Entries tagged with: White Suns
photos by Ebru Yildiz; words by Bill Pearis
APTBS @ DbA 10/27/2014
We actually don't know if last night (10/27) was A Place To Bury Strangers' final show at Death By Audio, but if they're planning to play the venue they helped build again, it will have to be in the next 26 days, since that's how little time is left before the DIY Williamsburg venue closes forever. But it's hard to imagine them topping what happened last night, a surprise-filled show that could have only been planned by folks who knew the space intimately.
APTBS, who also played a CMJ show at Rough Trade two nights earlier (where they played on the floor, not the stage), opened Monday night's sold-out show at DbA in a sea of fog and strobes, and ended it with a guitar sticking out of the ceiling (see above). The latter came soon after the band had jumped off the main stage, seemingly done with their set, and into the back room by the merch table, where a second smaller setup (including a vintage step drum machine) was ready for action. The band played a couple songs with that setup as the crowd figured out what was going on, and then tried to open the door to a little storage space, which was stuck. Frontman (and DbA pedal shop owner) Oliver Ackerman proceeded to bash the door with an amp till it opened. In that storage space was a second kit, drummer Robi Gonzalez went in and APTBS played one last song, with bassist Dion Lunadon on the merch table and that guitar ending up wedged in the drop-ceiling.
It was a crazy show, and a loud one. We warned you to wear earplugs. If you forgot them, the band conveniently had their own branded version for sale at the show, as well as prismatic "hallucinogenic vision" glasses to make things a little more trippy. Broken Water (from Washington), Gold Dime (featuring members of Talk Normal and Dreebs), and White Suns opened.
Less than a month of DbA left. Check out the current schedule of final shows, and stay tuned for more announcements. More pics from last night's APTBS show, including video of them covering Dead Moon's "Don't Look Back," below...
by Bill Pearis
Dirty on Purpose
Over the years, Death by Audio has been spiritual home to bands to more than a few bands, whether they've worked for the venue, the pedal shop or have just been part of scene. (It was almost like they lived there.) Some of those bands who have since called it quits are getting back together to say goodbye to DbA on November 1. Headlining the show are '00s-era underappreciated poppy shoegazers Dirty on Purpose who played their last ever show on New Year's Eve 2008. I was a fan and a friend (the first show I saw at DbA was Dirty on Purpose during CMJ 2005 back when they just called it the Sugar Factory), and anxious to see them again. If you've never checked them out, you can stream 2006's Hallelujah Sirens (via Rdio) below.
Also on the bill are Sisters (aka DbA co-runner Matt Conboy and Aaron Pfannebecker who made calamitous pop); San Francisco transplants French Miami (frontman Jay Heiselman now plays in Grooms, Roya and is a busy recording engineer); and Darlings who I was unaware broke up, and and if they did it's been really recent and they didn't tell anybody (we premiered a new song back in July and they just played Knitting Factory two weeks ago). [UPDATE: They didn't break up, but are pals with all the bands.] What, no Coin Under Tongue? The lovefest is $10 at the door. Flyer below.
Speaking of French Miami, next time you're at DbA on the way in or out, there's a box of French Miami's self-titled 2009 album on vinyl. Help yourself to one (it's a good record and you can stream it below).
While on the subject of DbA house bands, A Place to Bury Strangers are surely the venue's official one, as frontman Oliver Ackerman runs the pedal shop out of DbA's backroom. APTBS will play DbA on October 27 with Olympia, WA's Broken Water, plus Gold Dime (ex Talk Normal), and White Suns. That show is $8 at the door, and is just two days after playing Rough Trade (10/25) as part of Austin Psych Fest's CMJ showcase with White Fence, Moon Duo, King Gizzard & the Wizard Lizard, Bo Ningen and more (tickets).
In other DbA news, we mentioned that construction has already begun on the building's transformation into Vice's new megafacility, and DbA suffered a bit on Monday (10/13) when the construction crew sawed open an active water line directly above the main showspace, sending 50+ gallons of water down through the drop ceiling. It was cleaned up by the time of the show that night. But let's not destroy the place before they close (that goes for showgoers too), ok?
