Entries tagged with: Kevin Shea
by Andrew Sacher
Rhyton returned this week with their newest album, Kykeon, on Thrill Jockey. Made up of three great players in the Brooklyn experimental scene -- David Shuford (aka D. Charles Speer and of No Neck Blues Band), Rob Smith (of Pigeons) and Jimy SeiTang (ex-Psychic Ills) -- Rhyton are well equipped to take on ideas as ambitious as the ones on Kykeon. Of its six songs, four pass the seven-minute mark and only one is under four, and they're all instrumental passages through Middle Eastern melodies and psychedelic rock. In terms of other modern stuff, Grails comes to mind as a comparison, and fans of that band would likely dig this. But really any fans of tripped-out extended jams should check this out. You can listen to the whole thing on Spotify and stream one track below.
At the moment, Rhyton have four shows scheduled including one in Hudson, NY tonight (11/21) and two upcoming dates in their hometown of NYC. The first is this Sunday (11/23) at Trans-Pecos with Fadensonnen (with special guests Chris Pitsiokos, Jim Sauter, Kevin Shea and Brian Sullivan) and Key of Shame (also No Neck-related). Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, with that song stream, below...
Lydia Lunch (with James Chance in 1978)
The Fourth of July is just a day away, and it's very possible you'll be at least one BBQ tomorrow, but you can start the party early TODAY (7/3) at Trans Pecos for their 5 PM BBQ show which features no wave legend Lydia Lunch, Doomsday Student (ft. ex-member of noise rock vets Arab on Radar), Dark Sister and Tripping Landlocked Infidels (aka Fritz Welch and Kevin Shea). There's a suggested donation of $10 and the show's outside unless it rains, in which case it will be moved inside.
Trans Pecos also hosts a $3 afterparty starting at 11 PM with Cultastic, Mind Dynamics, Big Muff Radio, Dark Sister DJs, DJ Eisen Balls and DJ D. Gookin.
Today's show is the only upcoming Lydia Lunch date we're currently aware of. Watch a full set video of her Retrovirus show at Bowery Electric in 2013, below...
Back on 9/9 we posted about an incident at NYC jazz venue University of the Streets where Kevin Shea of Talibam! ended up with a pretty nasty injury to his face after an altercation with the venue's staff. About a week later the venue did in fact respond.... all in caps and with some fun lines like this: "THE ATTENDANT RAISED HIS HAND TO PROTECT THE DIRECTOR AND IN THE MELEE THE BAND-MEMBER'S FACE CONNECTED WITH THE ATTENDEES HAND." Read the whole thing below...
Bassist/composer Tom Blancarte sent out the following message:
"Breaking news to all musicians in NYC who might be playing at University of the Streets in the East Village:His friend Kevin is Kevin Shea of Talibam! who posted the above picture of the damage to his own Facebook where he also wrote "Just wanted to say a huge thanks so much everyone for your support and notes!! I really appreciate it ... Thanks for all your advice too. Totally insane night." Check out the comments people are leaving on the venue's Facebook (thx Joly).
I just played there with Talibam!, Tim Dahl and Moppa Elliot, and when we were finished, the owner and her son told us that we owed them 50 dollars. When we told them we didn't owe them anything, her son punched my friend Kevin in the face with keys in his hand! He came close to losing his left eye! Please boycott this place, they are bad, bad people."
photos by Lori Baily, words by Andrew Frisicano
Ginn & Co. + CSC Funk Band @ Issue Project Room...
Greg Ginn and the Texas Corrugators joined CSC Funk Band for a night of music at Issue Project Room on April 19th, one of a several shows the groups played together in April. If you check out the pics, you'll notice Ginn & the Corrugators sitting in with the NYC funk band too. Greg Ginn's current tour continues through May 7th.
CSC Funk Band is a project headed by ex-USAISAMONSTER's Colin L and Matt Mottel of Talibam!. Mottel, an artist in residence at Issue Project Room, curated the show. He'll also bring Talibam!/"solo amplified piano and synthesizers" to the venue on June 9th. Before then, Talibam! play May 8th show at Death By Audio with PC Worship and Skeletons. More dates are below.
CSC has a live five-song session recorded in April up on the Free Music Archive. They play again on May 17th at Zebulon and May 22nd at Coco 66.
Mottel's Talibam! bandmate Kevin Shea has dates with his various other projects (like jazz band Mostly Other People Do The Killing) coming up too. All tour dates for then, and the rest of the Issue Project Room pictures, below...