Entries tagged with: Silent Barn
Shamir will release his debut album, Ratchet, on May 19 via XL Recordings. The Las Vegas native made the record here in NYC at Silent Barn with GODMODE's Nick Sylvester producing. That's the cover art above and you can check out the tracklist and an illustrated statement Shamir made about the album, below.
Shamir will be at SXSW this year, playing one of Pitchfork's parties and NPR's official showcase, both on March 18, and other shows there. He's got tour dates in May, too. All dates are listed, along with the video for last year's "On the Regular" single (which is on the album), below...
The Silent Barn pin...
Baby's All Right has their 2015 Watch which gets you into most of the venue's shows in the coming year, but they're not the only venue to offer such a deal. Silent Barn is offering 2015 Memberships for either $25 a month or $300 for the whole year. What does that get you? A pin (modeled above) that gets you into all of Silent Barn's shows and you can attend and participate in the "omni meeting" with Silent Barn operators. And while it's more expensive than a Baby's watch, it is tax deductible and it helps keep a DIY venue afloat.
"This is one way to subsidize artists programs without having to struggle to sell X amount of tickets every night," said Silent Barn fund-raising coordinator Hillary Reeves.Maybe David Byrne will buy one.
Crying are headlining Silent Barn on New Year's Eve.
David Byrne does in fact respect music
The NY Times published an article on Sunday that makes the case that art is NOT in fact dead in NYC, and that many of those complaining are really just old, nostalgic for their youth, and out of touch. It's an interesting read that includes mentions of Death By Audio, Nonsense NYC, Monster Island, the band Bubbles, Goodbye Blue Monday, and Silent Barn.
Silent Barn is somewhat hilariously pitted against David Byrne in the article (which was written by Alan Feuer). Byrne has been known to discuss the expensive real estate related problems artists face if they want to live in NYC, but apparently Silent Barn's Nathan Cearley isn't buying it...
"To survive for the long term, we have to grow up and have adult conversations about stuff like loans and workers' compensation," said Nathan Cearley, a Silent Barn veteran, who also works as a schoolteacher, plays in a "void drone" band called Long Distance Poison and serves on the collective's working group for logistical issues, which is known as Risky Bizness.Perry Farrell, Steve Earle, The Roots, Rufus Wainwright, and more will honor David Byrne at Carnegie Hall in March.
"I don't see David Byrne investing in real estate and trying to lower prices so that artists can stay here," Mr. Cearley said. (Mr. Byrne responded in an email that he failed to see how a real-estate investment, "even if I had the spare cash," would lower rents for artists.)
Mr. Cearley then went on: "If David Byrne isn't interested in art anymore" -- in his email Mr. Byrne said that he was -- "I suppose that's good to know. But we are. So instead complaining about the end of art in New York, I'd love to see him save it. Because he can write us a check anytime he wants." [NY Times]
by Wyatt Marshall
Silent Barn backyard, now with legal booze
Bushwick's Silent Barn opened a cafe, serving up coffee from a new espresso machine and sammys and snanks from nearby Your Way Cafe. That's in addition to the standard beer, wine and sake, which you can now legally drink in the yard. One employee told Bedford + Bowery that the venue expects to open a full bar at some point, opening up all kinds of possibilities. The Silent Barn cafe will be open from 4PM through shows. The cafe has plans for zine readings, book clubs, and kid-friendly activities during the day. Also: free wifi. Anyone been? How them sammiches?
As for live shows, tonight (8/19) at Silent Barn it's Chimes, The Love Ways, Lost Boy? and The Veda Rays. Then on Wednesday (8/20) it's Heavens Gate, Weekends, Advaeta, Bueno, and Et Al.
Trans Pecos' backyard (via @todd_patrick)
As discussed, the new Todd P venue Trans Pecos in now open in the old Silent Barn space (915 Wyckoff Ave), and its schedule is already filling up with a number of shows this month into next. In a new message from Todd, he explains that these currently announced shows are "preview events" and that they've still got a ways to go in terms of renovation. You can read his full statement, which includes many more details about the future of the venue, below.
