END TIMES FESTIVAL APR 22/23/24 TWIN CITIES MN
- END TIMES FESTIVAL
APRIL 22ND, 23RD AND 24TH
TWIN CITIES MINNESOTA
APRIL 22ND 5 PM-1 AM ALL AGES $5
Smail Gallery @ Olin Rice Bldg @ Macalester College 1600 Grand Ave St-Paul
(651) 696-6312 http:// <http://www.macalester.edu/about/mapbynumber.html>
Nice Nice (http://www.nicenice.net/) :
"Formally carrying the name Nice Nice since 1999,
guitarist Jason Buehler and percussionist Mark Shirazi
have been playing music together for over ten years.
Their intense rhythmic dialogue heard in their songs
speaks volumes about the connection between the two as
they layer runaway melodies and free-form noise into
some of the most creative beat-based rock music you
will ever hear. It's not unrealistic to assume that
you've never heard anything like it, as most everyone
that's ever witnessed their awe-inspiring live shows
is left speechless, with nothing to compare it to.
Most shocking is the fact that it's largely
improvisational and always live. No overdubs, no
samples. Certainly not the first band to successfully
trap virtuoso playing into loops that you can dance
to, Nice Nice has definitely done so with the least
amount of pretense, making it both intellectually
stimulating and fun as hell to listen to. They say it,
we believe it, and that settles it!"
Caleb Johnston (http://www.heresee.com <http://www.heresee.com/> )
"Caleb Johnston is usually one blink of an eye away
from dropping everything, roaming the earth, and
staring at rocks all day. In the mean time he is
designing, building, and torture tuning pipe organs
for a living. Music ventures aims are to make your
head pop off, give to others, feel anything, and
crack open times mirage. These are not the only
ideas ever conveyed, but some secrets must be left
for people to discover. The band also wishes that
there was a more direct connection between the
brain patterns and the airways besides equipment.
Until then I will continue to partake in projects like
opening up vintage modular synthesizers, home built
circuits, strings, and bastardized reversed vacuum
cleaners for portable pipe organs. Floating around
with other objects in the universe are 2 anonymous
vinyl records and a handful of collaborations, easily
found with a little effort. I love birds, hogs, and tongues.
I hate clocks, cars, and telephones. Brother of Twig from Nautical Almanac"
Yellow Swans (http://www.jyrk.com/yellowswans/) :
"Yellow Swans add a layer of mush to the increasingly
crunchy progression, wilderness howls absorbed into
locomotive heft, and you get a sort of postapocalyptic
answer to minimalism, as in "no structure is left
-- George Chen, the SF Bay Guardian
"Every time they play, Yellow Swans add a different
prefix starting with 'D' to their name. Though 'Dead
Yellow Swans' brought to mind tragic and Technicolor
imagery, 'Derrida' is probably the most appropriate.
The duo shears beats into ragged strips of chaotic
noise, through a shredder of electronics, voice, and
guitar. So, like, Deconstructionist Yellow Swans?"
-- Julianne Shepaerd, the Portland Mercury
"Hailing from San Francisco, Leprechaun is one Noel Harmonson.
You might know him as the noise maker/echoplex dude from the
mighty Comets On Fire. This is his solo insane noise project.
Having opened for Sonic Youth, shared a split single
with Thurston Moore and collaborated with Wolf Eyes,
John Wiese may be the next artist from the noise cabal
to catch the ears of a (slightly) larger audience.
His most recent album, 2004's Magical Crystal Blah
(Helicopter), finds Wiese creating more than a
half-hour's worth of stuttering screeches, scratches
and gurgling noises divided into five tracks. Most of
the sounds aren't easily recognizable-neither as
coming from an instrument nor emanating from anything
particularly discernible. As such, the record is
fascinating for what it throws at you-from left field,
-- Stephen Slaybaugh,
"Crawling out the middle hole of the US, Chicago's
Coughs are a six piece band with kling-klang
percussion from sheets of metal, snaking melodies
crawling out of exotic instruments, and racy
-- Load Records
" . . . the last good Chicago band. Junkyard sexually
integrated punk/no wave overload with double
percussion, sax, filth guitar and bloodcurdling
-- Weasel Walter, nowave.pair.com
"Sejayno is Don Sallo, Jak Russel and Burt Duns. They will do any public
speaking event, because they are trying to bring public speaking into time
travel, usually to ancient times. In the time travel we use ancient
electronic time travel techniques: flipped delay, maraca skip, and
ultrasound speech rotation. On a winter tour of the west coast, we learned
wavy wacky voice, and hippy fluttertalk. Also we were introduced to Dr. Gene
Scott of LA, a master of public speaking. Sejayno is enacting a
multi-year-long journey from electronic time travel techniques to those
based on the lute. We strongly believe that as long as we truly imagine
ourselves to be ancient people we will always be ancient people."
