The lovely folks at Soundcrash Productions in London are presenting a stellar line up of three modern experimental electronic producers for special performances in a triple headliner setting. With Teebs and Nosaj Thing as two of our favorite producers in electronica right now and the inclusion of a producer we are just getting around to but enjoying just as much (Eskmo), this is surely to be an event that you can’t miss if you are in London July 12th, live there or close enough to make the trip.
In conjunction with Soundcrash, we are very happy to offer a pair of free tickets for this event. We will post information on how to win the pair the week before the event when we put this article back up in the rotation of posts. Stay tuned…
From Soundcrash (www.soundcrashmusic.com)
Teebs, Nosaj Thing and Eskmo – Live
at XOYO, London
On July 12th Soundcrash presents three first-class beatsmiths live and direct from the USA. After selling out the Village Underground earlier this year Brainfeeder’s Teebs returns to London. Joining him as co-headliners at XOYO will be Low End Theory regular Nosaj Thing and Amon Tobin collaborator Eskmo.
Teebs returns to London bringing his innovative live show to the XOYO stage, after selling out Village Underground back in March. His set on July 12th will no doubt be one to remember. After signing to Flying Lotus’s Brainfeeder label, Teebs released the critically acclaimed ‘Collections 01’ plus various collaborations with Daedelus and Prefuse 73 amongst others.
Add to this, a rare London show from Nosaj Thing – back with his unique blend of psychedelic hip hop. His finely tuned live set mesmerises crowds on every occasion and we are expecting big things for this show! After releasing an incredible body of work himself Nosaj has remixed Islands by the XX which was everyone’s favourite last year, plus the amazing co-production with Kendrick Lamar.
Innovative as ever, Ninja Tune’s Eskmo completes the triple headline line-up, serving up an ever evolving cross genre set featuring live electronics cut to his own live vocals. With a new LP on the way we are expecting some exclusives as well as classic material from his last records on Ninja Tune and Warp plus the amazing Eskamon LP produced with Amon Tobin.
Needless to say this will be a very special night!
Finders Keepers NYC presents
Villian (1971) & Sitting Target (1972)
@ The Spectacle Theatre, Brooklyn NY
August 23, 2011
Tuesday August 23rd:
FINDERS KEEPERS DOUBLE FEATURE MOVIE NIGHT AT SPECTACLE THEATER
With screenings of Villian & Sitting Target both starring Ian Mcshane!
Spectacle Theater 7PM & 9PM – 124 South 3rd St Brooklyn NY 11211
Facebook event page
From Finders Keepers:
On August 23rd Finders Keepers hosts a British crime thriller night with Sitting Target and Villain, both starring Ian Mcshane!
Alongside the recently resurrected (but previously unreleased) seminal scores for ‘The Wickerman’, ‘Deathline’ and ‘Psychomania’, STANLEY MYERS’ ‘SITTING TARGET’ is another UK thriller soundtrack that has sat in the proverbial ‘can’ for over 30 years while cinematic sonic-enthusiasts have had to make do …with homemade bootlegs taped from second generation video tapes in hope of soundtrack amnesty. After composing ‘groovy-movie’ music for films such as ‘Otley’ and ‘No Way To Treat A Lady’, the ‘Deer Hunter’ axe-meister brings us his most forward thinking fuzzed-out-orchestratral-proto-hip-hop score to date (albeit three decades late).
Maestro Myers provides the brooding soundscapes for the first-ever R-Rated British movie which saw Lovejoy’s IAN MCSHANE accompany the animalistic OLIVER REED on a Pentonville escape mission fuelled by a bleeding heart, a gallon of red mist and a diabolical lust for revenge.
Wednesday August 24th:
OTHER MUSIC DJ NIGHT AT ACE HOTEL WITH AMANDA CHOUETTE
Ace Hotel 8pm – 2am -20 W. 29th Street New York, NY
Facebook event page
SCV visits the infamous Low End Theory
Mux Mool, Mike Eagle, dirtRAID + All Residents
(DJ Nobody, Gaslamp Killer, D-Styles, Nocando and Daddy Kev)
Visuals by Major Gape
August 3, 2011
All photos by Oliver Walker
Check out the full set at our FB page HERE
DJ Nobody and Gaslamp Killer got the speakers buzzing Wednesday night. Gaslamp Killer’s taste in music is definitely free-range. A strange mix of Beatles and spaghetti western bass, 808 thump and B-movies, Ozzie classics and xXx. Not to mention world music from Istanbul and ‘No Quarter’ from Tool and a little brand new Hudson Mohawke. “This is Low End Theory,” he announces to a screaming house.
