Velveteen Pink – Tickets – Rooftop @ Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA – April 23rd, 2019

Velveteen Pink

Velveteen Pink

Table Tennis Dreamer

Tue · April 23, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Rooftop @ Georgia Theatre

$3.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Velveteen Pink
Velveteen Pink
From the late-night, rump-shaking, house-quaking, butter-basting dance floors of the Athens, GA underground after-party scene comes the neon-jumpsuited purveyors of the freshest new sounds in proto-electrofunk, the one and only Velveteen Pink. On their self titled debut album VP pushes listeners to the very limits of poptimism, with honey-dripping hooks that will melt your heart, and titanic explosions of gui/keytar solos that will melt your face. Drawing on an impressive reservoir of influences ranging from cheesy 70s AM radio and 80s R&B and rock to early aughts-era EDM; Velveteen Pink’s sound is as ambitious as it is original. Progressive Funk? R&B? Pop? We don’t care which section of the record store you put it in, just make sure people know that it’s for shakin’ asses.

Alfredo Lapuz Jr. -Lead Synth, Talkbox, Keys & Vox
Nicholas Robbins -Guitar, Bass & Vox
Stanley Walker II -Synth Bass, Keys & Vox
Benjamin Williams -Drums & Vox
Table Tennis Dreamer
Table Tennis Dreamer
TTD, the brainchild of John Waldo Wittenmyer, started in the summer of 2018 with the idea to record some demos while traveling on a months-long road trip across western US + Canada. Waldo had recently moved from Austin, TX to Chapel Hill, North Carolina where his wife attends graduate school. Wittenmyer had been playing the Austin scene for over a decade, for the most part sticking to the tried-and-true indie rock path of writing, releasing, touring, performing, and promoting, to some degree of success. His band Toma had just begun to see the start of an international following, after landed a handful of significant syncs, and having gained some recognition in the blogging community.

His new project represents a departure from both the aesthetics and the typical processes involved in the lifecycle of a DIY rock project. Having put much of his effort over the past year into his home and mobile studio setup, Wittenmyer has coined his new project a “DIY Hi-Fi” experiment. As he explains it is, “The principles behind a DIY rock band and my project are the same: the artist’s responsibility is one of integrity and the fuel is your passion. You aren’t guided by social forces, but you do work within that system to put forward the human message.”

Though the arrangements are much more electronic and experimental than his previous projects, Wittenmyer insists that the underlying message is the same: “The psychedelic experience is at its root one of personal growth and change.” Through the crafting of his unique psych-pop, Wittenmyer puts forth some of his most honest work yet, dealing with issues that are both spiritual and personal in nature. “Music for me has become a vehicle for discovery of the true self; it’s sort of a documentation of that journey. My hope is that others might recognize and relate, that we might share our experiences and learn from each other with music as the context.”
Venue Information:
Rooftop @ Georgia Theatre
215 N. Lumpkin St
Athens, GA, 30601
http://www.georgiatheatre.com/