Posted in To Do | music | pictures on September 14, 2009

photos by Tim Griffin, words by Andrew Frisicano

Death By Audio Maze

You Are Here (The Maze) is underway at Death By Audio. Last Friday (9/11) featured music from A Place to Bury Strangers, The Sian Alice Group, Nine 11 Thesaurus (pictured above and below), Experimental Dental School and Reading Rainbow. Tim stopped by early, before heading to Wild Beasts at Union Pool followed by The Intelligence at Market Hotel. Tim liked Nine 11 Thesaurus and appreciated the art, but wasn't a huge fan of The Maze from the point of view of someone actually wanting to see the bands who are playing. As you can sort of see in the picture above, you walk through a maze which ends at the stage where just a few handfuls of people can actually see what's going on... but maybe that's the point.

You can see more of the new setup in the pics below, or you can head over there yourself. Tonight (9/14) features music from a collection of K Records artists - label founder Calvin Johnson, Arrington de Dionyso and Desolation Wildnerness - with Regattas and City Center (who, with Desolation Wilderness, played at Cake Shop Sunday with the Intelligence). City Center, re-figured somewhat recently into a duo, is on tour (dates below).

Arrington de Dionyso, whose new record ,Malaikat dan Singa, comes out on the label November 3rd, plays two sets at Bowery Poetry Club's ESP Disk Live, with Calvin Johnson doing the other, on September 15th. He's also at Santos's Musicka Mystica Maxima Fest on September 21st and returns to DBA for a collaboration with co-curator Sam Hillmer on September 24th (full Maze schedule).

More pictures and tour dates are below...

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Nine 11 Thesaurus...

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Calvin Johnson - 2009 Tour Dates
Sep 10, 2009 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Morning Glory - w/ Arrington de Dionyso
Sep 12, 2009 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Danger Danger Gallery - w/ Arrington de Dionyso
Sep 14, 2009 - Brooklyn, New York Death By Audio - w/ Desolation Wilderness, Arrington de Dionyso
Sep 15, 2009 - New York City, New York Bowery Poetry Club - w/ Arrington de Dionyso
Sep 17, 2009 - Poughkeepsie, New York Vassar College - w/ Chain and The Gang
Sep 26, 2009 - Burlington, Iowa The Washington - 306 Washington

Arrington de Dionyso - 2009 Tour Dates
Sep 14 Death by Audio Brooklyn
Sep 15 Bowery Poetry Club NYC
Sep 18 AS220 Providence, RI
Sep 21 Santo's Party House- Musica Mysticka Maxima NYC
Sep 24 Death By Audio NYC
Oct 02 Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art Montreal
Oct 05 The Talking Head Baltimore, MD
Oct 06 Square One Greensboro, NC
Oct 06 Create Here! Chattanooga, TN
Oct 08 Create Here! Chattanooga, TN
Oct 08 Create Here! Chattanooga, TN
Oct 09 Alabama Music Box Mobile, AL
Oct 10 The Saint New Orleans, LA
Oct 12 Super Happy Fun Land Houston, Texas
Oct 13 Ten Eleven San Antonio
Oct 15 Mohawk Austin, TX
Oct 16 Bash Riprock's Lubbock, TX
Oct 17 High Mayhem Santa Fe, NM
Oct 18 Solar Culture Tucson, AZ
Oct 19 Trunk Space Phoenix, AZ
Oct 20 Biko's Garage Isla Vista, CA
Oct 21 The Smell Los Angeles
Oct 22 Bar Pink San Diego, CA
Oct 23 21 Grand Oakland, CA

City Center - 2009 Tour Dates
Sep 14 Death by Audio Brooklyn, New York
Sep 16 OPEN SPACE GALLERY with Lesser Gonzales Alvarez, daytime and Soft Cat. ALL AGES Baltimore, Maryland
Sep 17 Coconut Grove w/ Animal Hospital. ALL AGES EARLY SHOW. Jamaica Plain/Boston, Massachusetts
Sep 18 1-2-3 with Wisdom Tooth ALL AGES Oberlan, Ohio
Sep 19 Michigan TBA Ann Arbor, Michigan
Sep 21 Earlham Indiana Details TBA Earlham, Indiana
Sep 22 CLOUD FACTORY Urbana, Illinois
Sep 23 The Bakery. MELLOW NOISE SHOW. ALL AGES Chicago, Illinois
Sep 24 810 Gallery. ALL AGES Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sep 25 Memorial Union Terrace with Peaking Lights. ALL AGES Madison, Wisconsin
Sep 26 MINEAPPOLIS/TWIN CITIES SHOW HELP?>>>>>!!!! Mineappolis/St. Paul
Sep 30 Vancouver TBA Vancouver, British Columbia
Oct 01 Seattle TBA Seattle, Washington
Oct 02 Greymalkin Experimental Living Center with Calvin Johnson, White Rainbow. ALL AGES Portland, Oregon
Oct 03 The Northern. ALL AGES Olympia, Washington

Desolation Wilderness dates HERE

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Comments (11)

One wonders if the NYFD would approve?

Posted by Anonymous | September 14, 2009 2:51 PM

ya, this seriously seems like a clusterfuck waiting to happen

Posted by Anonymous | September 14, 2009 3:11 PM

The maze felt like a death trap, it feels like its going to tip over when people are moving around to the music. One guy started to try to climb on top of it to see better and I'm sure he would of tipped it over if someone hadn't stopped him.

Posted by Anonymous | September 14, 2009 4:19 PM

I think something like this might be interesting in a larger venue but DBA can feel claustrophobic as it is...not to mention when you start cutting off all open space with a maze.

Posted by blackhat | September 14, 2009 4:41 PM

Obstructed view tix now available.

Posted by Anonymous | September 14, 2009 4:58 PM

rap is gay

Posted by Anonymous | September 14, 2009 6:16 PM

we chopped some of the walls in half this afternoon, it helps with the viewing.

Posted by e4e1 | September 15, 2009 3:55 AM

I was kinda looking forward to peering around a corner and seeing, idk, a hip hop group playing, and around the next corner seeing like, idk, a sculpture, and then something else etc.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2009 10:47 PM

.cool!!!

Posted by louis | October 17, 2009 1:32 PM

Some very interesting - if slightly disturbing - pieces of art. I'm particularly drawn to the one with part of a woman's torso under a light bulb. Eerily appealing.

Posted by Kelly T | November 24, 2009 10:07 AM

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