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Secret Pyramid, Fieldhead, connect_icut & More Live in Vancouver on Sept 30th

Blim Sept 30th 2011

Blim Sept 30th 2011

Add it to your Last FM calendar!

Do whatever weird stuff it is that people do on Facebook!

Listen…

And here are the full details…

Secret Pyramid, No Ufos, connect_icut, Fieldhead & Cloudface
Friday September 30th 2011 at 8pm
Blim, 115 East Pender St., Vancouver BC, Canada

Early show! Starts at 8pm and ends promptly at midnight.

SECRET PYRAMID | http://secretpyramid.blogspot.com/
– “Swirling washes, layers of howling feedback and cosmic buzz, soft whispers giving way to deep, dark ambiance. Creepy drones hover like grey mist, feedback swells echoing like flutes or distant birds, all building up to a gorgeous fuzz-drenched climax, beautifully whirling sound walls akin to the cryptic tones of Kevin Drumm’s ‘Imperial Horizon’, but less industrial. Secret Pyramid offers up something mystical, serene and ephemeral.” –

CONNECT_ICUT | http://csaf-records.com/
– connect_icut is an English artist living in Vancouver, also involved with Interim Lovers, The Bastion Mews and Not Me. connect_icut creates abstract, melodic, highly textured and expansive electronica. –

NO UFO’S | http://soundcloud.com/nice-up
“Pretty dang successful… the lateral aktion is most nod-worthy” Byron Coley, The Wire

FIELDHEAD | www.fieldheadmusic.com
– Fieldhead (P. Elam, Vancouver, BC) delights in tape hiss, geography, bleak landscapes and decaying analogue loops.

“…paints atmosphere better than a whole ream of his electronica comtemporaries ever could, creating unhealthy amounts of awe with his string slices and distortion washes…” –

CLOUDFACE | http://soundcloud.com/dssr
– Hypnotic synth driven scattering loveliness. -“

September 15, 2011 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Coming Soon to a Venue Near You (As Long as You Live in Vancouver)

Oval

Oval

Vancouver, BC, obviously. Not the one in Washington. If you live there, you probably have to drive into Portland when you want to see a show.

Aaaaanyway, the point is there are some very, very exciting shows happening in Vancouver over the next few months. The big news is that Oval is coming to town, with support from label-mates Mountains! Quite the Bubblegum Cage-friendly double bill (just as long as those Mountains fellas don’t play too much stuff from their rather disappointing new album – LEAVE THE ANALOGUE SYNTHESIZERS IN BROOKLYN! THEY ARE NOT WELCOME HERE!)

Ahem, anyway… Here’s a round-up of shows this here blog is excited about, for one reason or another…

Fieldhead, Thomas Jirku, Gunshae, Hong Kong Soap Operas
A superb line-up of local electronica artists, as part of TKG’s Panambient series. Wonder if there’ll be food at this one.
Saturday August 27th (in the afternoon)

At Blim

James Blake, Teengirl Fantasy
He’s supposed to be rubbish live, isn’t he? Mind you, he’s supposed to be rubbish full-stop and he clearly isn’t. Teengirl Fantasy are said to be very good too.
Sunday September 25th

At the stinky Commodore, unfortunately

Secret Pyramid, No Ufos, connect_icut, Fieldhead & Cloudface
A real friends-and-family affair this one. More details closer to the time.
Friday September 30th

At Blim

Oval, Mountains
This is the big one. Absolutely the most important musical event to happen in Vancouver all year. If you live here and you don’t go to this, you must have cloth ears and a heart of stone. No excuses!
Sunday October 2nd
At the Western Front

Gang Gang Dance
A phenomenal live band. Probably worth braving a shitty venue for.
Saturday October 15th
At this here blog’s least favourite venue on the planet Earth, unfortunately

Portishead
Don’t get too excited – the tickets for this one are prohibitively expensive (and quite possibly sold out, at this stage).
Monday October 24th

