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Breakdancing Ronald Reagan, Aunt's Analog, Casey B November 2, 2014
9:00PM - - -
Price:  5
Breakdancing Ronald Reagan (Austin, TX)
High quality, dynamic and diverse harsh noise amongst other things. BRR is currently residing Austin, TX and has been active with this project since 2003, give or take. BRR shows and releases often feature foul humor, obnoxious stage antics, ridiculous samples and overwhelming volumes. He runs the label #420holocaust and the highly-acclaimed annual Sux By Suxwest noise fest in Austin.

Aunt's Analog (Austin, TX)
Texas' king of pedal smashing Japanoise worship. Often flips tables and freaks out, but still has a psychedelic edge and doesn't rely on macho brutality to get his point across; just real human instability. Instincto Records label owner.

Synth and electronics operator, expat of Herzogs Zwei through Fuenf.

Noise project of Joseph Jones utilizing mixers, feedback, and guitars.

Mincemeat or Tenspeed, Unguent, Scraped Face November 4, 2014
9:00PM - - -
Price:  7
"Unguent is a sonic surrealist using a combination of noise, beats, and found sound which acquiesce into a sort of living, breathing thing. A life form that is uniquely deformed by each performance."

enervating boundary dissolution compositions for ciat-lonbarde and modular synthesizer



Mincemeat or Tenspeed


Spiritual Recess is Providence RI noise/actionist/speaker prodigy Alex Tominsky



Scraped Face
Solo output from Curtis Stephens of Atlanta's finest noise quartet Suffer Bomb Damage.

Wil Feral
Layered electronics from Ian Cone of SBD and Shock Cinema.

Mark Hosler of NEGATIVLAND/ Magicicada November 7, 2014
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $10

Mark Hosler is a founding member of the American audio visual collage group Negativland. Since 1980 Negativland have been creating records, video, visual art works, radio, and live performance, using appropriated sound, image and text. Taken mostly from corporately owned mass culture, Negativland re-arranges these found bits and pieces to make them say and suggest things that they never intended to. In doing this kind of cultural archaeology and "culture jamming" (a term they coined way back in 1984), Negativland have been sued twice for copyright infringement.

Mark takes a break from his Negativland duties to perform live and solo for the first time in his 34 years of making music. Using a performance set-up built around various homemade one-of-a-kind electronic noise making devices (including two of Negativland's original "Boopers"), Mark creates an engaging and musical soundscape performance with devices that are intentionally unstable analog feedback boxes. Sometimes sounding like insane, alien, electronic insects fighting each other, the Boopers create a non-linear dynamic "living" system of sound for Mark to interact with that ends up being a performance dynamic where the musician is a fellow collaborator with the devices, encouraged to converse instead of merely transmit. The Boopers used in this show go way back to 1975, when Negativland founding member David Wills created the first one, adding multiple transistors to a simple FM radio receiver, and sending its output back into its input. Various knobs control the amount of signal through the transistors, but the sound that emerges remains wildly variable, and incredibly fun to listen to. Using multiple Boopers (all based on Wills's original design) and other homemade electronics as primary sound sources, Mark manipulates and augments the raw sound sources into a choral rainforest of pure electronic ear candy, erasing any easy distinction between the machine and the human. He might also rock out a little bit, too.

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In addition to live shows, CDs, radio shows, books, DVDs and visual art shows both solo and with Negativland, Mark has given over 100 lectures at various places like MIT, Yale, Princeton, Duke University, New York University, UC Irvine, UC Berkeley UCLA, Seattle University School of Law, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Universities of Arizona, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and at various venues in Washington D.C, New York City, London, Berlin, Barcelona, Lisbon, Bologna, Lausanne, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Toronto, Vancouver, Honolulu, and Melbourne Australia. He has also given talks at the Regional Conference to End Corporate Dominance, the Consumer Electronics Show, the Conference On The Public Domain, World Fair Use day, and, as a citizen lobbyist, given presentations about art and copyright law to the offices and staff of various Senators and Congressmen on Capitol Hill in Washington DC.

In 1995 Negativland's released a 270 page book with 72 minute CD entitled "FAIR USE: The Story of the Letter U and the Numeral 2". This book documents their 4-year legal battle over their release of a single entitled "U2". San Francisco filmmaker Craig Baldwin produced a feature length documentary about Negativland, their "U2" single, culture jammers and other appropriation artists entitled "Sonic Outlaws" and Mark has appeared at many showings of this film to lecture, speak, debate, and answer the many questions that are raised whenever that film is shown. Negativland also created the soundtrack and sound design for Harold Boihem's documentary "The Ad and the Ego," an in-depth look into the hidden agendas of the corporate ad world that goes deeply into the gross and subtle ways that we are adversely affected by advertising.

