SHOW TO INCLUDE GIRLS AGAINST BOYS, SAVAK AND HOUSE BAND FEATURING MEMBERS OF HOLE, GVSB, DELTA 72, LES SAVY FAV, DISMEMBERMENT PLAN, THE WRENS,
CHROME CRANKS AND BRAINIAC
On December 9, Brooklyn’s The Bell House will host a tribute concert honoring the legendary Dayton,OH band Brainiac whose career was cut short after the untimely death of front man Tim Taylor. The concert will feature performances by Girls Against Boys, Savak and The Heist ( The 8G band from the late show with Seth Meyers featuring: Eli Janney, Seth Jabour, Syd Butler, Marnie Stern and Matt Schulz). Special guests will include: Melissa Auf der Maur, Gregg Foreman, Tim Harrington, Travis Morrison, Peter Aaron and Charles Bissell. Tickets are available here.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the band’s formation and to commemorate this The Bell House is hosting a tribute concert in Tim’s memory. This incredibly special night will be filmed for the upcoming feature length documentary on the band by Dayton native and Brooklyn based filmmaker Eric Mahoney. To date the project features interviews from the surviving band members (John Schmersal, Tyler Trent, Michelle Bodine and Juan Monasterio), the Taylor family and a slew of musicians including: Steve Albini, Wayne Coyne, Buzz Osbourne, Cedric Bixler, David Yow, Eli Janney, Fred Armisen, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Jim O’Rourke and many more.
In the 90’s the Dayton, OH music scene began generating worldwide buzz from bands such as The Breeders and Guided by Voices. Arguably the most innovative of them all however was BRAINIAC, led by musical genius and the insanely charismatic Tim Taylor. After several singles, the band signed to NYC label Grass Records and recorded two seminal albums (Smack Bunny Baby and Bonsai Superstar) with Girls Against Boysown Eli Janney at the helm. Countless tours and much critical acclaim came which landed the band on the Lollapalooza tour and a deal with Touch and Go Records. The band released a full length (Hissing Prigs In Static Couture) and two EPs on the label using producers Eli Janney, Steve Albini, Kim Deal and Jim O’Rourke.
Brainiac had just concluded a tour with Beck and were slated to sign a major label record deal when Taylor was tragically killed in an auto accident.
Over the past two decades their music has gone on to influence the likes of Nine Inch Nails, The Mars Volta, Death Cab For Cutie and countless others.