Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Of Montreal :: Fashun Weak 09


Of Montreal :: Fashun Weak 09 at Santa's


video recap here.







photos by Gaelen Harlacher


xx

TONIGHT: Party in memory of Josh Link



As we mourn the loss of Josh Link -- an eclectic and visionary selector -- reputed DJ's from New York and Philadelphia will gather as a tribute to the scene that Link created.

Link, better known as "Missing Link" from his drum n bass days, had been a DJ in New York for over 10 years. Back in the day, he DJ'd at underground dance parties popular amongst the techno/dnb/jungle community. Even as he moved away from illegal outdoor raves and on to a variety of corporate events and downtown hotspots -- including residencies at Greenhouse, Ella, The Box, and RDV -- Josh left an indelible impression. Remembered for his music, his kindness and his ability to bring people together, Josh will be deeply deeply missed.

All proceeds from the party will go to a charitable fund that is being setting up in Josh's name to benefit causes that meant a lot to him, including the school for autistic children at which he taught.

DJ's:
NICK HOOK
JUBILEE
DARA
DARYL PALUMBO (of Head Automatica)
GLUE
SHANEDADDY
MYKCEE
DJ OD
B-ROC
DIMITRY
EGG FOO YOUNG

Wednesday, September 30
10:00 PM
21+ only
Suggested donation at the door

Monday, September 28, 2009

RORSCHACH DESTROYS NYC (Chronic Youth)


RORSCHACH recap from an epic night at Santos via Chronic Youth. Click HERE for the full article.



photo by Chloe Rice for Brookly Vegan

Click HERE for the full article and tons of photos from Brooklyn Vegan.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

ANTI-POP CONSORTIUM + Free Downloads

ANTI-POP CONSORTIUM
RECORD RELEASE PARTY!
9.29.09 | 7PM

[buy tickets]

Five years ago, the underground hip-hop alt-group Anti-Pop Consortium split up to pursue independent music projects. To the delight of their fans, they reformed last year, and have since then been hard at work crafting the follow-up to 2002's Arrhythmia. The new record, Fluorescent Black, is set to come out October 6th on Big Dada.

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Monday, September 7, 2009

WADKLUB with Alan Braxe, The Glass, Dee Nice and Human Life (9/10/09)




11PM
RSVP: http://www.meanredproductions.com/TWR


ALAN BRAXE
Braxe scored a major hit in 1998 with "Music Sounds Better With You," a track co-written with Thomas Bangalter (of Daft Punk) and Benjamin Diamond under the name Stardust that reached number one on the United States Dance chart. He later formed Vulture Music, and continued to release singles under its imprint, including 2004's hit, "Rubicon". Recently he has become an in-demand remixer, contributing remixes to Goldfrapp, Röyksopp, Test Icicles, Annie, Shakedown, Kylie Minogue and Justice. Not to mention his successful collaborations with Kris Menace ("Lumberjack") and Fred Falke (“Palladium”).
Alan Braxe on Myspace

THE GLASS
Slick post-punk grooves meet balls out electro, creating a intense and driving dance floor bouillabaisse.
The Glass Homepage

DEE NICE
DEE NICE is one of those DJ's who just doesn't let himself get locked up in his style.He plays HOUSE, ELECTRO, TECH HOUSE, PROGRESSIVE, MINIMAL and DEEP TECHNO– all with the same gusto.
Dee Nice on Myspace

HUMAN LIFE
Human Life, the musical project from Matt Wasley, Rachael Starr and Joshua Collins has created quite a buzz over the past year...
They all produce music. They all DJ. And they all sing (Matt and Rachael in the studio, Josh in the shower.) This talented trio hails from Los Angeles, California. There Human Life is part of a new breed of producers and DJs, inspired as much by sunshine and beaches as they are by the music heard coming from dark corners in downtown warehouses. Stealing their favorite elements (they’re not giving them back) from dance, indie rock, and global pop, HUMAN LIFE celebrates just that with cuts that range from dreamy pop to dancefloor storms. HUMAN LIFE looks to an edgy future while nodding to their influences from the past (Howard Jones, Mr. Fingers, Genesis,) and today (Switch and Daft Punk.)
Human Life Myspace



SEPTEMBER 8 NEW RELEASES
Andrew W.K. - 55 Cadillac (Eclectic Peace)
Raekwon - Only Built For Cuban Linx II... (Ice Water) - ALBUM RELEASE PARTY TODAY (TICKETS)

BLK JKS - After Robots (Secretly Canadian)

Santos Party House supports independent music.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Musicka Mystica Maxima Festival - John Zorn & Bill Laswell, Genesis P-Orridge, Daniel Higgs, Nautical Almanac, Larkin Grimm + more 9/21-9/22

MUSICKA MYSTICA MAXIMA FESTIVAL
SEPTEMBER 21-22, 2009
SANTOS PARTY HOUSE
96 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10013
TWO DAY PASSES HERE
Doors at 7pm both dates



Musicka Mystica Maxima festival presented by Ordo Templi Orientis U.S.A.

