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Friday, March 13, 2020 | 8-11pm | $8-15 sliding scale
Postponed/Cancelled: Fire Museum Presents: Horse Lords & Ooloi

**As a precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19, this event and all events at Vox Populi between 3/11 – 3/30 have been cancelled or postponed. Please stay tuned for future updates.**

Fire Museum Presents: Horse Lords & Ooloi
Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 8-10pm | $8-15 sliding scale
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About The Line-Up

Horse Lords
West African rhythms collide with just intonation guitars, art-fire saxophone, minimalist grooves, and collaged zapdowns from Baltimore’s Horse Lords: Andrew Bernstein (saxophone/percussion), Max Eilbacher (bass/electronics), Owen Gardner (guitar), and Sam Haberman (drums) fuse together to carve out deep, hypnotic grooves of bold new American rock and roll. Playing custom electric guitars and basses refretted by Gardner, the band constructs layers of punching, syncopated phrases that call upon elements of krautrock, African poly-rhythms, and classical minimalism.

“This music feels very live, shivering with energy. Owen Gardner, the guitarist, has altered the frets on his guitar (and on Max Eilbacher’s bass) to accommodate the ancient just-intonation tuning system; the result is some warp and dissonance in his hammered, fast-picking patterns. Andrew Bernstein, the saxophonist, uses circular breathing to create continuous tones and patterns; in “Encounter II / Intervention II” recorded in a deep-echo space with the microphone far away from the horn, he works harmonics, key-clicking and weird timbres into a sustained improvisation” – Ben Ratliff/New York Times

Ooloi are an improvisational unit of Philadelphia punk, hip hop, noise and free jazz musicians. Everything about this music seemed impossible; the circumstances of its making are wreathed in nebulae; it is relevant to say that we all came to this from different places; it is relevant that in it is the energy of love and rage – the gamma-ray bursts of genders and histories undergoing gravitational collapse – the billion-year echoes of people who have been lost.

About Fire Museum Presents

“Since arriving in Philadelphia, Fire Museum Presents has provided an essential resource for open-eared local audiences. Guided by founder Steven Tobin’s impeccable taste and adventurous spirit, the series has brought cutting-edge artists spanning diverse genres to the city, from legendary avant-gardists to up-and-coming envelope-pushers. Fire Museum’s offerings have ranged from free jazz to electronic noise, American Primitive folk to world music fusions, experimental rock to progressive psychedelia, often bleeding over from one hybrid genre to the next. With bills that regularly offer unexpected pairings and often result in spontaneous collaborations, the mere fact that a concert is being presented by Fire Museum is usually sufficient to guarantee that it merits notice.” – Shaun Brady

Please note that Vox Populi is located on the third floor of a historic warehouse building at 319 N. 11th Street and that there are five steps leading from the street-level to the first-floor landing where the passenger elevator picks-up/drops-off. The entry into/out of the elevator is 29-inches wide, so may not accommodate all wheelchairs or motorized chairs. Any individual requiring a ramp to navigate this entryway is encouraged to get in touch with Vox Populi ahead of time to coordinate ramp-access and discuss accessibility details. Our ramps may not be suitable for all wheelchairs or motorized chairs, so we strongly encourage anyone requiring a ramp to be in touch at: or 215.238.1236

Fire Museum Presents: Horse Lords
March 13, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
March 13, 2020 @ 11:00 pm