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REVOLVE SOUND: Ava Mendoza & John Dikeman + Shane Parish & Corey Parlamento

  • REVOLVE 821 Riverside Drive Asheville, NC, 28801 United States (map)


Ava Mendoza & John Dikeman
+ Window Light Collectors (Shane Parish & Corey Parlamento)

$10 Suggested Donation
(pay what you can)

Two Dynamic Guitar Duos!

photo by Justina-Villanueva

photo by Justina-Villanueva

AVA MENDOZA is a Brooklyn-based guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. Born in 1983, she started performing her own music, and as a sidewoman and collaborator in many different projects, as soon as she was old enough to get into 18+ venues. As a guitarist, Mendoza has received acclaim for her technique and viscerality. Her most ongoing work is as leader of experimental rock band Unnatural Ways, and as a solo performer on guitar/voice. In any context she is committed to bringing expressivity, energy and a wide sonic range to the music. Mendoza has toured throughout the U.S. and Europe and recorded or performed with musicians including Carla Bozulich, Fred Frith, Mick Barr, Nels Cline, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Mike Watt, Matana Roberts, Ikue Mori, Matt Mitchell, Adele Bertei, William Hooker, Jon Irabagon, members of Caroliner, the Violent Femmes, and more. Recordings are available on labels Tzadik, Weird Forest, Clean Feed, NotTwo, Resipiscent, and New Atlantis. 

Friendly critics have quoted: “It’s… Ava Mendoza’s deconstructing of blues and punk into brutal shredfests that’s causing a ruckus in NYC’s DIY hubs” (Brad Cohan, Noisey.Vice). “A wizard on a semi-circle of effects pedals, but… equally adept with FX-less technique," (Lars Gotrich, NPR).  She was featured as one of Guitar World‘s “10 Female Guitarists You Should Know”.

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Window Light Collectors is a duo of guitars and voice comprised of Shane Parish (Ahleuchatistas) and Corey Parlamento (Livingdog). Both originally hailing from South Florida and eventually ending up in the mountains of NC, they found a musical kinship through collaboration and exploration. Pulling from elements of folk, avante-garde, and ambient music, they create songs through a combination of composition and improvisation that are meditative and simple while at the same time dynamic, complex, and engaging.