Tuesday, October 26, 2004

broken glass

it's that type of year again when our half of this world is in a "destructive cycle" (yeah it's fall again)...things begin to fall apart...shit gets smashed...lets call it universal BAD FENG SHUI! it affects us on every level of our being...starting with our surroundings and even infiltrating our personal lives (and minds!)...anyway...i have noticed an unnatural occurence of BROKEN GLASS, i'm probally just nuts (well yeah thats true) but check this out (perhaps you've had simular experiences/perceptions) it started last week, i woke up to the sound of a car wreck on the corner outside of my apartment...SMASH!...broken glass everywhere...the next day a shelf fell off my wall and broke a large glass table top, the day after that a piece of painted glass payne (a beatutiful work of art no less) fell over in the bathroom and shattered all across the floor...the day after that some crazy women was throwing 40's bottles in our alleyway and eventually smashed out our neighbor's windows (our wonderful neighbor Leon)...that was way fucked...the next day...nothing happened...but then the next evening someone smashed out our bathroom window! (we still dont know who done it but we know whoever did either lives in or is friends with someone who lives in this building) but yeah i know glass is something commonly known for breaking...but i have never in my life witnessed so many instances of broken glass in such a short time...im starting to feel like i live in a glass house.
weirdness.

Saturday, October 23, 2004

inactivity update

UNupdate-

Hello All,

Sorry for being out of touch for so long…now that we are
back online I am afraid I only have bad news to report….

You may have noticed that we (rat-ward) have not hosted any
live music lately. W.T.F ?

Well, O.K...in short....NO MORE SHOWS!!! Sorry…it’s out of my control! Trying to run a D.I.Y. venue
out of our homes means we also have to deal with everyone here and our/thier problems…
hopefully in time they (problems) will pass...we (us) will remain...the rat-ward will continue (it’s happened before).

Thanks again to everyone who has supported us over the years...we
will never give up! Love you all,

Grrry
rahkasha@yahoo.com
http://ratward.net

Tuesday, August 3, 2004

RAT WARD festival AUG 5-AUG 8

EVENT: Rat-Ward’s outsider music festival..."Noisestock" 2004.

DATES: August 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th...4 days of peace, noise and enlightenment!

PERFORMERS: Japanese Karaoke Afterlife Experiment, Unicorn Hard-On, Mouth Pet, This Song Is A Mess But So Am I, Girl Talk, Hearts Of Darknesses, Catheter Stretch, Crayola Filth, Bunny Brains, Zom Zoms, Yip-Yip, Dan Deacon, Cairo Wings...regional acts such as: Mix Tape For Adrian, Jonathan Coward, Kid Camaro, Khate, Feralcatscan, Slide Of Hand...and many many more! *See below for full line up / itinerary.

TIME: 7PM until 3AM...we will start on time and stuff will be going on all night.

COST: FREE! (suggested donation is $3/night...no one turned away for lack of funds!)

VENUE : Rat-Ward 22 S. Mallory St. Hampton VA. 23663 floor 2 (above Bender’s Books) email: rahkasha[at]yahoo.com web: http://ratward.net

Thr AUG 5th[day 1]

[ 8:00 ]......CASH SLAVE CLIQUE

[ 8:30 ]......DOOR

[ 9:00 ]......SOCIAL JUNK

[ 9:45 ]......BYRON HOUSE

[ 10:30 ]....UNICORN HARD-ON

[ 11:15 ]....JAPANESE KARAOKE AFTERLIFE EXPERIMENT

[ 12:00 ]....MIX TAPE FOR ADRIAN

[ 12:45 ]....MOUTH PET

[ 1:15 ]......CATHETER STRETCH

[ 1:45 ]......MYLES OF DESTRUCTION


Fri AUG 6th [day 2]

[ 8:00 ]......GHOSTS N' GOBLINS

[ 8:30 ]......MDUB

[ 9:00 ]..... POWERBANE

[ 9:15 ]......HEARTS OF DARKNESSES

[ 9:45 ]......GIRL TALK

[ 10:15 ]....TIERMANN / TALIBAM

[ 10:45 ]....SLIDE OF HAND

[ 11:15 ]....THIS SONG IS A MESS BUT SO AM I

[ 12:00 ]....MIKE BELL and...

