Each & every Monday at the beginning of the gloaming, one can find the California contingent of THE WHIP staked out under the low lights of SF’s THE HOMESTEAD from 7PM until 12AM. The night is split in two: 1.) “Jazz Hour” – DJs Forest Juziuk & Lloyd Cargo play healing forces of the universe: spiritual jazz, int’l jazz, jazz jazz. Jazz Hour is actually 2½ hours. 2.) “Klangers” – R&B, girl groups, instrumental bangers & some suicidal country. Party music for teens of all ages. Behold below, a mix of jazz selected by Lloyd Cargo:
YOU’RE NO GOOD • Mondays • 7PM-12AM • THE HOMESTEAD • 2301 Folsom St., SF, CA • FREE
Erin Nicole Bratkovich’s HOTT LAVA Presents Co. presents…
TRUE MUTANTS (SF)
Bearing all the trappings of the fantastically noisy potency inherent to punk roots which has earned them comparisons to Sonic Youth and Unwound, True Mutants are riot inciting. Shrieking & gravely vocals with hit-you-over-the-head instrumentation. – http://truemutants.bandcamp.com/
Laying claim to a sound that shifts from melodic to aggressive punk & back again then tied together by the bleak/comical lyrics of frontman Joe Casey & rounded out by the merciless guitar Kevin Boyer of TYVEK. Comparisons to latter period Black Flag & The Fall are abound, though the band is clearly on its own unequivocal tip. – https://soundcloud.com/protomartyr/
TURN TO CRIME (DETROIT)
The hypnotic & extremely psychedelic solo project of Derek Stanton, guitarist/vocalist from AWESOME COLOR. Guitar meditations become pop songs with a motorik driving rhythm. At live performances TTC sings and plays guitar & synth along to music & video art mixed down to VHS, pumped through a wall of amps & a projector. – http://turntocrime.bandcamp.com/
SKATE LAWS (NOWHERE)
Changing all you thought you knew about one man ambient hardcore bands through dexterous application of echo, distortion and dark drips. – http://skatelaws.bandcamp.com/
TRUE MUTANTS + PROTOMARTYR + TURN TO CRIME • 10 April 2013 • 8:00PM • LOBOT GALLERY • 1800 Campbell St., Oakland, CA • $7 • FBOOK: http://on.fb.me/10jBNmt
“Benoît Pioulard – Temper” animated album cover from Julian G. on Vimeo.
We’re stoked for Wednesday’s BENOIT PIOULARD + VESTALS + SKATE LAWS show & came across this pretty incredible animation of the Temper album cover set to “Cycle Disparaissant” made by JULIAN GUMMICH. We asked Julian about how it came to be & he gave the scoop:
I really like Pioulard’s music & that Temper album cover was spinning in my head for a few days until I decided to animate it. Everything was done with Cinema4d and Realflow, and of course, to make it like the original, postproduction in After Effects.
On top of that, ISO50 is streaming Pioulard’s new album, Hymnal, in its entirety HERE. As above, so below:
BENOIT PIOULARD + VESTALS + SKATE LAWS • 13 March 2013 • 8:00PM • LIFE CHANGING MINISTRIES • 629 8th St., Oakland, CA • $6 • FBOOK: http://on.fb.me/YFz7wV
Land sakes! In 2011, HOTT LAVA and DARK MATTER threw a wingding at the most beloved Ann Arbor venue, the Elks Lodge, with DJs AARON LINDELL and CHUCK SIPPERLEY in homage to Tony Allen who played across town a couple hours beforehand. Chuck just dug up two hours from their set that night that includes (but is not limited to) K. Frimpong, The Semi Colon, Marijata, Tony Allen, Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo, Dan Boadi & His African Internationals, Manu Dibango, Sahara All Stars Band Jos, Segun Bucknor & more.
Emerging from New York’s Lower East Side in the city’s early 1980s No Wave scene, the “Cinema of Transgression” aimed at outright shock, provocation and confrontation. Young filmmakers such as Richard Kern, Lydia Lunch, Kembra Pfahler, Casandra Stark and Nick Zedd produced nihilistic, nightmarish scenarios of violence, angst and erotic excess that willfully transcended all moral or aesthetic boundaries. Sometimes shot with stolen camera equipment, and flaunting their lo-fi credentials, the low-budget films of the self-proclaimed “Cinema of Transgression” presented analyses of a Lower East Side defined by criminality, brutality, drugs, AIDS, sex and excess. You Killed Me First is published on the occasion of the first exhibition on the Cinema of Transgression.
We can’t understate how radical this book is. The design by LEONARD NEUMANN LSD is amazing — dark collage, marker, visible tape — it’s a gorgeous mess. While the essays are good, they’re aren’t necessarily new news if you’ve read other books on the Cinema of Transgression but there are illuminating moments. This is second only to witnessing the actual Cinema of Transgression exhibition in Berlin.