design.
A long time staple of the underground music scene, Atlanta based Silk Wolf is known for conjuring vibes across a wide spectrum of nightlife events, art showcases, fashion shows and exclusive private parties across the East Coast. His sound ranges from deep and dark to sensual, light and uplifting; Appropriately, the music moniker Silk Wolf is a symbol of this ever present contrast and duality.
Locally dubbed the 'Jack Skellington of house music' Silk Wolf expresses a certain mystery and magic with dance music. This diverse repertoire has led him to perform with a wide variety of artist such as Crystal Castles, Skream, Calvin Harris, superstar DJ Keoki, DJ Pierre, Tommie Sunshine, Charles Feelgood, Treasure Fingers, Mr V and even DJing along side members of Ladytron, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, The Faint & Combichrist. He's been featured in URB magazine, Current Television, radio stations (both locally and internationally) and even on the personal music blog of superstar DJ/Producer Felix Da Housecat.
Beyond the traditional nightlife environment, he's been seen playing at art and fashion showcase events for clients such as Christian Dior, BCBG, GUESS Clothing, Monster Energy, Redbull, Skull Candy, Jägermeister, Microsoft and more. Look for his DJ sets to range from deep, dark and dirty to smooth and uplifting: the duality of class versus trash... the blended sound of furry handcuffs, scary movies, and vodka soaked late night dancefloors. Simply put, this creature of the night knows how to make things move.