[ 12:45 ]....FERALCATSCAN

[ 1:15 ]......JESUS CHRIST MOTORCYCLE


Sat AUG 7th [day 3]

[ 8:00 ]......TENTH KEY

[ 8:30 ]......JONATHAN COWARD

[ 9:15 ]...... CAIRO WINGS

[ 9:30 ]......DAN DEACON

[ 10:15 ]....YIP-YIP

[ 11:00 ]....ZOM ZOMS

[ 11:45 ]....BUNNY BRAINS

[ 12:30 ]....ART LORD and the SELF PORTRAITS

[ 1:15 ]......NO-FI

[ 1:45 ]......JOIYA

Sun AUG 8th [day 4]

[ 7:30 ]......LEE LEWIS and his ORCHESTRA

[ 8:00 ]......FLASHRAM

[ 8:30 ]......2673

[ 9:00 ]......MULTIPLE CATS

[ 9:30 ]......KID CAMARO

[ 10:15 ]....KHATE

[ 11:00 ]....AMANDA ROGERS

[ 11:45 ]....SLINGSHOT DAKOTA

[ 12:30 ]....THE PHILLIP MICHAEL THOMAS SEARCH PARTY

[ 1:00 ]......JESUS CHRIST MOTORCYCLE

[ 1:30 ]......DIRK BENEDICT EXPERIENCE






- Q: what kind of music is it?

- A: Outsider music means too intense/edgy/weird/experimental/artsy for mass consumption. stuff like noise music, avant-garde rock, new (now) wave, acid punk, lo-fi, electro acoustic, synth pop, sound collage, deconstructed dance music, plunderphonics, noise core, power electronics and any music that is difficult to describe...sounds that blur the lines between popular culture, art movements and D.I.Y. (do it yourself) ethics. See below for a full list of the performers and more about what they do...check out their websites/mp3s for more details. (just because you've never heard of it dont mean that it's no good, check them out and see for yourself...dare to be suprised!)

- Q: What is the Rat-Ward?

- A: a.k.a. 757Noise house. It's not a night club/sports bar...It is a non-profit, grassroots, D.I.Y. venue and our home...an alliance between the tenants of our apartment building to have shows and make music...the usual spot for so called experimental music and noise in our area....simply because no other local venues will host such events! All shows are FREE...we collect donations for the out of town bands...suggested donation is $3. No one is ever turned away for lack of funds...ever! bring your $3 just in case we ask (we will!)

Located in Hampton VA...15 minutes from Norfolk/Newport News, 30 minutes from VA Beach/Williamsburg, an hour away from Richmond, a few hours from D.C./Baltimore/Rocky Mount...not as far away as you may think (address above).

* NOISE? yes..."noise"...in a broad sense, but that's not all we are into...the Rat-Ward is an open forum for indie artists of any genre and we host a wide variety of music here.

***Disclaimer: Not originally intended be an actual fest, but why not? so many great bands wanna play this weekend it just kinda became a festival on its own!




JAPANESE KARAOKE AFTERLIFE EXPERIMENT - Providence, RI (Breathmint) way out space noise from the electric kingdom. spastic drums and syntheffectnoise battle con! http://www.japanesekaraoke.yoitsren.com



UNICORN HARD-ON - Philly PA (Breathmint) bleep-bop...good noises you can dance to! "Defiant music for yr Retarded dance party. Be Her Lover! Or at least love her hot jams." http://www.breathmint.net



CASH SLAVE CLIQUE - Baltimore/D.C. (Sounds from the Pocket) Baltimore's new improv noise rock super group! members from: 36, Spaceship Panic Orbit, Sheer Terror... http://www.cashslaveclique.com/



SOCIAL JUNK - West Virginia...Social Junk is a six-armed electronic, buzzing, flashing, geewhizbang of a band from Cross Lanes, WV. Diane - bs/vx Noa - gtr/vx, Neko - dms/vx. Social Junk isn’t like any other band you’ve heard before. Listening to Social Junk is always exciting, thanks to Social Junk’s amazing electronic brain! Watch tension mount as Social Junk ticks down the seconds with their flashing lights and push-button action! Social Junk is so advanced that observing a Social Junk entertainment extravaganza requires lightning fast reflexes and quick thinking! Social Junk is so irresistible and fascinating that soon you’ll be going to all the shows, so you can witness the six-armed addictive action apparatus! Social Junk is laser-fast fun for the whole family! http://www.socialjunk.net/



MIX TAPE FOR ADRIAN - VA Beach/Norfolk...avant-dance-tronics http://myspace.com/mixtapeforadrian



DOOR - New Jersey...experimental / noise

GHOSTS N' GOBLINS- Atwood, TN (Alamagator) experimental / noise. members of: Catheter Stretch and friends.
idiot humans with noisemakers VS defective thrift store fog machine VS idiot humans with noisemakers

http://www.alamagator.com/

MOUTH PET - TN (Alamagator) static beats! stoned nightmares! digital chaos! http://www.alamagator.com/

