Here’s podcast 84: Bad Vibes, featuring Brandon Able from MICROWAVE WINDOWS, Douglas Lucas from MU, Brendan Mucillo from HARDON COLLIDER, and Alan Sweeny and Aaron West from ASHOCHIOUS. We recorded this episode on Saturday, April 14th, 2012 after the bands came down for a show at Noa Noa. This is an improv very rich in texture, featuring circuit bending, modified guitar, tape loops, hum, buzz, feedback, effects, and much more. If you’d like to hear interviews with the bands, check out episode 83 featuring Hardon Collider and Microwave Windows and episode 82 featuring Mu. All of the bands are playing the Louisville Experimental Festival kicking off June 27th. If you’re in the Louisville area, don’t miss it!
Keeping up the momentum, I present podcast 83: Hardon Collider and Microwave Windows Artist Showcase!
Experimental bands MICROWAVE WINDOWS, HARDON COLLIDER, MU, ASHOCHIOUS, and JEREMY BENNETT played Noa Noa in Nashville on Friday the 13th, April 2012. Last week, we release an interview with Mu’s Douglas Lucas and the Noa Noa sets from Mu and Ashochious. This episode features an interview with Hardon Collider’s Brendan Muccillo and Microwave Window’s Brandon Able as well as their Noa Noa sets. Soon, we’ll release the giant head of this audio Voltron: the live improv featuring all four bands!
We recorded the interview the day after the concert on my back porch. It’s all over the place in the best sense of the term. Brandon, Brendan, and I talk about their upcoming gigs at the Louisville Experimental Festival; ELECTRIC INERTIA; the experimental scenes in Cincinnati, San Francisco, Miami, and other places; the phobias of moving and not moving; JEREMY BENNETT; the soon-to-be-announced 2012 Circuit Benders’ Ball Nashville; father of circuit-bending REED GHAZALA; THRIFTSORE BORATORIUM‘s geodesic sound dome; the 2011 FauxBeAnt Art Fair; and Brandon’s run in with police brutality. In the podcast, we mentioned Brandon Able lives in Lexington. Since the taping, Brandon has moved back to the East Coast.
Check out a few video clips of the Noa Noa performances below. The podcast player is at the very bottom of the article. Enjoy!
After a not-so-brief hiatus, the TI podcast is back with Episode 82: Mu Artist Showcase!
On the podcast, I talk with Douglas about making music, growing up in a small Kentucky town, and his annual event, the Louisville Experimental Festival, kicking off this year on June 27th. The fest is, as the Facebook page states, “an amalgamation of experimental music,” featuring local and national acts. It’s a major event and close enough for Nashvillians to check out. See below for a full lineup.
The podcast also features Mu’s live performance at Noa Noa, as well as the performance of Louisville tape-loop drone kings ASHOCHIOUS. See below for a video clip.
Louisville Experimental Festival 2012 Lineup and schedule:
Friday, June 29th @ Haymarket Whiskey Bar (331 E Market St.):
(Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8pm)
Parched Earth, Noiseman433, Talking Computron, Interstates (etc.), Zack Kouns, Ashochious, Hardon Collider, Joey Molinaro
All shows: $5 suggested donation
I’m super excited about this show Friday night on the back porch of my house Noa Noa. We’ve managed to book three amazing Kentucky noise bands (MU, ASHOCHIOUS, and MICROWAVE WINDOWS,) the super-talented JEREMY BENNETT of Knoxville experimental improv duo SANTA’S WORKSHOP, and (just added to the bill) Cincinnati’s HARDON COLLIDER.
Party at 8, music at 9 sharp. Because the police busted our last show, we’re shooting for an end time of 11pm. (Or at least, we’ll move into the basement at 11.)
More details on the Facebook event page.
620 Hamilton Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
Park on driveway, street or closed business lots.
Play the video below to hear samples of each band. Forgive the crappy quality. It’s the first video I made on the open source editing program OpenShot.