*Andrew Coltrane - One day, a museum will be built displaying nothing but the basements in Michigan where dirtheads like Andrew Coltrane go every day to create newer and weirder noises than they did the day before. Coltrane, through his tape label Hermitage Tapes, has released over 100 cassettes under his own name or as AC or as Cold Turkey or alongside John Olson of Wolf Eyes or Heath Moerland of Sick Llama. He's basically come out of nowhere to become the standard bearer for what a nation of underground lurkers should be doing. Honestly, he hasn't put out a disappointing release yet. He never played live until a year or two ago, and this appearance at the DAM Festival marks his first time jamming south of the Mason Dixon Line.
*Sean Meehan/Tamio Shiraishi - Shiraishi Tamio is a sax player now. He was part of the first incarnation of Keiji Haino's Fushitsusha group and was integral in the scene that flourished at Club Muon in the late 1970s and early 1980s and appeared on the legendary Japanese label Pinakotheca. In recent years, Shiraishi has focused on the saxophone, playing with like-minded free drummers in the streets of Japan and New York as well as with No Neck Blues Band. His play is rather similar to sound of wind , water, and any other natural "noise" sound.
Sean Meehan began his musical journey in the late 1980s at the Amica Bunker Series for improvised music, which was then based at ABC No Rio in New York City. Current performances generally find Meehan playing only a snare drum in a manner that sheds conventional usage and reconstructs the conception and function of the instrument. He will blow your sorry mind away.
Shiraishi and Meehan regularly perform Summer concerts outdoors in and around New York City. Several of these concerts have been captured on vinyl by Atlanta's Old Gold label and Fusetron. This concert marks their first ever appearance in the southeast.