I’m excited to announce a very special show taking place Saturday, April 2nd at Betty’s Bar & Grill. ROBBIE HUNSINGER will be performing an interactive audio/video set using a hacked Xbox Kinect, wi-mote, oboe, Chinese oboe, and soprano sax. Here’s a clip from her performance at last year’s Circuit Benders Ball:
William Davis from Oh No It’s Howard will be premiering a brand new setup as PRINCE HOWARD. His new project is a departure from the Venetian-Snares-influenced Oh No It’s Howard and is best described as noise-dub. CRAIG SCHENKER (Square People) will be sitting in with both artists.
And finally, I’ll be unveiling my brand new experimental Scoop and Loop solo project ADVENTURE BOMB. Scoop and Loop is a term of my own invention. The definition might be, “capturing sounds from the immediate vicinity, scooping sections, and building loops.” The idea is to sample the other bands, the audience, and the environment; throw it all in the air; and build something on the fly. I use cd turntables, loop pedals, and various effects. The project is partially inspired by the pioneering film makers who would travel from town to town and make a movie in a week, using local people and landmarks. They would screen the film for the townsfolk, take donations (and advertising revenues), and then do it all over again for the next town. ADVENTURE BOMB is like that, except with sound. To give you an idea, check out previous Scoop & Loop improvs WRITING HOME, IONIZE, and PIT OF ROAR.
I’ve performed an experimental set a few times in the past, but this is the first time I’m using the moniker ADVENTURE BOMB. It could be disastrous. It could be pretty cool. Come to Betty’s this Saturday to find out!
If you’re thinking of going, sign up on the Facebook event page.
9pm, Saturday, April 2nd, no cover
Betty’s Bar & Grill, 407 49th Avenue North, Nashville, TN
Prince Howard (William Davis)
Adventure Bomb (Tony Youngblood)