The group continues to perform and tour, broadcast their weekly radio show '"Over The Edge," and more recent work includes "Our Favorite Things," a feature length DVD collection of their many years of collaborative film work, and various retrospective art shows in New York City, Seattle, Minneapolis, Houston, and Los Angeles of their visual collage work. And in 2014, for their first new audio release in six years, "It's All In Your Head" finds the group tackling their biggest subject ever: why humans believe in God.  This ambitious and densely-crafted double CD is packaged inside an actual King James Holy Bible which has been appropriately repurposed into a "found" art object. Negativland mixes found music, found sound, found dialogue, guest personalities and original electronic noises into a compelling and thoughtful musical essay on monotheism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, neuroscience, suicide bombers, 9/11, colas, war, shaved chimps, and the all-important role played by the human brain in our beliefs.


Declared heroic by their peers for refashioning culture into what the group considers to be more honest statements, Negativland suggests that refusing to be original, in the traditional sense, is the only way to make art that has any depth within commodity capitalism...

Negativland isn't just some group of merry pranksters; its art is about tearing apart and reassembling found images to create new ones, in an attempt to make social, political and artistic statements. Hilarious and chilling.

A provocation and a punk-inspired commentary on our mercenary culture…eloquent and impassioned spokesmen for ideas like a “creative commons”…it’s salutary to see these smart and influential guys get a gallery show.

Negativland, longtime advocates of fair use allowances for pop media collage, are perhaps America's most skilled plunderers from the detritus of 20th century commercial culture...the band's latest project is razor sharp, microscopically focused, terribly fun and a bit psychotic.

Negativland is arguably the preeminent audio collage collective of our time.

Mark Hosler - 2013 Aug. 1 - Live at Ghostprint Gallery - Richmond, Virginia from Silver Persinger on Vimeo.


Good words for Magicicada's newest release "Wrack with Ruin":

Trying to define Magicicada and explain what’s going on in Wrack With Ruin is quite difficult. At times the album is glitchy, at others it’s melodic, and at others it’s just plain confusing. There are harrowing vocal samples and sounds that couldn’t possibly have been orchestrated; here, mastermind Chris White proves himself to be a master of the printer sound. One thing is certain: Wrack With Ruin is heavy and dark in a way that makes it difficult to listen to fully. It’s really good, but just like Death Grip’s LP No Love Deep Web, it’s so hard-hitting that it might be tough to go from start to finish. However, the farther in you get, the easier it is to take in.
The 15 tracks on the record are all so different, it’s impossible to just sum the album up with a few of them. “Glancing Off The Edges” seems to take inspiration from sci-fi alarm sound clips. “Pardon You” features an almost laugh-inducing accordion. The strings on “Homeopathic Processor” and “Livewater” give me the mental image of a giant many-legged organism playing a bunch of poorly tuned violins. “Blossoming Snares Of The Earth” is a spaceship banging on drums. If that doesn’t convey what’s going on, literally nothing can.
Projects like Magicicada are what truly reveal genius. For a lot of people, defining this as “music” would be difficult, but there’s something really challenging about making music out of sounds like what are present here that conventional composers lack. I don’t mean to make writing music sound easy, but the world is full of people who can sit down with a piano or a guitar and bang out a song, but I’m not sure if they could take all these zany bangs and blips and make them into something that’s listenable.

Curse, Choking Sun, Concrete Vernacular November 8, 2014
9:00PM - - -


curse live at the bitch nest (northside, ohio) 9/26/13 from Cincinnati Local Music Scene vid on Vimeo.

Baltimore's Curse is a tough band to classify. Jane's wavering screams resonate agony during downtrodden doom metal segments, but take on exquisite beauty when the band takes an electronic, dance vibe. They're upbeat and electronic but also slow and morose. LTH spoke with the group's two members, Jane Vincent (vocals, keys, sequences) and Logan Terkelsen (drums, sequences, keys, guitar) about the band's eclectic music and where they'll be showcasing it live.
- Louder than Hell

Choking Sun

Re-formed remnants of Order of the Beak, Choking Sun gave their inaugural performance in 1997 at the legendary 688 in Atlanta. Their musical endeavors are laden with spoken and rhythmic samples, a diverse array of instrumentation including cello, accordion, theremin, trumpet and heavily processed bass and guitar, accentuated with overlapping textures of sung and spoken lyrics, centered around the absurdity of modern procedural existence.

Japanese meat fetish

Madison Orr of The Mumzees doing some shoegazey/ambientish solo stuff

Concrete Vernacular

Local noise debut.

Lava Lamps

Local psychadelic debut!

