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If you’re interested, send your name, your project name, and a link to your music (preferably a live video) to lesliekkeffer at yahoo dot com, and do it ASAP. Like, today. The sooner you submit, the better chance you have. Since there’s only room for 12 bands, there’s no guarantee you’ll get in.
Please only submit if you feel your project classifies as noise music. The only guideline I can give you is the Miami International Noise Conference’s two word submission guideline: “No laptops.” Check out past INC performers here to get an idea of what she’s looking for.
Jack Wright is the legendary underground experimental saxophonist whom Davey Williams called “the Johnny Appleseed of Free Improvisation.” (Yes, I’ve used the word “legendary” three times so far. It’s the right word in all cases.) To see a force of nature like Jack Wright engulf the tiny room at Betty’s, well that’s just an experience you can’t afford to miss. The saxophone/percussion duo of Craig Schenker and Tommy Stangroom open the show.
Lakha Khan, 63 is a sarangi player and vocalist, and perhaps the greatest exponent of the sindhi sarangi. He was born in the village of Raneri in Jodhpur district, Rajasthan, India into a family of traditional musicians from the Manganiyar community. He was trained at an early age by his father Tharu Khan and later, by his uncle Mohammad Khan, in rendering the compositions of the Multan school of Manganiyars. His first public performances were in the late 60’s and 70’s under the guidance of the late Komal Kothari, a highly regarded Indian historian and ethnomusicologist. Today, Lakha Khan is one of the last remaining Manganiyars to have mastered this complex instrument and to carry forward the centuries-old musical tradition of Rajasthani folk and Sufi music. He has performed extensively across Rajasthan and India, and internationally in the U.S. and Europe. — Amarrass Records
Nashville’s Kirby Shelstad opens the show on tabla and vocal. Chris Davis organized.
Leslie Keffer is an internationally-known noise artist who currently calls Nashville home. The Cherry Blossoms describe themselves as “Middle Tennessee’s finest anarchic post neo-skiffle collective specializing in kazoo-exotica.” Keffer and Chris Davis organized this show.
In addition to all of that, we at Noa Noa are hosting an Electro-Dance party featuring Nudity, Scale Model, and The Prime Ordeal on Friday, April 19th. Nashville Film Festival pass-holders get in free. This show isn’t experimental per-se, but it does feature three great acts incorporating electronics into their sound. This will be the first public performance by The Prime Ordeal, an electronic duo comprised of Robert Amsbary and Shawn Jenkins who “explore exotic and subconscious soundscapes through an improvised medium of rhythmic sample looping, steeped in elektronische musik and pseudo-musique concrète.” For those of you in Huntsville, Alabama, catch rising stars Nudity the very next day at Happenin Fest 2013 at Lowe Mill.
I hear tell local rock band SQUARE PEOPLE just put the finishing touches on a new tell-all documentary: Square People: Mysteries and Secrets Unzipped. I know this because my roommate is Square People’s drummer and they shot said-video at my house while I was fighting off a stomach virus and painting the kitchen. Overall, a chill evening. Except for the 12 people in my living room, playing Grand Theft Auto while they waited for the next setup.
Alas, we must suffer for great art. Come see the movie premiere, Saturday, February 18th at Noa Noa (house). You may even spot a certain blogger in a cameo roll as an over-excited keyboardist.
The Facebook event page says, “Part performance feature, part biopic, part etc., SP:MSU is a thirty-minute, in-depth look at the band’s history and future… and now. Presented in startling high definition.”
The movie was shot by Drew Maynard, kick-ass local director who recently edited this gem. Square People frontman Chris Murray handled the editing duties.
My solo scoop & loop project ADVENTURE BOMB kicks off the show at 8:30. The film is at 9pm, followed by LESLIE KEFFER and 84001. All in all, an evening of mirth and mayhem.
Saturday, February 18th, doors at 8pm, show at 8:30
Noa Noa (house)
620 Hamilton Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203