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kurosawa-b/w

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Re: Warehouse Next Door
« Reply #105 on: August 11, 2005, 05:44:00 pm »
Is anyone going to the show tonight? I can't go, but I'd love to hear how Call Me Lightning are live.

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Re: Warehouse Next Door
« Reply #106 on: August 11, 2005, 06:43:00 pm »
kurosawa, i booked call me lightning in april and they were pretty good. they didn't blow me away, but they had a solid touch and go/amrep sound, like the jesus lizard or helmet. i find it surprising they are on revelation, because they do not sound like a revelation band. i might go to the show tonight, not sure...gotta pick up a friend at BWI.

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Re: Warehouse Next Door
« Reply #107 on: August 11, 2005, 08:01:00 pm »
snailhook, i beleive Arthur Lee is going through another rehab program.
 
 Wolf eyes are playing at the nanci raygun with Prurient and another local band. I hear they just got their air conditioning fixed,,kinda sad to hear.. had a lot of great memories in that sweatboxx. september 28-Doors are at 7.. 5 beans.

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Re: Warehouse Next Door
« Reply #108 on: August 12, 2005, 04:13:00 pm »
Warehouse Next Door/1017 7th Street NW WDC
 202.783.3933/www.warehousenextdoor.com
 All Ages/21+ with ID to Drink
 9:00 DOORS/$7
 
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 THIS SUNDAY!   AUGUST 14th
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 GLASS CANDY AND THE SHATTERED THEATRE (Troubleman)
 DANAVA (Troubleman)
 
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 (The Convocation Of... has cancelled)
 
 listen to these unreal DANAVA demos:
  http://www.piecemeal.net/artists/danava
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 This no wave threesome from Portland, OR, is fronted by the strange and exquisite waif Ida No, whose crazy caterwauls recall the frantic singing of the Swans' Jarboe, David Bowie, and the shifty rhythms of James Chance. John David V provides disco beats, while a changing cast of drummers has included Avalon Kalin and Jimi Hey. Two singles ("Brittle Women" and "Metal Gods") appeared on K Records shortly after they began playing in the Pacific Northwest. A 2001 tour with the Baltimore band the Convocation Of... introduced their raw, glammy performance art-oriented show best captured on the Smashed Candy (Live) album on Vermin Scum. In 2003 they released their proper full-length debut, Love Love Love, on Troubleman Unlimited; Life After Sundown arrived the following year. (Daphne Carr, AMG)

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Re: Warehouse Next Door
« Reply #109 on: August 12, 2005, 04:34:00 pm »
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Originally posted by shoot ur shot:
  Wolf eyes are playing at the nanci raygun with Prurient and another local band. I hear they just got their air conditioning fixed,,kinda sad to hear.. had a lot of great memories in that sweatboxx. september 28-Doors are at 7.. 5 beans.
Thanks for the info! I'll check my datebook see if I can make it.

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Re: Warehouse Next Door
« Reply #110 on: August 19, 2005, 05:36:00 pm »
Good show on Monday if you're into The Smiths, The Go-Betweens, The Wedding Present, The Field Mice, and all things literary, jangly, and pop.
 
 Monday, August 22
 $7, all ages
 doors at 8:30, show at 9
 
 Jim Yoshii Pile-Up (Oakland, Absolutely Kosher)
 The Fake Accents (DC)
 Get Him Eat Him (Providence, Absolutely Kosher)
 
 Jim Yohii Pile-Up
 http://www.jypu.net/index.htm
 
 Oakland, CA's Jim Yoshii Pile-Up began in 1997, when Paul Gonzenbach (vocals/guitar), Frankie Koeller (bass), and Ryan Craven (drums) began performing as a trio. The addition of guitarist Sikwaya Condon added much-needed new blood later that year, and the band took off, performing their unique brand of textured indie rock, including tender and harsh tones, along the West Coast. Named in honor of Jim Yoshii, a high school friend of the band, the group released a self-titled EP on Yoshii's own Old Prospector Records in 1999. Guitarist Ian Connelly joined in 2000, and the band's first full-length, It's Winter Here, was released the following year on San Francisco's Absolutely Kosher Records. Condon soon stepped down as a full-time member of the band, opting only to contribute occasionally to the group. His full-time replacement was guitarist Noah Blumberg, who was first featured on 2002's Homemade Drugs CD, again on Absolutely Kosher. The album marked a definite transition in the band's
 history, as the members experienced dramatic changes during the album's assembly. (Stephen Cramer, All Music Guide)
 
