Protomartyr

Erik Nervous

Bell's Eccentric Cafe

March 13, 2020 - 8:00pm

Event Door Time: 
March 13, 2020 - 7:00pm

$18 Advance / $20 Day of Show - Tickets available at Etix.com and Bell's General Store
 

Must have valid photo ID to verify age (21+) and identity at the door.

Protomartyr will be joined on this date by touring member Kelley Deal (The Breeders, R.Ring.)

When Protomartyr—vocalist Joe Casey, guitarist Greg Ahee, bassist Scott Davidson, drummer Alex Leonard, stepped into a studio together for the first time, in November of 2011, they didn’t know they were about to record an album. With only four hours of studio time booked and one case of beer between them, their plan was to walk out with enough songs for a seven-inch single. Instead, at the suggestion of engineer Chris Koltay, the newly formed Detroit outfit recorded as much as they possibly could, in what little time they had.

They left with 21 songs—enough material for two singles *and* a full-length album that, years later, is still vital listening.

Sold out and out of print shortly after its release, No Passion All Technique is a sometimes-messy look at one of rock’s most magnetic bands—and lyricists—just as they were coming to life. Primal, cerebral, heartbreaking, funny—it’s an accidental tour de force that’s also become an unlikely collector’s item. “My memory is shot,” Casey says, “but I appreciate now, looking back, how raw and off-the-cuff it was. There’s tons of mistakes in it and that wasn’t because we planned on it. We still can’t really admit that it’s as good as it is. You never want to say that your first is the best, but I’m happy that the first ended up not being terrible. It gave us doorway to what we’d want to do later. 

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