SUPC presents Current Joys with Grün Wasser.
Current Joys is the enigmatic solo project of 25-year-old Henderson, Nevada-born songwriter Nicholas Rattigan. In addition to his minimal two-piece band with Jacob Rubeck, Surf Curse, Rattigan has been releasing a prolific catalog of heart-wrenching no wave ballads via Bandcamp under a handful of names (including the Nicholas Project and Tele/Visions), eventually choosing Current Joys as the permanent moniker, based on a song by folk-artist Liam the Younger of the same name.
His newest release, A Different Age, documents the process of making art and the desire to create it sincerely in an era fraught with extreme irony, apathy, and nostalgia. It is ripe with many of the emotions and conflicts that have influenced Rattigan’s songwriting in the past
"Grün Wasser is inspired by the juxtaposition of beauty and tragedy in the world. Keely Dowd and Essej Pollock formed Grün Wasser in Chicago, in 2015. Together, they combine influences to create music that explores expression through the feelings and colors of specific moments. The nearly apocalyptic social conditions throughout the world can be heard in the pounding bass rhythms and dynamic, anguished vocals. Grün Wasser stands in solidarity with all people who have been disenfranchised by the negligent powers of society."
Concert is free with OCID, $5 without