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Feb 072013

Louisville Experimental Festival
The Louisville Experimental Festival recently announced a call for submissions for the 2013 fest, taking place June 26th – 30th. I was able to attend the fest last year, and I had a blast!

Nashville experimental musicians: please submit to this fest! I’d love to see some of the amazing acts in this city get Louisville exposure. If you are accepted, I can guarantee you will find inspiration in other acts that festival director Douglas Lucas curates. To submit, send the following info to douglasglucas at gmail dot com.

1. Your name(s):
2. Project name:
3. Home city:
4. Project website and link to some of your music (and/or video):
5. Any special requests (equipment, preferred date, etc):

The submission deadline is April 1st, but the sooner you submit, the better.

Douglas also just launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the festival. The backer rewards include the ridiculously-good-deal of full festival admission plus poster for $25. Even if you can’t attend, throw some financial support to the best experimental festival in the region.

I interviewed Douglas on episode 82 of Theatre Intangible. We discussed the Louisville Experimental Festival, his experimental solo project Mu, the Kentucky experimental scene, and more. Check it out here.

May 302012

Microwave Windows

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 GHAZALATHRIFTSORE 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!