Streams and flyers below...
by Wyatt Marshall
The experimental noise rock band White Suns has been on a tour that wraps up in their hometown of NYC TONIGHT (7/15) at Silent Barn with the Alan Licht and Aki Onda Duo and Lea Bertucci and Leila Lovell Duo. Admission is $8. Show starts at 8 PM.
After tonight's show, the NYC band will play a few other local dates as well. They'll play Summerscreen in McCarren Park on July 23 with Kid Millions' (of Oneida) Man Forever project and a screening of John Waters' 1990 Johnny Depp-starring film Cry-Baby. Like all Summerscreen shows, it's free with the music starting at 6 PM and the movie at sundown.
Like Wreck & Reference, White Suns are signed to the experimental and influential San Francisco label The Flenser. White Suns' most recent album, Totem came out earlier this year on that label. If you haven't heard it yet, it's insane. Utterly disorienting and schizophrenic‚ it's desperate and furious, with as much noise as demented free jazz. Black metal nods mix freely with spoken word--the lyrics are a highlight. Give Totem a listen below.
Camera Obscura in Central Park in 2013 (more by PSquared)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Camera Obscura, Laura Cantrell @ Le Poisson Rouge
Scotland's ever-charming indiepop band Camera Obscura play their first of two NYC shows with Laura Cantrell tonight. MHOW tomorrow.
Eyehategod, Iron Reagan, Vektor, Strong Intentions @ The Acheron
The mighty sludge crew Eyehategod are already back for another (very welcome) round in NYC, and making this bill even better, crossover "supergroup" Iron Reagan open.
Touche Amore, Tigers Jaw, Dads @ Revolution
Touche Amore and Tigers Jaw (who currently share a drummer) may be stylistically different bands, but they both make highly passionate music that you can relatively consider punk rock, and this double bill is sure to be an excellent one.
SZA, Cakes Da Killa, Denitia and Sene, Princess Nokia, H09909 @ Rough Trade
Tonight's AfroPunk-curated Red Bull Sound Select show features an eclectic lineup with the airy indie/R&B sounds of SZA and the wacked-out hip hop of Cakes Da Killa. Also on the bill is pop duo Denitia & Sene, Mykki Blanco collaborator Princess Nokia (aka Wavy Spice) and H09909 (who recently opened for Body Count).
White Suns, Alan Licht, Aki Onda, Lea Bertucci @ Silent Barn
Experimental metal band White Suns released the Totem LP earlier this year on The Flenser, the label which can always be trusted for forward-thinking dark music, and Totem is no exception.
Puss N Boots, Van Hayride @ The Bell House
The country trio of Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper have been playing live since 2008 but just now released their debut album. No Fools, No Fun. Tonight's the record release show.
Nick Turner, Todd Barry, Brooks Wheelan, Jason Saenz, Nick Vatterott, Steve O'Brien, The Undone Sweaters @ Union Hall
Tonight's edition of Nick Turner & Acquaintances features Todd Barry, Brooks Wheelan, Jason Saenz, Nick Vatterott, Steve O'Brien, and The Undone Sweaters.
Seth Herzog's SWEET @ The Slipper Room
Seth Herzog's longrunning comedy show tonight features the Lucas Brothers, John Milhiser, Nate Craig and Dennie & Sharp.
Zach Deputy @ Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival
The Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival brings free music every Tuesday this summer from 5 to 7:30 PM in the parking lot behind City Winery.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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Ratking @ 50 Kent during Northside 2014 (more by PSquared)
Summerscreen starts next week and will run every Wednesday through August 13 with free movies and live music in McCarren Park. The movie schedule has been up for a while but the music portion -- presented by Todd P and Showpaper -- was just announced. Next week's kickoff (7/9) is Tonstartssbandht and The Dreebs before a screening of Back to the Future. Other acts playing Summerscreen 2014 include Ratking, Man Forever, The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Kleenex Girl Wonder, Eartheater and DJ Dog Dick. Bands start at 6 PM with the movies going on at sundown.
Full 2014 Summerscreen schedule is listed below.