 Emotional torment living in the slums. Brutality at the hands of homophobic police. Blatant thoughts of suicide. Paul Gonzenbach doesn't hold back in his lyrics, probably because he thinks people don't pay attention. "It's easier to lie to an audience when nobody's listening," the melancholic Jim Yoshii Pile-Up songwriter moans in "Jailhouse Rock." He's actually using a crafted image of a performer playing to a crowd in a prison ("You will spend the next 10 years/ working out the last six months"), but one can't help but draw parallels to the singer and his actual audience. After all, the San Francisco indie quintet drapes its despair in gently beautiful arrangements and, on the new Picks Us Apart (Absolutely Kosher), driving dance rhythms; it's easy to just bob your head and ignore the dark side. Those who do pay attention will find Gonzenbach writes some of the most burningly confessional words this side of Morrissey, but not in such a sardonic, self-parodying way. Rather, he draws empathy moreso than mockery. On "Thanksgiving Grey," he muses, "There's so many more of us than there are of them/ an easy target when I inevitably miss the mark." It's dark and heavy stuff, but presents a touching, honest picture of human despondency, one that could only be told by somebody who's lived through it. Gonzenbach obviously has, and Picks is a work that will offer comfort to those who can relate. (Philadelphia City Paper)
 
 The Fake Accents
 http://www.thefakeaccents.com
 
 The Fake Accents: An enigma wrapped in a mystery, shrouded in a dream. A Candle in the Wind ('97). A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar. Yes, all of those things - and yet still more. And yet still less. And yet...and yet...fuck, dude, I dunno.
 
 Anyway, the whole mess started when Zack and Dave, both of the late, not much lamented Morimotos, decided that since they still had all that damn equipment and were on the verge of actually learning how to play their guitars, they should really try and get another band together. Said band came together with the introduction of Pete, a fellow WMUC-FM DJ and rock aficionado who also happened to own a drum kit (score!) and was open to playing with them (double score!). Practices were arranged, songs were composed, and after a truly torturous set of brainstorming sessions (The Paper Spores, anyone?), they agreed upon a name. Thenceforth, they would be known not as "who are those losers?" but as The Fake Accents - something they all agreed was a lot better.
 
 They played as a guitar-guitar-drums trio through the summer of 2003, crankin through early hitsville tracks like "Hipness Unto Death," "Japanese B-Side," and "32 Times." This was all well and good, but upon the return of their pal/also DJ Mai Nguyen from self-imposed exile in Colorado, she entered the fold as a bassist (and now songwriter!), thus completing the stereotypical indie rock lineup that's kept 'em chugging along to this very day.
 
 Anyway, there've been a few recording sessions along the way. You can find a few tracks up on this site that'll give you an idea of what the FAs have been up to the last two years, and sometime whithin the next few months they'll record a complete set of songs. Until then you should check out one of their shows to get the full experience, as they say.
 
 Get Him Eat Him http://www.gethimeathim.com/
 
 Remember The Stranglers? Magazine? Bands that happily embraced punk rock primitivism and new wave noodling, that leapt nimbly between lizard-brained sleaze and nerdy angst without a backward glance? Get Him Eat Him does, or at least these Brown University students have done the back science on their new wave ethos in order to produce an album that distills both the catchy and the jarring elements of their forebears' work into an odd yet potent liquor, suitable for refined (if slightly warped) palates. Matt Lemay's almost-folksy voice is frequently in danger of drowning in a seething mixture of baroque synths, sludgy guitars and pounding beats, but it works. Lyrics like "you know you're so pretty / and you make me feel pretty when I‚??m with you" (from "Bad Thoughts") are propelled by instrumental bombast into a place that's at once amusing and disorienting. In fact, that seems to be Lemay's general take on relationships, whether he's singing about nearly failed pick-up attempts ("Not
 Not Nervous") or faltering relationships ("Separate States"), he's always that little bit alien -- always outside it all, looking in. And even if the album's overall feel isn't exactly "deep," it is strangely entertaining.
 
