Noisy-Go-Round #1: Hell Garbage / I Will Guillotine Your Chihuahua / Hi, My Name is Ryan / Watchable Wildlife / Jon Heredia
Noisy-Go-Round Episode 1: Lots of acts set up in a circle. One plays a set of 15 minutes or less, then we merge right into the next act's set. No breaks, just noise! With...
Hell Garbage: From Lakeland, Florida. On his way to the Denver Noise Fest! "Hell Garbage is mental." - Steve Jansen..."Blew me away; especially the part with the cat toy." - Mullarkey
Hi, My Name is Ryan: He put Phoenix on the map! Who knows what he has in store this time?
I Will Guillotine Your Chihuahua: The sound of Avondale. Made by a man called Skunk Carcass!
Watchable Wildlife: Twee drone/noise from member of Run-On Sunshine/Cats in a Bowl/Monster Pussy/Teen Planet. First show!
Jon Heredia: First Trunk Space appearance was around 3:30 AM first night at The Indie 500. He's ready for prime time!
Candy Lee: An award winning, "golden voiced" singer/songwriter who combines her love for folk, jazz, and indie music to create her own original style. Her voice is timeless, entrancing, and ethereal, with smart, creative lyrics and sweet, catchy melodies.
"Candy Lee’s voice changes tone and pitch from song to song; the voice services the song, rather than the other way around...In practice, her voice sounds very much like the Casady sisters, aka Coco Rosie; this comes through on the opening track, “Blues Skies”. At others, like on “Experiences”, it’s more reminiscent of Cranberries singer Delores O’Riordan. It doesn’t sound derivative, but more like a set of certain sonic tools employed in service of the songs." — Shelton Hull, Folio Weekly
Great local songwriters, too!...
Alex Hamel (from Off the Horizon)
Inhalants: From Portland with AZ roots. Bassist/vocalist from BARR, Honduran, Ponies, etc. playing solo bass with Alesis HR-16 drum machine and Boss 303 sampling station. Shreddy, poppy, heavy, fun.
Hermanitos: From Tucson. Maximum rock action featuring members of Feel Free/Ponies, Last of the Juanitas, and Happiness Machine.
The Harrison Hufman Experience: Formerly Butter Knifes...with a new lifestyle, and one more member!
The Christian Family: Dynamite new duo with Ann from Cherie Cherie and Daniel from Freaks of Nature.
Great all-local lineup!
Shrink: Acoustic/piano-vocals. Raw, exposed, heartfelt, and vulnerable.
I.Am.Hologram: A one-man jam band conceived by Richard Nihil, an expressive vocalist as well as an explosive acoustic guitar player, who employs the use of his feet to perform a synthesizer and a drum machine simultaneously.
Andy Warpigs: Redefining folk-punk!
Mr. Elevator and the Brain Hotel / Cosmonauts / Playboy Manbaby / The Thin Bloods / Molly & the Molluscs
Shana Falana - An experimental dream-pop band emerging from New York’s drone/psych scene. Combining live looping of reverb-drenched vocals and guitar with tribal drums and stunning visual projections, Shana’s live experience has often been described as transcendental. “The most entrancing modern psychedelic pop now being made” - Chronogram Magazine (NY). Her debut LP Set Your Lightning Fire Free will be released on Team Love Records April 7.
Muyassar Kurdi - "Multi-instrumentalist Muyassar Kurdi flits across the Chicago scene as a benevolent fixture of DIY shows, informal house jams, and magick rituals, glimpsed in the corner of a dim room swaying under a veil to the rhythms pouring from the PA. Her own solo output under her given name and the Humminbird moniker spans a wide range of drone, noise, and ambient experimentation, animated by her keening vocal delivery and the tones of her autoharp processed into sheets of reverbed caterwaul. Her irregular tunings and heavy effects manipulation render the autoharp an atonal self-accompanist, possessed of fine-grain details and a mix-consuming dynamic range that fixes our attention somewhere between claustrophobic discomfort and liberation. Kurdi’s voice escapes in a theatrical bellow that evokes Diamanda Galás’s plague mass invocations as it floats over the din in clear and ringing tones." - Tiny Mix Tapes
Seth Kasselman: Tape-delayed clarinet and other variations.