BYRON HOUSE – Florida (Cephia’s Treat) all out noisy two man fucked up roise rock duo. members of Hepatitis Youth and Russian Tsarcasm http://cephiastreat.com

MYLES OF DESTRUCTION - Philly PA (Worldeater) “Dark, feedback-induced noise with eerie—yet tasteful--violin stylings...no-wave with a twisted, confrontational style like Neurosis” – Punk Planet http://www.angelfire.com/darkside/mylesofdestruction/



THIS SONG IS A MESS BUT SO AM I - L.A. (Mattress/Oedipus) mixes elements of noise with electro, IDM, synthpop and dance music deconstruction with vocals. Using crashing synthesizers, drum machines in a state of disarray, blasts of white noise, and morose lyrics, the one man project of This Song Is A Mess But So Am I paints a vulgar picture of life. Twenty year old Freddy Ruppert has been playing out as This Song Is A Mess But So Am I since May of 2003, and this January saw the release of a split 7" with Xiu Xiu. Mixing the electronic music styles of noise, electro, and IDM with the urgency of punk, he creates a very bizarre brand of anxiety filled synthpop. His songs are very personal, honest and bring a heavy emotional weight to electronic music. His live shows are known for being filled with the bursting energy of a nervous breakdown. http://www.thissongisamess.com

GIRL TALK – Cleveland OH Pittsburg PA (Illegal Art) glitched out top 40 muzak, whack rhymes, dancing and fun!... “gratuitous sampling and pinched beats from Cleveland/Pittsburgh top 40 glitch artist Girl Talk (aka Gregg Gillis). imagine The Jackson 5 riding pink unicorns on digital heroin through a rainbow of pure emotion. it's hotter than your kid sister's truth vs. dare antics. the likes of Cyndi Lauper, Jay-Z, Destiny's Child and C&C Music Factory all crammed into intricate mixes of musical magic. this is the slumber party that will make kid606 look like an amateur pillow tosser. already a hit in japan!” http://girl-talk.net



HEARTS OF DARKNESSES- Cleveland OH (Schematic) off-kilter beats jabbing you in the sides and awkward shrieks coming from every direction. It certainly makes you wanna shake that dirty thing all around.http://www.heartsofdarknesses.com


POWERBANE – Cleveland OH... Andrew Strazzer aka Powerbane (aka Andriu, LA Nights, Nacht Tresor, Wet Virginia, Busch, Noel) has been an integral part of Cleveland Connect (Girl Talk, Hearts of Darknesses, Drop the Lime, So Red) since its inception 4 years ago....he has been responsible for some of the most fucked up performances that are often one time only, and definately one of a kind. He just recently returned from a 6 month photo project in Germany , where he also assisted with a documentary on castle ruins and bonfire parties and did marketing for a sculptor called "q tub dream cruiser". Many of his visual art projects have been turned down for being weird, such as with surface magazine, who rejected his photographs of dudes in jnco jeans smoking weed. Along with having toured with Cleveland Connect, Powerbane has shared stages with Black Dice, Add n to x, Nautical Almanac, the SSION, and Aelters, to name a few.

MIKE BELL and... - Baltimore MD (AEN) loud noisy improv rock! member of Temple Of Bon Matin, The Dirt, Billy Syndrome, Jennifer Blowdryer, etc. http://www.geocities.com/sonickitchenoflove/index2.html

FERALCATSCAN - Newport News, VA atmospheric sound collage artist. mysterious noise scapes, drones and swells. http://feralcatscan.com



MDUB - Brooklyn, NY "most of the time,when a band comes along sounding a mess like these barbarians do, we turn up our noses. But not just anyone can do fucked-up with the right combination of spirit and determination, and we think this Duo-at times coming off like a cross between Beat Happening and Vertical Slit-may know something it isn't telling us" - Time Out New York http://mdub.com



CATHETER STRETCH - Atwood, TN (Alamagator) harsh, extreme noise given bunny ears and a dirty sanchez. a disgrace to "serious" experimental music. http://www.alamagator.com/



BUNNYBRAINS 88– Danbury CT
acid punk noise veterans...back to their original line-up BUNNYBRAINS 88! include(s) former members of Sonic Youth, Plant & Page, Great White, Vatican Commandos, etc.... BB's have won an international reputation for annoying & entertaining many dozens of people, sometimes all at once. In fact, Adam Yauch of the the Beastie Boys was recently quoted in a trade advertisement as saying that the Bunny Brains were one of his earliest influences. The Bunny Brains are perhaps best known for their stint last autumn blowing Sebadoh off the stage night after night. They weren't opening for Sebadoh, they were just blowing them off the stage... http://bunnybrains.com