 Our only point of contention is the cover art, which depicts what we fervently hope are two lumpy brown seals lifting their voices in song. Please, god, let them be seals... (Splendid)

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Re: Warehouse Next Door
« Reply #111 on: August 23, 2005, 07:05:00 pm »
Wednesday, August 24
 $7, all ages
 doors at 8:30, show at 9
 
 The Caution Curves http://www.thecautioncurves.com (DC electro-acoustic femme trio)
 Others (laptop/electronics/violin trio)
 Telepathy (NYC no wave femme trio, mem.of Bloodlines and Wikkid)
 Jesse Kudler (Philly solo noise/prepared guitar improv)
 
 
 Others
 http://set-projects.com
 
 Rachel Thompson (violin and electronics) works with sound, video, and textiles. Her instruments of choice include the violin, two digital video cameras, and a 1970‚??s Brother sewing machine. She both exploits and embraces the seeming imperfections and functional peculiarities of her instruments. Rachel holds a BA and MA from Wesleyan University where she studied composition and ethnomusicology. She is a nomad.
 
 Jonathan Zorn (laptop and electronics) makes sound using voice, viola, cello, double bass, piano, accordion, harmonica, modular synthesizer, and computer. He is interested in creating systems of interaction that exceed the control of any single participant, creating surprises for both performers and audience. Jonathan was a founding member of the Middletown Creative Orchestra and The Middletown Three. He is currently working on an MA in music composition at Wesleyan University.
 
 David Kendall (laptop) is from Southern California. David Kendall began by experimenting with multitrack audio and degraded sound sources in the early nineties. David Kendall‚??s practice explores the essential, monadic aspects of music-making materials. Improvisation, found electronics, amplification, the self-referential, recursion, and resonance form the basis for much of David Kendall‚??s music. Collaboration has been a central focus of the live performance of David Kendall. Groups include or have included the invisible Music Production Ensemble, Improvisatyrs, Honeycomb Wheels, Others, The Kentucky Knobs, and many others. Collaborators include or have included Jeremy Drake, Jessica Catron, Sandor Finta, Doug Russell, Andre Vida, Albert Ortega, Bob Bellerue, Bryan Eubanks, David Rothbaum, Jonathan Zorn, Akihiro Shimizu and many others. http://davidkendall.net/index.php
 
 Jesse Kudler
 http://www/white-flag.org
 
 Studied music at Wesleyan University with Ron Kuivila, Alvin Lucier, and Anthony Braxton. He eventually became active as an organizer and performer in improvised, experimental, and electronic music, forming a regular duo with Jonathan Zorn and leading the large electronic improvising ensemble Phil Collins. Kudler has also worked as a recording engineer for various projects. His solo work often operates on the extremes of volume, demonstrating an interest in the subtleties that can arise from intense softness or loudness. He is also interested in allowing complex processes or setups to develop on their own, with minimal intervention from the performer.

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Re: Warehouse Next Door
« Reply #112 on: August 23, 2005, 07:07:00 pm »
JUST ANNOUNCED
 Warehouse Next Door
 Sun Aug 28/doors at 8:30
 
 BURMESE
 (Load Records/Planaria Recordings, now featuring Bianca from Erase Eratta and members of OCS and Flying Luttenbachers)
 
 HOSPITALS
 (Load Reords/In The Red Records, members of Pink & Brown and The Coachwhips)
 
 BLANK:BLANK
 (featuring Jonathan Kreinik, Nikhil Randade, and Brendan Slash Seb Hynes)

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Re: Warehouse Next Door
« Reply #113 on: August 24, 2005, 05:21:00 pm »
i hate going out on sundays, but i guess i'll have to make an exception this weekend. it sucks i'll have to miss carlos giffoni's set at tarantula hill though.

