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Jun 072013


Stephen Molyneux, founder of No Kings Records, member of Horsehair Everywhere and Theatre Intangible participant, is performing tonight at Noa Noa in support of his new album “Called to Leave.” Unlike Molyneux’s recent experimental releases, this one is a collection of songs.

As NoKingsRecords.co states,

This world traveler, professional gardener, poet, amateur ethnomusicologist, and No Kings co-founder has, at long last, collected his best song pieces (which move in and out of traditional American folk motifs) into a heart-shaking and catchy album. From murder ballad to chord organ interlude, themes of water and work, these atmospheric one-mic recordings of Stephen’s magnetic voice vibrating the floorboards of his Nashville home overflow with emotion and will have you hitting that rewind button over and over. The best. Edition of 100 pro-dubbed chrome, imprinted tapes, risograph artwork. For your convenience, you can stream the whole thing here.

Also performing is one of my favorite Nashville artists, Renee-Louise Carafice. In the 2011 Nashville Scene Rock n’ Roll Poll, I selected her as my favorite discovery of the year. This will be Renee-Louise’s first show with a full band in Nashville. Square People Jazz Maturity’s Tommy Stangroom will be on the drums.

Last but not least is Churchyard, the new garage rock band composed of Alice Buchanan, Rebecca Cholewa, Meghan D’Amico and Rachel Warrick.

Check out videos of Stephen and Renee at the end of this post.

More info on the Facebook Event Page.

Stephen Molyneux Tape Release w/ Renee-Louise Carafice & Churchyard
June 7th, 2013, 9:30pm, free show, tapes $5
Noa Noa
620 Hamilton Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

BYOB. Park in front yard and surrounding business lots.


Jan 282012

NO KINGS Records is a vital part of the local lo-fi and noise scenes. Sunday night, check out an intimate show at No Kings founder Stephen Molyneux’s place, featuring a roster of the label’s many talents: Ben Marcantel’s chip-tuned SUGAR SK*-*LLS, Ryan Norris’ ambient melodia COUPLER, STEPHEN MOLYNEUX himself, and Derek Schartung’s cardboard noise machine MALOCCHIO. Nearly all have appeared on Theatre Intangible at one point or another, most recently Stepehen in Episode 73: Cuatro Ninos starring HORSEHAIR EVERYWHERE.

The show on Sunday is FREE and starts at 8:3opm, on-schedule so Stephen tells me.

More info on the Facebook event page.

SUGAR SK*-*LLS : (Ben Marcantel) of Hands off Cuba, Forrest Bride
COUPLER : (Ryan Norris) of Lambchop, Kort, Hands off Cuba, etc.
STEPHEN MOLYNEUX : of Horsehair Everywhere, Poet Named Revolver, etc.
MALOCCHIO : (Derek Schartung) of Taiwan Deth, etc.

BYOB, & if you’d like to bring food to share that would be lovely.

Park at the Shell gas station on the corner, or secondarily on Murphy Rd. Carpooling and bikes are encouraged!

Richland Ballroom
4208 Murphy Road, Nashville, TN