ZOM ZOMS – Austin TX (Instincto) freaky rockin new wave synth punk! (Bright, space-aged 80's style music.) "Zom Philmapster and Zoms Frenchman have been living and making music together for the past 7 years. Zom, a retired encyclopedia salesman, met Zoms when he took a job as a pizza delivery driver. Obsessed with the similarity of their first names, the two became fast friends and soon discovered their common love for the musical arts...http://www.tubezomzoms.com/



YIP-YIP – Florida...experimental electronic duo. "They must be seen to be believed" is the sort of caveat that's typically applied to shitty music, but Yip-Yip makes a great racket that stands up well on it's own. However, in the full-context of their Jawa-as-hostpital attendant outfits, relentlessly swaying stage presence and keyboards-as-beating-victims aggression accompanying their fractured futurama funk, Yip-Yip really are a sight to behold." http://www.yip-yip.com/

ART LORD & THE SELF PORTRAITS - Greenville NC new wave art miscreants! synth pop meets lo-fi. http://ideasforhousecrafts.com

NO-FI - Hampton VA (AEN/Breathmint) very noisy deconstructed hardcore punk rock!



DAN DEACON - Baltimore MD (Standard Oil) "Absurdist Composer and Electronic Musician, Dan Deacon, is based in Westchester New York. Splitting his output into two major sections, live performance and composition, Dan has been both completing his MFA in Composition and performing his song-based electronic music through New York area with is messy table of fancy electronic whosit and howsthat...His performance and compositional techniques shows strong influences from the Fluxus Movement, Italian Futurism, Performance Art, Spiderman, Absurdism, and the current movement in underground rock. While maintaining a constant performance and tour schedule Dan has spent most of his time working on pieces for brass ensemble, string quartet, solo cello, solo study and his study in mid and high frequency sine waves." http://www.dandeacon.com/

CAIRO WINGS - New York...insane audio deconstructions! members of Nuclear Power Pants. http://www.bxxxxzt.com/



JOIYA – Eastpointe MI...a performance ensemble consisting of cello, violin, guitar, and drums. http://www.purevolume.com/joiya

JONATHAN COWARD - Norfolk Va...electro acoustic music...home made electronics, minimalism, drone, whatever you want to call it.



KHATE - Newport News...Khate makes electronic music which she has given up trying to name, genre-wise. Current major influences include: bells, Godzilla, vinyl static, the weather, ultradistorted kick drums, graphic files opened as raw PCM, loss, cicadas, dub, microsounds, thunderstorms, 50's monster movie scores, and mixed peppercorns... http://khate.org



THE PHILLIP MICHAEL THOMAS SEARCH PARTY - Hampton VA...noise / grind absurdists from Hampton, VA and beyond. http://tpmtsp.theminusmen.com/



MULTIPLE CATS - D.C./Richmond VA crazy! http://www.myspace.com/multiplecats

2673 – New Jersey (Kittyplay) experimental noise. http://2673.org

FLASHRAM - New Jersey...experimental noise. http://flashram.cjb.net/



AMANDA ROGERS - New York (Immigrant Sun) Amanda plays beautiful music with her piano, her sincere lyrics, and her burning voice. http://amandaspiano.com

SLINGSHOT DAKOTA - Long Island NY (Immigrant Sun) indie rock/pop http://slingshotdakota.com

LEE LEWIS and his ORCHESTRA - Smithfeild VA (Valiant Death) http://www.valiantdeath.com/

JESUS CHRIST MOTORCYCLE – Newport News VA...space rock psyche noise.

THE DIRK BENEDICT EXPERIENCE – Newport News VA...insane improv!