Upcoming shows include Pop. 1280 (12/12), The Range (12/13), Hard Nips (12/14), Heaven's Gate w/ Millions (12/19), Miho Hatori (12/20), Kayo Dot (1/3) and more. Full current schedule and full lineups for each show here.
Read Todd P's statement below...
It is with great excitement for us to unveil The Silent Barn's Winter 2013 Fundraising Campaign to our fantastic community of supporters! As we pass the first anniversary of our 10-year commitment to our new building, we cannot help but be excited about all of the projects, installations, and performances that can be created here over the remaining decade. To assure that the Silent Barn dream continues, we are working to raise $20,000 by January 1st, 2014, which will finish renovations, strengthen our infrastructure, and enable us to continue offering diverse programming in the new year.Silent Barn opened in their new location (603 Bushwick Ave) back in January and have had an ambitious first year there but are looking to raise $20K by January 1 for reasons explained above. For more on their fundraiser (and an explanation of the donor incentives, called "barnacles"), you can watch a short video below and or visit Silent Barn's donate page.
We are seeking your support, as our community, to help us raise achieve this goal. Your donation will help to complete the last of our startup costs, investing in the Silent Barn's infrastructure for years to come. In gratitude, your donation to the Silent Barn is tax-deductible through our non-profit fiscal sponsor, Flux Factory, and you will receive an exclusive donor gift currency that brings you artworks, records, tshirts, beer, entry to shows, tea blends, haircuts, craft supplies, noise friends, cassette tapes, and many great gifts made by the Silent Barn family.
Tonight (12/10) at Silent Barn you can see Motion Studies (feat. member of Mr. Dream) who are making their live debut, plus Fasano, Courtship Ritual, The Flag, and Horselover Fats (also making their live debut).
Silent Barn fundraiser video below...
Pop. 1280 at Public Assembly in 2012 (more by Erez Avissar)
The Trans-Pecos, as originally defined in 1887 by the Texas geologist Robert T. Hill, is the portion of Texas that lies west of the Pecos River. The term is considered synonymous with "Far West Texas", a subdivision of West Texas. The Trans-Pecos is part of the Chihuahuan Desert, the second largest desert in North America. It the most mountainous and arid portion of the state, and most of its area (outside of the city of El Paso) is vast and sparsely populated, comprising seven of the ten largest counties by area in Texas. The area is well known for the natural beauty of the Big Bend, and has one of the highest proportions of publicly owned land in the continental US. [Wikipedia]As discussed, Todd P is opening a new venue in the old Silent Barn space (915 Wyckoff Ave), and we now know that the new venue will be called Trans Pecos and it opens on December 5 with the previously discussed Gnaw / Psalm Zero / Notekillers show. It's a Northern Spy-presented show, and according to the flyer (pictured below), Northern Spy will be doing "Thursdays @ Trans Pecos." One of the only another announced shows at the moment is one the following Thursday, December 12 with Pop. 1280, Ukiah Drag, Herzog Rising, and Nick Klein. Doors for both of those shows are at 8 PM, with the music starting at 9. $8 at the door gets you in.
Peter Kerlin Octet, Sunwatchers, and Platinum Vision play Trans Pecos on Saturday, 12/14. That's all the shows we know about at the moment.
As you may know, Silent Barn moved and is currently open in its new Bushwick Ave location.
Northern Spy 'Thursdays @ Trans Pecos' flyer below...
Defeated Sanity at the old Silent Barn, 2011 (more by Samantha Marble)
A NEW VENUE IN THE FORMER SILENT BARN SPACE - an all ages venue + art studio space on the Bushwick/Ridgewood borderThere's no word on when the new incarnation of the space will reopen, but the rest of the long story continues below.