James Fella: Refined and varied sounds for refined and varied ears.
A0n: Noisy, rattling analogue electronics.
Daphne Lee Martin - Based in New London, CT. Her previous release, Moxie, takes her beloved traditional southern roots sounds and runs them through megaphones, mellotron, a very old tube amp, a swamp and a dark alley or two. As always, the lyrics are fermented and distilled in a bathtub full of misfit Interbellum prose. Her latest, Frost, incorporates both the acoustic roots sounds of Daphne’s Appalachian youth, as well as the collection of hi-fi electronic sounds that her live band brings to the stage at night, setting it apart from the antiqued sounds of Moxie.
Quiet Shine Trio
Vaadat Charigim - From Tel Aviv, Israel, on Burger Records. "It's handy enough to think of Vadaat Charigim as the 'Israeli shoegaze band,' but that's also unfairly reductive. Sure, there are bendy guitars and walls of fuzz — just listen to their debut album The World Is Well Lost below — but you'll also find the springy sound of Slumberland Records, and the vocal swoon of Morrissey mixed up with the punk-punk'ed hum of Ian Curtis." - Spin
Presented by Stateside.
Kithkin: From Seattle. A tribe of Cascadian treepunks out to spread the hidden knowledge of the forests. Through its rituals and performances, Kithkin hopes to confront crowds about the impending "end of things" through witchee rhythms and chaotic sorcery.
"There is no one like Kithkin, I’m not even sure who you could compare them to, or what box would be most appropriate to label them under. Rock is spilled all over these songs, but punk mentality and aggression permeate as well, large group chants, and quaking drums, deliver a uniquely northwest tribal experience. I don’t think Kithkin could happen anywhere else, and if they did, the lack of our organic and naturalistic sensibilities would diminish the immense power in what you hear." - secretly-important.com
Jorge Arana Trio: Avant-rock group from Kansas City, MO. Formed early 2011, it features members of the defunct immigrant-son/noise-rock band Pixel Panda. JAT released their debut album 'Mapache' 10/26/12, an urgent and dark convergence of rock, jazz, noise, classical, horror, video game, free-form, punk, and incidental musics. 11/05/13 marked the release of a 7" split with experimental-rock group Ambulants, featuring the trio's first collaboration with violinist Chaski Zapata-Dye. The new ep 'Oso' was released 07/22/14 on 12" vinyl from Haymaker Records. With origins stemming pre-trio, Oso carries with it doses of nostalgia, surf rock, horror film sounds, and the persistence of sophisticated perplexity.
"On the whole, it feels more raw than The Mars Volta ever did, making me to feel like I was listening to some kind of unholy offspring of At The Drive-In and John Coltrane."
Linear Downfall: An experimental band from Nashville, is known for seamlessly blending psychotic noise along with beautiful melodies. Their music taps into the highs and lows of life and challenges one to look inward. Their live show is intense and jarring captivating the audience from beginning to end. They have self-released three albums and one EP, extensively toured the U.S., and caught the attention of the Flaming Lips which led to their side project called the Electric Würms.
In 2014, they toured in support of their third self-released album, Fragmental Hippocampus and released the first Electric Würms album, Musik, die Schwer zu Twerk. A five-song EP of brand new material was released in November as the band put the finishing touches on a fourth album, Sufferland. The band plans to release Sufferland in 2015 along with a full-length film to correspond with the highly visual music of their new album.
