May 032013

Louisville Experimental Festival

The 2013 Louisville Experimental Festival just announced its full lineup. Taking place in various bars and clubs around Louisville from June 23rd through 26th, the fest is a great excuse for a Louisville road trip. While you’re in town, check out the wonderful Muhammad Ali Center, the Louisville Zoo, the Louisville Slugger Museum, and the Louisville Mega Cavern Underground Zip Line.

Headlining this year is Greg Ginn and The Royal We! Yes, that Greg Ginn. Other highlights include Tim Kaiser, Mike Shiflet, Darin Grayand Keir Neuringer (video below).

Here’s the full lineup. Sadly, no Nashville bands this year.


Wednesday, June 26th @ Lisa’s Oak St. Lounge (1004 E Oak St.):
(Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8:30pm)
Dissappearo, Ashochious, NO copper, Bill Zink / Steve Good, Sir Salé and the Satyatar

Thursday, June 27th @ Haymarket Whiskey Bar (331 E Market St.):
(Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8pm)
Klimchak, Hinge, R Keenan Lawler, Joee Conroy / Dane Waters, Tim Kaiser, National Hotel Sound SystemCamera Lucida

Friday, June 28th @ St. Philip Neri Church (236 Woodbine St.):
(Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8pm)
Anwar Sadat, Humongous, HyrrokkinTropical Trash

Saturday, June 29th @ Dreamland Film Center (810 E Market St.):
(Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8:30pm)
Jonathan Wood / Lowe Sutherland, Mike Shiflet, Darin Gray / Raw Thug, Aaron Dilloway

Sunday, June 30th @ The Bard’s Town (1801 Bardstown Rd.):
(Doors at 8:30pm, Show at 9pm)
The Untalented Visionaries (Norman Minogue / Douglas Lucas), Sick City Four, The Magnetic Bananimals, Keir NeuringerGreg Ginn and The Royal We

All shows: $5

Sponsored by Astro Black RecordsDoo Wop ShopMusic Go RoundSophomore LoungeHeine Brothers’ Coffee

Presented by NONE Productions.


In related news, Louisville Experimental Festival founder Douglas Lucas just started broadcasting two radio programs  rotating every Sunday at 7pm on ART+FM.

The programs are:

1. “Indeterminate Transmissions” – which will consist of live on-air sound and radio art improvisations/experimentations.

2. “The Medium Is Sound” – which will present recordings by local, national, and international experimental musicians, sound artists, and noise makers.

You can tune in online at, and/or by downloading the ART+FM app for free in the App Store.

Oct 292012

Here’s a fantastic lineup coming to Nashville on Halloween night: Paul Metzger, Tim Kaiser, and Robbie Lynn Hunsinger. This is going down at 7pm sharp at Noa Noa (house), 620 Hamilton Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203. This is an early show, so you’ll still have time for Halloween parties, haunted houses, etc.

Minneapolis’ Paul Metzger hears sounds conventional string instruments can’t fully realize, so he modifies instruments to suit his needs. You’ll often see Paul performing on a modified banjo or guitar with sympathetic strings added, or more recently on electro-organic conflaborations like an optical Theremin gourd. Paul is considered one of the finest American instrumentalists alive today, and rare is the opportunity to see him perform in the South. Do not miss this for anything!

ISSUE @ 110 Livingston: Jozef van Wissem (Paul Metzger excerpt) from Damian Calvo on Vimeo.

Duluth’s Tim Kaiser makes custom acoustic and electronic instruments out of material he finds at salvage yards, thrift stores, and yard sales. He comes up with incredibly elegant ideas like using metal leaf rake tines and an electrical ground bar to make custom kalimbas and snowmobile drive-track gears as circular bridges for electric khotos and other bowed string instruments. But he doesn’t rest on the laurels of cool sounding (and looking) instruments. The best part is the ambient experimental music itself: intricate, melodic, and breathtaking. He is the modern day Harry Partch.

Nashville by way of Chicago’s Robbie Lynn Hunsinger is a classically trained oboist and new media artist who combines acoustic music and technology to make innovative art. She most recently played to a packed house at this year’s Soundcrawl. Her experiments include dueting with an Arduino controlled vibrating motor attached to a snare drum, using a hacked Xbox Kinect to control visuals and sound effect parameters, and conducting a Wii-mote armed audience in an interactive visual symphony. I’ve been talking with Robbie about the Halloween show, and I can tell you that she has some VERY cool things planned.

Microphone controlled multimedia performance “Bees” from Robbie Lynn Hunsinger on Vimeo.

Duet for Arduino & Soprano Sax from Robbie Lynn Hunsinger on Vimeo.

Update: Yazoo Brewing Company has very generously donated their beer for the event. Bottles of Pale Ale will be available for those over 21 for a small donation to the bands. Very special thanks to Chris Davis for facilitating this and for helping organize / promote this show.

More info on the Facebook event page.

Wednesday, October 31st, 7pm, $10
Paul Metzger, Tim Kaiser, Robbie Lynn Hunsinger
Noa Noa (house)
620 Hamilton Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203

This is an early show that will start promptly at 7pm. Music ends around 9:30pm. Park on street or in surrounding business lots. Come casual or costumed. We’ll accept you either way.

Jun 082012

Still time for a road trip!

Theatre Intangible attended the Garage Sale last year and recorded it for a podcast. It was an absolute blast!

5th Annual Experimental Garage Sale.
June 9th, 2012. Noon-6PM at Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago

More details on GetLoFi and the Facebook event page.


1. GetLoFi –
2. Unatronics –
3. Roth Mobot – — Including Tommy’s “Blamps!”
4. Hack Me Electronics –
5. CMKT4 –
6. Delptronics –
7. Tim Kaiser – — NOTE the “hyphen” !!
8. Steven Buck –
9. Pelzwik –
10. Mark Hoffman –
11. None Electronics –

May 172012

The Tim Kaiser show on May 7th brought out a huge crowd and, in particular, some talented photographers. Here’s a media repository of their work. I’ll update as new photos come in.

Big thanks to Pimpdaddysupreme for filling in an open spot on the schedule at the last minute with an AMAZING set.


Brick Factory Nashville. Photo by Andy Alexander.


Aether Jag. Photo by John Brassil


Pimpdaddysupreme. Photo by John Brassil


Good Rester. Photo by Skipp Frazier.


Gerber & Gerber. Photo by Skipp Frazier


Tim Kaiser. Photo by Skipp Frazier.



“Tim Kaiser, Gerber & Gerber, Good Rester, Aether Jag, and Pimpdaddysupreme live at Brick Factory Nashville 2012-05-07. Photos by Skipp Frazier and Andy Alexander. More coming soon.”

From Tim Kaiser, Gerber & Gerber, Good Rester, Aether Jag, posted by Tony Youngblood on 5/10/2012 (51 items)

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