Two nights of Musick made by practicing magicians or practicing musicians who's work celebrates the Magical lifestyle, as well public performances of Ceremonial and other Magick ritual.

9/21 DAY ONETICKETS
GENESIS BREYER P-ORRDIGE with THEE MAJESTY (Bryin Dall & Morrison Edley)

Singer, multi-instrumentalist, spoken work artist and philosopher Genesis Breyer P-Orridge has been one of the most recognizable figures of fringe music since the the 70’s. She is a core member of industrial noise pioneer band Throbbing Gristle, as well as the punk wave outfit Psychic TV and now Thee Majesty, the ensemble that combines punk, noise and P-Orridge’s spoken word contributions.
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge homepage

AMBER ASYLUM
Kris Force unites with various allies in the gothic world (members of Neurosis, Hammers of Misfortune, Weakling and Giant Squid), to create a symphonic ambience that is misanthropically dark. Driven by cello and violin as well as haunting vocals, the music is a folkloric take on neoclassical post rock.
Amber Asylum on Myspace

ARRINGTON DE DIONYSO
A sound sculptor who has a particular mastery of the woodwinds and human larynx, Arrington de Dionyso’s manifests multiple eccentric concepts and frameworks for improvisation. His main tools are jagged assaults at free jazz instrumentation, twisted throat singing and a combination of the two. He liberally incorporates avant garde dancing, homespun instruments and props.
Arrington de Dionyso on Myspace

LARKIN GRIMM
The Applachian daughter of cult-member parents creates music that is rife with psychic energy and the urge to return to the primal. Deftly picked strings that invoke the tambours of country folk mixing with a haunting vocal and the incursion of chillingly dark electronic sounds are the hallmarks of her sound.
Larkin Grimm on Myspace

NAUTICAL ALMANAC

Currently waving the banner for Baltimore noise is the duo Twig Harper and Carly Ptak, both visual artists and the taylors of electronic contraptions and music that’s about as horrifically uplifting as can make sense. They create experimental noise that nods to metal, minimal techno, jazz and punk. No strangers to concept either, their ’98 album Rooting for Microbes employed no electricity in the creation of sound. They have collaborated with Andrew W.K., Wolf Eyes, Nate Young and more.
Harper and Ptak Homepage

DAY TWO –TICKETS
MONICA RICHARDS (of Faith and the Muse)Poet, painter and philosopher Monica Richards just happens to be a punk veteran from the DC wells from which sprang Bad Brains and Minor Threat. In the early 90’s her notoriety grew with Faith and the Muse, her duo project with William Faith, which incorporated her punk roots along with electronic music, experimentalism, jazz, art music, folk along with the songwriting sensibilities of pop. Her solo music continues in this direction, with a tendency towards the multi-media.
Monica Richards homepage

4TH SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE
By using no wave post rock as a foundation, 4Th Sign of the Apocalypse inhabits the realm of stark experimentalism. The portentous sound of grooves bereft of vapid joy and unconventional instrumentation results in a sound that uses the power of uncertainty to fill in the space.
4th Sign of the Apocalypse homepage

DANIEL HIGGS

Daniel Higgs, formerly of Reptile House and the post-punk pioneers Lungfish, has become a cult figure for spiritually jarring folk music. His pulsing riffs on his long-neck banjo invoke the stark loneliness of Americana and the ethereality of East Asia.
Daniel Higgs homepage

SPIRES THAT IN THE SUNET RISE
Airy and atmospheric, Spires that in the Sunset Rise are pagan folk with an experimental attitude. Creatively arranged and esoteric instrumentation features harps, harmoniums, strings of all kinds, xyolophones, mbiras, spike fiddles and more.
Spires That In The Sunset Rise homepage

JOHN ZORN & BILL LASWELL
Both originators of free and experimental jazz since the mid-70’s, Zorn and Laswell are improvisational legends in multiple sects of sub-culture. Each with foundations in jazz music (Zorn on woodwinds and Laswell on bass ), their ensemble performances often include brilliant compositions and structures in which improvisation can flourish. They regularly collaborate with each other and have also worked with Lou Reed, Anthony Braxton, Mike Patton, Serj Tankian, Motorhead, White Zombie, Fred Firth, Iggy Pop, Kronos Quartet, Herbie Hancock and Derek Bailey.
John Zorn homepage
Bill Laswell homepage