At the PNE Forum

August 16, 2011 at 9:30 pm Leave a comment

Oren Ambarchi & Crys Cole, Vancouver, July 10th 2011

Oren Ambarchi & Crys Cole – Two Solo Sets of Electronic Music

July 10th 2011, 8pm
The Western Front, 303 E 8th Ave, Vancouver

Tickets
Advance: $16 General, $12 Students/WF Members
Door: $20 General, $18 Students/WF Members
Discounted advance tickets available via PayPal or in person at the Western Front until 5PM Friday, July 8.
Western Front Box Office Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 12 noon-5PM (604 876 9343)
Buy tickets online

Oren Ambarchi – “Lost Time Not Found Again”

Oren Ambarchi – “Happy Ending”

June 27, 2011 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Mark McGuire, Vancouver, June 24th 2011

Mark Mcguire, Vancouver, June 24th 2011

Mark Mcguire, Vancouver, June 24th 2011

Pop Drones presents:

Mark McGuire (Emeralds)
Rene Hell (Type)
Brother Raven
Eye Myths
Magneticring

Friday June 24th
Show 9pm-midnight
360 Glen Drive, Vancouver

Magneticring – “Live September 23rd 2007”

June 20, 2011 at 11:45 am Leave a comment

hmbkr in London (sort of)

The mighty hmbkr photographed by Steve Louie

The mighty hmbkr, photographed by Steve Louie*

Vancouver-based electronic music artist Constantine Katsiris – aka Scant Intone – has curating a two-hour programme of sound works and videos for London’s SoundFjord, the first gallery in the UK primarily dedicated to audio art. The works will be presented on May 3rd and will include hmbkr’s “Radio Majesty”, which is also available as a free download from the CSAF Records website.

Here are all the details…

Hlysnan
Hlysnan is SoundFjord’s monthly listening event, exploring the world of sound in all its facets, guises and surprises! Tonight is an evening of film and sound works selected by Constantine Katsiris (Scant Intone).

May 3, 2011 @ 7-9pm
SoundFjord, Unit 3b – Studio 28, 28 Lawrence Road, London N15 4ER
£2 at the door or buy advance tickets: http://wegottickets.com/event/116460

All monies are used to produce further events

((( SOUND )))
HMBKR – Radio Majesty
Crys Cole – Sand
Akumu – The Descent
John Kameel Farah – Rathenower
Shane Turner – (Squiggly Line)
Michael Trommer – Green Greyspace (Space Specters)

((( VIDEO )))
Erin Sexton – 3 x 2
Carrie Gates & Jon Vaughn – Dirty Two Minutes With You
Julia Staudach & Peter Kutin – Strob
Jan Goldfuß & Kokoro No Jojishi – Dreams of Solaris
Holzkopf – Foreign Heroin

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=204590509571553

(And for more of Steve Louie’s awesome pics of hmbkr, visit his Flickr page!)

April 25, 2011 at 9:00 am 4 comments

hmbkr, Fake Jazz, March 18th, Vancouver

Fake Jazz March 18th 2011

Fake Jazz March 18th 2011

FAKE JAZZ
featuring
hmbkr
Froghat
Andrea Lukic Presents Exhausted Monologues
Friday March 18th 2011, 8.30pm
The Western Front, 303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver BC

Do the Facebook thing

Add it to your Last FM calendar.

hmbkr – “Radio Majesty”

“An evening of fearless, underground experimentation by some of the doughtiest musicians in south-western BC. Guest curated by Jeremy Van Wyck, Bill Batt and Anju Singh creators of the dynamic and storied series.

Andrea Lukic Presents Exhausted Monologues
Performed by the bassist/vocalist of Nü Sensae, Andrea Lukic’s project is an unrelenting take on sampling and soliloquy. Through extreme repetition of frequencies, tones and cut-up dialogue customized to suit a variety of emotional states, the project is a mutated version of Exposure and Response Therapy often used by therapists to treat patients with OCD anxieties.

