Henry Grimes Performances


Henry Grimes is playing out this coming month.

Sunday, June 1st, 8 p.m: Julie Patton’s “Ghost of a Chance Defense Fun(d) Band” rent party, w/ Julie Patton (“voicesays”), special guest Henry Grimes, “Poet of the Air” (words, instrumental voicing), Brad Jones (bass), Drew Gardner (percussion), Rod Williams (piano), Paul Van Curen (guitar), and more, at the Stone, northwest corner of Ave. C at 2nd St., Manhattan (NYC), http://www.thestonenyc.com, nycthestone@yahoo.com, 212-473-OO43. Juliesays: “So accustomed to throwing my own voice I no longer own it. Who does? … I exchange the tone poem (courtesy) my pause, self-contained in a room colandered for pipsqueak messages, every in an out.” NOTE: James Uhart and Gino Sitson follow at 1O p.m.

Friday, June 13th, 11:3O p.m: Sabir Mateen & Henry Grimes Quartet (Sabir playing reeds and flutes, Henry playing double-bass and violin) with Rasul Siddik (trumpets) and John Betsch (drums), Vision Festival at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 1O7 Suffolk St. betw. Rivington & Delancey St’s, Manhattan (NYC), http://www.visionfestival.org/home.php, http://www.visionfestival.org/visionfestival13.php, http://www.csvcenter.com, info@visionfestival.org, 212-254-542O, 212-696-6681, 212-26O-4O8O, ext. 12. Several groups precede.

Saturday, June 14th, 9:3O p.m: Paul Dunmall (saxophone, bagpipe)/ Henry Grimes (double-bass, violin)/ Andrew Cyrille (drums), Vision Festival at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 1O7 Suffolk St. betw. Rivington & Delancey St’s, Manhattan (NYC), http://www.visionfestival.org/home.php, http://www.visionfestival.org/visionfestival13.php, http://www.csvcenter.com, info@visionfestival.org, 212-254-542O, 212-696-6681, 212-26O-4O8O, ext. 12. Several groups precede and follow.

Tellus Recordings


Free Albums Galore informs us of the availability of the Tellus recordings in Ubuweb.

Tellus was a bimonthly audiocassette “magazine” devoted to promoting new and experimental music. It was published from 1983 to 1992 and featured many of the most innovative artists in music, spoken word, and performance arts. Ubuweb has almost all 27 issues available as free downloads. Much of this music has rarely been heard while some tracks have been accepted as seminal works in this post-modern era. I will be featuring many of these albums through the year and I will start with the first two issues of this important “publication”.

New Frank Zappa DVD – The Torture Never Stops


Yet another Zappa DVD is out.

Frank Zappa – The Torture Never Stops DVD

Halloween, New York City, 1981
Live at The Palladium

edited, performed & music composed & conducted by FZ
with Ray White, Steve Vai, Bobby Martin, Tommy Mars,
Ed Mann, Scott Thunes, Chad Wackerman

2 hours with xtras – ratta tat too!

DVD 9 Dual Layer, NTSC, American English, Dolby Digital 2.0

Arraymusic Events This Weekend


From Toronto’s Arraymusic:

5th EVENT

YOUNG COMPOSERS´ / PERFORMERS´ WORKSHOP CONCERT

JUNE 1ST 2008; 8 PM
ARRAYSTUDIO, 218-60 ATLANTIC AVE., TORONTO

PRE-CONCERT TALK 7:15 PM
ADULTS $15; STUDENTS, SENIORS, ARTWORKERS,
UNDER-EMPLOYED $10

6th Event

SCRATCH 4
ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC IN MOTION
THE VIRTUAL SOUND WORLD OF ZACK SETTEL

JUNE 3RD 2008; 8 PM
LOWER OSSINGTON THEATRE, 100A OSSINGTON AVE.

LOWER OSSINGTON THEATRE, 100A OSSINGTON AVE.
PRE-CONCERT TALK 7:15 PM

ADULTS $15; STUDENTS, SENIORS, ARTWORKERS,
UNDER-EMPLOYED $10

Musique Machine Reviews


From Musique Machine:

Melvins – Nude With Boots
After the huge Success of The Melvin’s last album a Senile Animal which was praised in places high and low gaining loads of new fans, myself been one of them. I was eager and excited to hear what they had to offer this time around.

Striborg – Solitude
Solitude finds Striborg’s particular and distinctive brand of black metal at it’s most dreamy, ghostly and doomy. Fitting perfectly the albums title this is deep, dark and chillily ominous, really solitude it’s self distilled into bizarre and nightmarish audio cocoon that you can fold your self into far away from the world around you.

Riharc Smiles – The Last Green Days of Summer
Riharc Smiles make an often very joyful and tuneful mix of Neo Folk, progressive medieval folk and pop with a really bounce to almost every song here- making this an album that will appeal way beyond normal folk crowd.

Various Artists – Radio Rivendell Compliation Vol 2- The Book of War
The excellent Radio Rivendell compilation returns for a second volume of fantasy and role playing based music, giving the listener a mix of all manner of dramatic and filmtic music going from: bold bombastic to emotion swooned strings, to Celtic tinged harp and violin mixers, to war hungry brass ‘n’ horns and fighting percussion, to chugging guitar/ string power, to operatic lined grace. With of course all manner of sound effects and fantasy type sounds to enhanced the tracks.

Ryoji Ikeda – Test Pattern
Test Pattern shows the Raster Noton label at their more cool, calculated and concept based end of their catalogue. As Ryoji Ikeda builds sometimes dense, sometimes stripped down tracks of cold clinical and often noisy electronics derived from converting different kinds of data text, sounds, photos and movies into barcodes & then into a sonic form.

Giorgio Gaslini – Un Omicidio Perfetto A Termine Di Legge OST

This is an enjoyable,varied and often tension filled and quite experimental soundtrack for this 1971 Giallo film which is thought of as one of directors Toino Ricci best films.