Daddy Kev then rocked out some new Jonwayne before D-Styles took to the stage. D-Styles is incredible and smooth with quick mixes. I do believe I heard a little ‘Trouble On My Mind’ and some Bassnectar.
dirtRAID came on and got real raw. Straight from the monitor, crunchy filth personified. It must take some talent to make such objects sound so good.
DJ Nobody’s set was preceded by an announcement from Nocando that someone was about to get pregnant. The cuts were slick, the breaks were head-bangable. I heard a little Weeknd and a little Drake so the pregnancy rumors were perhaps true; that’s real baby-making music right there.
Mike Eagle definitely makes you think with his lyrics (“I bend the same laws that put a monkey on the moon”) but he also has some treats for the common man striving for success (“High IQ but no credit score”). The ‘Party People Get a Chorus’ and ‘Pop Culture’ is represented with an Aqua-Teen Hunger Force reference. I like his music because I have to listen to it again and again, it’s crafted that well to demand it.
Then Daddy Kev came at us again, select cuts and precise slices dazzling the ear. I think he got the biggest rise of the night from the crowd with his signature slinging of digital aggregate. Summoning sounds out of an iPad, he rocked back and forth like I imagine Hendrix would with a guitar. He even brought a little classic rock sound to the party when he cut into The Entrance Bands ‘Grim Reaper Blues‘ for a little bit, which was a personal highlight for me. The Entrance Band + Daddy Kev = Madness.
Mux Mool should make movie soundtracks as his pacing is incredible. His set was a performance as opposed to fitting as many fist raising anthems into his time slot as possible. But when he is ready for it to hit, he lets it hit hard.
After that, Gaslamp Killer came back with more of his eclectic selections, but we shouldn’t have been surprised because he warned us via twitter earlier in the day. Gaslamp Killer was still up there destroying it with NoCanDo when I had to jet out. Select clips from Alejandro Jodorowsky’s ”Holy Mountain” played on the projector screen as as my sweat solidified in the cool Los Angeles air. – Oliver Walker
Check out the full set at our official FB page HERE
NOCANDO and GASLAMP KILLER
DJ NOBODY and NOCANDO
MIKE EAGLE + FRIENDS
Brian Ellis Group
Live At The Casbah San Diego
Opening for Earthless
July 2nd, 2011
From Brian Ellis:
3 days before this I was rehearsing with ASTRA, getting ready to play this show which would have been our first San Diego show in at least a year. We had just finished our final week of tracking at Big Fish Studios for our new album “The Black Chord” and were going to debut a slew of new songs at this gig, opening up for Earthless. But as luck would have it, Richard came down with a severe case of Bronchitis and would be unable to perform. He is a very integral part of ASTRA and there would be no real way to play our songs without him, so we had to figure out what to do quick, it being only 2 days away from the show.
I had just played my debut concert with my new group “Brian Ellis Group” the previous weekend at the Tin Can Alehouse and I suggested that we could fill in the spot. We all agreed that was the best option, and I asked Conor Riley of ASTRA to join in on Organ and Minimoog, rounding out the group with 3 members of ASTRA (David Hurley plays percussion). It was a major bummer not be able to play with ASTRA and debut our new material, but this was a great opportunity for my brand new group to play in front of a great sold out show that we would have otherwise never have been able to get on.
I started Brian Ellis Group as an outlet to play more improvised/psychedelic/fusion in the same vein as my solo albums I have released since 2007 (The Silver Creature, Free Way, and Quipu). I have always wanted to put together a band to perform that music, but it really requires the right musicians all being on the same page. Through all the bands I’ve played in throughout the past few years I’ve finally met all the right people, and I’m really excited to do many more shows with this group.
Brian Ellis Group is:
Brian Ellis – Fender Rhodes, Guitar, Synthesizer
Moses Constable – Bass Guitar
Phillip MacNitt – Guitar
Conor Riley – Organ, Mellotron, Moog
David Hurley – Percussion, Flute
Mike Hams – Drums
Visuals for this show were done by the amazing OPERATION: MINDBLOW
Check out the entire set from the Brian Ellis Group at YouTube below.
Art work will be on display from July 6 – August 3, 2011 at the Riverside Arts Project located between Chico’s & El Torito in the Riverside Plaza.
Opening Reception will be hosted on July 8, 2011 from 6 – 8PM.
Free Paint Wall:
Paint, brushes, and 2 4′x8′ paint walls will be set up during the reception for guests to paint on freely. The finished product will be on display throughout the duration of the exhibit.
Desserts by Sweet Bean
All Ages // Free
More info TBA
TURNING ON TOMORROW: A DUBLAB FUNDRAISER AT BEAT CINEMA
Live set by:
DJ Sets by:
on the patio all night
This event will be broadcast live on dublab.com.
