Meth, Horse Torso, Grid Failure


Horse Torso

Grid Failure

Sunday, September 1, 2019

7:00 pm

Saint Vitus

This event is 21 and over

Tickets available here

Horse Torso
Horse Torso
Danny Sher loves weird music. Ever since he started playing drums at age 9, he's been enamored with all things heavy, dissonant, elusive, and improvisational. Throughout high school he played in metal bands and punk bands as well as freelance jazz gigs all over his hometown of St. Louis. After high school, Sher moved to NYC to study jazz at New School University.

In 2005, at a casual jam session in a friend's basement in STL, he met bassist Nick Jost (Baroness). As the two got to know each other, it became apparent that they were both at a similar creative crossroads. They wanted to incorporate their improvisational skills and experimental sensibilities into more aggressive and chaotic genres of music. Sher was particularly drawn to the atonality of No Wave artists like Sonic Youth, Glenn Branca, and Lydia Lunch. In 2012, Jost moved to Brooklyn and the two began their quest to find a couple of like-minded guitarists to help turn their vision of cerebral shredding into a reality.

Of the many creative geniuses Sher met in NYC, two particular gentlemen immediately came to mind. Straight outta the cornfields of rural Iowa, Travis Reuter is a prodigious guitarist with an unbelievably authentic and powerful style of shredding. He is, in Sher's eyes, the embodiment of an avant-metal guitarist.

The other person that Sher considered absolutely crucial for capturing the destructive nature of this music was Andrew Smiley (Empyrean Atlas, Little Women). A native of Connecticut, Smiley is one of the most authentic, creative, and downright diabolical musicians alive today. As an improviser he is instantly recognizable, not only by the content of his ideas but by the inherent evil in his tone. A true deconstructionist of no wave, punk rock, noise rock, and free jazz.

Once the personnel was sorted out, Sher began ferociously composing. The band started rehearsing regularly and started planning their first recording. On April 9-10, 2016, Horse Torso convened at the basement studio of John Dyer Baizley (Baroness) to record their debut album, "Wolf who cried boy".
Venue Information:
Saint Vitus
1120 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11222