On SUN 1/7 — first weekend of 2018 — DC’s legendary 9:30 Club presents “BOAT BURNING: MUSIC FOR 100 GUITARS,” with special guests Trinary System (featuring Mission of Burma‘s Roger Miller).
With visuals by DC guerilla projectionist Robin Bell.
A unique and truly *massive* event, “MUSIC FOR 100 GUITARS” features a once-in-a-lifetime array of musicians from all across the District’s vibrant music scene, with members of BOAT BURNING * TONE * THE TEEN IDLES * TIME IS FIRE * BRNDA * THE CARIBBEAN * THE MAKE-UP * DROP ELECTRIC * FUZZQUEEN * CIRCUS LUPUS * BLACK MASALA * FRANKIE & BETTY * TEETHING VEILS * TINY DESK * LAUGHING MAN * KID CONGO AND THE PINK MONKEY BIRDS * GWAR * CIGARBOX PLANETARIUM * DES DEMONAS * PLUMS * DISSONANCE * VIU * TOMATO DODGERS * TECHNICIANS * ALARMS & CONTROLS * PRAXISCAT * CARTOON WEAPONS * GO-GO SYMPHONY * FOSTER CARROTS * NICE BREEZE * SKYLINE HOTEL * MAGNETAR FLARES * LORELEI * KING DJANGO * SPECTRUMS * GREENLAND * EAST GHOST * KID CLAWS * ALTER NATIVES * THE NRIS * SILO HALO * SPIRIT PLOTS * LEISURE BURN * HALO VALLEY * MOUNTAIN JEW * ICE KITTENS * GUT HEAD * MOM^2 * THE BUZZ * DOMINGUES & KANE * THE MEAN IDEAS * THE WINSTON PSMITH PROJECT * SUN MACHINES * CLUB SCOUT * GHOST LIGHT * PRISON RODEO * OOO * CLOWN FOUNDATION * ESCAPE POINT * LIGHT ARMS * MITTENFIELDS * NAGUAL * STRANGE BOUTIQUE * NEW WEAPONS * DANGER PAINTERS * SHADOW FARM * BENCOOLEN * BRAVE NEW GIRL * DUBISTRY * ATTA GIRL * STAYCATION * MORE THAN FM * SANSYOU * JOHN PAUL DRAMA * TRAJECTORIES * SPEEDWELL * THE FEED * THE CHANCE * THE MANTIS * CULT OF THE VOID * THE COURTESANS * STYLUS * THE ANTIQUES * COBRA COLLECTIVE * CHURT * AINE O’DOHERTY BAND * CSC FUNK BAND * IMAGINARY HOCKEY LEAGUE * CLASSICAL MUSIC ALMANAC * TRIANGLE RHYSING and more…
Proceeds to Bread For The City to help provide comprehensive care for DC’s poor.
Doors open 8pm. Music starts 9pm. ALL AGES.
9:30 Club, 815 V St NW, Washington DC 20001
DC experimental music collective BOAT BURNING plays “maximal minmalism,” an intricate hybrid of composition and improvisation for electric guitars where elemental passages performed on a profusion of instruments — sometimes 100 or more — produce shimmering towers of densely-stacked harmonics. The result is powerful, evocative music that combines the widescreen, panoramic sweep of classical with the sheer physical thrall of punk.
Led by founder / guitarist Andras Fekete, Boat Burning’s core ensemble includes guitarists Norm Veenstra (TONE) and Geordie Grindle (The Teen Idles); Jonathan Matis (DC Improvisers Collective), and Robin Diamond (The Probes) on guitar and keys; and Mark Sherman on drums and percussion.
Boat Burning’s debut ep, produced by Mission of Burma’s Roger Miller and recorded at Inner Ear Studios by Dischord engineer Don Zientara, will be released in 2018.
Miller’s primary motive for forming Trinary System was to free his guitar playing from a post-punk environment. The band started with songs he wrote that didn’t make sense for Mission of Burma. Delving deeper into the full history of rock viewed hazily through his surrealistic/psychedelic nature, with perhaps a bit of funk pelting the proceedings from the wings, Miller is opening things up.
The trio features drummer/percussionist Larry Dersch, from Miller’s keyboard/drums project The Binary System, and bassist Andrew Willis, the former guitarist for The Web.
Trinary System released its ep debut “Amplify The Amplifiers” in 2016. Their new album will be released in early 2018.
Award-winning editor, video journalist and multimedia artist Robin Bell has recently been in the news for his guerilla-style video projections, most notebly in 2017 on Trump International Hotel.
Founder of Bell Visuals and based in Washington DC, Robin works on a range of creative, political and public interest projects. His unique style of live video collage has been featured at well-known venues, including The Kennedy Center, 9:30 Club, The Phillips Collection in Washington DC, Central Park Summer Stage in NYC, and The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles California.