Mary Ocher + Your Government

The Grey Eagle and Worthwhile Sounds Present

Mary Ocher + Your Government

Bank of Christ

Thu, May 30, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is all ages


Mary Ocher + Your Government
Mary Ocher + Your Government
Mary Ocher returns with two drummers! Fresh off the recording of a new album and touring over 20 countries with the much celebrated "The West Against The People" and its companion release "Faust Studio Sessions and Other Recordings". Mary Ocher + Your Government will be hitting the East Coast, Midwest, parts of Canada and The South with a spectacular blend of audio-visual components, synthesizers and heaps of percussion.

Over the past decade Mary has been persistently creating passionate, uncompromising work, raw, thought provoking, socially and creatively pushing against the current, dealing with subjects of authority, identity and conflict. Her work is as enchanting as it is polarizing, ranging from traditional folk to raw 60s garage, ambient with ethereal vocals and abstract synths, to experimental pop with African and South American rhythms.

"The West Against The People" was released on Hans Joachim Irmler's label Klangbad (of Krautrock pioneers Faust). It features collaborations with elusive legends Die Tödliche Doris and Felix Kubin and an essay elaborating on the themes of the album and analyzing the current sociopolitical climate*. The additional 10" vinyl "Faust Studio Sessions and Other Recordings" is a co-release of Klangbad with Swedish label Sing A Song Fighter. A special tape edition was released on the US label Related Records. Her previous solo release was produced by Canadian Psych Rock&Roll guru King Khan.

*The essay can be read here:

“One of the best albums of the year”
- FACT Magazine
Bank of Christ
Bank of Christ
Haphazardly Channeling the sonic and vivacious creativity of the early electronic, musique concrete pioneers Pierre Schaeffer, Delia Derbyshire, Else Marie Pade as well as later artistic instigators Faust, Nurse with wound, Einstürzende Neubauten and Toto Coelo with unbraided punk rock breaha.

Bank of Christ is a unique amalgam whom started their journey in Oakland Ca. In 2006 w Priyadarsini Ray, Robert Price ( of Kreamy ‘Lectric Santa, Monostadt 3) and Marlon Kassberg (Liquorball).

Seeing the release of several now long out of print and heavily sought after cassettes on Serbian label “No basement is deep enough”. Robert and Priya unanimously decided to move to Asheville Nc in 2010.

They then worked with Tashi Dorji under the revised moniker 2nd Bank of Christ and a few years later joined with Ben Asbury(Axxa Abraxas) and Matthew Marx (Sinnersoid) as the all new 3rd Bank of Christ. Here returning to their original glory Bank of Christ is joined by acclaimed virtuoso, experimental jazz guitarist Mr. Andrew Burns (Mouthbreathers). “Boc” Now with a revised love for interfacing more melodic, almost poplike intervention into their references and somewhat organically generated experiments, are now working on a video, seeking lucrative empowerment and misappropriately utilizing thousands of dollars in gear for the cerebral expectancy of others. This will be their 1st and perhaps last appearance for many many years.
Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801