Telecult with Lala from Excepter ++++
Last year we were asked by Dan Smith to play his Neon Marshmallow fest in Chicago. It seemed a bit far fetched, but hey, we need to get out to Chicago to visit some friends anyways, can stop on the way to visit other friends, so yeah, we were stoked. Then we found out that Matt Kimmel of Acid Marshmallow fame was involved and it sealed the deal. He has been a major supporter of Telecult since our earliest NYC gigs, so yeah…
Really amazing New York bands such as Grasshopper, Excepter, EID, Rust Worship, Girly Temple, Slasher Risk, Family Treasures are going, so that will be hot. Cleveland has a good showing with Emeralds & Skin Graft, looking forward to that. Surprised no Fragments, and where is Sam Goldberg? Expect to hear terms like “electro-accoustic” thrown around, yawn.
I grabbed this schedule from Impose but according to Kimmel they switched the orders around to reflect their personal tastes a bit, so I tweaked Saturday
night’s back to the original from what Matt told me, sure the real one will unveil itself soon enough tho.
Please note that we are playing twice, first a Telecult Powers set on Saturday night, then a Hex Breaker Quintet set on Sunday afternoon.
Check out some Hex Breaker Quintet Jams @ the Free Music Archive –
“Anthony’s Grandma Said We Jammmmed”
“You Need to Learn to Live in Three Dimensions, Before You Think About Living in Ten”
Check Hexbreaker Quintet Telecult’s super group with Grasshopper at the NY Eye & Ear, most likely the only NYC performance for most of the summer. Will be playing the Champagne of Fests IV in Cleveland in July.
Just as exciting, make sure you check Hex Breaker Quintet on Wm. Berger’s My Castle of Quiet April 28th @ 8 pm. Live on air!
Check it out, just finished. Thanks Brian for giving me the opportunity to make something beautiful.
Hey, Excepter are on the cover of the new issue of The Wire, and because we are raging capitalists we shoved cigars in Dan, Jon, Jeff, Lala, Nathan & Clare’s collective face, had them sign a contract and rushed to put out their new tape Equinox to cash in.
You can sample a side (though super compressed) here, Mr. Wm. Berger of My Castle of Quiet was kind enough to play some of it on his radio show on WFMU.
Find out how to order your copy over at the Temple of Pei website.
Speaking of, this Saturday April 17th Telecult Powers will be jamming as sort of a bigger Virginal Volcanoes (this time with wives involved) with Excepter offshoot act Seth at 929 Broadway/Party Expo/Outerspace ways, Inc. Should be weird and fun. Early show, from 7-10. Expect a long set. Or should that be Except?
I’ve been on a Nina Simone kick lately, thought I would do a portrait. Unfortunately it is a bit poorly rendered, but alas, here is the Vedic Nina Simone.
As a general rule of thumb I don’t use other people’s photos as source images, but Nina was a bit too difficult to go without an original. Check out the source image here:
New illustration for Justin Farrar’s radio show Kill The Head, on Fridays, 5 to 7 p.m. (eastern), you can check it out at www.ashevillefm.org
We went out with Mark & Sam for a few days last week, played Brooklyn’s Death By Audio (as Hex Breaker Quintet), Wesleyan College, Hampshire College and Bard. Someone was kind enough to film our sets -
Radio People (Sam Goldberg)