Howardian - Ian from Japanther! / Ben Katzman's DeGreaser / Red Tank! / Andy Warpigs / Captain Samurai
Howardian - Ian from Japanther! From Olympia, WA, rocking out with that fuzzed out steez and fully-loaded riffage Japanther is known for, but this time the non-stop adhrenaline rush is traded in for a more mellow cruise down the coast towards the corner of Chill Hard and Hang Tight. "True story: Nobody in the history of North America has ever said no to two minutes of lo-fi, high-energy, distortion-soaked garage rock. That's what Howardian, solo side project of Japanther co-founder Ian Vanek, has provided here with the delectable "Be Fruitful," the first blast from the upcoming Land of the Low Tides LP. The album is Vanek's first full-length as Howardian, and if it's all this sweetly scuzzy, it'll be one to keep an eye on for in the New Year." - Spin
Ben Katzman's DeGreaser - BUFU Records’ Bad-Boi-in-Chief Ben Katzman shares his pure love of shredding with DeGreaser. Christened by his love for the rok gods KISS and Van Halen – DeGreaser shreds through Ben Katzman’s life experiences – like a modern day version of American Graffiti.
One of The Trunk Space's most beloved volunteers is moving away, so we're giving her a big send off! More details soon, but so far we've confirmed...
La Cerca: From Tucson. This will be their Phoenix CD release show! La Cerca have taken many stylistic detours over the years, but their latest, Sunrise for Everyone, is where they bring all their disparate strands together. Daydream Nation-esque maelstroms of expressionist guitar, expressive lyrics abstracted and refracted, pulled together with unforgettable pop hooks into a rock ‘n’ roll body. Fronted by Andrew Gardner, symphonically arranged with a multitude of players, recorded and mixed at Tucson’s esteemed Waterworks Studios (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, RL Burnside, Sonic Youth), the result is an abundance of instant classics that range from sunny blue-eyed soul had Galaxie 500 performed it to indie rock’s early ‘90s golden-age of reclaiming traditional rock ‘n’ roll styles to instrumental typhoons full of exaltation and destruction found in the wildest free jazz.
Every go to one of those shows where you see a bunch of bands playing the same style of music? Ever feel like most shows are like that and it's getting dull? This show should be the cure for what ails you!
Glasir: From Dallas. Post-rock!
Pennyfarthing Gang: From Denver. Folk-punk!
Fifty-Five Lions: One man and his guitar and awesome songs!
Glencove: Mesa emo revivalists.
Zero Degrees North: New valley teen rock sensations.
Mischief Brew: In June of 2000, after spending four years screaming in a punk band called The Orphans, Erik Petersen confined himself to a basement with an acoustic guitar, a rickety drum kit, a mandolin, and a four-track to stir a bunch of ideas together into a stew of songs. Since then, Mischief Brew has grown to include several more humans, a few pug dogs, a lot more volume, and a bunch of pots and pans to bang on. It’s not unusual to see members scavenging around for scraps of metal and pieces of wood before a show, to use as percussion for a live set. And it might be the only punk rock band to feature a vibraharp. The albums, meanwhile, have labeled the band as everything from “Gypsy-Punk” to “Pirate-Swing” to “Anarcho-Circus-Music” (all and none of these). Their latest is being released on Alternative Tentacles.
Ramshackle Glory: Post-folk punk band from Tucson with a revolving cast, fronted by Pat the Bunny!
Travis James & The Acrimonious Assembly Of Arsonists: Psychotic folk-punk.
Black Mountain Moonshine: Folk punkgrass.
The Linecutters: Suburban thrash ska-punk.
Ghost Mice: Legendary folk-punks from Bloomington, IN! "We started Ghost Mice in 2002 because we were tired of being restricted. We were tired of having to travel in big vans and depend on amps, PA systems and electricity. With Ghost Mice we can travel very light and we need nothing to play. We often play in back yards or on the street corner in front of the venue."
Buzzmutt: Noisy psych-punk from San Francisco. They recorded with Mars Volta member “Ikey” Owens.
Dogbreth: Back from tour show!
Jessie Williams: Country-folk-punk all-star.
This Frontier Needs Heroes: Alt-folk duo Brad and Jessica Lauretti from Brooklyn, NY. Listening to their music is like having Brad and Jessica play in your backyard while the sun comes up. With their powerful delivery and delicate harmonies, their music is full of idealistic lyrical stories of love, loss, and longing for a better world.
