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.
yoooooooo tomorrow night (friday may 4th) at 9pm we’re having a Mothers News release party / show here in Providence for Mothers News. this will be at as220, on empire st..
bands will play, including:
- WRECK ROOM
- MINCEMEAT OR TENSPEED
- maaaaaybe 1 more?
we’re asking for $3 or more at the door to help support THE PAPER OF RECORD. come on by, drink a beer or soda or something, hang out, listen to some music, pick up the new issue.
about the bands-
STYK is a GLAM BAND featuring members of Terribles, Secret Lovers, and Harry And The Potters. eye makeup, lacey cuffed shirts, sax solos, fuck. pretty psyched on this band. http://www.styk.me
MINCEMEAT OR TENSPEED – lots of people are walking the dance/noise line nowadays, but the OG, who nobody does it like, is Providence’s own MMOT. real head bop! also runs a successful dog walking business. here’s a cool video of dude in a cave ya:
WRECK ROOM – johnny and hall. great feeling when two excellent buddies have a band that rules.
again, this is on FRIDAY THE 4TH, which is either tomorrow or today, depending on when you read this (or it already happened), at 9pm, at as220, for $3 or more. nice nite come on by. PROVVVVVVVVVVIDENCE. say hi.
thanks to everyone who came out to the reading yesterday! it went pretty good i think! katrina was awesome, v manuscript slayyyyyyyed (!!!!!) and i got up and said some stuff, got some laffs. sam mcpheeters of course was funny, reading from his new novel. i only got 1 pic, of katrina- note that the stage area is designed to look like the Black Lodge!
( Michael J Anderson as “the man from another place” )
anyway, it was a good trial run for the Mothers News speaking tour later this spring, now booking… if you want the Mothers News editors to do a reading / lecture in your town or at your college, let me know! it’ll be fun and engaging and mellow and profitable.
yaaaaaaaa check it out!!!!!! come visit “Mothers News and Friends” at the Brooklyn Comics and Gravestones Festival December 3rd. it’ll be: Jacob Berendes, Mickey Zacchilli, Mike Taylor, James McShane, and maybe accessory character Tom Bubul, all crammed in a crook next to CF,
Brian Chippendale, and the Picturebox dudes. Charles Forsman and Melissa Mendes are going to be there too! we’ll be playing dice and carrying on, come say hi!
December 3, 2011 12- 9 pm
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
275 North 8th Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
PS i’m really psyched to see Mark Newgarden!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
UPDATE: Chippy can’t decide if he’s going to be there, but he’s playing the next night in Brooklyn somewhere, so he might be around.
also duh, Deforge is going to be there.