Thief [members of Botanist], Piggy Black Cross, Zvi [Ron Varod of Kayo Dot]

Union Presents

Thief [members of Botanist], Piggy Black Cross, Zvi [Ron Varod of Kayo Dot]

Piggy Black Cross, Zvi

Wed · March 14, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Union Nightclub

$10 - $12

This event is 18 and over

Thief
Thief
In 2013, Dylan Neal and Robert Chiang were both the dulcimer players for the critically acclaimed experimental black metal band Botanist. During this time, Neal began to experiment with the idea of combining a new sound. Deeply inspired by sacred vocal music and the boundless limits of electronic music he began to connect the dots between the new and ancient, the future and the sacred.

In 2016 Neal left Botanist to focus full-time on Thief as he envisioned. Later that year, as a one-man project, Thief’s first official release Thieves Hymn in D Minor was born. Created entirely from samples of old sacred hymns, chants, and choirs its hauntingly beautiful songs and dark atmosphere caught the attention of Lay Bare Records/Burning World. Thief signed up with Lay Bare to release Thieves Hymn in D Minor in 2016. In 48 hours by nearly word-of-mouth only, Thief sold out of all copies of their vinyl.

As the band's founder and primary songwriter/ producer, Dylan sought out to assemble a live band to perform live. He recruited long-time friend and former Botanist member Robert Chiang to take on drums and neighbor Chris Hackman to take on bass with Neal taking on vocals and electronics himself.

Thief’s next release is currently being mastered and looks to be released by the end of this year.
Zvi
Zvi
Zvi is the solo project of singer/guitarist Ron Varod (Kayo Dot, Sabbath Assembly, Psalm Zero).

"(sophomore album Zvi II: Death Stops Us All), could be labeled an experimental singer-songwriter album. Moving between melodic, hushed acoustic guitar and vocal passages and sections of harsh, throbbing noise, the album runs quite the stylistic gamut over the course of its three tracks. Alternately beautiful and imposing." - Brooklynvegan
Venue Information:
Union Nightclub
4067 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA, 90019