James Plotkin in Milwaukee


From Crouton Music:

JAMES PLOTKIN

Thursday, September 11
Milwaukee, WI
All ages

James Plotkin (guitar & electronics) has been making music for over half his life, serving as an integral part of groups including Scorn, Old, Khanate, and Atomsmasher (now Phantomsmasher) . In over 100 releases across a variety of formats he has explored different and sometimes uncharted avenues of sound and composition.

Concert begins at 7:30 pm
Peck School of the Arts Recital Hall
2400 East Kenwood Boulevard
on the UWM campus

$10 general/$7 reduced
Reduced prices are available to students, seniors and UWM alumni, faculty & staff with ID
On sale now!
Call (414) 229-4308

Dusted Reviews


From Dusted:

Artist: Lee Ranaldo
Album: Maelstrom From Drift
Label: Three Lobed
Review date: Aug. 28, 2008

Artist: DeepChord / Rod Modell
Album: Vantage Isle Sessions / Incense and Black Light
Label: Echospace
Review date: Aug. 27, 2008

Artist: Larry Ochs
Album: The Mirror World (for Stan Brakhage)
Label: Metalanguage
Review date: Aug. 26, 2008

Musique Machine Reviews


From Musique Machine:

Procer Veneficus – Saltwater & Glassmoon
Procer Veneficus Ghost Voices was one of my highlights of 2006 with it’s re-birth of black metal in ghostly and ambient tinged form, Saltwater and GlassMoon finds the project striped of guitar and vocals going completly ambient- yet still feeling somehow linked to black metal’s melancholy, hopeless and decayed grandeur side.

Borbetomagus – Sauter,Dietrich,Miller,Doherty
After been rather taken (and fried) by the relatively recent reissue of Live in Allentown Borbetomagus searing live album from 86. I was most egger to hear some more of their noise/jazz/ improv sound mix & This is their debut album from 1980 reissued in 95 and through it’s not as wall like and noisy in its sound as Allentown it’s still very rewarding in its own often searing and atmospheric way.

Norwegian Noise Orchestra – Live At Oyafestivalen
As the projects title suggest this really is an orchestra with in all 22 people involved in the chaos with-in & Through it stays in the noise genre fairly squarely for it’s running time there are improv, electro acoustic & junk band elements at play too.

Sekkutsu Jean & Kawabata Makoto – Self Titled
This three way collaboration is a real manic attack on the sensors, yet it also has great moments of alien beauty too. The album mixers deranged guitar runs, seemingly impossible and space funked bass patterns, complex and battering percussion, and the odd shot of demented vocal atta

Mary Halvorson Profiled


Jazz Chronicles profiles guitarist Halvorson.

I’ve been enjoying what I’ve heard from 28-year-old guitarist Mary Halvorson – primarily in the context of Anthony Braxton’s bands – and I’m excited to be digging into her new CD, Dragon’s Head, on Firehouse 12 Records. A native of Brookline, Massachusetts, she admits to being a Hendrix fanatic in eighth grade (I knew there was a reason I liked her, although our eighth grade obsessions were a few decades apart) and she studied with fellow Bostonian Joe Morris, with whom she shares a love for a flat, dry amplified tone. But, in addition to Hendrix and Morris, Dragon’s Head subtly references Dolphy and Monk, as well as more obvious nods to Blood Ulmer, Derek Bailey and Sonny Sharrock.

Umbrella Music Through September 7


From Chicago’s Umbrella Music:

Saturday, 30 August 2008
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | After Fest Sessions
Misha Mengelberg – solo piano
11:00PM | Gerald Cleaver’s Violet Hour
Gerald Cleaver
J.D. Allen
Andrew Bishop
Chris Lightcap
Jeremy Pelt
Ben Waltzer

Sunday, 31 August 2008
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | After Fest Sessions
ICP Small Groups

Wednesday, 3 September 2008
The Hideout
10:00PM | Hunt/Zerang Duo
Steve Hunt – drums and percussion
Michael Zerang – drums and percussion
11:00PM | Hunt/Baker/Ward/Bankhead
Steve Hunt – drums & percussion
Jim Baker – keyboards
Greg Ward – alto saxophone
Harrison Bankhead – bass
$6 cover
PLUS | DJ Sets : John Corbett presents Howlin’ Captain Markos
The Music of Wolf, Beefheart, and Vamvakaris

Thursday, 4 September 2008
Elastic
10:00PM | Mayas/Buck
Magda Mayas – piano
Tony Buck – drums
11:00PM | Loving/Branch/Daniell/Rosaly
Brad Loving – laptop/electronics
Jaimie Branch – trumpet
David Daniell – guitar
Frank Rosaly – drums

Sunday, 7 September 2008
The Hungry Brain
10:00PM | Buck/Berman/Stein/McBride
Josh Berman – cornet
Jason Stein – reeds
Nate McBride – bass
Tony Buck – drums
10:45PM | Buck/Baker/Hess
Jim Baker – ARP
Tony Buck – drums
Steven Hess – drums
11:15PM | Buck/Rempis/Roebke/Carter
Dave Rempis – reeds
Jason Roebke – bass
Tony Buck – drums
Todd Carter – electronics