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Re: Warehouse Next Door
« Reply #114 on: August 24, 2005, 07:15:00 pm »
We're excited to be playing with Kinski and Ostinato this Friday at the Warehouse. This was going to be our CD release show but things got a little delayed, so you're all going to have to wait. Kinski are one of the best experimental rock bands around (with the emphasis on rock), and Ostinato's great if you're into bands like Unwound, The Shipping News, and Explosions in the Sky. Hope to see you there!
 
 Friday, August 26
 Warehouse Next Door
 1017 7th St NW WDC
 $7, all ages
 doors at 9, show at 10
 
 Kinski (Sub Pop/Strange Attractors, Seattle psych-rock!)
 Ostinato (DC atmospheric post-punk, ex-Hidden Hand)
 Kohoutek (DC improv psych/noise)
 
 Kinski
 http://www.kinski.net
 
 Combining avant-garde experimentalism picked up from their interest in composers like Terry Riley and Steve Reich with a fondness for '70s Krautrock pioneers like Ash Ra Tempel, and the gut-level thrust, heft, and swing of Black Sabbath, the Groundhogs, and legendary '60s/'70s Mexican band Los Dug Dugs, Kinski have established themselves as Seattle's foremost psych rock explorers. They have toured extensively throughout the U.S., Europe, and Japan, including tours with Mission of Burma, Oneida, Comets on Fire, Acid Mothers Temple, and ...Trail of the Dead. Blender magazine on their last album (2003's Airs Above Your Station): "...they follow measured guitar burn with bone-rattling explosions, and roll mesmerizing tension into colossal release."
 
 With Alpine Static, their second Sub Pop release, Kinski tap directly into their explosive live energy, adding it to the expansive and dramatic drift heard on previous releases. Heavy/heady rock melodies mix with surprising changes in pace, volume, and structure. Driving power combines with experimental noise. Of the Kinski approach, The Stranger writes, "They reconcile the tension between sonic experimentation/improvisation and song structure with grace and cunning." Alpine Static contains some of their most direct and immediate songs yet; songs that wage an unreservedly primal attack with bared teeth and claw.
 
 Alpine Static and Kinski are about the power, range, and outright thrill of the guitar as vehicle. As with their previous releases, the new album takes you on a journey. Kinski's guitarists create a range of feeling through their mixture of improvised sound exploration and solid distorted rhythms; from euphoria to melancholy; from excitement to introspection. They manage to infuse experimental music with emotion, fun, and a sense of wide-eyed adventure. Alpine Static opens with an exhilarating ride, calms to an underwater exploration, and then brings the listener back to the surface again.
 
 Over-driven and raw, countered with moments of eerie tension, Alpine Static hits you in the stomach, ties you up in flowing '70s scarves and throws you in the trunk with Catherine Deneuve and Steve McQueen. In other words: in here (points to head) or out there (points to rest of world), this thing will move you.
 
 Ostinato
 http://www.ostinatoproject.com
 
 Ostinato construct their sound in the same sporadic way the mind changes: Emotional impulses are often overwhelming and rampant. Their songs are structured in the same fashion, capturing the inexplicable exhilaration or devastating anger that is often so hard to translate. The result is a rich blend of melodic stimulation which evokes feeling, sonic guitar, swelling drums, and a fibrous flow of bass mesh harmoniously to produce a unique ethereal vibe, surprisingly created by only three musicians. Ostinato, an Italian musical term meaning "a recurring melodic fragment," is a name perfectly suited to the band.
 
 Ostinato hails from the Virginia/Washington DC area. After years of friendship and relaxed free form music creation, Ostinato was officially baptised in 1997. Jeremy Ramirez (bass), David Hennessy (guitar and vocals), and Matthew Clark (drums) rented a house and got focused, eventually amassing the material which was recorded for the 1998 self-release <unusable signal>. Extensive gigging in Washington DC and Virginia followed, as did several extended hiatuses. Their second record was recorded throughout summer 2003 and was released on June 24th 2004 on Exile On Mainstream Records.
 
