THU 11/12 @ 7:30
RAINER FEST
(Celebration of the Life & Music of Rainer Ptacek)

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$7-$10 (Bring a candle for our light shrine tonight!)

Curated by Howe Gelb & Benefiting the Lily Ptacek College Fund
Gelb writes: “it was November 12 1997 when Rainer went on beyond .. this year on that date we will gather to spend a moment in collective ponder and celebrate the man in splendid cluster.

there will be a variety of short clips of filmed performances as well as a live song or two provided by Howe Gelb, Billy Sedlmayr, Van Christian, Tom Walbank, Brian Lopez, Gabriel Sullivan and Roman Barten-Sherman

come join us in lighting a candle and sharing a smile.”

Audience members are encouraged to bring candles for the show.

This will be an intimate seating limited show.

MON 10/19 @ 7:30
DVA (Czech Republic) + SHOODA SHOOK IT + surrealist animation

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An evening of art-pop music and darkly twisted visions, featuring Czech pop pranksters DVA, Tucson’s freaky fun disco-funksters Shooda Shook It, and uncanny animation. DVA an energetic two-piece duo specializing in a warped pop mishmash that incorporates outré instrumentation, plenty of studio effects, and lyrics culled from their own made-up language. DVA is also known for their animated music films and tonight we will screen some phantasmagorical classics of stop-motion animation from Jan Švankmajer and the Brothers Quay.

FRI 4/24
SIR RICHARD BISHOP + Robert Millis + Human Behavior!!

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$15

Tonight we are thrilled to be hosting genre spanning guitar virtuoso Sir Richard Bishop. Seminal founder of the band Sun City Girls (Possibly the best AZ band EVER!!) and co-founder of label Sublime Frequencies, Bishop is touring in support of his new critically acclaimed Drag City release Tangiers Sessions. SRB is touring  with an electric guitar & pedals to make things interesting along w/ experimental musician Robert Millis to further amp up the experience!!  The sure to sell-out celebration starts with Tucson’s critically acclaimed  dark folk collective Human Behavior  (they just released the stunning album BETHPAGE )!!

SAT 4/11
¡TEENAGE WASTELAND!

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(free!)

Tisch Abelow (NYC) and Wesley Fawcett Crei

¡TEENAGE WASTELAND!

SAT 4/11 (free!)

Tisch Abelow (NYC) and Wesley Fawcett Creigh (Tucson) pay a surreal homage to their teenage years with an experimental documentary film comprised of footage taken 12 years earlier during their senior year of high school. In the fall of 2013, Tisch revisited this footage and pared it down into a short film, mostly starring Wesley’s father, which she calls, “a musing on the mundane.” In addition, there will be a collaborative 2-D artwork spanning the course of their friendship reflecting on the nihilistic and absurd tendencies of youth. Please join us as we “come of age” with cake and local DJ’s.

Thu 4/9
Violins and Noise in the Magical Kingdom of Dust

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Tucson violinist Robert Anthony Villa will play the 2nd and 3rd movements from Ysaÿe’s Violin Sonata No. 2, followed by improvisation using themes by Ysaÿe or whatever he damn well feels like.

Jeff Young is a violinist, composer, and laptop musician based in Brooklyn, NY. He’ll perform a quirky selection of his own music for solo violin and live electronics under the heading Jeffrey Young’s Magical Kingdom of Dust, including in-your-face theatrics, unabashed shredding, and oceanic soundscapes. He’ll also play a short piece for speaking violinist and retuned violin by Paul Pinto, a fellow member of New York’s thingNY composer-performer collective.
http://jeffrey-young.com/
http://radio.lownote.net/2015/01/episode-182-with-jeffrey-young

Algae and Tentacles, yon squishy-squashy noise-band-with-a-backbeat led by local bard John Melillo, will for this show feature a violinist trifecta: Samantha Bounkeua, Becky Pattowiz, and the aforementioned Robert Anthony Villa.
http://algaeandtentacles.bandcamp.com/

Wed 4/1
EASTER SCREEECHHHH : Rock My Religion + The Myrrors

Dan Graham’s Rock My Religion (1982–84) is a video essay populated with both punk/rock performers (Patti Smith, Jim Morrison, Black Flag and Glenn Branca) and historical figures (including Ann Lee, founder of The Shakers). This fusion of voice-over, singing, shouting, jarring sounds & text overlaid onto shaky, gritty images proposes a historical genealogy of rock music and an ambitious thesis on the origins of America. Tucson’s psych prophets The Myrrors initiate the evening’s sonic resurrection as only they can!

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