Screen Shot 2017-10-20 at 11.30.27 AM.png
 

ACTORS

 
The term "post-punk", like many terms with a similar prefix, is firmly planted in a time in history, and signifies an added precision and experimentation to a thrilling genre that has echoed forward in both style and attitude. The Jason Corbett-led outfit ACTORS are standing on the shoulders of titans with their brand of the style, and could almost be referred to as "post-post-punk". In a period where we narrowcast rather than broadcast so fans and new music-seekers can firmly plant themselves in a niche, Corbett takes swings at creating sounds and production techniques that one would not usually find in a starter package of cliché plugins and samples. Backed by a stoic yet playful backing band, the frontman shows an enthusiasm while performing and recording that often isn't seen or heard in his preferred genre. Often seen at festivals as one of the only acts with live instrumentation, the velocity created by having a live group of musicians brings back the listener to a time where players actually performed alongside one another in the studio, rather than being comped or programmed. Those who choose not to embrace and study history are often lazy repeaters, but an act like this knows where to cherry pluck from the past and where to build upon it.

 

Jason Corbett - Vocals / Guitar
Shannon Hemmett - Synth / Vocals
Jahmeel Russell - Bass
Adam Fink - Drums

 

 

VIDEO

UPcoming SHOWS

 

July 7 Vancouver, Canada - Khatsahlano Festival

July 27 Edmonton, Canada - 9910

July 28 Calgary, Canada - Terminus Festival - Dickens Pub

August 25 Bradford, England - Infest Festival 20th Anniversary - Bradford University Student Central 

Sept 15 New York, USA - Cold Waves Festival - Gramercy Theater

Sept 16 Brooklyn, USA - A Murder of Crows Festival - Brooklyn Bizarre

Sept 17 Philadelphia, USA - TBA

Sept 18 Pittsburgh, USA - Brillobox w/Bootblacks

Sept 19 Columbus, USA - The Summit w/Bootblacks

Sept 20 Cleveland, USA - TBA

Sept 21 Detroit, USA - TBA

Sept 23 Chicago, USA - Cold Waves Festival - Metro

Sept 24 Chicago, USA - JBTV Studio Session

Sept 27 Salt Lake City, USA - Batcave SLC Presents - Club X

Sept 28 Sacramento, USA - w/Creux Lies

Sept 29 Los Angeles, USA - Cold Waves Festival - 1720 E.16th St.

Sept 30 Los Angeles, USA - Part-Time Punks - KXLU Studio Session

Sept 30 Los Angeles, USA - Part-Time Punks - Echoplex

Oct 26 Vancouver, Canada - Fox Cinema w/guests

Instagram