Froghat
Victoria’s Soma Morse (audio) and Gerald Hogrefe (video) bring their own brand of multi-media experimentation with an audio-visual collaboration of abstract animation in interaction with harsh, atmospheric ambient and dense frequencies.

hmbkr
Finishing up the evening is a brand new supergroup of some of Vancouver’s foremost electronic mavericks. Members of Coin Gutter, connect_icut, Ejaculation Death Rattle and Scant Intone have formed a refined and cultivated approach to digital improvised audio. Their sound incorporates real-time digital signal processing, primal vocals and unconventional tuning systems (just intonation). This will be their debut live performance, with visuals courtesy of Julie Gendron.”


March 14, 2011 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Quiet City 7: March 11th, Vancouver

Quiet City 7

Quiet City 7

QUIET CITY
Featuring…
Diadem
Myths
No UFOs
Nurse
Tusk

Friday, March 11th 2011, 9pm
W2 Storyeum – 151 West Cordova, Vancouver BC, Canada
(Note new venue!)

No UFOs – “Evidence/Century Park”

Quiet City is a series of deep-listening concerts in Vancouver, focused on live performances of experimental, electronic and improvised music in a comfortable and intimate setting.

Presented by W2 Community Media Arts, Soundscape on CFRO Co-op Radio & Panospria

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=151476771576779

And let’s not forget about the live debut of hmbkr, at the Western Front on the 18th. More on that soon.

March 4, 2011 at 9:00 am 1 comment

CSAF Update

Couple of news items from the CSAF recording company. More details on these later but here are the headlines, for the time being:

1. Volume one in Not Me‘s 2011 12s series of free download EPs is now available. It features remixes by Loscil, The Luminaries and connect_icut. That’s right: LOSCIL!

2. The four-headed laptop beast known as hmbkr will be making its live debut at the Western Front in Vancouver on March 18th. You should add it to your Last FM calendar.

February 20, 2011 at 2:43 pm Leave a comment

Ryoji Ikeda, Vancouver, February 3rd

Vancouver’s first unmissable show of 2011. Part of the PuSh Festival. Lots of PuSH reviews will be appearing over at Kris’s Blog.

Other live music highlights in Vancouver’s immediate future include Swans at the Rickshaw on February 25th and Mount Kimbie at the Biltmore on March 31st.

January 24, 2011 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Tim Hecker + Loscil, Vancouver, Nov 19

Tim Hecker

Tim Hecker

Tim Hecker
Loscil

Friday November 19th 2010, 9PM
The Western Front
303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver BC V5T 1S1
In advance: $15 general, $10 Students/WF Members
On the door: $18 general, $12 Students/WF Members

Advance tickets available via telephone or in person at the Western Front (Tuesday-Friday, 12 noon-5PM, until 5PM Friday November 19th, 604-876-9343)  or and at Zulu Records (1972 West 4th Avenue, 604-738-3232).

Tim Hecker – “Stags, Aircraft, Kings & Secretaries”

Loscil – “Dub for Cascadia”

There’s a also a very interesting show happening the night before, at an excellent restaurant in Vancouver’s most awesome neighbourhood. Here are the details of that one:

Ejaculation Death Rattle (with Soressa Gardner)
Pink Island (Lee Hutzulak, Dave Leith, Madoka Hara)
Yellow Thief
Nervous Operator
Thursday November 18th 2010, 8pm
Nyala

4148 Main Street (Main and King Edward), Vancouver BC
$5 door

“Come on out to Nyala for cheap drinks and inexpensive (and tasty) appetizers, plus a an eclectic mix of experimental electronic music,
electronic and acoustic improvisation, a touch of noise and other genres – all home-grown in Vancouver. Nyala African Cuisine has served Vancouver for the last 20 years. We serve a diverse variety of food from many parts of Africa including Ethiopia, Morocco and South Africa, using fresh ingredients found locally in Vancouver. We are a fully licensed eating establishment that serves an excellent selection of wine and beer from South Africa and British Columbia.”


November 16, 2010 at 2:10 pm Leave a comment

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