Their latest album, Hooky, recorded in the summer of 2012 on 2 inch analog tape at Dr. Dog’s studio in Philadelphia with the help of Loveland Recording’s Nathan Sabatino, was made with the contribution of a full band, making Hooky their most richly realized and, yes, hookiest album to date. It evokes the full complexity of the human experience while it shines and shimmers like the sun off of those end of summer waves. “Their music ranges from simply arranged, heartbreaking ballads to raucous foot-tappers, complete with rambling electric guitar solos and handclaps...both call to mind vast and often desolate American landscapes.” - All Songs Considered
Echo Beds: From Denver. They craft a caterwaul of contact-mic'd oil drums, broken cymbals, battered basses, unrecognizable tape loops, and dilapidated voices with the expressed intention of volume as therapy and put through the grinder of the self-practiced D.I.Y. ethos. The end result is a liberating exorcism of social commentary vs political agenda.
Burning: Industrial synth from Minneapolis.
Worriers: A melodic punk collective from Brooklyn, centered around the songwriting of the former vocalist/guitarist of The Measure, Lauren Denitzio. They have records out on Don Giovanni, No Idea, and Yo-Yo.
Caves: From Bristol, UK. "...very quietly put out one of the best records of 2013. Betterment featured a perfect male/female vocalist mix that hit the punk noise equilibrium just right. Plus, the album’s opening line “I don’t care, I don’t care, go fuck yourself” is how every single album in the history of albums should open." - Noisey
Hot Nerds: From San Diego. On their new release on Three One G, Strategically Placed Bananas, Nathan Joyner and Alia Jyawook only partially embrace the half-serious dance punk anti-aesthetic that marked earlier efforts. Now a trio, Hot Nerds have built up their wheelhouse to include more brutal, tightly wound bursts of digital skronk made whole by raw, close-mic’d drums—courtesy of third Nerd Thomas O’Connell— but as always marked by Joyner’s decimated guitar tones and Jyawook’s wide-open fuzzy synths.
More locals TBA.
My Education: Instrumental post-rock from Austin. Since forming in 1999, the band's membership has expanded and contracted while the sonic landscapes have grown with each release. Recordings have been remixed by members of bands Kinski, Pelican, the Red Sparowes, and Dalek. My Education have toured the US and Europe since 2001, including tours with both Maserati and the Red Sparowes.
Kristeen Young: Originally from St. Louis, Young began playing piano as a teenager. She has released seven studio albums. Her latest, The Knife Shift, was recorded with Dave Grohl who played various instruments on it, including drums, piano, guitars and bass. Young has also sung with several artists including David Bowie and Morrissey.
Fea: From San Antonio, on Blackheart Records. Members of Girl in a Coma!
Local bands TBA.
Dog Party: From Sacramento. Although both are still in high school, sisters Lucy and Gwendolyn Giles have been playing music together since the insanely young ages of 6 and 9, respectively. They create music with tons of harmonies that make these teen sisters sound like they’ve been touring for years. In fact, they’ve been turning heads in their hometown for some time, have already toured Europe last year, and recently put the finishing touches on Lost Control, their forthcoming album for Asian Man Records.
CJ Boyd: Back for another visit to The Trunk Space on his infini-tour! Uses bass, voice, and loops to try and stop time. Oceans of sound become naked, lonely melodies that become something not yet determined. Since March 2008, this low-end vagabond has been on a perpetual tour throughout North America and Europe.
He frequently improvises with musicians from all over the place, and has recorded with Sandro Perri, Chris Schlarb, DMA, Danny Grody, and many others. In addition, CJ runs the music label Obsolete Media Objects.
This show's going to the dogs!!!
Pupppy: What began as a solo project in 2013 for singer-songwriter Will Rutledge developed into Pupppy, the Purchase, NY quartet lead by Rutledge (vocals, guitar), joined by Sam Skinner on guitar, Victor Massari on drums, and Nick Hasko on bass. Pupppy puts all their cards on the table in the form of nine charming pop songs on the band’s debut, Shit In The Apple Pie on Father/Daughter Records: songs that hark to personal and engaging memories of feeling dumb, puking at the MoMA, and all the unforgettably humiliating moments where something we don't like slaps us back into reality.
