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may, 2022

19maythuSix Foot Love Series presents: Backyard DAMN7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Event Type :Backyard Concert

Event Details

TICKETS: $20/person

Welcome back to the Six Foot Love series at The Wild Detectives. A series of live outdoor performances with numbered seats and limited capacity. The Wild Detectives, Dallas Ambient Music Nights, and El Gran E Records present: Backyard DAMN.

A Dallas Ambient Music Nights will take place in our backyard, so the space will not just be filled with top-notch music that orbits around ambient ideas, but also with awesome video art that will ultimately transform our patio into an immersive environment.

Heavy Stars is coming from Austin, Adam Pacione is a local pioneer on this side of music, ATOP is the acronym of Akkad The Orphic Priest, the solo project of Cody McPhail, the true priest behind DAMN. On the visual aspect of the night, we’ll be flooded by the work of local artists Sean Miller, Brian Tomerlin, and Jim Branstetter.

Dallas Ambient Music Nights began in January 2015 as a showcase that combines experimental music and original video art in equal parts. It has since blossomed into a Dallas institution. DAMN celebrates mostly local music acts and local video artists. DAMN’s main focus is creating the most beautiful experience possible, an encompassing beautiful experience for the audience in attendance and for all of the artists involved.



Heavy Stars is the moniker of Lacey Lewis, a musician and educator based in Austin, TX. She grew up in a music-oriented household with church choir, The Beach Boys and Mo-town on the car radio, and a piano in the house. She first started teaching herself piano and then took up clarinet in school band. Upon seeing her high school drumline, she knew she had to trade her clarinet for percussion. Fortunately, she was able to switch to percussion in 10th grade and then ended up majoring in it in college. She studied classical percussion at Ouachita Baptist University with a year abroad at the University of Cape Town in South Africa where she focused on jazz vibraphone and African music. However, throughout her college studies she always felt like a frustrated rockstar. After graduating with a degree in percussion performance, she moved to Austin to work for AmeriCorps and immerse herself in the Austin music scene. In Austin she played drums in a variety of bands, most recently The Sophie’s,  and developed herself as a music educator with a focus on music for special needs students. Her varying experiences led her to create Heavy Stars in which she employs synthesizer, samples, vibraphone, voice, and a loop station to create redemptive ambient, rhythmic songs and soundscapes. Death and rebirth are common themes in her work. She has released three albums: Portico first released independently then re-released with El Gran E and  Processions and Wreathes on Aural Canyon.



Composer and sound designer from Fort Worth, Texas. Pacione’s music contains elements of ambient textures, drones, field recordings, processed radio transmissions and modular synthesis. His works have been released by Elevator Bath, Infraction Records, Audretsch, Kesh, Bee Eater Recordings, Second Sun Recordings and Primary Records. Stand-out releases include Sisyphus, Any Way, Shape, or Form (Elevator Bath), From Stills to Motion (Infraction). He has previously worked with Simon Scott (Slowdive) and Machinefabriek (Rutger Zuydervelt).



Akkad the Orphic Priest aka ATOP, from Dallas Texas, has been creating experimental electro-acoustic music for almost 30 years. Born Michael Cody McPhail, ATOP has always had an obsession with many styles of art. Through the influence of artists such as Brian Eno, Aphex Twin, and Nine Inch Nails, he began making electronic music on a Tascam 4 track in the year 1996. His love for sound and the emotions invoked by sound have only become stronger over the years. ATOP studied digital music production under Andrew Walters at Brookhaven College for 2 years. ATOP uses synthesizers, effects processors, drum machines, and field recordings to create his music. He has performed many times, mostly in Dallas and Austin but also in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Portland, and Denver. He has been in many musical projects including Eyes, Wings, and Many Other Things, Panther Robe, and Triangulum. He is also the creator and runner of Dallas Ambient Music Nights. ATOP has released music on Aural Canyon, Somewherecold, Zaké Drone and El Gran E Records.


TICKETS: $20/person

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314 W 8th St, Oak Cliff, Dallas