event

Brick by Brick presents

Lords of Acid

with Aesthetic Perfection, Praga Khan, MXMS
Mar, 15 @ 7:30 pm ( Doors: 6:30 pm )
Brick By Brick
Ages 21 and Up
$30 adv & $35 day of
Additional Info

*Online sales end at 6PM day of show unless otherwise noted. For events sold out in advance, no additional tickets will be available at the door.

Artists
Lords of Acid

From his first single, "I Sit On Acid", released in 1988, to the present, Belgium's Praga Khan remains one of the most innovative acid house musicians in circulation. Thanks to extensive experimentation with drugs, Crowley-ian sex magic, and esoteric paths of self-deprivation and mutilation known only to himself, this orgiastic orchestrator created the LORDS OF ACID to further encapsulate the seductive messages and raw sex of his ever-evolving musical vision. From the raw carnality of their 1991 release "Lust", to the electro-thrash of 2012's "Deep Chills" Lords of Acid has re-defined the pure pleasures of drugs, hedonism, and deviant sex for nearly three decades! Now, despite numerous lineup changes, world tours, over 2.5 million album sales, and every possible point of crisis and conflict a band can face, Lords of Acid is returning to the unsuspecting again, this time with a new crew of deviants, dilettantes, and sonically transmitted diseases. Praise The Lords, Misbehave!

Aesthetic Perfection
Praga Khan
For more then a decade, Praga Khan has moved dancefloors all over the world, first as a DJ, and later as an artist. First in a long series of singles was 'Rave alarm', released in 1991, followed by the smash hit 'Injected with a Poison'. This single was in the UK charts for six weeks and number one in the top 10 Billboard Dance chart in Japan.

Meanwhile Praga Khan and his "partner in crime" Oliver Adams started up a second project, "Lords of Acid". Their debut album "Lust" was released in 1992. Still today, Lords of Acid remains Praga's favourite side project, benefiting from a huge followup in the States with high record sales and a bunch of sold-out tours all across the country.

In 1994, they signed a major record deal with Rick Rubin's American Recordings for the US territory.

Meanwhile, Hollywood started to get aware of their songwritership. After the music they scored in 'Basic Instinct', they were asked to write music for several box office successes such as 'Sliver', 'Bad Lieutenant', 'Strange Days', 'The Spy who Shagged Me' and many more. They even wrote a full album under the name The Immortals for the then #1 video game Mortal Kombat.

As remixers Praga Khan and his team were also very demanded and they achieved remixes for people as various as Jean-Michel Jarre, White Zombie, Alice in Chains, Gravity Kills and more.

In 1998 Praga Khan releases "Pragamatic". After years of success abroad, this album marks the beginning of huge following in their home country. The Praga Khan live set becomes more and more legendary, and twice in a row, they win Belgian music station TMF's "Best Live Act" award. During the summer of 99 Praga Khan performed at some of Europe's biggest festivals, such as Werchter (Belgium), Glastonbury (UK), Bizarre (Germany).

Fall 2004 Praga Khan introduced "The Next Dimension", an ambitious theatre tour, in which they created a platform for the many artforms the band has been connected to over the years. The music of Praga Khan, performed live, in specially adapted versions, many of them with classical arrangements, became the spine of a spectacular perfomance, integrating video-art, ballet, fashion, painting, performing arts and more.

Code Red in 2006 goes on the path further, and brings an enthusiastic Praga Khan to the theater, along with many other artists, dancers and performers. But where The Next Dimension rather dark in the soul of Maurice Engelen brought forward, Code Red also emphasizes the lighter, playful element. A show which, alongside the familiar aspects, also inhabited eg breakdance, acrobatics, a touch of illusionism ...

Following this highly successful theatertour Praga Khan still knows to find time for a new album 'Soundscraper' .
In 2007 Praga Khan returns again to the theaters with the futuristic show “Frame by Frame”. This time Praga integrates cutting-edge technology into the show, leaving his audience in awe for this state-of-the-art performance.

In June 2010, Praga Khan announced that the Lords of Acid project would be touring the US during July and August 2010, bringing along their friends, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, for what was being billed as the "Sextreme Ball". The tour becomes a huge success and Praga decides to compose a new Lords of Acid album, Deep Chills.

In 2011 Ghosthunter Zak Bagans joined forces with Praga Khan to blend together enticing beats and his interactions with spirits to create NecroFusion, one of the most intriguing music releases ever produced.

January 2013 marks the return of Praga Khan with the album SoulSplitter and a concert at Ancienne Belgique to celebrate their 25 years on stage! A new album, entitled "MindSnatcher", is scheduled for 2015.
MXMS
The dark. 
For some, it’s a reason to run. To others, the void is a welcomed solace; a destination of comfort and safety. For Ariel and Jeremy, otherwise known as “Me and My Shadow”(or MXMS for short), it’s their un-written reality. The two met by chance in a studio in the San Fernando Valley in late 2013; Ariel having just arrived in Los Angeles from New York City. What was to be a short writing session instantly blossomed into something poignant and deeply moving as their personal stories meshed into song over the coming weeks and months. The pair moved through the discovery that expelling love, death, pain, and fear into art brought instant relief not only to their personal lives; but became readily relatable to others navigating the broken state of our world and its current affairs. 
Offering hope through honesty showered from broken beats, dark pianos, angry synthesizers, and Ariel’s unparalleled hypnotic voice, MXMS carves yet another name on the genre tree…funeral pop. With a row of releases and a feature cinema score coming in early 2017, MXMS challenges our darkness to come to light through sound and visual stimuli in the same blunt and dramatic fashion that the duo’s influencers Massive Attack, Tricky and others began during the renaissance of technological music.
"MXMS's music frequently swells from lush yet painfully intimate lows to rousing and inspirational cinematic highs, demanding to be mined for a transformative film montage. The duo relishes straddling the fine line between light and dark--as well as navigating, and often deliberately disrupting, the fault line between their fierce desires to both shun industry norms, and to share their music with the world." --Kurt McVey for Interview Magazine