October 2006



October 27

Prurient, Mouthus, Air Conditioning - Glasslands

OK, I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been a bit of a masochist lately, but I can’t think of much I’d rather do than torture my eardrums with tonight’s all-star noise (un)spectacular. More than just a huge force in the noise community, aesthetically, socially, and economically, Prurient, AKA Dominick Fernow, Hospital Productions, etc is, for the unindoctrinated, about as severe as they come. Employing the bare minimum to achieve ungodly sounds live, he’s also quite the showman - in a misanthropic and self-consciously unsettling fashion. Mouthus, who’ve had a very prolific recording career the last couple of years on a diversity of obscure labels and more notorious adventurers like Ecstatic Peace and Troubleman Unlimited, are perhaps the most socially acceptable local noise act on this side of Black Dice. While the duo’s hypnotic repetition is a dynamic exploration of a rich spectrum of tonal elements, their cacophony is at the same time so brutal, sludgy, and wild that you may mistake their untamed blasts for a lack of subtlety. Ugly beauty… amplified. And despite all of the volume and general heaviness on this bill, Air Conditioning, ironically, will be the only band with drums.



Benevento/Russo Duo, Tom Hamilton - Bowery Ballroom $18/$22
Cartune Xprez – Monkeytown $10
Cecil Taylor Trio – The Iridium $32.50
Direct from Hollywood Cemetaries, Partyline, Love or Perish, Live Fast Die - Cake Shop
Doc Marshalls, Highway Sound – Union Pool
Downriver – The Stone 8PM $10
Dr. John – BB King Blues Club $30/$35
elliott sharp, The Sirius String Quartet – ISSUE Project Room $10
John Wayne, The Holy Experimant, You Aren’t My Mother, the Kill Me Trio – Goodbye Blue Monday
Love is All - Knitting Factory Main Space 7:30PM/11:30PM $13
Matt and Kim, Japanther - 3RD Ward (
Miho Hatori – The Stone 10PM $10
Night Shade Festival - a carnivalesque fest of puppets in purgatory, a vortex of video, a gallery of ghosts and a cosmic night cap of dance from the 4th dimension! Music by Omega Motherfucker and 4th Dimension. Puppetry and Art by Puppet Kabob, Dramaton Theater, Adam Aleksander and Liz Allen - Live With Animals (210 Kent Avenue) $10
Petra Haden & The Sell Outs, Jason Trachtenburg - Tonic $12
Starchild, Charles Wallace & Nick Purpura, Mollie King - The Delancey
The Futureheads, Cold War Kids, Street To Nowhere - Warsaw $
The Yams (with Dave the Spazz), World War IX, The Bullys, Blackout Shoppers, The Deacons – Trash Bar







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