May 082013
 

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It’s absolutely killing me that I can’t be in two places at once this Saturday night. I’m hosting an experimental series at Noa Noa (which I’ll discuss more in my next post) concurrently with the Matthew Shipp Trio and Lambchop concert at VFW Post 1970.

Piano player Matthew Shipp is national treasure, and if you’re even remotely interested in free jazz, you need to be at this show. Matthew was a longtime member of the quartet led by saxophonist David S. Ware (who sadly passed away last October). As I type this, I’m listening to the quartet’s Renunciation, also featuring William Parker and Guillermo E. Brown. Matthew has also performed with Roscoe MitchellJoe MorrisMat ManeriDaniel CarterBarbara Januszkiewicz and DJ Spooky. He’s known for his wholly original piano-playing style which somehow manages to convert dissonance into harmony. Never resting on tradition, Matthew also experiments in other genres, including contemporary classical, hip hop, and electronica.

Matthew Shipp is performing with his trio featuring Michael Bisio on bass and Whit Dickey on drums. Big thanks to Chris Davis for putting this amazing show together.

Nashville’s own alt-country phenomenon Lambchop opens the evening.

Matthew Shipp Trio w/ Lambchop
Saturday, May 11th, 2013,  8pm, $15
@ VFW Post 1970
7220 Charlotte Pike
Nashville, TN

Jan 282012
 

NO KINGS Records is a vital part of the local lo-fi and noise scenes. Sunday night, check out an intimate show at No Kings founder Stephen Molyneux’s place, featuring a roster of the label’s many talents: Ben Marcantel’s chip-tuned SUGAR SK*-*LLS, Ryan Norris’ ambient melodia COUPLER, STEPHEN MOLYNEUX himself, and Derek Schartung’s cardboard noise machine MALOCCHIO. Nearly all have appeared on Theatre Intangible at one point or another, most recently Stepehen in Episode 73: Cuatro Ninos starring HORSEHAIR EVERYWHERE.

The show on Sunday is FREE and starts at 8:3opm, on-schedule so Stephen tells me.

More info on the Facebook event page.

SUGAR SK*-*LLS : (Ben Marcantel) of Hands off Cuba, Forrest Bride
COUPLER : (Ryan Norris) of Lambchop, Kort, Hands off Cuba, etc.
STEPHEN MOLYNEUX : of Horsehair Everywhere, Poet Named Revolver, etc.
MALOCCHIO : (Derek Schartung) of Taiwan Deth, etc.

BYOB, & if you’d like to bring food to share that would be lovely.

Park at the Shell gas station on the corner, or secondarily on Murphy Rd. Carpooling and bikes are encouraged!

Richland Ballroom
4208 Murphy Road, Nashville, TN