The former Silent Barn space on Wyckoff Ave will re-open as an all ages music venue for "new music" (aka noise, avant composition, artistic rock, etc) - with a (licensed) bar for the grown-ups, as well as on-site creative office space and artists' studio space. It will double as a neighborhood bar on nights without shows, and a gallery, plus a separate gallery and show space in the basement to open at a later date.
There seems to be some confusion as to why this is happening, and how, so here is the tale: apologies it's a long story...
"Being smushed up front while PS Eliot played = top 10 moment of 2013
And swearin is a top 10 band of the earth" - @heyheywellok
Swearin' at Silent Barn - 8/17/13 (photo via Marc Viloria)
Salinas Records celebrated their tenth anniversary at Silent Barn on Saturday (8/17). It was exciting for more reasons than one, but one of the especially exciting parts is that the now-defunct P.S. Eliot reunited for the show. P.S. Eliot's lineup includes Katie Crutchfield on vocals (now of Waxahatchee) and her twin sister Allison Crutchfield on drums (now sings in Swearin', who also played the show). You can listen to audio of P.S. Eliot's set at the bottom of this post.
So many other great bands played the show too, including The Measure [sa], Little Lungs, Radiator Hospital, All Dogs, The Ambulars, and more. Did you go? If so, what did you think?
Swearin' had also just played House of Vans two days earlier (8/15) with Kid Dynamite, Joyce Manor, and Red Hare (pictures), and they have more upcoming shows, including Bowery Ballroom (9/3) with The Julie Ruin (sold out), and 285 Kent (9/4) with Shellshag and Honey (tickets).
Waxahatchee has an upcoming tour with Screaming Females and Tenement which hits NYC on 9/14 at MHOW and 9/16 at Bowery Ballroom. The Bowery Ballroom show is also with Aye Nako (whose Angie Boylan is also in Little Lungs, who played the Salinas Records show). Tickets for both of those shows are still available.
Audio of P.S. Eliot's set, below...
Eric Copeland at Bowery Ballroom in April (more by PSquared Photography)
TONIGHT (5/3), the venue will be graced by psych rockers Blues Control, Black Dice member Eric Copeland (who just opened for Akron/Family), Jackson Pollis' (of Real Estate) other project, Son of Dad, plus WFMU DJ Liz Berg will be on the boards all night. Doors are 8:30, show starts at 9:30, and admission is $8 at the door.
Then, on Saturday (5/4), there's another great show with Vermont psych weirdos Blanche Blanche Blanche, the even weirder Gary War, post rockers Woodsman, drone folk artist Weyes Blood, Matt Sullivan, and visuals by EyeBodega. Doors are at 8 and admission is $8.
Finally on Sunday (5/5), On Sunday, they've got Oren Ambarchi, Marco Fusinato, Long Distance Poison, and Millions. They're also involved in a Cinco de Mayo party happening at Deep Cuts Barber Shop. In their words:
Cinco De Mayo is a fake holiday.Sounds fun.
But our tasty carne asada tacos, grilled corn and beers are real.
Come chill eat some tacos and drink some beers while Mickey Perez and Marty McSorley spin Latin tunes all afternoon.
10% off all Latin records all day.
Tacos for tips & corn for coins.
Free mustache trims for all Zapatistas.
Some song streams below...
IN THEIR OWN WORDS:
4 months....that's how long we've spent stone cold sober watching bands at the new Silent Barn. This Friday we're compensating for all that in one night.Other upcoming events at Silent Barn include The Beets & Sea Lions on April 9th, and as mentioned, Twin Sister & Empress Of on May 11th.
[Friday, 3/29] is the first night that Silent Barn can legally sell beer + wine and drink all over our amazing, huge, multi-use utopia with all our friends.
DJ Jenn Pelly (Pitchfork, WNYU)
DJ Deep Cuts (WFMU's Marty McSorely, DBA's Brandon Perry, Silent Barn's barber)
DJ Ad Hoc (Ric Leichtung, also of 285 Kent/Market Hotel)
DJ ESP TV (Scott Kiernan + Victoria Keddie)
Entry is free to the entire space all night. Check out our studios! We'll fuckin cut your hair! We got a contraption that sometimes sorts and sometimes explodes fruit! We got a photo show of Discord Era DC political hxc!