Liturgy as a full band in 2009 (more by Fred Pessaro)
You may know that NYC black metal "transcendentalists" Liturgy have been touring as a duo with a drum machine, but they'll be reuniting with their masterful drummer Greg Fox (and bassist Tyler Dusenbury) for their first tour as a four-piece in a while. It's a short tour in the fall surrounding their appearances at Midpoint Music Festival and Pygmalion Music Festival, and about a month before that, Liturgy will play a hometown show at Brooklyn's Pioneer Works on August 23 (159 Pioneer St) with two Flenser-signed artists, Wreck & Reference (who have a new record out) and White Suns (ditto), and more TBA.. Tickets for that show go on sale Tuesday (7/1) at midnight. All dates are listed below.
The band are also reissuing their 2009 debut, Renihilation, on August 26 via Thrill Jockey, so stay tuned for that.
In related news, Greg Fox also has upcoming dates with his other projects, including an ongoing Guardian Alien tour in Europe and many shows in NYC. He'll play in Zs when they open the previously discussed Arto Lindsay show at LPR on 7/22, which Bigyuki also opens (tickets). Then, Guardian Alien plays Trans Pecos on August 1 with Good Willsmith. Both Guardian Alien and Greg solo play Hudson, NY's BasilicaSoundScape, and Greg plays another solo show in NYC on 9/24 at Roulette with Battle Trance. All of Greg's various dates are listed below.
Watch a full band live video of Liturgy from 2011, with those lists of dates, below...
Merchandise at FFF Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
As previously mentioned, Florida post-punks Merchandise are going on a tour which hits NYC on June 21 at Glasslands with Francis Heinzfeller (tickets) and Saint Vitus on June 22 with tourmates The Ukiah Drag (tickets). Since we last spoke, it was announced that Merchandise and The Ukiah Drag will play yet another NYC show June 25 at Home Sweet Home (131 Chrystie St) for the venue's Nothing Changes party. Updated dates are listed below.
Merchandise also just released a new song from USA '13, their 3-way split with Destruction Unit and Milk Music. That split was supposed to come out on Record Store Day but was delayed and will be out this month. Listen to the new song, via Noisey, below.
Speaking of Nothing Changes, since we last spoke, local goth punks Anasazi were added to the Iceage show happening on May 25. That's part of Iceage's tour which also hits Glasslands (5/24) a day earlier with Uniform (mems of The Men, Drunkdriver).
Iceage's pals Lower also play Nothing Changes on 5/28 which is part of their tour that also hits Acheron on 5/30. Since we last spoke, Dark Blue (mems of Clockcleaner, Paint It Black) and La Cruor were added to the Acheron show. Tickets for that are on sale.
Other upcoming Nothing Changes shows include Pedestrian Deposit with Hospital Productions-signed FFH and White Suns this Wednesday (5/7), White Ring the following week (5/14) and more. Full schedule, with the new Merchandise song and their updated list of dates, below...
by Kelly Kettering
Released just yesterday (3/18) on the always dark Flenser Records, Totem by Brooklyn's White Suns is a crazy cacophony of relentless electronics. Comprised of members Kevin Barry, Dana Matthiessen and Rick Visser, the trio was joined in the studio by recording engineer Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, Swans, Foetus) to construct Totem's urgent, industrial sound.
The new video for "Prostrate" (directed by Amnon Friedlin & Diana Joy) parallels the music's erratic attitude as it features a homeless person, gestating trash can eggs and a hooker with some mad shades and a wind machine. It makes its premiere in this post, and you can check it out below. Head here to order your copy of Totem.
New Yorkers will also be able to catch the band's album release show this Friday (3/21) at REVERSE (28 Frost St) in Williamsburg with Saturn and Oakland's Silent Girlfriend. And, White Suns will be one of the opening acts at our Invisible Oranges-sponsored album release show for black metal act Epistasis on April 6, as they share the Acheron's stage with Kayo Dot and Pyrrhon. Tickets for that show are still available.
New video and LP artwork below...
Though tickets are still available for Wolf Eyes' appearance at Saint Vitus on Saturday (7/6), the Motor City noise gang aren't hesitating at releasing details on their next NYC appearance. Wolf Eyes have announced an August 24 date at Issue Project Room with support TBA. Tickets are on sale.