O-Face: Jangling, popping rock from Washington/New York States.
Canids: One man and his canine dreams.
Best Dog Award: From Tucson. A lovable, fuzzy, surf-ish rock three-piece with driving progressions and perfectly matched tones. The band conveys the complex landscape of their music with apparent ease in a light, resonant, and enjoyable way. With such an honest sound and endearing charisma, Best Dog Award finds their way into your heart through your ears--so quickly, in fact, that you may not even notice they're there so comfortably until they offer you some Pizza Rolls and hand you the N64 controller telling you it's your turn. They paint murals with their music like how Jackson Pollock might approach a canvas. Some strokes seem meticulous, others frivolous; some violent, and others almost invisibly gentle. Throughout, BDA's candid delivery is true to the art of creativity, a true delight to see and experience live.
DINO-PROV: Robot Destroyers from Planet Earth is so excited about improv that they just can't wait until the weekend! Every 4th Wednesday, they deliver quite the extravaganza to downtown Phoenix with special exrta-super-dippy-trippy guest troupe each month! Then *you* can play in Jam Jam (submit your name & improv jam format idea before the show)!
Come celebrate the holidays at the Trunk Space with some of your favorite acts from AZ!
The Dank Waves: Spinning psychedelia with words of wisdom from their synth mentor Willie. Roll 'em up and smoke 'em when they die.
Pro Teens: Poppy tunes just surfy and garagey enough to get all the moms, pops and kids up and groovin'.
Ash Cashmere: From Flagstaff. Coming down south for the spring, they figured they'd grace us with their harmonies and garage sensibilities.
Eli Kluger: Co-wrote Everybody's Looking at their Phone These Days with Max Modeen and it's been smooth sailing since. Such jokes. Very standup. Lots of Metro Center love.
Straight Straws: Jams, melodies, reverb, delay, guitars, STUFF.
Fairy Bones: A new wave/rock band based out of Phoenix. Formed in January 2013, the four-piece consists of Chelsey Louise, Robert Ciuca, Ben Foos, and Matthew Foos.
They successfully crowdfunded their debut album, Dramabot, and recorded with Bob Hoag (The Format, Dear and the Headlights) at Flying Blanket Studios. Phoenix New Times named the lead single, “Waiting,” one of the “10 Best Things I Heard in Phoenix in 2014,” and Chelsey one of the “The 10 Best Frontmen and Frontwomen in Phoenix Right Now.”
Crown Larks - From Chicago. “…at the intersection of the free rock, avant-garde jazz, and outre improvisation scenes which have long been a hallmark of the city’s music culture. 'Blood Mirage' is the first taste of their upcoming debut Blood Dancer. A lumbering, slow-burn intro is worth the wait as Crown Larks launch into an unexpectedly tight groove, smearing healthy dollops of saxophone over an energetic percussion attack that reframes the preceding skronk as a storm-before-the-calm palate cleanser. In an admirable display of patience they have waited until now to unleash their debut long-player. The authentic chemistry that results from hours upon hours of gigging is heard throughout Blood Dancer.” - Ad Hoc
Corey Fogel: LA-based drummer and performance artist. His solo work is based around improvisational encounters with sounds, objects, personalities, textiles, foods, spanning the disciplines of performance art, video, dance, and installation. He played in The Mae Shi.
Maxwell Gualtieri: LA-based guitarist/composer/improviser. He is involved with notable bands and ensembles that include Stupid Man Suit, The Michael Mull Octet, The Matty Harris Double Septet, Saturn’s Rival, The Anthropic Ensemble, Sophocles Steve, and Ladies and Gentlemen.
ALTO! - Experimental/percussive noise and looping from Portland, OR. Featuring Derek Monypeny, who toured the US with Sir Richard Bishop of Sun City Girls.
Waytansea Point: Ever-evolving electro-percussive phenom; "concrète-techno."
CJ Melton: Ruling local performance artist/noisemaker.
Elizabeth Kennedy Bayer: With group TBD. Master flutist, founder of OME annual new music festival and zine.
