TONIGHT: When synths meet film

By Volcano Staff on November 12, 2011


The synthesizer is a powerful tool that has suffered much abuse since its entrance into the pop world. Cheese-doodling, lipstick-wearing hairspray bands of the '80s are to blame for the synth's lowly place among "real" instruments like guitars and snare drums.

Tonight, bands Iceborg, Operation ID and Porch Grapes will reclaimed the keyboard's unique ability to create otherworldly audio ... for motion pictures by video artist Mitchell Zollinger. It will be an electronic, synthesized film night you can dance to.

Iceborg is actually Brian Kinsella playing film music with a bunch of synths.

Operation ID is a bionic synth-pop band, and will be performing a free improv set.

Porch Grapes says it's a dance explosion.

Bluebeard Coffee will drop by with treats such as espresso floats.

Entertain your brain when the band performs tonight at 7 p.m.

[Nate Dybevik's piano restoration Spaceworks Tacoma space, Saturday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m., 1310 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma]