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Make It To The Show: Snõõper 7/6Aeroplane Icon
Adam McKinney
June 29, 2023
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Look, I’m only human; you show me a band that’s as dedicated to oddness and spirited performance art as Snõõper is, and I’m bound to take notice. What began as a pure recording project between Nashville punk rocker Connor Cummins and animator/artist Blair Tramel eventually hit the stage in 2021. Suddenly Snõõper (the Project) gave birth to Snõõper (the Band) – which, yes, is how the duo distinguishes themselves. Sn õ õ per’s sound may be familiar to those who dug into the alt-rock underground of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s: hyperactive, punk-inflected tunes that roughly average around the one-minute mark, recorded in a quick-and-dirty way to cassette, with programmed drums and effects making the two-piece sound both bigger and less human.

Tramel’s experience in art, as well as her history in early education, makes Snõõper a magnet for puppetry. Sure enough, their videos and performances are packed with handcrafted props and papier mache characters. Now that the duo has expanded to have an actual live band accompanying them, they seem to have even more freedom to let their freak flags fly. More than ever, they are able to access their sonic forefathers in Devo to create the most energetic blast of art-rock imaginable.


Alma Venue:

Thursday July 6th

Snõõper, w/ Forty Feet Tall, Muñeca

All Ages, Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm, $15


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Alma Venue:

Thursday July 6th

Snõõper, w/ Forty Feet Tall, Muñeca

All Ages, Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm, $15


tickets

instagram

Screen Shot 2023-06-29 at 8

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