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Magdalena Bay with Neggy Gemmy

Event Date/Doors Open: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event Time: 
October 1, 2022 - 8:00pm
Cost: 
$20 Advance, $25 Day of Show

On Saturday, October 1, The Community Center for the Performing Arts welcomes Magdalena Bay to the WOW Hall along with special guest Neggy Gemmy.

Embracing the volatility and vulnerability of the real world, LA-based indie-pop duo Magdalena Bay create a reality of their own – one that is equally shimmering as it is self

aware. The band have used social platforms to dispatch their music, and what you might call their philosophy, in hypnotic, ephemeral bursts. To Mica Tenenbaum and Matt Lewin, reality can be unmade, manipulated beyond all recognition; their project is as much musical as it is an experiment in pop persona and visual aesthetics.

In October 2021, Magdalena Bay released their debut full-length LP, Mercurial World, via Luminelle, to critical acclaim. Written, produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by the duo, Mercurial World proposes an abstract theory of time and explores the staggering “what ifs” that make up the human experience. With roots in prog-rock and inspired by bleeding edge producers like Charli XCX and Grimes, the duo creates striking yet self aware soundscapes and visuals that are becoming their true Magdalena-Bay-world signature. With a live show as captivating and dimensional as the music itself, 2022 boasts a sold out North America headline tour, and support dates with the likes of Flume, Porter Robinson and Charli XCX. Approaching actuality as a construct allows Magdalena Bay to enact their own, one that is committed to nothing but expanding the possible.

Neggy Gemmy

Neggy Gemmy’s (FKA Negative Gemini) heartfelt electronic pop is built around duality. In astrology, Geminis represent polarity and though Lindsey French—the producer, singer, and songwriter behind the name—is an upbeat Sagittarius, her music has always been linked to that idea. The Los Angeles-based artist delivers sparkling vocal hooks alongside angst-ridden missives, and floating atmospherics with chest-caving bass. She’s constantly swerving and shapeshifting as her interests and surroundings change: no two releases are quite alike, yet within all of their DNA lies a magnetic songwriting sensibility that makes you want to sing, chant, and scream along with her.“It’s easy to make instrumentals,” says French, underselling her meticulous approach to the craft, “but it’s challenging to make a good pop song that makes you feel something.”But doing exactly that—making art that honestly reveals emotions, and provokes the same in listeners—has long been the goal of her work, even outside of creating music. French runs the 100% Electronica label with artist and husband George Clanton, hosts a weekly virtual reality 360 livestream on Twitch from inside a spaceship, and does her own graphic design—all important components for creating a vibrant, fully realized worldaround sound. And her M.O. as Neggy Gemmy is to take full ownership of her music, writing and producing 100% solo. “I’m the only one that will do it like I would,” she says.

Neggy Gemmy was born from movement. She spent her childhood hopping around the South from Louisiana to Texas, then Kentucky, and finally Virginia for her father’s work. Songwriting was how French, a self-described introvert, felt most comfortable expressing herself. In college, she joined a rap group, where she learned how to produce using GarageBand and Logic. It opened up a new skill set with endless possibilities. “I had this idea in my head about how I wanted the whole song to sound,” she recalls. It was an epiphany moment: “Now I have a way to do that.” When the group disbanded, French continued to produce on her own as Negative Gemini. In search of new scenery and inspiration, she relocated to Brooklyn in 2014. She found a home in the local underground electronic scene, a community that echoes through the sweaty club beats and crushing basslines of her 2016 album, Body Work. As ever, she experimented with a vast palette of sounds and moods across the record, but all the songs felt linked in their devotion to the dancefloor—like she was writing with proper sound systems in mind. One of the album’s singles, “You Never Knew,” on which she sings of lost love over icy percussion, offered a turning point in her career when it premiered on the iconic tastemaking blog Gorilla vs. Bear.

Never one to stay still long, French spent the next two years touring on and off while writing her next project, Bad Baby. The EP shifted toward a lo-fi indie rock sound, glowing with the warmth of more analog instruments. French used her introspective songs to extract her deepest, darkest emotions, from the despondence of “Skydiver” to the raw rage of “Innocence.” The project proved that she’s a keen student of whatever genre she touches, no matter how niche. Whether she’s digging through the history of liquid drum and bass, the muggy depths of vaporwave, ormore straightforward indie rock, she does so with an infectious fandom for the sounds she’s working with. “I’m like a sponge,” she explains. “I absorb the things I like about the music that I listen to, and then I try to make the music that I would want to hear.” Seeking another fresh start, French recently moved across the country to L.A. Ultimately, she makes a home where she always has: in her music.

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