Our doors open at 8:30. Our doors close...we'll figure that one out later. We're at 603 Bushwick Ave, off the Myrtle-Broadway JM or walkable from the Morgan L.
718-497-7148 is the number for Bushwick Car Service...that's all I'm gonna say.
It's like when Moses found Israel and then they had to wait outside for 40 years. And then drank a shitton of milk and honey on Friday night.
Empress Of, who played one of our BrooklynVegan day shows in Austin, last played NYC at Pianos
Empress Of @ Glasslands, 2012 (more by Robert Altman)
The indie pop sound of Brooklyn's own Empress Of (aka Lorely Rodriguez) has been featured on Stereogum, Gorilla vs Bear, and FADER, and can be experienced live tonight (2/16) at the new Silent Barn, at SXSW in March and on tour with Jamie Lidell throughout April (Music Hall of Williamsburg included). Dates, songs and videos, below...
videos by Maks Suski
As mentioned, Silent Barn has a new Bushwick location (603 Bushwick Ave) after being forced to move out of their 915 Wyckoff Ave location, and they opened the doors for the first time at the new spot on Sunday (12/30). The show was with Alan Watts, GDFX, Sugarm, and Good Willsmith. You can watch videos of the latter three artists, plus a tour/walkthrough video of the new venue, below. And if you'd like to help out, they're looking for volunteers.
Silent Barn has other upcoming shows including one on January 10 with Ed Askew, D. Charles Speer, Tamble Tamble, (of Guardian Alien) and Andy Boay (of Tonstartssbandht). The flyer for that show is below.
They Might Be Giants at Terminal 5 in March (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
today in NYC
* Phish @ MSG
* Kanye West @ Revel
* Stephane Wrembel @ Barbes
* The Fab Faux @ City Winery
* Gov't Mule @ Beacon Theatre
* The Felice Brothers @ Maxwell's
* Steve Miller Band @ Capitol Theatre
* Superhuman Happiness @ Mercury Lounge
* Alana Amram, Mal Blum @ The Ace Hotel
* Coldplay, Naturally 7 @ Barclays Center
* Martha Reeves & the Vandellas @ BB King's
* Dark Star Orchestra @ Paramount (Huntington)
* Howth, Creeptones, Erik Gundel @ Cameo Gallery
* Pretty Lights, Michal Menert @ Roseland Ballroom
* Punch Brothers, Aoife O'Donovan @ Bowery Ballroom
* MV Carbon, Trin Tran, Vinka Varna, X27 @ Cake Shop
* Sandra Bernhard @ Joe's Pub (early and late shows)
* Spring Standards, Taurus, Inland Traveler @ Glasslands
* Alan Watts, GDFX, Sugarm, Good Willsmith @ Silent Barn
* Machinedrum, Sepalcure, Brooklyn Bass @ Le Poisson Rouge
* They Might Be Giants, Last Car @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Afrojack, Diplo, Rusko, Bobby Burns, Leroy Styles @ Pier 94
* Smoke DZA, Vinny Cha$e, Slim Dollars, Kris Kasanova @ SOB's
* John Zorn's Annual End of the Year Improv Festival @ The Stone
* I Am The Avalanche, Money, Paper, Hearts, Sad & French @ The Grand Victory
* Baked, Two Inch Astronaut, Butter The Children, Ovlov, The Districts @ Big Snow
* Andrew WK, Big D and the Kids Table, The Blazing Beaverducks @ Ollie's Point
* Brothers Past, The Manhattan Project, DJ Greg, special guests TBA @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Cro-Mags, Sheer Terror, Rude Awakening, Brain Slug, Born Annoying @ Highline Ballroom
* Dave Hill, Josh Gondelman, Mike Lawrence, George Gordon, Ben Kronberg, John Flynn, Dan St Germain, Sean Donnelly @ Union Hall
Silent Barn is back with a new Bushwick location and they'll host their first show there tonight with Alan Watts, GDFX, Sugarm, Good Willsmith, and DJ Smhoakmosheein. Doors at 8, first act on at 9, $7 entry. And because they haven't got their alcohol permits in order yet, no drinking at this show.
