Dayve Hawk is a pretty interesting guy. He lives in South New jersey, doesn't have a cell phone, and doesn't drive. He simply hangs out with his four-year-old daughter and makes some of the most beautiful ambient-chill-wave-electronic music around. He is not a recluse though, he goes by a few different musical aliases but everything stems around MEMORY TAPES. Over the past few years he has done some fantastic remixes for some great bands, including an appearance on the ATL RMX. In 2009 he released his proper debut album "Seek Magic". The record got rave reviews and landed itself a #25 spot on my Top records of 2009 list. He has never played a show, but that is about to change.
After many requests he is finally hitting the road with...probably his laptop and venturing to the UK, doing a set at SXSW, and a few US cities. One lucky city happens to be right here...in Las Vegas...in the Hard Rock. A little strange and a lot a bit random. It's kinda like the time Air played at the Joint (4-26-2006 to be exact). My memory is a bit hazy, but I think I was out of town for that one. His style and sound definitely don't fit the Las Vegas-party-all-night vibe, and he is not one to 'rock the party'. So this should be one interesting evening. I encourage everyone to attend this concert and support people making art for the sake of making art.
February 16th @ Hard Rock Hotel
Yeasayer "Ambling Alp (Memory Tapes Remix)"