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  • M St-Germain
    END TIMES FESTIVAL FREEDOM FROM/WMCN APRIL 22ND, 23RD AND 24TH TWIN CITIES MINNESOTA APRIL 22ND 5 PM-1 AM ALL AGES $5 Smail Gallery @ Olin Rice Bldg @
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 7, 2005
      END TIMES FESTIVAL

      FREEDOM FROM/WMCN

      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>
      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!"

      -- http://www.temporaryresidence.com/



      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

      standing."

      -- 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



      Leprechaun

      "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.

      KILLER"



      John Wiese

      (http://home.earthlink.net/~johnwiese/helicopter.html)

      :

      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,

      no doubt.

      -- Stephen Slaybaugh,

      http://www.columbusalive.com/2005/20050216/021605/02160502.html



      Coughs (http://www.loadrecords.com/bands/coughs.html)

      :

      "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

      patter..."

      -- Load Records

      " . . . the last good Chicago band. Junkyard sexually

      integrated punk/no wave overload with double

      percussion, sax, filth guitar and bloodcurdling

      screams."

      -- Weasel Walter, nowave.pair.com



      Sejayno http://www.ciat-lonbarde.net/

      "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,

      MOJO Magazine



      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

      occasionally."

      -- http://www.detroitartspace.10eastern.com/media.html



      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



      Okan

      Not much is known about this acid vocal two piece.

      Features members of Excepter, 2000 million ten and much more.



      Yowie

      (http://www.skingraftrecords.com/bandhtmlpages/yowie.html )

      :

      "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."

      - stlpunk.com



      might be a few more added last minute.



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