Composer's Concert November 12, 2014
8:00PM - - -

A night of works from local composers Mark Gresham, Olivia Kieffer, Alvin Singleton, and special guest Karl Henning from Boston performed by the composers with Scott Wesley Hawley, Brandon Dodge.

Mark Gresham
Vagabond Drumming, Book IV

Karl Henning
*just what everyone was expecting*

Karl Henning
Irreplaceable Doodles

Olivia Kieffer
"the smallest become the tallest"

Olivia Kieffer

Olivia Kieffer
"I Don't Know, Idaho!"

Alvin Singleton
Argoru VIII

Karl Henning
Thoreau in Concord Jail

Sonic Adventures November 19, 2014
8:00PM - - -
Price:  free
An evening of acoustic improv, performance and collaboration alike! curated and open performances abound.

3rd installment of the resurrected sonic adventures !!!

Join us as we traverse dimensions on the vimanas of sound!!!
There will be faces of new and old alike!!
Expedition departs at 8pm earth time (in THIS dimension)
After about an hour the bridge to the cockpit will open...
So bring an acoustic sound generator and contribute to navigation!!!

last one was really amazing!


USE/Scott Burland/Frank Schultz (Theramin/LapSteel November 20, 2014
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $5

The Use makes intricate and fluid electronic music influenced by IDM experiments with home-made software and years of experience in free improvisation. Michael Durek secretly obtained his first Dr. Dre tape when he was 9 years old, and was later blown away by the beats of Dre, Cypress Hill, and Eminem records. His background in classical piano brings the harmonies of Bach and Chopin to the piano roll and synthesizers. Later in life he began playing with the experimental act “Pas Musique”, touring around the world in seven countries while playing theremin with the likes of Rachel Mason, Philippe Petit, The Rutgers Symphony Orchestra and many others. Pas Musique introduced him a whole new kind of music making – one based on pure expression and texture. Inspirations include Autechre, Flying Lotus, Nosaj thing, and Sufjan Stevens. The distinctive textures of analog synths, home-made digital instruments and fx, theremins, and field recordings lavish his debut release, “What’s The Use?” on Alrealon Musique




Two rare separate performances by the members of Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel.
Maybe they’ll play their respective instruments, maybe not.
Both Frank and Scott have long histories in the Atlanta music/performance scene and are currently
on hiatus from DfTaLS live performance. They have however been busy recording, collaborating
and trying their hand at sound design.

Scott Burland (theremin)

Frank Schultz (Lap Steel)
Frank prefers to have his music speak for itself

Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel

Invent Room Pop 43 November 21, 2014
10:10PM - - -
Price:  free
At Beep Beep Gallery
696 Charles Allen Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30308

This is the 43rd installment of Invent Room Pop. Six musicians are invited to play in duos and trios determined at random, with names drawn out of a hat. Inspect the archives at inventroompop.bandcamp.com.

Tom Carter, Fielden / Burnes / Davis, Fenton November 25, 2014
9:00PM - - -
Price:  7

Tom Carter

Tom Carter's electric guitar work weaves spare strands of melody into towering long-form drones, sculpting a rich landscape from both high-volume grit and charged silence.

Although best known for his work with iconoclasts Charalambides, which he co-founded with Christina Carter in 1991, Carter has recently focused on his eponymous duo with No Neck Blues Band co-founder Pat Murano; Sarin Smoke, his duo with Pete Swanson; and his solo performances and recordings, which have increasingly featured visual components - including collaborations with filmmakers Martha Colburn and Margarida Garcia. Currently, Carter is preparing two solo LPs for release in 2014.

Tom Carter is well-known for collaborations with other musicians. Major projects include free-rock improvisers Eleven Twenty-Nine (Carter, Marc Orleans, and Michael Evans), Spiderwebs (with Houston improviser Sandy Ewen), Badgerlore (with Rob Fisk, Ben Chasny, Liz Harris, and Peter Swanson), and various collaborative ensembles with Bay Area sound artist Robert Horton. Other fellow travelers have included Gate, Tom Surgal, Marcia Bassett, Christian Kiefer, Paul Flaherty, Tetuzi Akiyama, Shawn David McMillen, Thurston Moore, Dredd Foole, Loren Connors, Pip Proud, Inca Ore, Jandek, Bardo Pond, Starving Weirdos, Ensemble Economique, Steve Gunn, Robert Millis, and Matt Valentine, among many others.

Fielden / Burnes / Davis
Improv powerhouse of San Agustin's Bryan Fielden and Andrew Burnes, joined by Ben Davis of Perjinke Shift

Stephen Fenton
Friction DJ and Suffer Bomb Damage member Stephen Fenton will present a rare solo set utilizing his extensive collection of field recordings.

Move Lab at Eyedrum November 26, 2014
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Price:  n/a

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