Friday, July 23, 2004

JULY 24th

Sat JULY 24th 9PM

PRURIENT

SINKING BODY

PLEASUREHORSE

MONSTROISTY BRINKMAN

more TBA
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PRURIENT - Providence, RI (Hospital Productions/Groundfault/Load...)
spastic harsh noise filth...violent audio!
"It's an acknowledgement of the complexity of the world, a rejection
of the simple-minded, anger-fueled world of shit...Within Prurient's
noise, there is no easy answer, no one emotion that can be held to and
ridden through the waves of destruction; rage, fear, and sadness
abound here, but they are certainly not the only emotions to be found
in this music. This is an utter and complete cleansing, noise with a
human soul squarely at its center". -stylus magazine
http://hospitalproductions.com

SINKING BODY - Providence, RI ( Vermiform/Kill Rock Stars/Load...)
Neil Burke and his electronic weirdness! brain damaged mental scapes.
members from: Men's Recovery Project, Lifesblood, Danse Asshole...
http://www.sinkingbody.com/


PLEASUREHORSE - Providence, RI (Load/Vermiform/History of the Future)
fucked up hard electronics/rhythmic noises!
"Rhode Island teeth pulverizer PLEASUREHORSE (members of SIX FINGER
SATELLITE). An all-out assault of ultra-panic sound destruction
created with a gameboy controller, eight track tape machines,
samplers, stompboxes, used Tic Tac containers and sweat socks, all
exploded through an eight-foot-high bass stack. An ear-wrecking
crucifixion played with DJ Scud's velocity, Timbaland's bling, and
Slayer's volume. Previous split releases with Dropdead and Mystery
Brinkman (Forcefield)." -Midheaven
http://www.loadrecords.com/bands/horse.html


MONSTROSITY BRINKMAN - Providence, RI (Load)
a.k.a. Mystery Brinkman. sick noise trauma!
member from: Mindflayer, Forcefield, Danse Asshole...
"...Brinkman lays down some Robotussin laced narco beats. Strange
voices, handicapped hip hop, and ATTITUDE my friend....Definitely not
for inexperienced dance floors." -Load Records
http://fortthunder.org/music/brinkman/index.html


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RAT-WARD [757Noise House]

ALL SHOWS ARE FREE! all ages!
* $3 suggested donation (for the bands).
No One turned away for lack of funds!

Support D.I.Y. music!

22 S. Mallory St. Hampton VA. 23663
(floor 2 - above Bender's)

http://ratward.net

rahkasha@yahoo.com

7/23 ABIKU,KID CAMARO,PALM TREES,MAGILLA THE KILL...

it's time to unlearn. deprogramming starts July 23rd at 10pm

greetings from Virginia's 11th best fake nite club "the rat-ward" !!!
a non-profit / d.i.y. venue run on love of noise!
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Fri JULY 23rd 10PM

ABIKU

KID CAMARO

PALM TREES

Magilla the Killa and the Sea Monkey All Stars
*last minute addition!
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ABIKU - Baltimore (Worldeater)
female fronted dark wave/synthcore duo.
http://www.abiku.tk

KID CAMARO - VA Beach
abstract IDM/glitch
http://myspace.com/kidcamaro

PALM TREES - Hampton VA
sucks bad! (cuz it's me!)
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RAT-WARD [757Noise House]

ALL SHOWS ARE FREE! all ages!
* $3 suggested donation (for the bands).
No One turned away for lack of funds!

Support D.I.Y. music!

22 S. Mallory St. Hampton VA. 23663
(floor 2 - above Bender's)

http://ratward.net

Friday, July 16, 2004

NOISE COMPLICATION live webcast Fri 7/16 WMBC

NOISE COMPILATION
LICATION
live web cast.
THIS FRIDAY july 16th
8-10pm (east coast usa)
the DJ herbal-T show - WMBC 560am baltimore
LIVE WEBCAST@ www.wmbc.umbc.edu
<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>
gary stevens(the no-fi,aen records,rat-ward) talks about
the rat-ward festival "noisestock" - 4 days of peace,noise,and
enlightenment, and about the forthcoming NOISE
COMPLICATION compilation featuring 99 songs by 99 bands on
one cd, which we will be playing, along with lots of other
noises....
<<<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>>>>
www.wmbc.umbc.edu
www.geocities.com/SonicKitchenOfLove
www.ratward.net
--------------------------------comp update!
NOISE COMPLICATION!!! (NOISE CONGLOMERATE Vol. 4)
The AEN label presents diverse collection of international
(experimental) music (and noise) recording artists. short
"songs", noise blasts, audio clips, excerpts, and other micro
compositions. (this cd has been in the works for sometime...and
it's still not done...but will be ready for consumption soon. i
promise!

featuring:

