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Kassem Mosse
Kassem Mosse

The Bunker are throwing their Northside Showcase at Public Assembly tonight (6/15) with a pretty solid lineup taking up both rooms in the Brooklyn venue. The back room will feature German electronic artist Kassem Mosse, darkwavers Led Er Est (who released their first album for Sacred Bones, The Diver, last month and have had releases on Wierd and Captured Tracks), Mike Servito, and Berlin's Jonathan Schmidt. The front room gets Kranky artists Keith Fullerton Whitman and Raglani, and Spectrum Pools artist Michael Pollard, along with JD Emmanuel, Rene Hell, Mindscraper, Spinoza, and Iso.

Advance tickets are on sale, no-fee, cash-only tickets are available at Other Music in Manhattan and Halcyon in Brooklyn, or you can get them at the door for an extra $5 or try to get in with your Northside badge. The flier for this show is below, along with song streams from some of the artists.

Tonight's show is one of a few North American dates this month for Kassem Mosse, but he'll return in September for Warm Up at PS1 on September 1 with James Holden, Om Unit, and Silent Diane. Tickets for Warm Up go on sale this Monday (6/18). All Kassem Mosse dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Bunker Northside Showcase tonight w/ Kassem Mosse, Led Er Est, Keith Fullerton Whitman & more"

words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Lori Baily

Bastard Noise
Bastard Noise

"LOUDER!" "TURN IT UP!"

After leaving Melvins at Webster Hall on Friday (May 15, 2009), where the thundering basstones of Trevor Dunn were vibrating my chest, it was a little odd that the sounds emanating from British power electronic terrorists Grey Wolves over at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, were comparatively silent. As their No Fun Fest set went on, the volume would increase from "mildly harsh" to "razor sharp", but one thing stayed constant: the squalls of caustic harsh noise squelching out of the PA.

Sound fun? It was. Behind that backdrop, Grey Wolves spewed caustic lyrics about hate, terrorism, and a desire to "fuck the pain way", and not like Peaches sang playfully in 2000. In between the confrontational lyrics, the vocalist sneered and grabbed his crotch, but not in the Jackson Family manner, the kind that would make your mother call the po-po. Intense, immense, a tad shocking, and completely enjoyable.

After Grey Wolves, my journey into the Melvins past would continue with their ex-bassist Joe Preston and his solo project Thrones. With a looping pedal, drum machine, and some sort of vocal harmonizer (anyone know?), Joe churned out compelling and doomy rhythms, leads, and everything in between, making for a fascinating one man show. I had originally thought that the Wolves In the Throne Room/A Storm Of Light show coming up with Krallice at The Studio @ Webster (5/26, tickets here) was the definite winner of the NYC shows on that tour, but after seeing Thrones on Friday, its a toss up... unless I make it to Coco66 on 5/21 to catch him with Blues Control, then I may go see him again with WITTR at Europa on 5/22 (tickets here)

The last act for the evening was Bastard Noise, the noise project of fallen powerviolence legends Man Is The Bastard. I caught a few songs from the noise-terrorists, enough to see Eric Wood thrashing around like a madman and require another listen from their awesome new album Rogue Astronaut.

How were all the acts who came before them? For poor Raglani, it was his last with his gear. Pictures and video from the whole night below...

Continue reading "No Fun Fest @ MHOW - night 1 in pics, video & review "

Raglani (with gear) @ No Fun Fest (Friday) (by Lori Baily)
Raglani

St Louis's Riverfront Times reports, "Terrible news out of New York, where local experimental artist Raglani performed at the esteemed No Fun Fest on Friday night [at Music Hall of Williamsburg]. From a message Eric Hall left on my Facebook page":

Just to let you know, after playing No Fun Fest in NYC last night Joe Raglani's van was broken into and all of his equimpent was stolen. This includes the very expensive and rare synth he's spent years building up from modular parts and many other unique and custom devices. Needless to say, the rest of his tour has been cancelled. He'll likely need encouragement to motivate himself to begin anew. I'd hate our community to lose his output
The painful list of stolen gear below...

Continue reading "Raglani's gear stolen from his van in Brooklyn after No Fun Fest (look for it - full list posted)"

No Fun Fest

No Fun Fest 2009. May 15,16,17 at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Daily Schedule,ticket info/prices will be announced by January 12.
Full lineup below...

Continue reading "Sonic Youth, Merzbow & Bardo Pond playing No Fun Fest 2009 (full 3-day, Brooklyn lineup)"