Coldplay play their second of three NYC area shows and first at the Barclays Center. They play again tomorrow night for NYE with Jay-Z.
Kanye wraps up his three-night run in Atlantic City tonight.
Punch Brothers are on night 2 of their three-night run at Bowery Ballroom tonight.
The Felice Brothers are on night 2 of their three-night NYE run of the NYC area. They play Maxwell's tonight and Mercury Lounge tomorrow for NYE.
They Might Be Giants are on night 2 of their three-night run at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight.
Dark Star Orchestra play their first of two nights at Huntington's Paramount tonight.
Phish continues their run at MSG tonight. Pretty Lights and Gov't Mule begin theirs at Roseland and Beacon Theatre, respectively, tonight. More info on those and other NYE shows at our New Year's Eve guide.
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Queens/Brooklyn DIY music venue Silent Barn is back:
Sweet land of milk and honey! It's official. The Silent Barn hasCongrats to Silent Barn and we look forward to all the shows and other events to come!
signed a 10 year lease with extension option on a beautiful, massive property in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The address is 603 Bushwick, a few blocks from the Myrtle-Broadway JMZ stop. It is 10,000 square feet, 3 storeys, mixed use, legally occupiable and COMPLETELY INSANE. In addition to nightly concerts, Silent Barn will now be home to over a dozen studios for artists and entrepreneurs, 8 residential tenants, and a large community garden.
This space surpasses the wildest ambitions we ever had for what the Silent Barn can achieve. We are ecstatic. This past year has been grueling; we have been working so hard as spiritual hobos since we were forced to leave our former home. That made us stronger. As a team, Silent Barn is smarter and more organized than ever. Without exaggeration, this new space makes the entire ordeal of the past year worth the wait - if everything happens for a reason, then 603 Bushwick is the reason why 915 Wyckoff was vacated last June. The community that supported us in the wake of our disastrous demise at 915 Wyckoff and the Kickstarter drive that followed raised the Silent Barn to a higher level of accountability than ever in our 8 year history - after a year, we are ready to fully respond to that accountability.
This lease comes hand in hand with a renovation contract - construction is scheduled for the next month and a half and we plan to host our first concerts in late December. Our volunteer team has expanded quickly in the past month and we will continue to need new volunteers to help "make this house a home", as Luther Vandross says.
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Ava Luna - "Ice Level" (MP3)
Brooklyn R&B/indie rock collective Ava Luna released their new record, Ice Level, this week via Infinite Best Recordings. The album continues in the vein of the band's previous work, mixing Motown harmonies, late 70s NYC funk-punk beats, and disco strings into a tightly packed 8-song LP. You can stream the entire thing at their bandcamp and we're also offering the album's title track/second single, "Ice Level," in this post. Download that track above or stream it below.
The band will support the album with a tour which kicks off with a show on Friday (3/2) at Gottscheer Hall in Queens, where Silent Barn will be holding their first in a series of public meetings, where anyone can come and discuss the NYC DIY scene and the future of Silent Barn. Regarding the show, the band has said, "Every time we've finished a record, we've held a release show at the Silent Barn... so for Ice Level, we're proud to celebrate at the first Public Meeting." Twin Sister, who Ava Luna recently wrapped up a tour with, will be special guests at the show.
Ava Luna are also one of the many artists on the just-announced Crossing Brooklyn Ferry lineup, which was curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National and goes down from May 3 - 5 at BAM. Ava Luna play on May 4, the day that St. Vincent headlines.
