Three days before he is scheduled to play Le Poisson Rouge with Xiu Xiu (9/26, tickets), Japanese noise technician Merzbow will play TWO shows at Issue Project Room in one night (9/23). Tickets are on sale for both the 7:30 (tickets) and 10:00 (tickets) shows. MV Carbon and Philip White will support at both Brooklyn shows.
Merzbow also has a pair of collaborative appearances scheduled. Balazs Pandi will join the artist on 9/27 at I-House in Philadelphia, and, as mentioned, he'll team up with Richard Pinhas to play as part of the weeklong Sonic Circuits Festival in DC this week. The fest, which also includes Magma (who play NYC TONIGHT), Fennesz, US Girls, Controlled Bleeding, and many many others, is ongoing but closes on 9/25 (it kicked off on 9/18).
The Xiu Xiu show is part of a much larger tour for Xiu Xiu that also includes a Maxwell's show. All Merzbow dates are listed below...
Merzbow - 2010 Tour Dates
23 Sep at Issue Project Room, NY
24 Sep at 'Sonic Circuits of Experimental Music' Festival, Washington D.C.
26 Sep at Le Poisson Rouge, NY
w/ Xiu Xiu
27 Sep at I-House, Philadelphia