Reminder: Los Angeles This Weekend

Just a quick heads up for those in or around Los Angeles this weekend: Three of my favorite acts will be performing at Los Globos in Silverlake this coming Saturday, May 5th: Demdike Stare, Tropic of Cancer and Vatican Shadow (live debut). I saw Demdike Stare live at Unsound in New York two weeks ago and they blew my mind. So, yeah.. this event is not to be missed if you can make it down there.

Facebook event page / $12 tickets here.

Throbbing Gristle – Live At Kezar Pavillion, San Francisco, CA (May 29, 1981)

On May 29th, 1981, Throbbing Gristle performed their last live show at the Kezar Pavillion in San Francisco, CA. This legendary performance marked the initial breakup of the group and end of its mission.

One of the attendees remembers:

You know for the life of me I can’t remember anymore about the actual music. I can remember closing my eyes during one piece and floating off into the 4th dimension (no drugs here just TG). I can remember jumping up and down because of the intense beat, and I can remember screaming along with the rest of the audience as they yelled back at Genesis during ‘Heathen Earth’. The show ended within the usual 60 minutes with a short version of ‘Discipline’. At the end there was no screaming for more. I think the audience was too mesmerised by the last 60 minutes to really do anything. The group stayed on stage and started packing things up. Genesis talked with the audience for a while and I spoke with peter for a few minutes. As I said at the beginning it wasn’t your average rock concert, it was more a happening, an event and one I’ll remember for a long time to come.

Set list:

“Dead Souls”
“Guts On The Floor”
“Circle Of Animals”
“Looking For The OTO”
“Vision And Voice”
“Funeral Rites”
“Spirits Flying”
“Persuasion U.S.A.”
“The Process”
“Discipline (Reprise)”

I’ve watched the video literally dozens of times already and it simply blows my mind.

In related news, all five TG albums have been remastered and reissued by Industrial Records last year and according to Chris Carter, the sixth and final TG album, TG’s Desertshore – The Final Report, is in the works and set to be released later this year. Bring it!

Neon Marshmallow New York City 2011

Chicago-based Neon Marshmallow festival will hit New York City for the first time this fall. The event will take place on October 14-16 at Public Assembly in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The venue sound will be expanded with the addition of the full-spectrum Bunker sound system. I am looking forward seeing Tim Hecker and Veronica Vasicka!

Live: Tim Hecker, Rhys Chatham, Grouper, Phill Niblock, Alan Licht, Mark Fell, Kevin Drumm, Loren Connors, Phoenecia, Rene Hell, Blues Contro, James Ferraro, The Men Xeno & Oaklander, La Big Vic, Forma, Palmetto Moon Electronic Group, Mandelbrot & Skyy, Joe Lentini, Ryley Walker.

DJs: Veronica Vasicka, Spinoza, Ric Leichtung, Emilie Friedlander.

Visuals: Yr Friend Matthew, EyeBodega, Jon Williams & Rebecca Gaffney

A limited number of complete passes are available for $60 here. More info/details here.

August 25, 2011  |