Mothers News staff poet Kate Schapira is a force of nature, and her new project is “a poetic effort to gather funds for public libraries in regions hit hard by this summer’s drought”. Each day she’ll be posting a new rain dance poem and accepting donations, until she reaches or surpasses her goal. really great! check it out at http://kateschapira.blogspot.com/
whoa!!!!! last night’s show was incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pictured above, Noise Nomads playing to the street (photo by @agaremy)
thanks everyone who came out, and thanks everyone who played!!!
YOW!!! sorry for the short notice here but Mothers News is having a benefit show TOMORROW (that’s thursday the 13th) at AS220 in Providence RI, and it’s an epic show!!
* Keith Fullerton Whitman
* Noise Nomads
* Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase
* Russian Tsarlag
with DJ Work/Death between sets
at as220 on empire st in Providence RI
$6 9pm all ages. drinks will be served.
this is definitely a noise show, so more than regularly, things are unbound, open to interpretation. that said, i would add that this show is going to be one of the best! all these people are the best!!!!!!! the best musicians in the game!!!!!
KFW: academic noise maven- meticulously tending to a garden of synthesizer patches, coaxing out berries and bugs for planetary movement. major league credentials, signified by scholarly beard. ex-HRVATSKI. pictured above with friend.
NN: no agenda, no ambition, no location. the best. as i have mentioned before, the single from the last sonic youth record was ABOUT him. namechecked IN THE CHORUS. because he’s good and he’s ageless in the game forever.
AHPN: solo performance from Chris Cooper, the guitarist for Fat Worm Of Error. whirring and chirping, a master at work. pointing a remote control at a guitar and saying “be a bird”. mayyyyyyybe ex-CAROLINER?
RT: the prince of the sewer, the lord of the basement. i’m reminded of a phrase from the Cramps: “[he] won’t pummel, and you won’t pogo- [he'll] ooze, you’ll throb”. working on a sort of frankie valli / david lynch / exhumed axis.
DJWD: special treat from the Janitor of Providence- a live mix DJ set- multiple sound sources, indeterminacy and room to move, speakers at a distance, people talking behind a wall… radio’s on, feeling alright…
i feel kind of foolish saying these dudes are the best, because being the best at noise music is a little like being the best at being a gust of wind, or being the best at being a faun or a tree. but that’s kind of the way it goes! these people are all very good at following their own particular path. if you’re not into noise, it’s easy to brush it off as inane postmodern posturing, emperor’s new clothes, willful ignorance, as continuing the thread of underground music as courtship displays of aggression and dominance, or as simply a weird fad. but this show is slow, careful, purposeful, with spirit and joy. new england noise godfather ron lessard once that noise music is “the True Sound Of Love”, that’s the thread we’re following here.
please come out!!!!
philadelphia and environs, come party with us in a gallery setting! the opening is this friday the 7th, 7-10pm. we will have items on display, some interpretations,
a working printing press, and lance said there would be refreshments (at the opening).
also we’ll have the fresh new issue (pretty sure).
that’s at space 1026, which is 1026 arch st 2nd floor, philadelphia PA.