June Shows at 21 Grand

21 Grand in Oakland is presenting a slew of shows in June.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Larry Ochs Sax & Drumming Core (8:00pm)
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Saturday, June 9, 2007
Matthew Sperry Memorial Festival (8:00pm)
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Extreme Insecurity Forces -Wigband + The Hogs (8:00pm)
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Can’t + Naomi Elizabeth + Captain Ahab + Gowns (8:30pm)
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Chuck Hudina Film Tryptich
Friday, June 15, 2007
Dominique Leone & Friends (8:30pm)
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Shut Up=New Avant Garde (8:00pm)
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Dan Deacon + Video Hippos + Jana Hunter + Scary Mansion (8:30pm)
Friday, June 22, 2007
Dead Science + Implied Violence (9:00pm)
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Loto Ball + Fuckwolf + Sixteens (9:00pm)
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Amendola/Bossi duo + Fly!Fly!Fly!Fly!Fly! + Weasel Walter’s Clarinet Choir (8:00pm)
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Antero Alli – The Mind is a Liar and a Whore (8:00pm)
Friday, June 29, 2007
Richard Pinhas Trio + Barry Cleveland Group
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Lou Harrison Tribute (8:00pm)

New From Ayler Records

Three new ones from Ayler Records:

Fred Anderson & Harrison Bankhead
The Great Vision Concert
Recorded at Vision Festival, NYC, on May 22, 2003.

Exploding Customer
At Your Service
Recorded at Atlantis Studio, Stockholm, on October 3, 2006.

Zero Point
Plays Albert Ayler
Recorded at Café Jazzorca on September 22, 2006.
Zero Point is Germán Bringas (as, ts), Itzam Cano (b) and Gabriel Lauber (dr).
In the spring of 2006 Lauber proposed they do some Ayler covers, music he had grown up with as a child. Both Cano and Bringas readily agreed. In September 2006 they recorded a concert in the Jazzorca.

Memorize the Sky Release on 482 Music

From 482 Music:

Memorize The Sky is the first full-length recording from the decade-old improvising collective of the same name, featuring saxophonist/clarinetist Matt Bauder, bassist Zach Wallace and percussionist Aaron Siegel. Often resembling electronic music despite being performed on acoustic instruments, these eight tracks were culled from over six hours of improvisations recorded in the fall of 2005. This release is the follow-up to 2005’s 2 2 Compositions, a compositional collaboration with Anthony Braxton that Paris Transatlantic’s Nate Dorward called “an extraordinary document.”

Musique Machine Reviews

From Musique Machine

Satanicpornocultshop – .aiff Skull EP
In my recent review of Deerhunter’s Fluorescent Grey EP, I made note of the fact that most EP’s consist of about half worthy material, half filler. This EP, which really isn’t an EP (it’s over 60 minutes long!) in my mind, has a quality ratio of approximately 20% listenable to 80%, well, let’s be generous, not so listenable.

Lichens – Omns
Omns manages to mix deeply spiritual air with psychedelics, ambience and powerful emotionally tinged rocking guitar scapes. Pulling the whole thing off in epic and soaring fashion, never becoming contrived or indulgent – this is truly music to loose ones self in

Deerhunter – Fluorescent Grey
Deerhunter are being touted as a part of the crop of latest “buzz” bands. I have to admit to you, dear reader, that I tend to be put off by the hype to a degree, although, I could, in fact, be contributing to it in some ways (however minor). When a band is trumpeted as the next big thing on a wide scale, more often than not I’m underwhelmed by the music because the set-up is unrealistic. Secondly, buzz bands frequently are simply competent genre bands which offer accessible music, which have a shot at mainstream acceptance.

Bang on a Can Marathon Reviewed

The recent 26 hour BOAC marathon is reviewed.

Woodstock, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo — for decades, rock performers and fans have gathered in sweeping celebrations of music and tribal bonding. Excluding the Bayreuth Festival, the closest analog in the classical music world is probably the 12-hour marathon concerts staged regularly since 1987 by the collective Bang on a Can, founded that year by the composers Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe.

Bagatellen Reviews

From Bagatellen:

Memorize the Sky – 04 Jun 07
Mike Reed’s Loose Assembly – Last Year’s Ghost – 04 Jun 07
Rob Brown Trio – Sounds – 04 Jun 07
Ellen Fullman/Sean Meehan – s/t – 03 Jun 07
Signal Quintet – Yamaguchi – 03 Jun 07