Doors 8 // Show 9 // 18+
ADULT. is the Detroit duo Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller. They played their first lives show together in Germany in 1997 under the name Artificial Material. In early '98 they released their first 12" under the moniker Plasma Co. Later that year, they released their first 12" under the name ADULT. Currently, they have released 5 albums and 19 EPs or singles on Ghostly International, Thrill Jockey, Clone Records and on their own label Ersatz Audio, (which currently has over 40 releases since '95) They have remixed over 20 acts as well, including Tuxedomoon, John Foxx, Death In Vegas and Pet Shop Boys (for Moog Music). Before forming ADULT., Miller was half of the band Le Car.
Kuperus and Miller also make sculpture, paintings, films, photographs, performances, videos and installations. They strive to intersect the lines between art and audio. They have exhibited their work at institutions such as the Austrian Cultural Forum (NY), Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh), Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit), MOMAS (Saitama, Japan), and Centre d'art contemporain de Meymac (FR). They have shown their film The Three Grace(s) triptych at places such as Anthology Film Archives (NY), Distrital Film Festival (Mexico City), and Grey Area for Art and Technology (SF).
Hide is the duo of electronic musician Seth Sher and vocalist Heather Gabel, who has done design work for several bands including Alkaline Trio, Rancid and Joan Jett, and was married to Against Me! singer Laura Jane Grace (formerly Tom Gabel) from 2007 to 2014. For Alkaline Trio, she’s not only done several designs (over 100 shirts), but also spends time on tour with them, and Hide will be opening various dates of theirs this spring.
Though Heather spends time working with punk bands, Hide aren’t punk themselves (except maybe in spirit), but their gothy dark pop should work well on tour with Alkaline Trio’s grim sounds. You can listen to four of their tracks below, and watch the black-and-white video for a fifth, “Force Fed,” which premieres in this post.