Taiwan Deth (http://www.tanasfuck.com <http://www.tanasfuck.com/> ) :
"The duo Taiwan Deth represent a swelling underground
of avant-noise-improv groups whose far-ranging
soundscapes signify nothing short of a total war
against mainstream American culture."
-- Jonathan Marx, www.nashvillescene.com <http://www.nashvillescene.com/>
Hive Mind (http://hivemind.sinkhole.net/ ) :
"Imagine John Carpenter and Throbbing Gristle joining
forces to score music for nightmares - Hive Mind's
death-dirge horrorscapes are not too far off. Sand
Beasts builds slowly from dark low-end analogue drones
into rumbling speaker-threatening frequencies, piling
on peaks of visceral, almost tactile, electronic churn
and circuit carnage."
-- four star review of "Sand Beasts", Andrew Carden,
Occasional Detroit (http://www.beyababa.indiegroup.com
<http://www.beyababa.indiegroup.com/> ) :
"Occasional Detroit is an ever evolving cast of
characters creating, in their own words, "Experimental
Hip Rock". The central character of the (O-D)
experience is Beyababa. Their shows are unpredictable
theatrical free-improv experiments with beats. They
are from Ypsilanti, MI and only play in Detroit
Death Sentence: Panda! (http://www.deathsentencepanda.com
<http://www.deathsentencepanda.com/> ) :
"In China, anger over panda hunting has led to
punishments as severe as execution. This outrage is
echoed by S.F. noise-rock trio Death Sentence: Panda!
Composed of Paul Costuros (Total Shutdown), Kim West
(Crack: WAR), and Chris Dixon (Murder Murder), the
band channel the sounds of animals gone wild.
Immediately documenting their efforts after playing
only a couple of live shows, DS:P have put out 'Puppy
Kitty or Both' as one of the first official releases
on Special Lord Records. The opening song, 'A+
Cannibal,' leads off with crisp, clear percussion and
peppy vocals, which make room for a dirty, distorted
saxophone* that obliterates the building tempo and
baffles the listener's ear. Costuros's pitch-shifted,
overdriven [clarinet] rhythms guide 'Oh Brother, Oh
Brother' from its opening riff into an explosive mess
and then back into a calm refrain. The album's abrupt
changes from serene to chaotic are punctuated by flute
melodies, which act as the perfect foil to the
bass-heavy sax. West's vocals creep at a whisper,
erupt into an angered chorus, and return to a deadpan
tone. Equal parts commanding and cutesy, West recalls
Poly Styrene and Karen O, as she taunts, 'Show us your
teeth!' between listing animals that hate humankind on
the indictment 'Animals Hate You.' Surviving on a diet
of vengeance and melody, Death Sentence: Panda! have
come out of hiding, ready to take on all humans."
-- John Lombardo, San Francisco Guardian
Murder Murder (http://www.totalshutdown.com/murdermurder.html)
Insane free jazz group from San Francisco, lots of blood.
Features Members of many bands.
Joshua Taylor's Friends Forever (http://www.ngwtt.com/friend.htm ) :
"FRIENDS FOREVER is a Denver, Colorado band that
cannot be contained on a stage and will play
synthmo-drum/bass/whatever whammy thwack attack from
WITHIN their van outside your precious club. Reference
sound generators like DEVO next side to Triumph & also
party friendly anthem rock with a healthy helping of
appliance clatter. This record sounds like little else
in the record store. The band already have a feature
length movie about them."
--- Load Records, www.loadrecords.com
Not much is known about this acid vocal two piece.
Features members of Excepter, 2000 million ten and much more.
"O'Connor's drumming is a befuddling barrage of 32nd
notes, jarring stops and cymbal splashes that defies
simple description, often calling to mind the rhythmic
mayhem of the music of Raymond Scott, the composer of
scores for countless cartoons from the 1940s. And the
dueling, microtonally tuned guitars of Wonsewitz and
Hagerty engage in sonic relationships that don't seem
to want to exist, often creating dissonance that's
oddly compelling. It's high-velocity music of intense
discipline, rigid structure and focused force [ . . .
] The aural ass-whupping they so effortlessly throw
down energizes, excites and amazes further with every
listen. It's an ululating tribute to human potential
through music, a testament to the fact that we as
humans have much further to go. If music is the
history of the human spirit, Yowie proves that
musicians could start being a little more honest with
themselves by seeking out every remote nook and cranny
in the mind and bathing the darkness in an unrelenting
light. If it's possible to explain Yowie in one
sentence, Hagerty has at least come close, if not
nailed it beautifully: 'The point is to free the
material and the given tools from each other.'"
- The Riverfront Times
"Yowie is the best band St. Louis has ever seen."
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