Posted in music | tour dates on March 7, 2014

by Wyatt Marshall

Napalm Death @ Gramercy Theatre, 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)

We ran down all the 2014 Red Bull Music Academyevents yesterday, and one we wanted to shed a little bit more light on is the incredible Hardcore Activity in Progress show that will be going down at the Knockdown Center in Queens on Friday May 16Tickets are on sale now.

"Hardcore" here doesn't imply the genre -- ambient experimentalist Tim Hecker is billed alongside grindcore legends Napalm Death, while noise originals Wolf Eyes cozy up with Bible On the Dash having Gunplay. ("This is our hardcore" says RBMA.) In fact, hardcore is one of the few genres left off the bill, which looks to be one hell of an eclectic night. Regis will provide techno, and Bastard Noise will provide insanity.

Red Bull Music Academy hosted Drone Activity in Progress at the Knockdown Center last year, and as anyone who went knows, it was a blast, with dozens of experimental electronic artists split across a number of stages throughout the cavernous venue. That night featured Vatican Shadow, Body/Head, Pete Swanson, Alberich, Pharmakon and many more -- for those who attended, it was surely one of the more memorable shows of last year. All the stops were pulled out, and I imagine that will be the case for Hardcore Activity in Progress.

The Knockdown Center is a little ways out there, so hopefully they'll be running a shuttle like they did last time. Full lineup and flyer below...



Hardcore Activity in Progress line-up
Tim Hecker
Napalm Death
The Thing
Wolf Eyes
Bastard Noise
Lubomyr Melnyk
Joe McPhee/Chris Corsano
Okkyung Lee
Yoshiko Ohara
Reg Bloor



Comments (11)

Ya mon!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2014 1:03 PM

I wonder if a sausage can be used as a slide?

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2014 1:20 PM


Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2014 1:44 PM

Brooklyn Vegan- Hardcore commentry in progress.


Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2014 2:01 PM

Drone Activity in progress also featured tall bro.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2014 2:16 PM

Heck yeah, Tim Hecker. He fuckin' rules!

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2014 2:35 PM

What time does Daft Punk go on?

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2014 2:39 PM

Warehouse party in queens with Regis & Tim Hecker. Fuck yes.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2014 2:43 PM

Giant Bro is the bro

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2014 3:08 PM

Gunplay the rapper? if so, that's fucking awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2014 3:25 PM

Mitch Harris wearing a black dahlia murder shirt!

Posted by Hefner | March 10, 2014 6:05 AM

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