Oct 052015
 

 

There’s a cool new recurring variety show at Crying Wolf hosted by Nashville experimental band The Xists, which is fronted by Theatre Intangible participant and wrestling superstar Jocephus Hudson.

The next edition happens October 8 at 10 p.m. and features Theatre Intangible participant Pimpdaddysupreme, gospel singer Sandi Lou Jensen, escape artist Elle Long, musician Stone Jack Jones, comedians Chris Christian and Andrew Becker, and wrestlers Mr. 110% L.T. Falk and Miss Rachel.

It’ll a variety hour like nothing you’ve ever experienced if this quote from special guest and “world famous record connoisseur” Barney Kroger is to be believed:

Big Top Meets Big Tent!! Come see family and faith based comedian Chris Christian, raise your hands to the holy vibration of Barney Kroger’s Record Corner, and witness the powerful analogue synth gospel of the The xists! Filled with many surprise guests and…

Blasphemous rumors of a puppet show! You’ll have to show up to find out! Stay True and VIP! Don’t let the devil drag your soul asunder.

This unconventional revival may very well save you from the fires of hell. Be there.

More info on the Facebook event page.
Left to right: Sandi Lou Jensen, Barney Kroger, German tenor Hans Horkheimer.

Left to right: Sandi Lou Jensen, Barney Kroger, German tenor Hans Horkheimer.

The Xists Variety Hour
Thursday, October 8 2015, 10pm
@ The Crying Wolf, 823 Woodland St, Nashville, Tennessee 37206
Jan 132015
 

Beastie Boys Nas Too Many Rappers Nashville, TN

 

Hey, the Beastie Boys shot a video in Nashville, and it features the 8th Avenue South / Franklin Pike Monroe Street / Rosa Parks or Green Hills Kroger Supermarket that I shop at! A fan just discovered the “Too Many Rappers” video on editor Neal Usatin’s website. Who knows how long its been there. [UPDATE: I jumped the gun on it being the 8th Avenue South Kroger. Bad Facebook intel. Now some people are swearing it’s the Monroe Street Kroger near Germantown. Others are saying it’s the Green Hills Kroger. Your guess is as good as mine.]

The video was directed by Roman Coppola and features Nas. In addition to Kroger, the boys strutted around the Nashville Parthenon, the 12th Avenue polar bears throwing snowballs, Arby’s, some train tracks, a recording studio, and Lee’s HAIR & DOLLAR.

Ad Rock even gives a shout-out to circuit benders! Or maybe it’s a diss, but I’ll take it either way:

To all you crab rappers, and hackers
And circuit benders, two-tone splendor
I.. take the cake, I stole the mold
The golden microphone, well that’s mine to hold

Big thanks to Pimpdaddysupreme for tipping me off to this. The video won’t allow embedding, so go check it out here. [UPDATE: It seems Usatin’s site got hit with too much traffic, so he took the video down. But I found another copy, which I expect will also get taken down soon. Embedded below.]

Jun 222013
 

All of the performers at the last Noa Noa experimental show are techheads. So when Pimpdaddysupreme informed me that Vine, the 6-second video app from Twitter,  had just been released on Android devices, I hurriedly downloaded it and Vined away. So did Shane, Matt, Aric, and Mara. With all this media lurking about, I decided to make a repository.

Various Vines by Mara Bissell, Matt the PM, Pimpdaddysupreme, and Tony Youngblood. Btw, the movie screening behind EBNC is an endearing Japanese classic called Zombie Ass.

EBNC

Vine 1
Vine 2
Vine 3

Workshoppe Radio Phonik

Vine 1
Vine 2
Vine 3

Adventure Bomb

Vine 1
Vine 2
Vine 3

Jun 122013
 
Suspended by Aric Vance (EBNC)

Suspended by Aric Vance (EBNC)

This Friday if you’re not attending that obscure little music festival in the backwoods of Tennessee, consider coming to Noa Noa for an evening of experimental music.

The theme of Noa Noa Experimental Series #3 is “Loops & Bends,” three artists exploring circuit bending, sound collage, and creative looping.

Asheville, North Carolina’s EBNC (Aric Vance) headlines the evening. Aric last played Nashville at Betty’s Bar & Grill, and he was absolutely amazing. If you attended the 2012 Circuit Benders’ Ball Nashville, you saw Aric’s hypnotic video art, which explores extreme video compression, keyframe dumping, and frame concatenation. EBNC’s bio promises “an unusual mix of field recordings, samples, modular DSP programming, and hand-built/modified electronic instruments/effects to create a sound that ranges from a soothing, ambient wash to extremely harsh noise.”

Next up is Workshoppe Radio Phonik, the joint project of Pimpdaddysupreme and Matt the PM. They last worked together for Noa Noa Experimental Series #2 where Matt the PM projected live visuals as Pimpdaddysupreme played warped records on 6 simultaneous turntables. Matt took the board audio from that performance, recreated the visuals, and posted the results as a brilliant Youtube video. Matt and Pimpdaddysupreme also appeared together on this Theatre Intangible podcast.

Rounding out the bill is Adventure Bomb aka Tony Youngblood aka me. It’s my scoop & loop / arrhythmic sampling / circuit-bending project. Check out these two Adventure Bomb sets: Forecasting and Adventure Bomb Halloween Special.

More info on the Facebook event page. Hope to see you at Noa Noa on Friday!

Noa Noa Experimental Series #3: Loops & Bends featuring:

EBNC, Workshoppe Radio Phonik, Adventure Bomb

Friday, June 14th, 2013, doors at 8:3pm, first band at 9pm, $5 suggested donation to touring band
Noa Noa (house)
620 Hamilton Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203

BYOB. Park in front yard and surrounding business lots.