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Cascading Elephants // Time is Fire

Cascading Elephants is the moniker of experimental electronica artist Ben Parker.  The project was formed in Baltimore during the summer of 2012, shortly after Ben parted ways with a local band.  Frustrated with the sonic limitations of a standard rock band (guitar, bass and drums), Ben began experimenting with synthesizers, samplers and unconventional recording methods in an effort to explore his fascination with electronic sound manipulation.

On January 8 2016, after releasing several demo albums over the course of four years, Cascading Elephants self released a proper debut album titled Hectic Matter.  Influenced by the wild, psychedelic and often chaotic music of Animal Collective, Oneohtrix Point Never and Dan Deacon, Hectic Matter possesses a variety of unique sonic qualities.  The album was well received by critics was followed by a regional tour during the spring and summer.

Time is Fire is a band that could only come out of Washington DC. Rooted in DC's post-punk scene but reaching out to embrace rhythms from Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and beyond, the group summons a kaleidoscopic sound that knows no borders-- a blast of radio distortion from a country that doesn't exist.

Fronted by an Iranian-born Sufi poet and backed by players steeped in punk, dance and experimental music, Time is Fire mixes pan-cultural rhythms, floor-shaking funk grooves and acid-laced guitar leads into a mind-expanding geopolitical dance party.

Earlier Event: June 28
Trivia Night (Every Wednesday Night)
Later Event: June 30
DJ Two Teks (Bang Bang)