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MC Trachiotomy
featuring Quintron
Rowdy Life


Dimestore Ensemble




Former Crash Worship trombone/vocalist and New Orleans Ninth Ward superstar Pavlo J Poggi, adopting
the pseudonym MC Trachiotomy, took both the underground rock and hip-hop worlds by surprise with his shocking 1999 debut, Robot Alien or Ghost. Not as out of the ordinary in today’s increasingly experimental world of underground hiphop, Robot Alien or Ghost, with its murky moonscape of atonal lo-fi alien beats and cryptic, often indecipherable rhymes, confounded critics and listeners when it arrived. Though no one could decide whether or not it was a work of ultimate genius or sonic terrorism, all agreed that it was bizarre.

2002’s w/ Love From Tahiti, on Bulb Records, unveiled a more listenable, and even more diverse and ambitious Trachiotomy with all of the creative aspects of his debut. Italian philosopher Pierre Scaruffi, in his History of Rock Music, best describes the album as defining “a territory straddling rap, spoken-word, psychedelic rambling, Captain Beefheart-ian wackiness, lo-fi pop and the Residents' new-wave… The album is the musical equivalent of a hurricane, sweeping away swamp blues, freeform jamming, reggae balladry, hip hop, etc. The comedian indulges in spoofs of spy-thriller cocktail muzak, 1940s' big-band swing, Broadway show tunes, and soft-night-jazz.” Summing up the first two records: “The creative intensity of these albums is simply frightening.”

Even more frightening are the golems Trachiotomy’s been conjuring in the meantime. After taking a few years out to formulate a new sound, touring the Caribbean, Central America, Australia, Eastern Europe, even as far as Crete, not to mention the well covered areas of the US and Canada, MC Trachiotomy is finally ready to unveil three completed albums. Two of these are from his collaboration are with Quintron, and one from his collaboration with Seni’or el Tonios.

The first installment, a Quintron collaboration, is a vinyl EP entitled Rowdy Life, that is out now “FRESH“ on New York Night Train Recordings. Soon to be followed by a full-length - Rarsliveonevilstar. The releases, mastered by fellow Ninth Ward legend DL Parker, features Trachiotomy’s well-honed flow, a cast of cameos, and astounding analog electronic sounds - with Quintron’s Drum Buddy as the star instrument. The result, a warped, raw, noisy, and danceable gateway into the fifth dimension, remains far beyond description and guaranteed to scramble even the most stable of minds.



Mr. Quintron is a very eccentric concert and nightclub organist from New Orleans, Louisiana. He plays music on a custom made Hammond / Rhodes combo synthesizer / organ (which he's got all built up to look like a car with real working headlights) backed by raw simple drum machine beats (think 808 boom chika boom through one BIG speaker with all the treble turned down) and his own patented invention THE DRUM BUDDY - a rotating, light-activated analog synthesizer which is played much in the same way that a DJ spins and scratches records. Of course lets not forget about MISS PUSSYCAT who plays maracas and sings backup as well as entertaining all age groups with her highly amusing technicolor puppet shows. The Quintron / Miss Pussycat experience is one of barely controlled electronic chaos, "Swamp-Tech" beats, small explosions, incredible clothes, and entertaining puppet stories. You can see them perform regularly at the Spellcaster Lodge in New Orleans, Louisiana or on one of their many tours around the world. This act somehow has equal relevance in sleazy nightclubs, pizza restaurants, and university lecture halls.


MC Trachiotomy and Mr. Quintron
Rowdy Life 12" EP - release: Sept 1

Whadda ya get when you collide one of the underground's more bizarre rappers with one of its more unusual instrumentalists/conceptualists? Twisted analog electro rap straight outta New Orleans Ninth Ward. Limited edition vinyl-only release. Look for their full-length, Ratsliveonevilstar, in the fall.