In related news, Pharmakon will join another noise band, Hair Police, as part of a show at 285 Kent on July 12, which is a Sacred Bones event. Tickets for the show, which also features appearances from Alberich and Hollow Seed, are still available. Hair Police will ALSO perform at Issue Project Room the next day (7/13) with Chris Goudreau, White Suns, Guerilla Toss and Bob Bellerue + Tamio Shiraishi. It's an all-day affiair (3 PM - 8 p PM) and tickets for that are still available too. The shows are in celebration of the band's new LP Mercurial Rites, out now and streaming in full below.
Last but not least, if you can't wait until July 12 to get your Alberich fix, head out to Nothing Changes at Home Sweet Home Wednesday night (7/3). The noise artist will join Lussuria as part of the weekly late-night party. DJ sets from Ning Nong & Tamaryn help sweeten the deal.
Stream that Hair Police LP below.
Hammerhead at Death By Audio, 2010 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Just like last time, Hammerhead have announced a last minute show tonight at Death by Audio (6/29), tagging support from Seawhores, White Suns and Queening. $10 gets you in. The show is the day before the band's now sold-out appearance with Melvins at Lit Lounge tomorrow (6/30) and two days before Gay Witch Abortion (who are also on the Lit show) plays Union Pool (on 7/1).
photos by Phil Maier, words by BBG
King Dude @ Home Sweet Home
King Dude played his first NYC show with a full band in tow at Home Sweet Home on April 11th as part of "Wierd Wednesdays" at Home Sweet Home. The show was a rare one-off on the East Coast for the Seattle-based goth artist, and one of a very small number of shows for TJ Cowgill (also Book of Black Earth) overall, though you can catch him in Austin at Chaos in Tejas this year as part of a bill that includes Iceage (who play NYC twice in the coming months), Xeno & Oaklander, Pop. 1280, Kindest Lines, Dangerous Boys Club, Anasazi (who play Acheron next week), RØSENKØPF (them too), and YOU.
Pop 1280, who will embark on a US tour in May, play a NYC show at Death By Audio on Saturday (4/14) as part of a record release celebration for White Suns's new LP Sinews. Stream that release in its entirety at Spin now. Pop 1280 also play a Brooklyn show with O'Death in May.
King Dude pictures from Home Sweet Home are below.
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"These Midwestern weirdos have a real knack for crafting some of the most out-there noise-core imaginable. Whether it's teaming up with the "God of Noise" Merzbow, for the Merzbannon project, or crafting a rock opera centered on somebody who makes a pact with the devil to become a transsexual rock star, these guys certainly know how to push the limits of extreme music and get under your skin.... [Verbicide]"Racebannon are hitting the road in late April, tagging a pair of shows in NYC including Saint Vitus on April 24th with Vaz and Guardian Alien and Cake Shop on April 25th with White Suns and Zulus. Full tour schedule is below.
The dates are in celebration of the band's Six Sik Sisters, out now and featuring "Thee Desparate" which makes its debut in video form below. Video and tour dates below...
Glenn Branca at the 2011 Bang-on-a-Can Marathon (more by Andrew Frisicano)
Fortissimo Records will present Yo Eskerrik Asko NYC!, a two-day event will descend upon Public Assembly on August 24th and 25th. Neptune, Christina Carter, White Suns, Action Beat, and Glenn Branca play the first night. Oneohtrix Point Never, Charalambides, Colin L. Orchestra, Grasshopper, Opponents/Ala Muerte, and Tim Hecker play on the second evening. Tickets for both August 24th and August 25th are on sale separately, or you can buy a two-day pass.
Oneohtrix Point Never is also scheduled to play NYC on May 5th as part of the National-curated Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival. More Oneohtrix Point Never dates are listed below....
