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Tim Carey from the space music duo 84001 just tipped me off to a FREE under-the-radar holiday noise fest happening this Saturday at Betty’s Grill. Tim and Chris Murray (Square People, Textbook Punk) are releasing a split cassette and performing. Also on the bill are the Xists, the brilliant project of wrestler Jocephus Brody and his brother. Other bands include Malocchio (Derek Schartung), Brady Sharp, Sparkling Wide Pressure (Frank Baugh), Harvest Team (Reid Cambell), Terror’ish, Spacemen Saturday Night, and Dug. Each band will perform for 15 minutes or less.

More info on the Facebook event page.

Free Holiday Noise Fest
Saturday, December 14th, 2013, 9 p.m.

@ Betty’s Grill
407 49th Ave N.
Nashville, Tennessee 37209

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Textbook Punk (screenshot from video by Rob Beckham.)

Textbook Punk (screenshot from video by Rob Beckham.)

There’s a great lineup tomorrow at Betty’s Grill, featuring Chris Murray’s new project Textbook Punk. He recently put up an amazing scoop & loop set on his Soundcloud. I’m not certain if this will be Textbook Punk solo or Textbook Punk the four-piece (see video below). UPDATE05-04-2013. Chris tells me that he’ll be doing an ASMR set. I had to Google that phrase. It means Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, which KnowYourMeme says is

a term used to describe a sensory experience characterized by a pleasant tingling sensation in the head and scalp, which can be triggered by sounds like whispering or brushing, and visual stimulus like painting or drawing. On YouTube, the phenomenon inspired the creation of “whisperer” videos, in which people attempt to trigger the viewer’s ASMR by speaking in a soft voice and making various sounds with inanimate objects.

There does indeed appear to be a movement of ASMR videos on YouTube, most of which involve a person looking into the camera and whispering encouraging thoughts to the viewer … and occasionally, the use of binaural mics to enhance the POV effect. Here’s an example. Fascinating.

I can’t wait to see how Textbook Punk will translate ASMR into a musical performance.

Also performing: No Compassion, Malocchio, Terror’ish & Stephen Molyneux.

More info on the Facebook event page.

9pm, free show
Betty’s Grill
407 49th Ave N
Nashville, Tennessee 37209-3442