1. 7000 Dying Rats "Your Studied Indifference Is Duly Noted"
(Illinois)
2. Adam Chao "Chinese Standoff" (New York)
3. Alien Lovers In Amagasaki (Japan)
4. Allun "Hini" (Italy)
5. Ames Sanglantes "Eat This!" (Quebec)
6. Andy Au Go Go "Delicious Erb" (California)
7. Anne Drogyness "Know it's girl you (homage to Milli Vanilli)"
(New York)
8. Arm "mio" (Norway)
9. Artificial Memory Trace "You Know" (Ireland)
10. Autio-Ethik (Virginia)
11. Barom One "Mongol Fever" (Japan)
12. Bastard Noise "FZ.41.999" (California)
13. Battery Op
erated "Clicki Reso" (France)
14. Big City Orchestra "Kettle1" (California)
15. Birchville Cat Motel "Cock Rock Alienation" (New Zealand)
16. Black Leather Jesus "Phone Sex" (Texas)
17. Brutum Fulmen "Grubs" -extended mix (Connecticut)
18. Bunny Brains "Signature Sounds" (Connecticut)
19. Burning Star Core (Ohio)
20. Carlos Giffoni "Thong Serpentina" (Florida)
21. Cock E.S.P. "We Hate Everything" (Minnesota)
22. Cornucopia "Communication" (Puerto Rico)
23. Cotton Museum "Slug Beak" (Michigan)
24. Courtis "�������." (Argentina)
25. Daniel Menche "And A Insect Shall Lead Them" (Oregon)
26. Daniele Brusaschetto "Ferita Da Punta" (Italy)
27. Daruin "Song for Zetton" (Japan)
28. Das Synthetische Mischgewebe (France)
29. Datte "Shut Up" (Japan)
30. Death Squad "Purgatory Six" (California)
31. Department Of Experimental Health "Anthem of the
Millennium of the New Mind" (Sweden)
32. Diagram:A "Neweesa shhoklf" (Massachusetts)
33. Eeyow Karoom (England)
34. Ene "What annoys our customers the most? Their own
Ignorance" (Virginia)
35. Ernesto-Diaz Infante "11.5.02" (California)
36. Eugenics Council "Robot" (Missouri)
37. Facialmess "The Giant Hogweed Lives!" (Japan)
38. Fckn'Bstrds "'k heb godverdommme een jaar moete wachte"
(Holland)
39. Flatline Construct "untitled" (Canada)
40. Found Sound (Georgia)
41. Gasolineman "Metal Balloon Music" (Japan)
42. Gerritt (Washington)
43. Glands Of External Secretion "Smoot Heater" (California)
44. Government Alpha "Infirmity" (Japan)
45. Guilty Connector "Easy" (Japan)
46. Hamartia Brady "Fishin' Buddies" (Connecticut)
47. Haters "The Thinking Ross Did" (California)
48. Hermit "Danse Aveugle" (Sweden)
49. Industria Masoquista (Ecuador)
50. Irene Moon (Kentucky)
51. John Wiese "untitled" (California)
52. Joshua Norton Cabal "Stupid Monkey" (Scotland)
53. K2 "Red Explosion In Kaprun" (Japan)
54. K2 with Hyware "Destro-mixed Ramdomized" (Japan/)
55. Kazumoto Endo "�the door is locked just you and me�"
(Japan)
56. Kimihide Kusafuka "holy humble hymens" (Japan)
57. KK Null (Japan)
58. Lasse Marhaug (Norway)
59. L-Drik "Zo Snel" (Belgium)
60. Lonnie Methe "An Introduction to the Anti-Rock" (Nebraska)
61. Macroprurient "Mother Eats Daughter"
(Massachusetts/Rhode Island)
62. Mammal "Torpor End" (Michigan)
63. Meerk Puffy "Glad to be itching (B2)" (Rhode Island)
64. Micronympha "American Fun part 8" (California)
65. Miguel Tomasin "Un Bonto Surido" (Argentina)
66. Moncho Conlazo "Free Cotorra" (Argentina)
67. Monobrain & Noisebitch "Brakselstremmers" �excerpt
(Holland)
68. Monolith Zero "Twitch Screamer" (Virginia)
69. Mr. Mlitter "MWalker" (Michigan)
70. Never Presence Forever "The Putrid Guise of Innovation"
(Virginia)
71. Newton �no title (Pennsylvania)
72. Noise Nomads �no title (Rhode Island)
73. Noisegate "drowning" (California)
74. Outermost "Human Stupid" (Japan)
75. Panicsville Up (to here) With People" (Illinois)
76. Paul Harrison "The super last fucked up second of your life"
(England)
77. Philipp Wolokitn "ear candy" (Russia)
78. Princess Dragon Mom "Zipper In The Sky" (Michigan)
79. Prurient "Mother Of The Clean Steps" (Rhode Island)
80. Radiosonde "41.376" (California)
81. Rats With Wings "Off Your Face" (Australia)
82. Reynols "Masiamo un Mosco" (Argentina)
83. Richard Ramirez "Oh Lord!" (Texas)
84. S.Isabelle "Aggravation" (Japan)
85. Seasonal Affect "Freak When See" (New York)
86. Sewer Election "When Uranium Comes Ripping" (Sweden)
87. Sickness "Seconds from Nothing" (Massachusetts)
88. Sissy Spacek "White Horse" (California)
89. Sore Throat (United Kingdom)
90. Sudden Infant "Kroesamoesa 1" (Switzerland)
91. Suppression "The Peeper" (Virginia)
92. T.E.F. "Pimping End Of Tuberculosis" (Texas)
93. To Kill A Petty Bourgeoisie "That's like fixing a glass bottle
with a sledgehammer" (Virginia)
94. Tore.H.Boe `Lasse �Portrait of a cereal killer" (Norway)
95. Towering "Filaments" (California)
96. Vok "vok3" �extended (United Kingdom)
97. Wiese & Koh "no title" (California)
98. Xome "(kushami)" (California)
99. Zombi "Massive Mirrors" (Kentucky)