Beat Cinema is the celebration of beats and films. Live artists 2nd & 4th Tuesdays inside and dj’s and films on the patio all night.
$10 cover charge
21 and over
The Hip Kitty Jazz Lounge
502 W. First St
future . roots . radio
dublab is a non-profit web radio station and creative collective devoted to the growth of positive music, arts and culture.
Riverside Arts Walk live music performance @ UCR’s Culver Center of the Arts with Teatro dello Spirito May 5, 2011
Long time collaborator with Sound Colour Vibration, Adran Robb Alvarez, will be on site to document this performance. Adran has been shooting photography in various environments for years. I had the privilege of meeting him in a hiking and backpacking class and he has always had a warming and inspiring spirit. Adran will start to cover shows in the Inland Empire for Sacvs. Below is the information for the first event he will shoot for us for the Riverside Arts Walk. The University of California Riverside has expanded their art department by adding a third building to their existing establishments located in the Downtown area. The performance and arts space is state of the art and a really beautiful place to experience creation. This performance is free and open to the public. ~ Erik Otis
Teatro dello Spirito
Live musical performance by Luca Forcucci and Michael Kott
Performance, May 5, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts
3834 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Tel: (951) 827-3755
Teatro Dello Spirito is a live musical collaboration between sound composer Luca Forcucci and trans-galactic cellist Michael Kott, whose group is called 2 humans & The Cosmos. The duo performs by integrating found sounds recorded from the Amazon forest, abandoned coal mines or urban environments, with hyper-intergalactic cello and brainwave interfaces. Their style pushes the boundaries of electroacoustic music by an integration of improvisation techniques.
The performance explores ways of interacting with soundscapes, field recording and musicians. In this context, the notation of the work resides in the listening act between the performers and therefore the surrounding reactive environment to the performance. This consideration reflects issues from the artist Pauline Oliveros with her careful sonic observation through ‘deep listening’ technique, John Cage’s ideas that emanate from nature and sound environment or the French philosopher Roland Barthes, who stated, in an essay entitled ‘Listening,’ that hearing is a physiological phenomenon; listening is psychological act.
About the Artists:
Luca Forcucci is a sound artist. His research focuses on the sonic properties and the perception of architectural spaces, immaterial architectures, digital and natural environments. His work is presented on a regular basis in Europe, USA and Brazil. His last record is released in 2011 by the Belgian label SUBROSA.
He has worked with sound in many artistic fields and with several artists like independent media choreographer Johannes Birringer, Francisco Lopez for recordings in the Amazon forest or Al Comet from the band the Young Gods.
Transgalactic electro-cellist Michael Kott has been rocking the cello since tender age of nine. Of his musical influences he says, “there are many… not all from music per se… the motion of a fish or a bird of prey…call forth emotions and stories…the visual and the aural become one…”
A cellist and composer who has worked with artists such as Mark O’Connor, Robert Mirabal, Peter Buffett, and Victor Wooten – writing two of the songs on Victor’s Grammy nominated album Yin Yang. Michael has been known to perform playing cello and singing while riding a skateboard, and continues to travel the world bringing the vibration of the cello to new audiences around the world.
Silver Factory Studios April 9, 2011
From the organizer of this event, Soniafierce Bastidas:
We are encouraging people to bring 3d glasses for this special and unique presentation. We’re going to trick out the place as much as we can complete with optical illusions posters on the walls. Part of this was inspired by Michel Gondry and his work. The stage will be flooded w/ blacklights and we are encouraging bands to wear glow in the dark. We will bring the body paint. =). We are also going to have some simple workshop(s), one of which will be dripping paint in a circular motion on paper to make fun art to take home. And we are also going to have soyrizo tacos and tofu ceviche for sale. Thanks and we hope to meet as many of you as possible.