A Storm of Light at the Tone Deaf showcase (more by Greg Cristman)
A Storm of Light plays NYC TONIGHT as part of a round of dates with Mustard Gas & Roses (mem Isis) and Magic Circle. Tickets are still available for the Saint Vitus show. The band recently played a round of dates surrounding SXSW including the Tone Deaf showcase (pictures). Tonight's show is in direct competition with Hull, Mutilation Rites, Batillus and Trenchgrinder at Acheron, the latter two of which played Lovejoy's as part of the BV Day Party. Hull also played Red 7 with Fear on 3/15, which was down the street from Pallbearer, Screaming Females, Ringworm & Power Trip (pictures).
Punk rock crew Kim Phuc will team with Family Curse and Herzog Rising to play Death By Audio on April 7th. The show is one of a few notable and recently added shows at the space, including April 14th with White Suns (who have a new LP on Load, stream a song below), Pop 1280, and Richard, April 28th with Dysrhythmia, Kayo Dot & Vaura, and 4/29 with a mystery guest, Child Abuse, Behold...The Arctopus and PAK.
Check out the recent Decibel Flexi of In Solitude covering Samhain's "Mother of Mercy".
Youth Attack have updated their site with orders for the new Salvation House of the Beating Hell EP, new second Hoax EP, a new ARTS LP Thousand Wounds of War, and so much more. Head to their site for more details (I recommend the Hoax, ARTS and Salvation records).
If you missed it, we posted two sets of pictures from Deatmatch during SXSW (SET 1, SET 2), a set of pictures from Lovejoy's during SXSW, my official showcase during SXSW, and pictures from our bridge show. We welcomed a new EP from Cop Problem, interviews with Black God, new shows from Ilsa, Rorschach, Old Man Gloom, D-Clone, Young Widows, Autopsy and more. Got stoked and then immediately diappointed with the Kiss it Goodbye reunion and scratched our heads in disbelief at the "Death to All" reunion and Wolvhammer cover of The Cure (the latter in a positive way).
More suggested shows, a stream of a new Horseback song, the Split Cranium LP (with Aaron of Isis and members of Circle) a 16 song, an Author & Punisher song, a White Suns song and more is below. What did I miss?
Deerhoof at Europa in March (more by Chris Gersbeck)
Deerhoof have a few festival appearances this fall including Midpoint Music Festival, the Polyvinyl 15 Year Anniversary show with Joan of Arc and Braid (and many more) at the Pygmalion Music Festival, and ATP NJ. They've added a few shows surrounding those festivals. They'll play NYC on September 20 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Mick Barr and White Suns open the show. Tickets go on sale Friday (7/8) at noon with an AmEx pre-sale starting Wednesday (7/6) at noon.
All tour dates below...
by Andrew Frisicano
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Unlike basically every other cultural outlet, the writers of Tiny Mix Tapes voted to give their Album of Year honors to an artist that isn't Kanye West. Instead, they gave it to NYC avant-noise/rock group Zs for their excellent 2010 album New Slaves. (Don't worry: Kanye still made #10.)
Zs will start the new year with a complement to that record, New Slaves II: Essence Implosion!, a collection of remixes that comes out on the Social Registry on Tuesday, January 25th. On the record, the band's tracks are reworked by the likes of Genesis P. Orridge, JG Thirwell, Gabe Andruzzi of The Rapture and others, and the whole thing starts off with a new track featuring Charlie Looker, Weasel Walter and WFMU's Marty McSorely. Two of those remixes are posted above, along with an exclusive mix not on the release done by Justin Pearson of The Locust (That's the Leg Lifters "Professional" Remix of "Gentleman Amateur"). You can also check out "Acres of Skin" from New Slaves, to give you a taste of the source material.
Zs have an album-release show for the disc Monday/tonight at Knitting Factory with Thee Majesty (Feat. Genesis P-Orridge), Ecstatic Sunshine, Cex and DJ DRUZZ (The Rapture/Throne Of Blood). The group has a special set (with an extra member) planned in honor of the release, so expect something unusual. Tickets are still on sale.
Also coming up, Zs: Black Crown Ceremony will play with Sightings, White Suns and Normal Love at Death By Audio on January 28th.
See a Zs live session from SXSW, the album's tracklist and more below...
STATS at Public Assembly (more by Justina Villanueva)
The city is always brimming with great art, whether from MSG to a loft in Bushwick. Here are some more NYC shows that are definitely worth a look over the coming weekend...