 Kohoutek
 http://claviusproductions.alkem.org/kohoutek.html
 
 Improvised psych with noise tendencies and abstraction. Sonic explorations in any combination of drums, percussion, guitar, bass, laptop, homemade electronics, field recordings, contact mics, chord organ, and household appliances. Have been described as "if Can were a 4AD band" and been compared to Jessamine, Acid Mothers Temple, and Skullflower, for what that's worth.

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Re: Warehouse Next Door
« Reply #115 on: August 25, 2005, 04:56:00 pm »
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 AT THE WAREHOUSE NEXT DOOR
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 TONIGHT! THURSDAY AUGUST 25
 8:30 doors/9:00 show
 
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 CHROMATICS (Troubleman/GSL)
 EYES OF THE KILLER ROBOT (brother, sisters, dennis)
 PARTS AND LABOR (Narnack Records)
 
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 CHROMATICS
 "The new songs are taking them places they have never been. Think Roxy Music mixed with dark wave mixed with a hint of Italo/Euro disco. The new songs are going to break new ground my friends, get in on the ground floor! Recorded by Johnny from Glass Candy. This shit is the future, as they say." - TMU
 
 PARTS AND LABOR
 Brooklyn analog noisepunk trio Parts & Labor weaves infectious melodies around the searing electronic noise of malfunctioning toys. Dinky Casio SK-1s and Yamaha Portasounds roar apocalyptic fury after being stuffed through pedals, oscillators, and oft-ablaze amplifiers; old-fashioned guitar and drum muscle keep the cogs from clattering to the cold floor; protest anthems are cloaked in metaphor and howled though a delay
 pedal. In three years of harsh, pretty, and fuzzy pummel, Parts & Labor has released a spastic instrumental full-length (Groundswell, JMZ), an
 aggressively pastoral split EP with Tyondai Braxton (Rise, Rise, Rise, Narnack) and various 7-inches and compilation appearances. Their
 tumultuous live shows have assaulted and wooed audiences on two national tours, collaborating with Can's Damo Suzuki and performing with The Fall, TV On The Radio, Melt Banana, Deerhoof, Jim O'Rourke, Ween, Enon, Lightning Bolt, Oneida, Coachwhips and dozens more.  Their upcoming material is the sound of the perpetual victory dance, election-results-be-damned, as Parts & Labor attempt to make pop music for noiseniks, noise music for popsters, and rewrite the national
 anthem as a "New Day Rising" filtered through a feral Atari. Join the fray.
 
 UPCOMING SHOWS++++++++++++
 
 
 SUNDAY AUGUST 28
 
 BURMESE
 (Load Records/Planaria Recordings/now featuring Bianca from Erase Eratta and members of OCS and Flying Luttenbachers)
 
 HOSPITALS
 (Load Reords/In The Red Records)
 
 BLANK:BLANK
 (featuring Jonathan Kreinik, Nikhil Randade, and Brendan Slash Seb Hynes)
 
 
 WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31
 
 XIU XIU
 YELLOW SWANS
 NEDELLE

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Re: Warehouse Next Door
« Reply #116 on: August 25, 2005, 04:58:00 pm »
you'll book xiu xiu and not saturday looks good to me?  :(
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Re: Warehouse Next Door
« Reply #117 on: August 25, 2005, 07:06:00 pm »
actually, i didn't book xiu xiu, but i would have. i'm actually more of a fan of yellow swans. xiu xiu is overrated. i'd book saturday looks good to me if the situation is right.

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Re: Warehouse Next Door
« Reply #118 on: August 25, 2005, 09:39:00 pm »
So bummed I'm missing Kinski tomorrow at Warehouse (out of town).  Saw them many times while living in Seattle.  Great, great stuff.

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Re: Warehouse Next Door
« Reply #119 on: August 26, 2005, 09:04:00 am »
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Originally posted by snailhook:
  actually, i didn't book xiu xiu, but i would have. i'm actually more of a fan of yellow swans. xiu xiu is overrated. i'd book saturday looks good to me if the situation is right.
yay!  :D
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