Sunday, October 11, 2009

Show Worthy 10/12 - 10/18


Monday, October 12
Cowards, Karlheinz, Sharpwaist, Howard Stelzer & Luke Moldof, Double Awake at O'Brien's ($6, 9:00, 21+)
Killer local noise show. Cowards are Nick Pace (from Diaphragm) and Jesse Allen (from Cathode Terror Secretion) and they play some serious drone noise. Karlheinz destroys everything he touches with his ferocity. Sharpwaist is just fucking brutal. Moldof & Stelzer is going to be a supremely unique experience, with Stelzer messing with his tapes and Moldof fucking around with his crazy guitar stuff. And Double Awake just has some of the best power drone in town. This show is going to be fucking amazing.

Monday, October 12
Sexual Janitor, The Waifs, The Needy Visions at Charlie's Kitchen ($5, 9:00, 21+)
On the other hand, if you're feeling less like noise and more like super fun garage rock pysch pop stuff, then head to Charlie's Kitchen. Some more bands are supposed to be playing, possibly Maine Coons and Life Partners. Nothing's set in stone yet, though.

Om via by ronaiandras

Monday, October 12
Om, Lichens, Six Organs Of Admittance at ICA Boston ($16, 8:00, all ages)
You must know about this show already. If not, here's your heads up. I've seen both Om and Lichens before and I can attest to the fact that their music is enhanced 10 fold when performed live. Go to this is you're not feeling like rocking out at Charlie's or getting your ears fucked at O'Brien's.

Benjamin Nelson via by Susanna Bolle

Tuesday, October 13
Benjamin Nelson at Cafe Fixe ($5, 8:00, all ages)
DROOOOOONE. You love it. I love it. Cheap. Delicious coffee. Home in time for bed. Thanks Non-Event.

Former Ghosts via

Wednesday, October 14
Former Ghosts, White Hinterland, Boy Without God at The Middle East Upstairs ($9, 8:00, 18+)
Former Ghosts is about to blow up because it's Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu, Freddy Ruppert of This Song Is A Mess But So Am I, and Nika Roza of Zola Jesus. I'm not a huge fan of Xiu Xiu, I don't know TSISMBSAI, and I love Zola Jesus. Doing the math, I expected to be pretty ambivalent about Former Ghosts but somehow their album Fleurs is fucking fantastic. Love it. But I'm pretty sure Roza's not going to be playing with them live, so...

Jim Haynes via by Randy Yau

Thursday, October 15
Jim Haynes, Murmer, Ophibre at Axiom ($8, 8:00, all ages)
More awesome dronings. Jim Haynes is half of Coelacanth (with Loren Chasse (of Jewelled Antler)) and has a new CD out on Intransitive, who's putting on this show. Murmer has done lots of work, including a CD with the genius Jonathan Coleclough, and makes wonderful minimal drone. And Ophibre, well, if you read this blog and don't know who he is, then you're not reading this blog. I love that man. Everything he touches is gold.

Achim Wollscheid via by Asier Gogortza

Saturday, October 17
Achim Wollscheid, Jason Lescalleet at Goethe-Institut Boston ($10, 8:00, all ages)
An experimental artist of the highest caliber, Wollscheid does installations, festivals, performances, records, everything. He is all over the fucking place. It's an absolute honor to have him perform in Boston. And with Lescalleet nonetheless! The man who fucks with tapes and microphones and amplifiers and tons of other shit to make some totally awesome drone. Gonna be a great show.

Saturday, October 17
Craig Colorusso's Sun Boxes at Important Records (FRREEEEE, noon-dusk, all ages)
Colorusso will be installing a mess of huge solar powered speakers, each with a different guitar loop playing through it. The idea is that it will sound different wherever and whenever you stand, due to the angle and placement of the speakers and that each loop is a different length, so at no time will the whole thing repeat itself. It runs from noon until sundown, because obviously the speakers won't be able to continue playing once they lose power. Anyway, this sounds so fucking cool. Not very accessible without a car though, so if you're going through Salem on your way to this, pick me the fuck up and we can have a good time. I promise good company and maybe I'll buy you lunch or something. I just have to be back to work around 5ish. Deal?

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