Posted in music | pictures on March 1, 2012

photos by Erez Avissar

Cut Hands

Since the late-'70s, WILLIAM BENNETT has released and performed extreme noise and industrial music. He played guitar for sax-driven post-punkers ESSENTIAL LOGIC in their early days and formed an industrial group named Come, who are now remembered for their alumni (including J. G. Thirwell a.k.a. Foetus and Mute label head Daniel Miller) rather than their output. In 1980, Bennett's project WHITEHOUSE released their first two, Birthdeath Experience and Total Sex, LPs that marked the end of industrial's first wave and heralded a new genre -- extreme noise -- built with shuddering, arrhythmic bass-rumbles and probing feedback assaults. [The Phoenix]
Cut Hands, William Bennett of Whitehouse, has completed his round of US dates including a show on 2/24 at Public Assembly in Brooklyn. The show, which also featured appearances from Xeno & Oaklander, Pop. 1280, Veiled, & David E. Williams in addition to DJs Pieter Schoolwerth, Caleb Braaten & ning nong, was the second-to-last stop on his US round of dates that kicked off earlier in February. Pictures are in this post (though no photos of either Veiled or David E Williams).

In related news, Liz Wendlebo of Xeno & Oaklander serves as half of Liz & Laszlo, a band also comprised of Automelodi's Xavier Paradis. L&L are preparing to release the Rien ˆ Paris single via Wierd Records and you can stream it at Pitchfork.

Catch Xenu & Oaklander again this weekend when they help pay tribute to Fad Gadget.

Catch Pop. 1280 at Saint Vitus on March 3rd and with Vaz, Metz, and Teenanger at Death By Audio on March 9th.

More Public Assembly pictures below..

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Xeno and Oaklander

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Xeno and Oaklander

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Xeno and Oaklander

Xeno and Oaklander

Xeno and Oaklander

Cut Hands

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Comments (15)

really???? traktor???

sony vaio???????

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 4:51 PM

Who gives a shit?

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 4:56 PM

People with taste you cum stain.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 5:09 PM

Real musicians use Macbooks. Windows sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 5:37 PM

This looks real chill.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 5:54 PM

I've seen them before and they were better but this particular night was not a good show for Xeno & Oaklander. The guy was struggling and having problems with his analog gear their entire performance. Hopefully they'll have a better night this Saturday with Ike Yard.

Posted by Anonymous | March 1, 2012 6:20 PM

It is so fashion, nice.

Posted by myfriend | March 1, 2012 8:12 PM

Is this like techno for people who paint their nails black?

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2012 2:02 AM

They should have picked a different venue.
Public Assembly can be so awful in many ways.
Cut Hands are good although I wish William was using some of his wonderful poetry and voice for this.

Xeno & Oaklander are Ok but the pseudo British accent can go. The guy in Cult Of Youth does that same fake accent.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2012 2:10 AM

Yeah let me know when the Whitehouse reunion happens. Or when Consumer Electronics comes around again.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2012 9:49 AM

cut hands like crash worship?

Posted by Nononymous | March 2, 2012 10:55 AM

I guess Xeno & Oaklander were having some technical issues, but they they never stopped their set and it was actually kinda cool to see them do something different from their usual set. They've been so 'on' lately that this was a nice change of pace. It was basically them jamming for 40 mins, playing 2 new songs and "Staircase".

Yeah, kinda surprised to see Traktor up there on Bennet's screen, but I don't really care what he was doing, it sounded fucking incredible.

Posted by Anonymous | March 2, 2012 1:01 PM

Yeah let me know when the Whitehouse reunion happens. Or when Consumer Electronics comes around again.

Posted by Ezine | March 8, 2012 5:15 PM

cut hands rule

Posted by jordon | August 5, 2013 3:19 PM

David E. Williams is dating the Tesco groupie girl who Douglas said stole from him. Great crowd to roll with. Dishonorable.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2014 8:03 PM

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