Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Ain't no weakend.

If you are unfamiliar with the above concept, The Sads, of Teenage Teardrops Records & based in L.A, have recently been performing silent shows. These shows consist of the band playing in the middle of a room surrounded by seating, each seat comes with corresponding headphones through which to listen to the performance. The room itself is entirely silent, save for any noises made outwith the performance. Teenage Teardrops are releasing a 12" record with artwork by Mike Mills, featuring a recent silent performance; the a) is the musical sum of it's parts and the b) is the sound made in the room whilst people were watching and listening through their headphones. This weekend they bring this performance to London's ICA for five performances spread over Saturday and Sunday afternoon, bringing an end to The Frieze Art Fair and pre-empting the ICA's imminent showing of Sad's vocalist Aaron Rose's Beautiful Losers. The Sad's sound like a typewriter and a piano hung down the middle of an ornate spiral staircase from someone's heartstrings. Fragile, beautiful and pure. What's more, this is free, there really is no excuse for not attending what should be both enriching sounds and a new experience.

Each performance lasts 30 minutes, timetable of performances is below;

Saturday 18 October 2008 2:00 pm
Saturday 18 October 2008 3:00 pm

Sunday 19 October 2008 3:00 pm
Sunday 19 October 2008 4:00 pm
Sunday 19 October 2008 5:00 pm

To book your place, please call the ICA box office on 020 7930 3647.

Other fully backed happenings this weekend are;

Banks Viollete show is coming to an end at Maureen Paley, Saturday and Sunday are your final opportunities to take it in. I am yet to see it so can only speculate that it, in the tradition of his work, will be channeling a rotting society, the bluster and pomp of black metal and both rigid and fluid structures but always blvkkvst. Features projections using vapourised water and replica's of burnt-out churches inspired by his communication with the charming Snorre Ruch, vocalist with '89 black metal band Thorns and dude who chills in jail. If Tolstoy said art was defined by it's ability to communicate a morality to the masses and a universal positive message which unites people then what can be said of art influenced by destruction, murder, intense riffs and guttural screams? He would say this negates it's moral obligation as art but fuck moral obligation, it looks incredible.

Lucky Dragons, Barr, Hawnay Troof and David Scott Stone are playing an Upset The Rhythm show. An evening of treats for the ears and eyes. Sumiinkclub are touring with Lucky Dragons and have brought their very own Upset The Rhythm shirts. Go scribble & listen to some incredible people! I saw Barr in the rickety, tiny downstairs room of The Captain's Rest in Glasgow but no, within a matter of minutes I was no longer in the room, I was in Brendan Fowler's mind, the palm of his hand and using his thoughts, spilled so freely, as a mirror with which to better examine mine. DSS, Hawnay Troof and Lucky Dragons are all winners too. I am particularly enamoured with Lucky Dragons and if you haven't checked out Luke & co's latest UTR record then please do, it is their most realised effort yet. At once both sharp, bright and dazzling yet also shrouded in haze, like the contents of a toy shop's window, a shop devoid of custom with a window display full of objects bleached from bright to pastel by the sun's glare.

In Brighton, we see the return of Angry Dance Party, a night of CRUNK // HYPHY // DANCEHALL // STREET BASS // 4X4 // GRIME // GHETTOTECH // TECHNO // BALTIMORE; it's a reaction. SATURDAY 18TH OCTOBER // EVERY THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH // MICRO -187 KINGS ROAD ARCHES (next to Digital) // ELEVEN TILL THREE // £5 ENTRY. Minimix available to download here. Come & crack some skulls/smile.
Good people putting in much work to ensure Brighton has a respectable club to dance to underground and underexposed DANCE music of varying stylings. NO SLOW JAMXXXX.

This weekend also see's the inaugural TV PARTY, a new evening in the ICA, it is free, starts at 8pm and is screening GG Allin's 'Hated', Kenneth Anger shorts & The New Adventures Of Pete and Pete. It encourages you to bring beer and smokes on the flyer, the tagline is "We Got Nothin' Better To Do" and the first evening features live music from Sex Is Disgusting's good friend Arch M. It sounds like someone had a dream that crammed lots of awesome in but almost seemed too much and too disparate. They just shrugged it off like it ain't no thang and made a club-night out of it. Oh, tired mind. Listen to The Dutchess and The Duke, Gentleman Jesse, Bad Parents, Friendly Neighbours and EYEHATEGOD. Find it all yourself, I am sick of helping you dicks. xx

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