Last night at The Acheron members of Friends and Tear It Up debuted their new post-punk infused hardcore project Pagan Rituals. The band played a tight 20 minute set. And they’ll do it again tonight at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge in Brooklyn. A video edit of their set is below, alongside clips of the supporting acts.
In what was a rather unusual billing for ‘heavy and loud’ venue Saint Vitus, Marissa Nadler and Dutch Jim Jarmusch collaborator Jozef van Wissem graced the blackened Greenpoint stage with a night of fragile bliss. Video edits of both performances are posted below.
The tenth installment of Pat Noecker’s drone project ASSEMBLE was performed at Knockdown Center in Maspeth, Queens last Saturday. This is a complete recording of the early show. Alexandra Drewchin JR., Bonnie Baxter, James Corrigan, Jeanann Dara, David First, Kate Henderson, Laura Ortman, Michael Durek, Camilla Ha, Daniel Schlett, Sto Len, Ted McGrath, Jason Poranski, Sadaf H. and Adam Holquist simultaneously played the notes of A and E, while RAFT orchestrated musical changes and pauses to them by text message. ASSEMBLE collaborator and video artist Matthew Caron, with Peter Shapiro, Eric Drasin, Reid Bingham, Sofy Yuditskaya and Matt Romain of Fast Food Music Video handled the kaleidoscopic visuals throughout the night.
On Friday, May 10, NYU’s annual Strawberry Fest took over LaGuardia Place in Manhattan with all sorts of shenanigans, all and foremost a stellar billing of live bands which included Merchandise and Mission of Burma. Short video edits of their performances are posted below.
Last Sunday at Public Assembly and Monday at The Flat the fifth installment of Annihilvs’sApex Fest tried to annihilate Brooklyn with a tidal wave of power electronics, harsh noise, ambient and other forms of electronically fueled sonic warfare. Below is a complete video recap of every single artist