‘Drone Activity in Progress,’ at the Knockdown Center Reviewed

From NYTimes.com:

At least 1,000 people in the New York City area are evidently aware of that commonality and have positive associations with the word “drone.” That was the number coaxed out by “Drone Activity in Progress,” Thursday’s 16-act, 3-stage, 6-hour show at the Knockdown Center, a renovated century-old door factory in Maspeth, Queens. It was a one-night festival of music made committedly by ecstatic loners — there were never more than two people on any stage. And it created a grimy symbiosis between performer and audience.

Hideous Porta Shows in London

Hideous Porta is a new music series in London (UK). It will take place once a month in Ryan’s Bar basement in the Stoke Newington area. The idea is to promote New Music (with an experimental edge) and Sunday drinking. And these are the two upcoming line ups for May and June.

HP2 / 12 May 2013 / Ryan’s Bar
Spoils and Relics
Kostis Kylmis
Sybella Perry

HP3 / 16 June 2013 / Ryan’s Bar
WE (Pil and Galia Kollectiv)
Steven Dickie
Dale Cornish

You can find the facebook page of the event here:

For more information about these events and to get artists links etc, please check our websites. These event series is a collaboration between the labels Porta and Hideous Replica:

Something Else! Reviews

Andrea Centazzo - Mandala Roma - Auditorium
Andrea Centazzo – Mandala Roma – Auditorium (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Something Else!:

Mike Pride – Drummer’s Corpse (2013)
One Track Mind: David’s Angels, “Rid Of You,” from What It Seems (2013)
Berserk! – Berserk! (2013)
Andrea Centazzo, with Akira Sakata and Kiyoto Fujiwara – Bridges (2012; 2013 reissue)
Rich Halley 4 – Crossing The Passes (2013)
Ballister – Mi Casa Es En Fuego (2013)
Curtis Hasselbring – Number Stations (2013)

All About Jazz Reviews

Olver Lake
Olver Lake (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From All About Jazz:

Ivo Perelman / Matthew Shipp / William Parker / Gerald Cleaver
Serendipity (Leo Records)

Rodrigo Amado Motion Trio + Jeb Bishop
The Flame Alphabet (NotTwo Records)

Oliver Lake / Christian Weber / Dieter Ulrich
All Decks (Intakt Records)

Uri Gurvich
BabEl (Tzadik)

The Hillside Mechanisms (Babel Label)

Charles Lloyd / Jason Moran
Hagar’s Song (ECM Records)

Dice Factory
Dice Factory (Babel Label)

Soft Machine Legacy
Burden of Proof (Moonjune Records)

Upcoming Han-Earl Park Performances

From Han-Earl Park:

May 16, 2013 Douglass Street Music Collective
295 Douglass Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
8:00pm Performance by Ingrid Laubrock (saxophones) and Han-earl Park (guitar).
Also performing: Kris Davis (piano) and Andrew Drury (drums), and Catherine Sikora (saxophones) and Stanley Jason Zappa (saxophones).

June 5, 2013 Douglass Street Music Collective
295 Douglass Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
8:00pm Performance by Eris 136199 (Nick Didkovsky: guitar; Han-earl Park: guitar; and Catherine Sikora: saxophones).
Also performing: Ras Moshe Ensemble (lineup TBA).

June 9, 2013 ABC No Rio
156 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002
6:00pm Performance by Michael Lytle (bass clarinet) and Han-earl Park (guitar) as part of COMA: Citizens Ontological Music Agenda. More info to follow…

July 26, 2013 Douglass Street Music Collective
295 Douglass Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
8:00pm Performance by Swim This (Nick Didkovsky: guitar; Gerry Hemingway: drums; and Michael Lytle: bass clarinet) with Han-earl Park (guitar).
Also performing: Kate Pittman Ensemble (lineup TBA).