Monday, July 12, 2004

r@ ward tonite!

Fri JULY 2nd 9PM  (not SAT!)

757NOISE and VALIANT DEATH presents:

THE PHILLIP MICHEAL THOMAS SEARCH PARTY
noise/grind absurdists from Hampton VA.
rock bastard cult music. secret members from many area
bands.


ART LORD & THE SELF PORTRAITS
Greensboro NC lo-fi synth pop new wave art miscreants.
http://www.ideasforhousecrafts.com/

LEE LEWIS & HIS ORCHESTRA
from Smithfield VA. Valiant Death Records crew.
http://valiantdeath.com/


BOOGDISH
experimental electronic punk from TX.
Boogdish 3.2: Michael plays bass and sings to a sequencer.
http://www.hairychestedrecords.com/boogdish/

DOUG CHEATWOOD
from Roanoke VA. folky synth rock pop.
http://roguenet.org/~doug/START.html

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RAT-WARD [757Noise House]

ALL SHOWS ARE FREE!
* $3 suggested donation (for the bands).
No One turned away for lack of funds!

Support D.I.Y. music!

22 S. Mallory St. Hampton VA. 23663
(floor 2 - above Bender's)

http://ratward.net

rahkasha@yahoo.com

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Sunday, July 11, 2004

757NOISE presents: "NOISESTOCK" 04. Rat-Ward, VA. AUG 5th thru AUG 8th

757NOISE presents:

"NOISESTOCK" live music fest.

THR AUG 5th thru SUN AUG 8TH

4 days of peace, noise and enlightenment.

help us to celebrate the 20th anniversary of 1984!!!
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Thr AUG 5th 9PM

757NOISE presents:

JAPANESE KARAOKE AFTERLIFE EXPERIMENT
UNICORN HARD-ON
CASH SLAVE CLIQUE
SOCIAL JUNK
MIX TAPE TAPE FOR ADRIAN
DOOR
BEESTY

JAPANESE KARAOKE AFTERLIFE EXPERIMENT
from Providence RI. on Breathmint Records.
way out space noise from the electric kingdom.
spastic drums and syntheffectnoise battle con!
http://www.japanesekaraoke.yoitsren.com
http://www.yoitsren.com/

UNICORN HARD-ON
from Philly. on Breathmint Records.
"Defiant music for yr Retarded dance party.
Be Her Lover! Or at least love her hot jams."
http://www.breathmint.net

CASH SLAVE CLIQUE
Baltimore's new improv noise rock super group!
on Sounds From The Pocket records.
http://www.cashslaveclique.com/
http://soundsfromthepocket.com/

SOCIAL JUNK
West Virginia's noisiest indie band!
http://www.socialjunk.net/

MIX TAPE FOR ADRIAN
avant-dance-tronics from VA Beach/Norfolk.
http://myspace.com/mixtapeforadrian

DOOR
the return of door. New Jersey based experimental /
noise.

BEESTY
experimental / noise from Atwood, TN.
member of Catheter Stretch and friends.
http://www.alamagator.com/

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Fri AUG 6th 9PM

757NOISE presents:

THIS SONG IS A MESS BUT SO AM I
TERROR AT THE OPERA
more!