All dates and stream below...
stuff @ the Silent Barn
Silent Barn just raised a bunch of money to recover from a theft and be an even better venue ($36,965 as of this post), but...
"The Silent Barn has been a live-in space for its entire history," read a posted statement. "'Living in the stew' has been part of our mission as a venue, but it's also necessary financially--with rent dollars subsidizing the venue's costs, we were able to run Silent Barn with little regard for how much money we pull in through shows. ... Given the amount of support we've received through Kickstarter, we need to be certain that when we reopen Silent Barn, we will be able to keep our doors open for years to come. There is simply no way for The Silent Barn to continue at 915 Wyckoff." [Village Voice]Yesterday was their final day at the Queens address, and everything they couldn't carry, they gave away.
by Andrew Sacher
Frequent Dan Deacon tourmates and friends Nuclear Power Pants are bringing their outlandish live show to NYC twice in the next week. They'll play Thursday (8/4) at Shea Stadium with The So So Glos, Pygmy Shrews, and RoomRunner. The show is a benefit for Silent Barn, who are currently raising money to rebuild the damaged venue. Nuclear Power Pants will also play Monday (8/8) at Death By Audio with Religious Girls, The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, and Blastoids.
If you've seen Nuclear Power Pants, then you know pretty much know what they're all about. If you haven't, you can expect zany dinosaur/robot/alien costumes, off-kilter keytar lines, spastic drumming, and one or two male vocalists frantically shouting as three or four female vocalists pull off synchronized dance moves and piercing harmonies. To get a taste of Nuclear Power Pants' sound, check out their album Wicked Eats the Warrior which is streaming at their myspace. The NYC shows are their only two shows we know of at the moment.
Some videos and more info on the Shea Stadium show below...
Defeated Sanity @ Silent Barn (more by Samantha Marble)
"The Silent Barn is an immersion into the art of New York City as it lives. It's a double-floor music venue inside of a kitchen, an independent video games arcade, an art theater & performance space, a party surveillance system, a zine library, a museum of gigantic murals, and a home for Castle Oscar. Founded in 2004, The Silent Barn is now grandfather to a beautiful re-emergence of similar spaces across Brooklyn, and a quintessential model for all-ages DIY art and music culture in America. It resides proudly alongside Flux Factory and the Museum of the Moving Image as a rare contemporary art institution in Queens, New York. It has long been the headquarters of both Showpaper and Babycastles, young and booming art institutions in NYC. It has birthed the careers of The Dirty Projectors, Dan Deacon, Future Islands, Deerhunter, Teengirl Fantasy, Vivian Girls, Real Estate, The Black Lips, Pictureplane, and many, many others.That blurb comes from the DIY venue's new Kickstarter page which they're using to raise the money. As of this posting, they're at $3,912 already. Those who pledge $1000 or more will get free admission to the venue for life. Those who pledge $10 get some stickers. There are lots of other prices and prizes too. Check it out.
A recent and massive theft has put the Silent Barn in a position to temporarily close operations, and we are viewing this as an opportunity to begin our transition into a viably permanent, resilient, and safe part of New York City. After several years of a rotating cast of operators, including Skeletons, Todd P, John Chavez, and Andy Borsz, The Silent Barn has settled into permanent marriage to G. Lucas Crane (Woods, Nonhorse), Joe Ahearn (ART on AIR, Showpaper), Kunal (Loud Objects, Babycastles), and Nat Roe (WFMU). We are working to co-sign a new 5-year lease for Silent Barn, officially making this a long standing piece of New York City.
We are now raising up to $80,000 in order to ensure the viability of The Silent Barn as a permanent all-ages venue for independent and experimental music, games, and art...."
Check out a video of Dirty Projects playing the Queens venue below...
Chat Logs @ Silent Barn (more by Amanda Dandaneau)
Hi everybody! Here is a list of the major sound gear that was stolen from the Silent Barn. There's plenty more that was stolen, including a bunch of bikes, personal stuff, cash, computers, etc etc. But if anybody thinks they may know where these are, please contact us at Silentbarn@gmail.comPREVIOUSLY: Silent Barn Robbed.