Silver Factory Studios
4310 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Photo Booth by Insurgency Inc: Insurgency-Inc
Bands to Perform
387 Music Entertainment Presents: The Memorials and Free Moral Agents
Live at The Mint, Los Angeles
April 29, 2011
Thomas Pridgen and his group The Memorials are sharing the same bill with Ikey Owens and his group Free Moral Agents April 29th in LA at The Mint. Both bands have been hard at work the last year and a half with the release of full length albums and a nation wide touring scheduling. Below is full details on the show and the link to purchase tickets. These bands are two of the best live bands out right now, grab a ticket and see why if you haven’t experienced either group yet. ~ Erik Otis
6010 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
All Ages – $10 ($5 Surcharge for under 21)
Purchase tickets HERE
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Bakersfield, CA doesn’t come to mind when one thinks of upcoming artists. Out of this region has come MONO/POLY, complete with some of the fattest synth tones, organic soundscapes, dubstep and the type of blending that all of the artists in Brainfeeder do so well. The Brainfeeder family is putting out some of the most progressive electronic music out today and it truly is a beautiful ride the label is taking us on. Manifestations, the latest creation to come forth from MONO/POLY will prove to be no exception to the rule for high quality releases in the labels catalogue. MONO/POLY will be performing at the Hip Kitty Jazz Lounge in Claremont, CA, below are full details. ~ Erik Otis
BEAT CINEMA – MARCH 22ND
Busy will drop a full length record in which you can stream audio for here, there will be a USB version which can be pre-ordered from the Bandcamp page
Also, resident artists:
21 and over
BEATS TO MOVE YOUR HEAD TO
HIP KITTY JAZZ LOUNGE
El Regimen Collective shows in the Los Angeles area this February + Adrián Terrazas-González featured on new free live recording “El Hombre de la Cámara”
Art by Kraken
A 2 night engagement with Adrian Terrazas-Gonzalez (woodwinds), Paul Alexander Gonzalez (drums/percussion) and Luis Gonzales (congas/percussion)
At these two performances in Los Angeles, Adrian will have copies of “El Hombre De la camara”, the live album covered in this article along with his first outing with his EL REGIMEN Collective “Cu Taan”, which can also be purchased through Amoeba Records.
Now we present news on a recent live album that includes Adrian Terrazas-Gonzalez and many other leading musicians in the evolving circuits of trained, seasoned and unique musicians who bridge the experimental and traditional aspects of music with a high sense of discipline. The setting for this live album is that of soundtrack music for a famous experimental Russian movie from the 20′s called Man With A Movie Camera. The film was highly controversial, now when put in its historical context is a must needed expansion of film possibilities and ideas. Pushing boundaries, it presents for a wild ride in the soundtrack area and all the musicians on this recording are highly skilled, so they really flourish in all these possibilities. According to Wikipedia, there are a large amount of innovative aspects to this movie, “This film is famous for the range of cinematic techniques Vertov invents, deploys or develops, such as double exposure, fast motion, slow motion, freeze frames, jump cuts, split screens, Dutch angles, extreme close-ups, tracking shots, footage played backwards, stop motion animations and a self-reflexive style.”
With the movies tone and setting now in place, it is easy to understand why this music shifts in so many ranges and how the tracks are so short yet so full of life and contrasting colors and ideas. Not contrasting in the sense of colliding and creating confusing notes but more so in the sense of creating a world of sound as unique, colorful and surprising as is found on this recording. Adrian Terrazas is one of those musicians where his tenor in Mars Volta led him to many pockets of this world. With a deep understanding of the traditions before him and this expanded fusion of rock, prog and other elements foreign to his upbringing, he has really expanded his creative outlook and this recording shows that. Bass Clarinet resonates deeply into the sound spectrum like a flight of thousands of cars pounding down a highway, you really feel how heavy his contribution adds to the overall pieces involved.
Alex Otaola is the leader of this effort and this recording was captured in July of 2009 under his direction. A rising guitarist among other instruments, this is a very impressive effort by him and many leading musicians around him that he included for this effort. My favorite tracks are Sport Milli, Dziga, 8 1/2 and Regreso del Hijo. Below is a track listing, link to download the album and the personal on this live date. The engineer, band and everyone involved really make for a solid recording, and the music speaks for itself, don’t miss out on this.
~ Erik Otis
Download the entire album in MP3 (224kbps quality) for free HERE
01. Kamarada Kakarovsky
02. Primer Tren
04. Sport Milli
05. Tic Tax
08. Corte A…
09. El Regreso de Dziga
10. La Pagina lanca
11. Registro Civil
14. El Eclipse
16. Zi Diga
17. 8 1/2
19. Alfa Vil
21. Regreso del Hijo del Kamarada Kakarovsky
22. Lola Bye
24. Lo Que Es Vamos Proceder
Jose Maria Arreola – drums/drum machines
Carlos Maldonado (Los Dorados, EL REGIMEN Collective)- bass
Maria Emilia Martinez – flute
Luca Ortega – flute/trumpet/hermonica
Daniel Zlotnik (Los Dorados) – tenor sax/baritone sax/flute
Raul Vizzi – bandoneon
Gstabo Nandayapa – marimba
DJ rayo – turntables
Adrian Terrazas-Gonzalez (The Mars Volta, EL REGIMEN Collective, TRAM) – bass clarinet/soprano sax/percussion
Alex Otaola – director/e. guitars