Indie 500 - The Trunk Space turns 11 in April. Last year to celebrate we had performers play over 500 songs over 10 days. We decided that wasn't ridiculous enough for 11 years so performers will be playing 500 songs IN A ROW! We will begin at 6pm sharp on Friday, April 10th and go until we hit 500 songs. By our guess the 500th song will occur sometime in the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, April 12th.
Like a Villain: From Portland. "The alter ego of Holland Andrews, Like a Villain is fragile, sparse music that's then set alight by Holland's tremendous voice, often looped and layered into thick, extravagant canvases. Embracing the often-minimalist sensibilities of 20th and 21st-century avant-garde composers, Andrews uses clarinet and glockenspiel to provide backing for her vocal aerobatics, but the end result is something entirely new and strange and wonderful" - Portland Mercury
Plus the debut of a premier sound collaboration with Jessica Dzielinski and Chazmier Tyler!!
Andrew Weathers: Composer and improviser originally from Chapel Hill, NC, currently based in Oakland, CA. His music exists in a space between improvisation and composition—equally influenced by the 20th century American minimalists and underground noise.
Andrew performs rigorously in a variety of contexts, both composed and improvised. In addition to solo performances, he heads up the Andrew Weathers Ensemble, which he will be playing with on this tour. He also performs and records regularly with Kirtan Choir, Weathers/Glover, Tethers, and Parties. In the past, he has performed with Acid of All Ruins, Bicameral Mind, Northern Valentine, Tatsuya Nakatani, Laurent Estoppey, and Hal McGee, among others. In addition to his busy performing schedule, Weathers helps run Full Spectrum Records.
Tsone: Electronic soundscapes; sometimes dancey, sometimes moody.
fthia: Guitar-based drone music.
April's First Friday opening will feature the Phoenix Zine Fair 2015!
Come together and celebrate with us the craft of DIY book/zine making and the beauty of original thought by bringing your own zine to table, share, trade or sell, or reading some of your own writing to an actual audience.
The whole month of April at The Trunk Space will feature a curated pop-up shop of participating zines.
The Black Heartthrobs: Three-piece melodic garage rock band from Culver City. Punk bassist for Osker (Epitaph records), David Benitez, has switched to vocals/guitar to front the band with drummer Jane Greely and bassist Spenser Wells. They craft catchy songs ala The Cars, Pavement, and The Nerves. Expect hooky choruses, fuzzed guitars, and glasses.
Brad Rizer - from Georgia/Utah: Seamlessly blending blues, folk, and country together with a rock 'n' roll swagger.
Scott Ferrin - Also from Utah.
Shallow: From Lake Havasu City. Minimal, hypnotic reverb-drenched shoegaze.
Nu Metal Boyfriend: Fantastic local band with no recordings yet!
Solid Brown: "Altogether, it sounds like a feeling of apathy while you're being rained on, or something to fill in the silent pauses of your coworkers, friends, classmates, and family members whenever you tell them about the weird stuff you think about all the time." - Phoenix New Times
Kristen Ford: A ball of energy on stage, pushing joy into the crowd and getting the audience to echo back this enthusiasm. She has currently packed up or sold all of her belongings, and hit the road full time to promote her new record, "Dinosaur".
“Kristen Ford is a storyteller. A few parts Kimya Dawson mixed with Tracy Chapman, Ford’s poetic lyrics take the listener on a ride like sonic pages of an epic biography...Ford has traveled around the country making herself at home in six different states, and through her travels she has gathered suitcases full of personal stories and experiences to translate into songs.” - Buzzbin Magazine
Wind Burial: The psych-goth reincarnation of the Seattle slowcore band Snowdrift. The slower, ethereal sound of that band started to transform as their aesthetic shifted toward a dynamic approach reminiscent of 1970s rock, with dark avant garde aplomb. They renamed themselves Wind Burial to mark this metamorphosis.
