Friday, May 18, 2007

Reminder for Saturday's Jason Soliday + Mark Solotroff performance

Just in case there are a few other people left in Chicago who did not fly to New York for No Fun Fest this weekend, we offer you this event to occupy at least part of your Saturday night in the city of the dead...

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Saturday May 19, 2007
Reversible Eye Gallery
1103 N. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
http://www.reversibleeye.com/
info@reversibleeye.com
773.862.1232
Show: 9:00 PM
Admission: $6.00 Donation
All Ages
With:
Tom Grimley
Jason Soliday + Mark Solotroff
Will Soderberg
Rik Garret
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TIME OUT CHICAGO said: "Noise specialist Mark Solotroff (Bloodyminded) teams up with Jason Soliday (Behold the Living Corpse!) at this out-there throwdown"

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And let me tell you, I saw Tom Grimley in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, last month and I recommend making the effort to experience his whole deal.

Sword Heaven Review

From the latest Dusted update
http://www.dustedmagazine.com/features/618
Still Single: Vol. 3, No. 1

Written by Doug Mosurak


Sword Heaven
Piles 7”
(BloodLust!)

Has anyone called Sword Heaven the modern day equivalent of Test Dept. yet? Of course, the scale of things is dropped drastically – no way do these guys get to lead an army in to beat on car bodies and shoot sparks from metal grinders. All the same, these two men from Ohio raise a racket that sounds like a Civil War re-enactment for the noise set, an abattoir of squealing feedback, skull-denting drums and the sort of screaming that will no doubt grow some polyps on these kids’ vocal cords. “Piles” in both parts, particularly side A, mines the sort of brutality you hope you never have to witness in any sort of spontaneous situation, like a multi-car accident or a building burning down. Harsh times calling for more harsh times. All white sleeve, so you don’t get a photo. 300 copies, white vinyl.

Monday, May 14, 2007

BloodLust! at Printed Matter in NYC

Look for a special edition of BLOODYMINDED PLAYS BLOODYMINDED - as well as a small selection of BloodLust!-related flyers at:

Leaderless: Underground Cassette Culture Now

Exhibition on view from May 12 – May 26, 2007


Printed Matter, Inc. is pleased to announce an exhibition surveying contemporary American cassette culture. Leaderless: Underground Cassette Culture Now will open on May 12 and run through May 26. Printed Matter is located at 195 Tenth Avenue at 22nd Streets.

From bedrooms and dorm rooms, garages and dingy basements, Printed Matter and Heavy Tapes have gathered the leaders of the American underground tape culture movement—a geographically and generationally diverse community centered around the thriving noise, psych, and experimental music scenes. Such an exhibition might lead one to believe that “tapes are back” though the truth is that they never left, having been the chosen medium of this particular community from the late 70s onward. Unlike manufactured CDs or vinyl, tapes are analog, cheap and easily made at home with accessible and rudimentary equipment (i.e. no computers), making them the logical choice for a community that is constantly evolving and producing. Tapes also offer a unique perspective for those who are put off by the ubiquity and harsh aesthetics often associated with CDRs.

For the duration of the exhibition, Printed Matter’s back room will be transformed into a cassette shop—with hundreds of titles exhibited and available for purchase. Boom boxes will give audience members the opportunity to sample and explore. Guest curators (among them Thurston Moore from the iconoclastic noise band Sonic Youth, Chris Freeman—the founder of cassette distributor Fusetron, and Dominick Fernow of Hospital Productions) will also present out-of-print cassettes from their collections.

Labels to be featured include 23 Productions (WI), AA (MI), American Tapes (MI), Animal Disguise (MI), Bone Tooth Horn, Callow God (CA), Cherried Out Merch (OR), Chondritic Sound (MI), Drone Disco (OH), Ecstatic Peace (MA), Fag Tapes (MI), Fuckit Tapes (NY), Gods of Tundra (MI), Hanson Records (MI), Heavy Tapes (NY), Hospital Productions (NY), Iatrogenesis (OR), Ides (IL), Friendship Bracelet (MA), Loveless Tapes (NJ), Middle James CO (ON/CA), Monorail Trespassing (CA), Nihilist Productions (IL), Not Not Fun (CA), Psychform (WA), RRRecords (MA), Rundownsun (BC), Since 1972 (NY), Spite (NY), Stammer Tapes (NY), Swampland Noise (CA), Throne Heap (NY), Tone Filth (MN), Trash Ritual (NY), and Troniks (CA), among many others.

Leaderless: Underground Cassette Culture Now coincides with the No Fun Fest—a four day noise festival that will take place at the Hook in Red Hook, Brooklyn from May 17 – 20th. Now in its fourth year, No Fun Fest features some of the world’s premiere noise musicians and practitioners.

Heavy Tapes was established in 2004 in Brooklyn, NY by musician and teacher Michael Bernstein and musician and visual artist Maya Miller, as an offshoot of the Heavy Conversation label run by the New York band Double Leopards of which they have been a part since 2001. Originally spontaneously created because of ease of access to cassette manufacturers and a desire to release their own solo and duo music, the label has since taken on a life of its own and has spawned a distinctive visual and audio style over the nearly 50 releases in the 3 years of its existence. Combining a fine ear for "out sounds" with a commitment to exposing the deepest noise and sound art underground, Heavy Tapes has since become a stalwart of the non-scene which it proudly participates in. The cassettes have been displayed in an art exhibition in Seattle, featured in an article in Swindle Magazine authored by Tony Rettman, and distributed internationally at record stores, museum shops, internet mailorder stores, and beyond.







Update of Upcoming Shows

Here is the latest update on the next batch of shows that are coming up...

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Saturday May 19, 2007
Reversible Eye Gallery
1103 N. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
http://www.reversibleeye.com/
info@reversibleeye.com
773.862.1232
Show: 9:00 PM
Admission: $6.00 Donation
All Ages
With:
Tom Grimley
Jason Soliday + Mark Solotroff
Will Soderburg
Rik Garret
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Thursday May 24, 2007
Enemy
1550 N. Milwaukee Avenue, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60622
http://cranksatori.net/enemy/
9:00 PM
All Ages
$5.00 Suggested Donation
With:
Jason Talbot
Vertonen
Jason Soliday + Mark Solotroff
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Friday May 25, 2007
Busker presents:
at
The Flowershop
2159 West 21st Place (at Leavitt St.)
Chicago, IL 60608
http://www.buskerchicago.com/
9:00 PM
$6.00 Suggested Donation
All Ages
With:
Birds Of Delay (London, U.K.)
Emeralds (Cleveland, OH)
BLOODYMINDED (Final Chicago show until late-summer)
Number None
Druids Of Huge
Bongripper
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Tuesday June 12
Elastic Arts Foundation
2830 N. Milwaukee Ave (2nd Floor)
Chicago, IL 60618
http://www.elasticrevolution.com/
Show: TBA
Admission: TBA
All Ages
with:
Mouthus (Brooklyn)
The Fortieth Day + Noise Crush
Locrian
Druids Of Huge
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More to follow, including Mexico...