7:00 pm - 11:30 pm


High Mayhem Emerging Arts Studio
2811 Siler Lane, Santa Fe NM
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Night featuring beautiful loud guitars and drums with We Drew Lightning, Pitch and Bark, Young Lungs, and The Late Severa Wires.

Show runs from 7pm-1am.  $10 suggested donation, no one turned away.

All acts listed in order of appearance

We Drew Lightning

Michael Smith and Roland Ostheim have been creating music for almost nine years starting with the band Derail. After some changes in lineup, the band pursued its lush sound and started recording “Swimming With Orange” in 2006-07 on High Mayhem Records. Throughout the recording session there was a need to change identities to progress into a new existence. During one of the recordings sessions the studio was struck with lightning during a take on one of the bands integral songs , and We Drew Lightning was born.

We Drew Lightning is propelled by Michael Smith’s bombastic drumming and Roland Ostheim’s textured guitar work. The band is a culmination of song structures and sonic improvisations in the vein of such influences as Sonic Youth, the Melvins, Pixies, Bardo Pond, Blah Blah… too much to name!

Loud, Sensual, Engaging are all words that could describe their sound. We Drew Lightning are a duo of Ruthless Sweethearts that attack with a wall of sound, but bring you back down to earth only to propel you again to another planet.

Pitch and Bark

Pitch & Bark is a three piece art-rock trio based in Santa Fe, New Mexico – the group pushes and pulls along the spectrum of sound that guitar, bass and drums can cover and they aim to take you with them.

Young Lungs

Young Lungs, a five piece rock band from Albuquerque. They recently released their first CD Cholla.

The Late Severa Wires

A rare appearance by the founding band of the High Mayhem Collective.  Not to be missed!  These guys only play together about once a year due to scattered geographies.

Launched out of Santa Fe in 2001, The Late Severa Wires has created a new breed of music that can be distinctly known as their own.  New sounds emerge from collisions of air particles.  Music meant to be felt as much as heard.  It’s about vibration.

The Wires have gone on numerous tours covering the majority of the states drawing critical acclaim for their unique ability to push the boundaries of their instruments and music.

The band consists of:

Ultraviolet-turntables and guitars
Mike Rowland-drums
Yozo Suzuki-guitars
Carlos Santistevan-basses


“Somehow these guys have perfected the art of alchemizing chaos into harmony.”-Signal to Noise, live review

“People are already recognizing them for the all time classic group they are”-Sean Carnage, Los Angeles

“It must be a great joy to experience this free rock outfit live”-Vital Weekly, Neatherlands

“The four accomplices push as far as possible the infinite capabilities of their instruments”-Liability Webzine, France

The Wires have played with greats such as:   Lightning Bolt, HEALTH, Clipd Beaks, Anavan, Dub Trio, The Mae Shi, Pictureplane, Sunburned Hand of the Man, Justice Yeldham, Bizzart, Mammatus, New Thrill Parade, Mute Socialite and many more….

They’ve played some of the finest venues/festivals for new music in the country including:   The Empty Bottle (Chicago), Bowery Poetry Club (NYC), Hemlock Tavern (SF), The Smell (LA), Edgetone Music Summit (Bay Area), High Mayhem Festival, 81st Anuual Burning of Zozobra, Olympia Festival of Experimental Musics, Godwaffle Noise Pancakes (SF), Dragons Den (New Orleans), Red Room Collective (Baltimore) and many more…


The End of The Song-Download Only Release High Mayhem Records- June 2011

Rewired with JA Deane and Molly Sturges-CD-High Mayhem Records Spring 2009

Live in the KFJC Pit– SickSickSick Records- Summer 2008

Hear with your Eyes- DVD High Mayhem- September 2007

Three Minutes a Second-LP High Mayhem- October 2006

The Late Severa Wires-s/t CD High Mayhem-April 2003


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