With their new full length, We Used To Be Hunters, they've allowed their longstanding penchant for dreaminess to subtly inform a more dynamic, visceral approach reflective of their live performance. It was produced and mixed by Randall Dunn (Rose Windows, Marissa Nadler, Earth, SunO))) and engineered by Nicholas Wilbur (Mount Erie, LAKE, Hungry Cloud Darkening).
CCDS: From Buffalo, NY.
Name the Band - From Brazil. Lead by musician and song writer Zeh Monstro, Name the Band is also Gabriel da Rosa, Beto Careca and Vini Marmore. Familiar and well known to the underground rock scene in Brazil, Zeh Monstro is a touring musician for some of the most important rock singers in the country, and also had a strong career in the punk rock scene, leading the bands Holy Tree and Borderlinerz.
There is a punk accent in their music, but with a strong influence from 70’s and
80’s rock such as David Bowie, Lou Reed, and Devo. Their latest single was released in the US during the "Watt From Pedro Show."
On tour with The Living Strange from LA.
Sheep Among Wolves - Music of grateful and seeking hearts from the city of trees, Boise, Idaho! New split coming out on Rubber Brother Records.
Big O - Indie hip-hop, also from Idaho.
No Body - Cascadia empty wave, from Olympia, WA. Latest release recorded at Dub Narcotic Studios and The Guest House.
Trevor Hedges with an acoustic version of Sundressed
Red Rumsey - From Olympia, WA: Vern Rumsey, formerly of Unwound and Long Hind Legs, has been working off and on since 2000 as RedRumsey. Writing songs here and there, mostly for Unwound or Long Hind Legs, but what ended up being RedRumsey was the remnants that never came to fruition with either of those projects. Not to be confused with songs that were rejects, there was always just too much material. RedRumsey, at that time, was spotty at best, but never died.
After stints in bands, such as Fitz of Depression, Oslo, and Flora v. Fauna, Vern always returned to RedRumsey as an outlet, but never playing live save for one benefit show... until the Florida duo Teach Me Equals asked RedRumsey to go on a tour of the western half of the United States. That collaboration turned out to be very inspiring and motivating.
RedRumsey, as self described by Vernon himself, is a more organic version of his previous band Long Hind Legs. It is a versatile collaboration... sometimes solo accoustic, or with guest players, or with electronics, and yet, sometimes with a combination of all three. Vern's goal is to make every RedRumsey show a new experience from the last.
With local sounds from...
Soft Shoulder - Celebrate the release of three new 7"s: "Von Guts," "Fabric," and "Stair" (buy all three for $10 and also get a 1.5" square pin).
SNIT - Post-punk from Vancouver, BC. Members of lié.
Early Tongue - Members of Mallevs, Sleep Money.
Christian Family - Members of Cherie Cherie, The Freaks of Nature.
Bat Country - Reno, NV folk punks! "I remember strumming out of tune chords on a 5-string guitar while Jared calmly, yet furiously, plucked away at a broken acoustic bass on the 15th floor of his condo overlooking downtown Reno.
"After playing a last minute set with our heroes, Ramshackle Glory, coupled with the encouragement of Pat ‘The Bunny’, we decided to take a stab at being something other than two stoners jamming silly tunes in a one room high-rise.
"Time passes. We began to sharpen up our sound, still jamming mind you, with our good friends Patrick, Jace, and Cactus Head. I will never forget the amazingly surreal feeling of witnessing my simple folk songs turn into something I could never imagine doing by myself. For this, I am forever grateful to these homies.
"This album...is our best attempt to present to you a sound that we are all proud of. For myself, these songs document several events, beautiful and tragic, that have occurred during Bat Country’s existence. These songs are not, nor ever will they be, finished."
Various Blonde - From Kansas City: The brainchild of Joshua Allen with current support from drummer Mark Lomas, bassist- Evanjohn Mcintosh, and keyboardist- Eddie Moore. Their most recent release, Summer High, was produced by Isaiah " Ikey" Owens of Free Moral Agents and The Mars Volta.
They've opened for numerous national acts: Russian Circles, Zechs Marquise, Dead Meadow, Jucifer, Murder By Death, Crystal Antlers... They deliver a show all their own, cut with hints of improv, pop, rock, metal, soul, punk, funk and jazz.