2 powered QSC K8 speakers
2 powered behringer Eurolive B1800D-PRO subwoofers
1 Yamaha MG166CX 16-Channel Mixer
1 snake with 8 XLR inputs and 4 1/4"" inputs
2 Yamaha passive PA speakers (painted white)
Peavey Bass Cab
Two Peavy power amps
Soundcraft Spirit 4 mixer
Ampeg bass amp BA 115 bass combo
Peavey bass combo amplifier
Silver Stanton USB turntable
behringer bcf2000 usb mixer
Thanks!!! Your support has literally kept us from folding and giving up. Everybody's warmth has been totally amazing and uplifting.
UPDATE: Now there's a kickstarter too
Silent Barn (more by Leia Jospe)
This weekend has been incredibly heartbreaking for all of us at The Silent Barn. On top of many issues that we're currently dealing with, over the weekend our house was completely ransacked. About $15k worth of audio equipment, house projects and personal belongings are gone. The violence to the space is almost as upsetting as the theft. Doors were ripped off of hinges, furniture ripped to shreds, and everything in the space strewn about in a sea of debris. We've lost 7 years worth of accumulated equipment, tools, and artwork donated and built by individuals from every end of the scene's spectrum, and we're still reeling with what this means for our own lives and the future of the space. If you would like to find out what you can do, email email@example.com. We need your help to continue.At least two shows have already moved or are cancelled. Keep an eye on the Queens' venue Facebook for more info or to get in touch to help.
Thank you for your concern over the last few days. It means as much to us as the space itself.
- Castle Oscar, Momma, Kunal, Lucas, Nat, Jordan, James, Joe
Ende Tymes Festival is a 3 day festival dedicated to DIY experimental music and video art. With workshops, discussions, screenings, and live music performances, Ende Tymes will expose local fans and artists to processes and production techniques, as well as the work of distant and older practitioners of the hands-on, street-level experimental media arts. Workshops will be conducted in DIY radio transmission, and Victorian Synths and Other Analog Wizardry. A discussion will occur between elder members of the noise and experimental music scene to talk about "street-level experimental music and the evolution of interface and community." Screenings and live performances with video will happen on 3 consecutive nights, featuring curated artists as well as selected pieces from a public call for submissions. Live performances of noise and experimental music will happen on 3 consecutive nights featuring nearly 40 acts from across the US.More details at the fest's site. Full lineup below.
photos by Samantha Marble, words by BBG
Defeated Sanity @ Silent Barn
Germans deathmetallers Defeated Sanity belched forth a set at Silent Barn on Friday, 5/20 with help from local greats Dysrhythmia and Andomorphous Rexalia. Pictures from the Queens show (though none of Andmorphous Rexalia) adorn this post.
Defeated Sanity plays the M Room in Philly tonight (5/25), their second-to-last stop before the band plays their 9:55 PM set at Maryland DeathFest on Saturday 5/28. All of their tour dates and all of the MDF set times are below.
Learn more about MDF via Invisible Oranges comprehensive (and awesome) show program up for sale. And stay tuned for my own reports from the ground.
All pictures, some video, and the MDF set times are below.
photos by Leia Jospe
Super Mash bros
Silent Barn will host a day of "music, comic books, video games and non institutional learning" SATURDAY (2/5) starting at 2PM. It's a multi-media event called OKEVERYTHING. The first part of the day is FREE and will kick off with discussion on video games and gaming design before shifting to comic book production. Right around 7PM is when the music will kick off, and when revellers will have to pay the $10 entrance fee to catch an 8-bit heavy lineup headlined by Anamanaguchi with The J. Arthur Keenes Band, Nullsleep, Starscream, and George & Jonathan.
Anamanaguchi recently supported Super Mash Brothers at Irving Plaza on January 22nd. Pictures from that show, and full details on the OKEVERYTHING show are below.