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Tuesday, December 26th, 2017
Scott Helland Guitarmy of One @The Stomping Ground
132 Main St, Putnam, CT 06260
Scott Helland Guitarmy of One: Cinematic Guitar Instrumentals. “It’s sparkling acoustic based music that simply makes you feel good.” -Rock NYC Live and Recorded Not your typical instrumental music, not your typical instrumentalist. Powerful, driving, enveloping Guitars with minimal yet effective beats… beautifully textured concise melodies. Helland, a veteran of the hardcore punk scene (as a founding member of Deep Wound w/Dinosaur Jr‘s J Mascis) excels at creating unique instrumental music. The word “acoustic” carries a set of assumptions and associations that Scott Helland has been defying throughout his career. As the punk half of the popular acoustic duo Frenchy and the Punk, Helland explores a fusion of hardcore urgency with gypsy and dark cabaret tonalities and theatricality. On his new true-solo release, Never End the Rocket Century, Helland discovers an entirely different way to flout the stereotypes of acoustic music. These 10 concise instrumental compositions find Helland stating memorable, multiculturally-sourced melodies on guitar over luminous, jangling and driving rhythm tracks (all performed by Helland). The effect is cinematic and starkly eloquent; stylish, simple, and utterly coherent song to song. Never End the Rocket Century defines its own genre, a musical “place” that can only be explained by examining the path of its maker. Visit Scotthelland.com