Nite Jewel

S&S Presents

Nite Jewel

Geneva Jacuzzi, Harriet Brown

Fri, July 14, 2017

9:00 pm

Urban Lounge

Salt Lake City, UT

$15 ADV / $17 DOS

This event is 21 and over

Nite Jewel
Nite Jewel
“I’m looking for a real high and a real low, isn’t that the way love goes?”

The extraordinary peaks of love are incomparable, but these moments of euphoria are coupled with the feeling that they are fleeting, that conflict lies ahead or worse, inner solitude. Nevertheless, you go ahead — love is new every time and each time there are infinite ways to experience it and still never totally understand the story.

Drawn to the way janet. (1993) seemed at once hopefully naive about what is possible while expressing a deep understanding of love’s downfalls, with Real High, Ramona Gonzalez updates this feminine inner dialogue to reflect the increasing challenges of hyper-modern society, in particular with respect to selfhood. Within our current climate of heightened self-awareness, we become inhibited in our ability to truly lose ourselves to another person. This album offers one perspective on how it is to be vulnerable in these moments of tension.

The love song, for the artist, is not only about a relationship with another person, but also the love one has for oneself and one’s life, and one’s work. Real High looks into this paradigm, and finds more questions than answers.

Recorded over the course of four years in Los Angeles with the help of Cole M.G.N., these songs of transformational love and relentless nostalgia present the most personal, lyric driven Nite Jewel record to date. With everything from expansive, futuristic balladry (“Real High,” “Part Of Me”) to gauzy dance-floor hits (“2 Good 2 Be True,” “The Answer”), Nite Jewel’s fourth full length acts as her most focused and bold effort yet. Featuring contributions from long-time collaborators such as Dâm-Funk, Droop-E, and Julia Holter, the timeless production, unique voice, and pristine song-craft of Real High create an irresistible combination that only seeks to enhance its affecting message.
Geneva Jacuzzi
Geneva Jacuzzi
Geneva Jacuzzi (born Geneva Garvin) is a Los Angeles-based visual artist, musician, composer, and playwright who is known for her synth-driven bedroom pop recordings, theatrical stage performances, and retro-style video art. She has honed a blithe and cryptic wit filled with telling people what to do, body-motional detachment, bodiless baby traffic directing, humanoid furniture, nonsense, puns, mime control, that's-not-what-i-meant-aphors, and double le mas-tendres.
Since the early 2,000's Jacuzzi has developed a cult following after self releasing multiple albums of analog 8-track cassette home recordings. Her lyrics describe blood being thrown onto fire, clown-like machines in search of sadness and the raging monologues of future/past elemental beings. Her videos and live performances portray the story of a once abundant Self being shattered into a variety of other personas, all being played by Jacuzzi, and all cannibalizing-commodifying their rape revenge upon the idea of an original Self which is now lost if not mythical, somewhere in the Islands of the Jacuzzi.

In 2011, Jacuzzi, teaming up with long time muse and playwright, Casey Obelisk, began her latest project titled "Dark Ages" which pulls together most of her past and present work into an epic multimedia art project. Functioning as a play, Part I was presented in the form of a music video montage and Vice Magazine editorial takeover which introduced the concept of the broken Creation Myth Feedback Loop (the CMFL) - the current episode being the primordial origin of Julie Zygote, a sort of edenic sacrificial alter-ego of Jacuzzi. Since then, scenes from the play have been presented in the form of video, Installation, sound recording, sculpture, and performance. Live performances have been staged in multiple venues in over 20 countries across the globe.

Initially, Jacuzzi formed a number of mysterious and fleeting bands (Hot Pajamas, Sex Carpet, etc.). Then, from 2004-2007, she fronted the band The Bubonic Plague, an influential cult favorite in LA's Echo Park district. She also played in bands including Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti (2006-2008), Super Creep, Vibe Central, etc.. By 2010, she debuted her first album, "Lamaze" on Vinyl International, a collection of songs taken from previous unofficial releases. All of the Jacuzzi/Bubonic Plague recordings were written, played and produced by Geneva herself. Her archive of music consists of over 400 songs, most of which have never been released.

At the present, more episodes of the "Dark Ages" series along with shows and new music are currently in the works. Her hope is to run over many a body with the car service of her Self, with no accidents, and to not know where she's going (not to mention hanging out in the laundromat and learning how Blood Phallus Brand Fishfood, together with Swan Face Aerosol Laundry Softener, can turn any normal laundry into a sea worthy vessel).

Face it, she has to live down here with the rest of us for now. But for now, at 7am she has to be on a plane, her face like a zombie memorizing your souls. If perchance you happen to apply her Bluutfelix brand roll-on, listen closely to it. These are the voices of your deceased ancestors, all their brains and mouths in cans of salty watery perfumed ham, a real nice gift! Smooth and dry with a lot less of that embarrassing residue!
Harriet Brown
Born in the air of paradise, Harriet Brown has descended from the heavens to join in on the wild rhythms of our Lady Earth. Come partake in his entry to this new world, and witness his paradisiacal sounds and sensual vibes. Synthesizers, drum machines, guitar, and brazen vocals are unified through the mind and body of one man, generating a sound in which the past becomes the future; Harriet Brown is creating a new kind of romantic funk. His journey has just begun, and he seeks to share himself with all who are willing to receive. So come and get freaky with your very own Harriet Brown. It's a New Era.
Venue Information:
Urban Lounge
241 South 500 East
Salt Lake City, UT, 84102