Odd Atrocity Album Release Show
Local heavy grunge band set to release full-length album
SATURDAY, MAY 6
Odd Atrocity, based out of Edinboro and formed in 2019, is an original heavy grunge band consisting of four members, Cypher Eihwaz (vocals), John Bramlett (guitar), Jess Sheldon (bass), and Rayna Tabarez (drums).
The band's new 10 track album Groundscore features multiple guest musicians, with harmonizing guitars by Corbin Fowler of Re$inate, trombone by Larry Wheaton of This American Song and Tiny Paper Boats, and guest vocals by Terry Crebel of Gelatin Skeleton who will all be performing alongside Odd Atrocity at their upcoming album release show.
Groundscore began production in early 2022 at Brian Gloskey's BFE Studios, and is set to hit all major streaming platforms on May 6, with relatable tracks spreading a message of addiction recovery, religious trauma healing, mental health, relationship trials, and fighting back against systems of oppression.
Basement Transmissions will be booming with a unique lineup starting off with Odd Atrocity performing a remastered version of their first album KiTCHEN GROOVES, followed by a multi-genre celebration featuring scrap metal band Gelatin Skeleton, old-school Rock band Paper Matches, and singer/songwriter Mackenzie Sprague of Optimistic Apocalypse keeping the music alive between each set change. Finally, Odd Atrocity will hit the stage a second and final time to perform Groundscore.
Music isn't the only highlight of this event – this album release show also features multiple vendors including pizza from 2022's Best of Erie winner John's Wildwood Pizza, beverages from Erie Ale Works, and unique products and apparel from Made by a Weirdo, Hectic Travelerz, Fantasy Entertainment, Groovy B, Cast Collective, and a harm-reduction booth. A fundraiser for "Stop Cop City," a project to raise legal defense funds for activists who were arrested while occupying the Weelaunee Forest in Atlanta in protest over the development of the largest police training facility of its kind ever built in America. Erie County United will be gathering petition signatures to help stop the 44% childhood poverty rate in Erie County, while supporting a universal basic income plan for the city.
Doors at 5pm, music at 6pm // Basement Transmissions, 145 W 11th St. // Free, donations accepted // 18+ // More information here