Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Now Wierd is Six

Congratulations to Pieter!

Re-post:

This week WIERD is proud to celebrate the 6 year anniversary of the WIERD weekly party! It was exactly this day in 2003 that yours Very Rarely and M. Gilles LeGuen did our first event of what was a few weeks later to be named as the WIERD...and this fragile, frozen cold ship is still afloat :) Tonite will also be our beloved long time friend and DJ Jeralyn aka Veryrarealyn who is coming down from cold wave Boston to team up with Micki and Sean of Cult of Youth on the wheels of the WIERD, and Brooklyn's newest band in the minimal electronic lexicon YOUU will make their live debut straight off the bus from dark synth Detroit at Midnight! http://www.myspace.com/treverchrisshow

Also above all in importance I'm happy to say the LPs/CDs for the debut albums from Xeno & Oaklander and Led Er Est are now eminently available! More info and soundclips are on the website:

For all our ever-supportive European friends, seeing as the sad dying abyss that is the US Postal system just announced international rates will be again jacked through the roof in Jan., officially making it more $ in post for one LP to Germany than the LP itself, I wanted to encourage you all to support the various WIERD Records distributors in your homelands who should all have most of the WIERD records catalogue and distro items by the end of next week. Save yourselves some serious cash and support these guys who truly are the ones keepin WIERD's blood flowin cold...:
Germany: Anna Logue Records - http://www.annaloguerecords.com/
UK/All Europe - Cargo Intl. - http://www.cargorecords.co.uk/
Belgium: Wool-e-Shop - http://www.wool-e-shop.be/
Netherlands: Sounds For Sure - http://www.soundsforsure.eu/
France: Vulcanoid - http://www.vulcanoid.fr/
Italy: Mannequin Mail Order - http://www.mannequinmailorder.com/
Spain: Redrum Distribution - http://www.redrum.es/CATALOGOS/000Pop.html
Portugal: Deadly Soundz Inc. - http://www.myspace.com/deadly_inc_soundz
The WIERD World is takin over Art Basel Miami next Thursday Evening for the 2nd ever installment of the epic production Cold Wave Musical Theatre we will be proudly entitle as 'The Pleasures of Xanten'. This excellent event will feature an all-star cast inclusing Xeno & Oaklander, Martial Canterel, Epee du Bois, Staccato du Mal, and Opus Finis all playing together for over an hour in various formations and configurations! This party will truly be quite the international 'FĂȘte Froide' as the list of sponsors and allies involved now includes Miguel Abreu Gallery/NYC, Andrew Kreps GAllery/NYC, Galerie Daniel Bucholz/Cologne, DE, Sutton Lane/London-Paris, and Rental Gallery/Los Angeles. This event begins at 10pm and is open to all, more info and the official invite are up here: http://www.wierdrecords.com/news/index.htm

Next Tuesday evening Agnes b., Jean-Francois Sanz and the whole crew from Galerie du Jour in Paris will be returning to the city to wrap up production on the NYC wing of the 'Des Jeunes Gens Modernes' feature film documentary begun back at the PS1/MOMA event we did together back in July. For this particular party James Chance from the legendary NYC No Wave band The Contortions will open the show, followed by a VR live performance which will be captured on film from our beloved Mr. Martial Canterel. This event will take place at none other than legendary stylist and international night life persona Maripol's downtown loft, and will feature appearances from many amazing figures from Parisian Vague Froide and well as NYC No Wave's past including Edwige, Yves Adrien, and Maripol herself. There are only a limited number of people to fill out the space, anyone interested can reply to this with 'RSVP and your name' and we will reply with the info on address, time etc. More info on this project here:

The LA Weekly's wrap-up of last week's WIERD Festival each day is online and the photo archive has been updated:
WIERD Festival Pre-Party at Medusa Lounge, Hollywood: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wierd/sets/72157622702556893/show/
Led Er Est 'Dust On Common' Record Release Party:
LA Weekly Days 1-4:

Enough...see you all this evening...VRp
PIeter, Jeralyn, Micki Fingers, and Sean Ragon Spin the WIERD 6 Year Anniversary!
(VR Live Performance by YOUU at Midnite!)
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chryste St. @ Delancy St., NYC
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