We Have Signal

Pelican

Thu Oct 16    10:00 pm
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Instrumental rock quartet Pelican began its vocal-less plight in Chicago, IL in 2001.  Although their music has been categorized as instrumental metal, post-metal, post-rock, sludge, and/or stoner rock, guitarist Trever de Brauw (in an interview with DrownedInSound) says that they are "neither trend setters nor trend followers." Touring has evolved the band's style from "drawn-out" and "slow-building" to "more direct and faster, and straight to the point" because they wanted more energy on stage and at the show.  On classification, de Brauw further states, "I don't think of Pelican as a metal band.  I feel like we're part of a trajectory of Midwest bands that kind of blend aggression with a pop sensibility, so while it's easy to classify us with instrumental bands, we're not instrumental by design.  We just didn't know how to put vocals in our music and for it to sound right."

 


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We Have Signal is APT's Emmy-winning live music program filmed exclusively at the BottleTree Cafe; in Birmingham, AL. The series features new and innovative bands from around the state, the country and even the world. A new episode of We Have Signal airs weekly at 10PM on Thursday nights, followed by encore presentation of the previous week's episode at 10:30. Each week's new episode also airs at 11PM on Sunday evening.

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