Posted in music | pictures on May 29, 2009

photos by Lori Baily

Keith Fullerton Whitman
Keith Fullerton Whitman

Conrad Schnitzler's Con-Cert: If thunder was a distant, beautiful room moving towards you with you in it, this is what it would feel like to feel your way around it's edges. Made me think of the following Germans: early Tangerine Dream, early and late Klaus Schulze, Elmar Schulte, and Asmus Tietchens. Yet, it didn't sound like any of them. A masterful abuse/finessing of the ping . . . low, high, and middle. I haven't mentioned my confusion as to who was actually playing here, but I think I've figured it out. Keith Fullerton Whitman was at the controls, the conduit through which Schnitzler flowed. Nice torch. [Heart as Arena]
Last Sunday (5/17) simultaneously marked the end of NYC Popfest and No Fun Fest here in NYC. Today simultaneously marked the end of photo coverage of both events here on BrooklynVegan.com. No Fun one is HERE, and day two is HERE, and the bit we have of Day Three (Lori really was not having fun by this day), is below...

Jazzfinger


Jazzfinger

Jazzfinger

Conrad Schnitzler Con-Cert w/ Keith Fullerton Whitman

Keith Fullerton Whitman

Prurient / Kevin Drumm

Prurient

Prurient

Prurient

Skullflower

Skullflower

Skullflower

Skullflower

Skullflower

Skullflower

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Merzbow was supposed to headline this day, but he cancelled ("due to personal health reasons). He was not replaced on the bill. Instead they "extended the alloted time for both the Prurient / Kevin Drumm collaboration and the Skullflower set".

Con-Dom also cancelled and was replaced by Prurient / Kevin Drumm.

The full lineup for all three days was:

No Fun Fest 5/15/2009
Bastard Noise / Thrones / Grey Wolves / Xeno and Oaklander / Carlos Giffoni / Chris Corsano / Axolotl / Raglani / Noveller / DJs: Greh Holger, Steve Lowenthal

No Fun Fest 5/16/2009
Sonic Youth / Bardo Pond / Rafael Toral with C. Spencer Yeh, Trevor Tremaine / Sons of God / Pedestrian Deposit / Blank Dogs / Yellow Tears / Mattin / Pulse Emitter / DJs: Invernomuto, DJ JONBENET

No Fun Fest 5/17/2009
Merzbow / Skullflower / Con-Dom Prurient / Kevin Drumm / Black Pus / Emeralds / Peter Rehberg/Marcus Schmickler / Cold Cave / Jazzfinger / Conrad Schnitzler Con-Cert / DJs: Mike Bernstein,CG Warrior

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Has anyone seen any of Raglani's gear?

All No Fun Fest posts HERE.

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Comments (16)

sitting on the floor is no fun?

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2009 2:12 PM

Merzbow cancelled because he was scared of catching the Swine Flu. What a pussy.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2009 2:37 PM

that guy does not look like he's having fun.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2009 2:53 PM

Jesus Christ, what a load of shit....

Posted by Sacred Absolute Hipster Cow | May 29, 2009 3:18 PM

skullflower = godhead

sell your sister to get a copy of _Xaman_.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2009 3:44 PM

Not one or two but THREE DAYS of this terrible shit?!?!

If hell exists, I am sure it will in some way envolving attending No Fun Fest.

Nothing says rock and roll like sitting cross legged facing your amp, uggh

Please stay in the basement.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2009 4:10 PM

Yeah bro, these guys are totally about 'rock and roll'. Sick riffs, cocaine, and pussy galore. Get a fucking clue, idiot. Music exists beyond the presumably terrible bullshit 'rock and roll' that you listen to. You act like these bands fail on some level because they don't ROCK THE FUCK OUT. Eat a dick.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2009 4:39 PM

Skullflower are great.

Prurient on the other hand is a complete fool who rips off Japanese groups like Masana and many others. I saw him in another city and the whole crowd were not buying his scream into a mike with his shirt off facing amps for 20 minutes originality. He was pushed around and stomped off stage before Wolf Eyes. Then put his street clothes on to hang out at the merch table and smile and point at people who probably handed him a get lost card as he was out the door thankfully.
Prurient is hilarious, if he was like the weird Al of Japanese scream into a mike\amp pseudo shock fest with nutty pedal "effects". Put your cap back on Wisconsin.

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2009 8:23 PM

8:23: are you kidding?

Posted by Anonymous | May 29, 2009 9:44 PM

lots of people rip off masana (who?) because it's such an obvious route to easy success.

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2009 5:10 AM

Masonna

not

Masana

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2009 10:58 AM

Prurient is nothing like Masonna. Sorry, but it's absolutely true. And considering you couldn't even spell Masonna's name properly, I'm forced to believe that you need to get a clue.

Posted by Paul | May 30, 2009 6:46 PM

"Music exists beyond the presumably terrible bullshit 'rock and roll' that you listen to. You act like these bands fail on some level because they don't ROCK THE FUCK OUT."

this person has a really good point. No one advertised this as a rock show. If it's not your thing don't go. Do you go to a romantic comedy movie and walk out complaining it was shit because there was no blood and guts?

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2009 6:53 PM

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz............ what?? sorry, I can't hear you, my brain ceased to function because I paid to see a bunch of fucking nerds in black sit on the floor, play with effects pedals and play with microphones.

Posted by Anonymous | May 30, 2009 6:57 PM

Yamazaki Maso. Yes there is a big similarity. Except Masonna may paly shorter, and wreck equipment. Boring.

Posted by Anonymous | May 31, 2009 6:38 PM

Wow. Looks like a bunch of jealous people posting on here. No Fun Fest is always great. I guess some people are just kinda dumb and can't wrap their brains around music that is not the same boring shit over and over. Just stay at home and listen to Green Day. The REAL artists will continue to push limits while you sit in front of your computers and bitch.

Posted by bobob | November 15, 2010 1:16 AM

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