Something Else! Reviews

Toshimaru Nakamura (performing with John Butch...
Toshimaru Nakamura

From Something Else!:

Stephen Haynes – Pomegranate (2015)
Ornette Coleman and Pat MethenySong X (1986): On Second Thought
Beauty School – Residual Ugly (2015)
Ivo Perelman and Whit Dickey – Tenorhood (2015)
Henry Threadgill Zooid – In For a Penny, In For a Pound (2015)
Many Arms + Toshimaru Nakamura – Many Arms and Toshimaru Nakamura (2015)
Lina Allemano’s Titanium Riot – Kiss The Brain (2015)

DMG Newsletter June 19th, 2015

English: Frank Zappa, © 1977 Mark Estabrook. 1...

From DMG:

Les Rhinoceros! Canto General feat. Louis Moholo! Frank Zappa live disc! Yoni Kretzmer/Sean Conly/Reuben Radding/Mike Pride! Two from Jinta-La-Mvta! Ken Aldcroft & Scott Thomson! Mary Afi Usuah! Brian Chilala & Ngoma Zasu! Stephen Stills! Luigi Archetti 7CD boxset! Bill Nace/Steve Baczkowski/Chris Corasno! Eliane Radigue! David Toop! Art Zoyd! and more!


The DMG FREE Weekly In-Store Concert Series Continues With:

Sunday, June 21st: Hosted by Chris Pitsiokos:

Sunday, July 5th – Special Holiday Weekend Sets at 2pm & 6pm:
2pm: The NU Band: MARK WHITECAGE/THOMAS HEBERER/JOE FONDA/LOU GRASSI + ERHARD HIRT – Rare US appearance of this great FMP Guitarist!
6pm: ROCHUS AUST – Trumpet & Devices/ JONATHAN GOLOVE – Theremin-cello & devices / JOKUBAS AUST – Electric Devices!

Bill Laswell Interviewed on His Return to Praxis

English: Bill Laswell at the Moers Festival 2006

From Joel

On June 30, the renowned New York label M.O.D. Technologies will issue Sound Virus, a new digital release from the legendary Praxis. Led by bassist/producer Bill Laswell, Praxis is a highly experimental project that has featured a fascinating array of contributors including guitar wizard Buckethead, Bryan “Brain” Mantia (Primus/Guns N’ Roses/Godflesh), Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell of Parliament-Funkadelic, Afrika Baby Bam of The Jungle Brothers, Mike Patton of Mr. Bungle/Faith No More and Iggy Pop. As discussed in my review of Sound Virus, the new release features what the label calls “re-stored, edited, enhanced and remastered” versions of Praxis tracks from their early ’90s albums Sacrifist and Metatron. This particular era saw the band’s core lineup (Laswell, Buckethead and Brain) joined by Mick Harris (PainKiller/Napalm Death/Scorn), John Zorn (PainKiller/Naked City) and Yamatsuka Eye (The Boredoms/Naked City).

Coming to the ISSUE Project Room

Oren Ambarchi of Gravetemple.

From the ISSUE Project Room:

Tom Thayer & L. Gray / Kyle Eyre Clyd
Artists Space Books & Talks: 55 Walker St., NYC 10013

Tom Thayer performs, accompanied by L. GRAY (aka Keith Connolly of NNCK), an exploratory piece for synthesizer, tape, and electronics. Inspired by youthful impressions of Gary Wright’s 1976 hit Dream Weaver, the work is dedicated to Wright and Italian composer Walter Marchetti.

Using a home-built theremin, room feedback, wave generators, mono speakers, and mathematics, Kyle Eyre Clyd’s floating, pulsating synthesis demands intense stillness, mental focus, and an almost-trancelike physical presence on the part of the performer.

C. Spencer Yeh: SOLO VOICE I-X
Artists Space Books & Talks: 55 Walker St., NYC 10013

Artist, composer and improvisor C. Spencer Yeh opens his 2015 ISSUE Project Room residency with a solo performance at Artists Space Books & Talks. Presented in collaboration with Primary Information, the event celebrates the recent release of Solo Voice I – X, Yeh’s first LP devoted entirely to the voice. Strategies from the recorded document will be used as guidelines and a starting point for a new solo improvisation.

Dead Moon, J Mascis, Borbetomagus, Das Audit
Saturday, June 20 at Pioneer Works: 159 Pioneer St., Brooklyn 11231

6pm Das Audit * special guest Malcolm Mooney (Can)
7pm Borbetomagus
8pm J Mascis
9pm Dead Moon
Between sets
DJ Ning Nong (Raspberry Bulbs/ Other Music)
DJ Ryan Naideau (Nude Beach / Other Music)

Sun, Jun 28

Little Black Egg Big Band: Yo La Tengo & Friends / Oren Ambarchi
With Susie Ibarra, Daniel Carter, Taylor Ho Bynum, Tony Maimone & more