Mike Yaniro, in happier times
As you all may or may not know, a dear friend of mine named Michael Yaniro was a victim of violent robbery in the Ridgewood area of Queens (NYC). He was savagely beaten beyond recognition, and now he's got a long road ahead of him with many surgeries. To add insult to his injuries, he has no medical insurance!Twin Stumps recently released a new killer LP on Dais Records. It's what turned me on to the damaged, caustic noise rock (in a Clockcleaner, Drunkdriver, Brainbombs sense) band. Soon after, their bassist Mike Yaniro was viciously attacked. Since then a groundswell of support from the underground has surfaced, including a few benefit shows. The latest show is scheduled for Dec 4th (Friday) at Death By Audio, where Pink Reason, Sightings, York Factory Complaint (featuring Genesis P-orridge), and White Suns are all on the bill.
A brief description of his injuries: His right eye socket needs surgery as there is a bone protruding into it... so it needs to be repaired to restore his ability to move the eye. (He has had this surgery, and will need more work in the future). He has a fractured jaw and nose which will require surgery to repair, as well as multiple broken bones in his face. Pieces of titanium metal is to be inserted in his face to support the bones.
His girlfriend Abby is trying to get him Emergency Medicaid, but that is really tough to get approved, and its doubtful whether or not it will be rewarded. That is why this fundraiser was started. Its not registered as non-profit organization (so if you're looking for a tax break, this is not the time and place for it), but as a way to possibly raise a little money to help him through his crisis. [Julie Finley]
Pink Reason and White Suns tour dates, the show flyer, and a ton of videos are below...
by Black Bubblegum
If you like your noise rock caustic, filthy, and dressed up in a dead mouse costume, then clear your schedule on Monday night (8/10) and head down to Death By Audio.
Rodent obsessed, toilet-humored, ill-tongued masked wackos. Weed-fueled, grinding sludge, noise-damaged, broken oscillator junkyard trio. Demented cheese lovers with a beef against God. Yeah The White Mice from Providence are all those things and more. Too fucked up and noise fixated for the average metalhead, too stoned, sleazy and salacious for the hipster and punk set, The White Mice have for years existed on the fringes of every underground scene and belonged to none of em.Cacaw, Liturgy, and White Suns also play the Brooklyn show on Monday. Expect White Mice to crank out some new material from their upcoming debut on 20 Buck Spin, Ganjahovahdose, due in October. One of those tracks, "PasssTheFissst", is available for download above (along with Liturgy's "Ecstatic Rite", which you first saw here).
Musically speaking one might hear traces of Melvins, Brainbombs, Buzzoven and their Providence brethren in Landed, Drop Dead and Lightning Bolt. And yet the Mice, whose devastatingly loud (like Dino Jr. loud), crude and visually incredible live show leaves mouths agape and the uninitiated properly converted, easily stand apart from any proper comparison as a beast of their own making.
After NYC, White Mice will scoot down the east coast eventually crash landing at the absolutely killer Filth City Fest II in Baltimore, MD with a massive lineup of Hammers of Misfortune, Ludicra (both are in NYC on 8/11, tickets here), Asshole Parade (who are coming to NYC), Defeatist (who played BV Show No Mercy), Pulling Teeth, Man Will Destroy Himself, Cough (who played Europa with Liturgy), Fight Amp (who are playing NYC in September), Infernal Stronghold, and soooooo many others. Tickets are still available. Set times and the full band list is below.
White Mice is currently featured on a new cassette-only comp on Damage Rituals entitled The Dead Hand: Human Machines along with a cast of out-there heavy luminaries like Ocrilim (aka Mick Barr), STATS (who also played BV / Show No Mercy), Vaz, Drunkdriver, Child Abuse, Dysrhythmia, Zs, and many many others. Pick that up here.
The next edition of Show No Mercy will feature Mick Barr, Gnaw, and Castevet and will take place on Sept 6th at Public Assembly.
White Mice tour dates, as well as video of White Mice, Liturgy, drunkdriver, and Child Abuse are below....