SSION (aka Cody Critcheloe) will be appearing at VIA next Friday, 10.5. The Kansas City, Missouri native, now currently residing in NYC, is touring behind his debut album Bent. He happens to be on the same label as Pittsburgh's very own Wise Blood, one of our favorite artist's. Not just known for his music, Cody is very much a visual artist as well creating/producing his own videos. His music features bouncing punk grooves with trembling synth. And his live shows are a must see event with his band featuring campy stage acts ala Of Montreal. We are happy to be giving away a pair of tickets to the show. As usual just email us with your name at firstname.lastname@example.org to enter.
From his press:
Hailing from the upper echelons of Manhattan's downtown scene by way of Kansas City's unexpected art world, SSION is gearing up to tour across the US and Canada this fall. The brainchild of visionary Cody Critcheloe, SSION combines the synth of early 80s New Romantics and 90s avantpop to make lastingly catchy, crude and iconic music for the future. Cody has notably DIY directed dozens of videos for himself as well as others, including Peaches, Gossip, MNDR, CSS and Santigold, replete with over-the-top high concept visuals and theatrics. The energy from these videos is guaranteed to cross over to SSION's live show, but with more emphasis on Cody's visceral musicianship. Sweat, glitter and poppers will undoubtedly fill the dance-charged air.
Show begins at 7p. More information can be found here.