10/12 New Orleans - Circle Bar
10/13 Mobile, AL – Cell Block
10/14 Pensacla, FL Line Café
10/15 Montevallo, AL 0 House Party
10/16 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree Café
10/17 Atlanta, GA
10/18 Athens, GA – The Secret Lodge
10/19 Ashville, NC- TBA
10/20 Chapel Hill – Night Light
10/21 Raleigh, NC – King’s Barcade
10/22 Richmond, VA - 9th Ave N
10/24 Sperryville, VA – TBA
10/25 Washington DC – House Party
10/26 Baltimore, MD – Talking Head
10/27 Brooklyn, NY- Rubulad
10/28 New York, NY – Cake Shop
10/29 Brooklyn, NY - Lucky Cat
10/30 Philadelphia, PA– Big Pink
10/31 New York, NY – sub-Tonic
11/01 Providence, RI –
11/02 Brooklyn, NY – Official CMJ Showcase Northsix Downstairs
11/03 Brooklyn, NY – Pass Out Records
11/04 Hoboken, NJ – WFMU Record Fair
11/05 Providence, RI – Party-Tronix @ May N Kevin For Eva
11/06 Portland, ME
11/07 Boston, MA
11/08 Montreal, CA – Zoobizar
11/09 Montreal, CA – Zoobizar
11/10 Ottawa, CA – Avant Garde Bar
11/11 Toronto, CA –
11/12 Detroit, MI
11/13 Chicago, IL = Hideout
11/14 Chicago, IL – Reversible Eye
11/16 Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
11/17 Hot Springs, AR –
11/18 Memphis, TN
11/19 Jackson, MS



"Drugs" MP3
MC Trachiotomy featuring Quintron, Rowdy Life 12"



Trachiotomy's Myspace Page
Quintron and Miss Pussycat's Site



Hi-res photo
Bio (pdf)



Jay Poggi, Pearl Touring


"MC Trachiotomy is a Louisiana character, ... whose albums Robot Alien or Ghost (Rhinestone, 1999) and W/Love from Tahiti (Bulb, 2002) are rare collages of madness highlighted by terrible production, drunk accent, sub-standard percussion and cryptic lyrics. The latter (73 minutes long) defines a territory straddling rap, spoken-word, psychedelic rambling, Captain Beefheart-ian wackiness, lo-fi pop and the Residents' new-wave operas (EKG, Along th' Coast, Bareboat Blessing). The album is the musical equivalent of a hurricane, sweeping away swamp blues (Form of Gardenias), free-form jamming (Southpacific Weenie Coast), reggae balladry (Now You Don't Know Where to Start), hip hop (Palpitations), etc. The comedian indulges in spoofs of spy-thriller cocktail muzak (Midway Dining), 1940s' big-band swing (Drop Thkias Off At The Pool), Broadway show tunes (Can You Feel It), and late-night soft-jazz (Valentine). The psycho ridicules music in the grotesque six-minute pantomime Long to Hold You. Stay Awake sounds like someone cooking an omelette while listening to classical music on the radio. Yes, some of it is "that" musical. The creative intensity of these albums is simply frightening."

- Pierre Scaruffi, in his History of Rock Music



if Gary Wilson woke up one day convinced he was Lou Rawls, or if Tom Waits hijacked the 1970s pastiche of the Avalanches...

- Splendid Ezine


MC Trachiotomy could be Dr. Dooom’s older, drunker uncle. He’s more borderline than Ol’ Dirty Bastard but seems less likely to smash a 40-oz. bottle over your head when angered.

- Dusted Reviews



MOST BIZARRE RECORD AWARD of 2000: "Super-distorted, way-hard-to-understand lyrics over unique hip-hop tracks. A sleeper."

- Urban Ambience Journal


Some music is so original, creative, and brilliant, you can't believe it's of this Earth. Surely, the beings who created this music are of a more advanced form of intelligence. That definitely seems to be the case with MC Trachiotomy, making the title of his album, "Robot Alien or Ghost," all the more fitting....

- Uncle Dan's House of Smut


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