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Symptoms, JIMS, Near Earth Objects
Wed July 10, 2024 8:00 pm (Doors: 7:30 pm )
The Southgate House Revival - Revival Room
Ages 18 and Up
$10.00
Symptoms
JIMS

aka JIMS & his Mandareenians 
Since 1996, at the ripe age of 11, JIMS has been performing his unique blend of styles and movements that have held a profound influence through the years. Holding frontman/guitar duties with his early projects Code Red, GDS and Prick B. Mafia, once he reached his 20s he started up his longest project to date, Sweet Ray Laurel. 

During the same period he was moonlighting as a drummer in Silver Bridge Disaster then as guitar and vocalist in Good Night Noises. Soon after he picked up the sticks again for Martin Luther & The Kings and then Smoke Signals… respectively. 

In addition to two unnamed new secret projects, JIMS continues to play with Sweet Ray Laurel and Smoke Signals… while also performing solo. 

Alone on the stage armed with just an acoustic guitar and loop station, his songs reflect a love for all styles of music ranging from punk, world, folk and everything in between. The years of influence and experimentation with various groups has helped mold a unique, concise and focused approach which, is evident in his compositions. 

Always opting for the most visceral and vulnerable outlet, his solo output is every bit of raw, in-your-face, personal and delicate as you may expect as a document of such a storied sonic past. 

JIMS is currently in the process of producing his debut solo album which, should see a release during Summer of 2015 on the label//collective he helps curate with his older brother, AndRecordings.

Near Earth Objects

The seeds of Indie Rock crew Near Earth Objects were planted when singer/guitarist Devin Clarke and bassist/keyboardist Leland Davis got together to jam while in high school (they’d been friends since middle school). A few years later, they decided to get more serious about starting a group, landing Richard Inman to play drums and taking on the name
Near Earth Objects. The trio took its time developing material and chemistry before making
its live debut in late 2013.

Last summer, Near Earth Objects released its first recorded effort with the four-song EP
Situational Awareness, which showcased the group’s progressive, occasionally psychedelic
style, marked by an engaging stream-of-consciousness fluidity. The band’s imaginative
arrangements were on full display on the EP’s opening epic “Introduction to Feeling Something,”
as well as the closer “Serotonin Drift,” which sounds like David Bowie and Pink Floyd
writing a winding Math Rock/Post Rock ballad for Secret Machines.

More recently, Near Earth Objects added a fourth member — Daniel Walton — to provide
cello for the band as it continues work on its first full-length. On the great album track “My
Mind,” Walton’s presence is felt in the billowing, sophisticated atmospherics he adds to
the proceedings, a perfect compliment to the group’s expansive sound.