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Jaw Gems at The Press Room

The Press Room
77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
United States(603) 431-5186

Jaw Gems is a collective of young, experimental producers bringing beat-music – programmed and played on samplers – to a live band setting. They perform live at The Press Room in Portsmouth on Jan. 25.

Doors at 8pm | Show at 9pm

Since their start in 2009, Jaw Gems has been exploring sonic and rhythmic ideas that emphasize interlaced melodies and heavy grooves. First outfitted solely with dueling vintage synthesizers, a drummer, and an electric bassist, Jaw Gems have now incorporated a Roland sp404 and the Juno 106 analog synth, going on to employ the beat- repeating, sample-warping technologies of the present to help create their wall of sound. Armed with new gear, Jaw Gems has been able to evolve their beats, trigger intricate samples, and alter sounds in an increasingly advanced way.

Combine legendary beat-makers like J Dilla and Flying Lotus with indie rock and electronic icons like Deerhunter and Washed Out, then add Radiohead’s dreamy ambiance and you begin to approach the sound of Jaw Gems. Electronic musician, Daedelus, says “Jaw Gems have done the magic trick of delivering a thoroughly listenable instrumental album that you can also sing along to.”

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