Monday, August 30, 2010

Guybrarian DJs: BACK 2 SKOOL

It's about time:

After a summer sabbatical, Guybrarian DJs returns for our first ever party at NIGHTLIGHT!

This event will alter the course of your life.
with DJs:

Boomshackalack Soundsystem (David Parisi)
STOKES (Neale Stokes)
DJ Scrubbin Bubbles (Mike Nutt)

Invite your friends! This will awesome! Yes!!

*please note: the party is free but Nightlight has a $5 lifetime membership charge. Members can sign in one guest. More info:
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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Concerto Generator

To commemorate the new release by Outer Space on Arbor Infinity, I would like to share this fine piece of work by Laurie Spiegel. Not only is it awesome and very akin to what you might hear from the likes of John Elliot (an obvious influence), but she is unique because she is one of very few female artists that blazed the trail in electronic music. If you want to hear more from her, check out this Continuo blog post.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Art Lord and the Self Portraits ca. 2004

Ashley WeinbergerThis poster reminded me of that thing that Sean Connery fights in Time Bandits. The poster is for a show tonight at Nighlight featuring, among others, Greensboro's Mutant League, described by NL's emailbot as having "a lo-fi approach reminiscent of Haunted House or those early Art Lord tapes."Art Lord and the Self Portraits being, of course, the precursor to the 22nd-century-era-Frank-Sinatraesque Future Islands. I was reminded of an old Art Lord tape that I had. This was recorded October 24 in Carrboro, NC (opening for El Vez!?). These guys had a ridiculous show schedule during this time period... not quite a year before they toured with Dan Deacon and, legend has it, got their big break. And while we're getting round about, I think I've got a Haunted House live show somewhere, too. See if I can scrounge that up... Incidentally, genius riff on techno-atheism courtesy beeelzabub below.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Ghost gums!!

Scandalous ghosts!

Down at the creepshow baby!!!

Way Down South

Harry Pussy's Bill Orcutt released a great album of 4-string guitar formulations in September 2009. That album was on fire. He single-handedly killed any notions of limitations with an acoustic guitar. The sound that resulted from this album is definitely abrasive but also bluesy at times. It's a truly unique outing. "Even at its wild & wooliest, there’s always a harmonic logic at the core of Bill’s playing; definitely not a straight “noise guitar” outing but rather something approaching the true coltrane “sheets of sound” ethos ..." says KFW on his Mimaroglu write-up. So, if that sounds like your thing, check out this video which features footage from Bill's latest tour. This show was at Brickbat Books in Philly. There's a highlight for me around gets a little tender.

Bill Orcutt - live @ Brickbat Books 07-22-2010 from Breathmint on Vimeo.

I post this in the hopes that Bill will consider coming through NC when he resumes his tour schedule. I've been in touch and I am trying to arrange something. If it doesn't work out, at least he came through our world via Wrinkleboro, right? I'll keep you posted on the status of this effort. In the meantime, visit Bill's Palilalia record label. There's a new one-sided 12" that looks pretty gnarly.