Zodiac Bash: Special one-man band version.
Be rad on the Ides of March! International rock and roll gathering...Sunday fun day matinee!!
CIKATRI$ - Keytar - stylophone - drums - theremin - distorted bass - fast guitars - all sung in French! Aurélie hails from France but only started singing in French when moving to Stockholm, Sweden. A million tones and feelings mix in the back of her Tonmeister’s head, and in silence she starts writing down the first CIKATRI$ tunes. Voice is used as an instrument, words are just sounds, and all is part of a greater project like a mini-version of a total artwork. The lo-fi expression of an urgent feeling. A search begins for folks with the same passion for playing fast. And suddenly! Ignition. Using a keytar as the sonic nucleus, CIKATRI$ creates a relentlessly frenetic blast of songs that mix French 60s with Swedish garage punk and the rawer sounds of 80s synth. The live cast features members of Swedish bands Isobel & November, Holograms, RAS, and Henry Fiat's Open Sore. CIKATRI$ is featured in the official SXSW 2015.
The Cigarette Bums - From LA. Latest release recorded with Wyatt Blair of Lolipop Records at the helm as producer and engineer. "The Bums’ music is rootsy-expressive, postpunk quirky and as solidly diverting as anything squalling in Silverlake at the present moment." - Ron Garmon, LA Record. "A Dylan-meets-Daniel Johnston meets-Replacements-meets-Beefheart smash-up that's a real pleasure to watch. The Bums play repetitious, folksy stanzas with a snot-nosed, garage-band delivery, and they throw in an occasional, speedy jazz-intoned riff for flare." - LA Weekly
With local hit-makers!...
Pocket Vinyl: Piano slam rock from Connecticut! "Our unique live show consists of an energetic one-man-piano-band coupled with an live painter who creates a work of art on stage as I play which is auctioned off at the end of the show to the highest bidder."
Lucy & La Mer: Sweet and sassy folk-pop songs fitting somewhere between a Wes Anderson soundtrack and a M. Ward/Ingrid Michaelson love child. Lucy leads an acoustic collaboration of musicians on her baritone ukulele, including percussionist Matthew Cook (Grammy-nominated, LA Percussion Quartet) and jazz bassist Jon Lee Keenan (also with LA Master Chorale). Lucy & La Mer’s debut EP Little Spoon was recorded by Jonathan Nesvadba (Moby/Larry Gatlin), mixed by Bill Rahko (Paul McCartney/Daft Punk) and mastered at Abbey Road Studios.
Bür Gür - Experimental electronic from LA. "Around the corner is the unseen, so the possibilities for what is waiting can be endless. The imagination goes wild, because it could be anything. Bür Gür, the ambient and electronic duo, is relentless in its interpretation of what’s unseen." -The Eastsider
Ohioan - Living music, based in Tucson. On the Infinite Front label. Fronted by Ryne Warner, with a rotating cast of collaborators, including members of Golden Boots, Castanets, and Karl Blau. Warner was a member of Arrington de Dionyso's Arizona version of Malaikat dan Singa.
Autumn Electric - Progressive rock from Seattle. Art Rock about Rock Art: Their new release is a full-album rock opera, "Star Being Earth Child." It tells the story of an alien visitor whose friendship awakens a young child's environmental awareness. Partially inspired by visiting petroglyphs in Albuquerque, this is Autumn Electric's most musically ambitious project to date.
Rat Fist - The result of a friendship that began in 2003 when Randall’s former band Wives (Los Angeles, CA) and McGuiness’ former band Navies (Washington DC) played a house show together in Washington DC. It was then that the two quickly recognized they had a common love for loud, fast, heavy music. They always talked about forming a band together, but their current projects No Age and Pissed Jeans kept them fully occupied.
Finally, after both becoming fathers they realized there was no time like the present to fire it up. Over an eight-day weekend they worked with F. Bermudez in his analog studio to record a collection of refreshing, face-melting, fist-pounding cuts. Read more about Rat Fist here.
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