THIS SONG IS A MESS BUT SO AM I
from L.A. mixes elements of
noise with electro, IDM, synthpop and dance music
deconstruction with vocals.
http://www.thissongisamess.com

TERROR AT THE OPERA
heavy/noisy rock from the outer banks.

more TBA

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Sat AUG 7th 9PM

757NOISE presents:

ZOM ZOMS
YIP-YIP
TENTH KEY
ART LORD AND THE SELF PORTRAITS
DAN DEACON
NO-FI

ZOM ZOMS
freaky rockin new wave synth punk! from Austin TX.
http://www.tubezomzoms.com/
http://myspace.com/zomzoms

YIP-YIP
experimental electronic duo from Florida
http://www.yip-yip.com/
http://myspace.com/yipyip

TENTH KEY
grind/noise/screamo mayhem from northern VA.
on Magnacarta Records. members of Emerge Unburnt.
http://www.thetenthkey.cjb.net/

ART LORD & THE SELF PORTRAITS
lo-fi synthpop from Greenville NC. new wave art
miscreants.
http://ideasforhousecrafts.com

NO-FI
music production company from Hampton VA.
this is thier live imrpov group.
very noisy deconstructed hardcore punk rock!

DAN DEACON
inzany voice and electronics from Baltimore.
pizza party fun shark!
http://www.dandeacon.com/

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Sun AUG 8th 9PM

TREVOR DUNN & SHELLEY BURGON
from Brooklyn, NY.
pedal harp and contra bass duo plays improvised
experimental acoustic music. Trevor has recorded
and performed with the likes of Fantomas, Mr. Bungle,
and John Zorn. Shelley is know for her work with
Pauline Oliveros, Maryanne Amacher and John Zorn.
http://trevordunn.n3.net

AMANDA ROGERS
singer/songwriter from NY. on Immigrant Sun records.
http://www.amandaspiano.com/

THE PHILLIP MICHAEL THOMAS SEARCH PARTY
noise / grind absurdists from Hampton, VA and beyond.
http://tpmtsp.theminusmen.com/

SLINGSHOT DAKOTA
indie rock power pop from Long Island NY.
on Immigrant Sun records.
http://www.slingshotdakota.com/

MONOLITH ZERO
sick noise manipulations from Richmond VA.

BIRDS IN THE MEADOW
long time avant noise composer from Richmond VA.

more TBA
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RAT-WARD [757Noise House]

ALL SHOWS ARE FREE!
* $3 suggested donation (for the bands).
No One turned away for lack of funds!

Support D.I.Y. music!

22 S. Mallory St. Hampton VA. 23663
(floor 2 - above Bender's)

http://ratward.net

rahkasha@yahoo.com
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MORE INFO:

we want as many acts as possible to play these 4
dates.
if you wanna play, please get in touch!

we need help with P.A.! as many P.A.s as possible.
please help!

Friday, July 9, 2004

Sat Nite! MIKE BELL and.....@ the rat-ward.

757NOISE / AEN / Sonic Kitchen of Love present:

Sat JULY 10th 9PM


MIKE BELL and....
loud noisy improv rock from Baltimore. member of
Temple Of Bon Matin,
The Dirt, Billy Syndrome, Jennifer Blowdryer, etc.
also known as
DJ Herbal Tea. check out his radio show Fridays 8-10
PM on WMBC. http://www.wmbc.umbc.edu/>
http://www.geocities.com/sonickitchenoflove/index2.html

NUMBER
(NUMBer)
Baltimore heavy noise rock.
http://www.numbville.com

MINUS MEN
dark droning melodic rock from Hampton VA.
http://theminusmen.com/
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more TBA? open improv session after the show. bring
your toys and get down. hopefully the JESUS CHRIST
MOTOR CYCLE will show up too!

=======================

Bands/Labels bring copies of your music for future
radio airplay on WMBC radio, baltimore. TRADES
WELCOME.

one more thing!
please bring fans! ice! cool stuff!

THNX!



VA shows booking resources

if you book / promote shows, run a venue or offer other live music resources in Virginia please get in touch.
send us your contact info, where you book shows at, musical areas of interest, and anything else you think we should know. send to:
rahkasha@yahoo.com

Thanks!
-757NOISE

Thursday, July 8, 2004

new email list [757NOISE]

We formed a new email group to exchange information about music events, booking, promotion in the 757 area (VA).
also the official group for the Rat-Ward (757noise house).

http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/757noise/

hopefully this will cut down on the amount of crossposting we do!

"Dedicated to experimental music, noise, and "avant-garde" art, film, ideas, D.I.Y. ethics...formed to organize and provide information about such events @ the the Rat-Ward (757noise house)...PLUS other stuff going on in the 757 and elsewhere in Virginia...The 757 area encompasses Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and other secluded nether regions...expect to also find:(non)experimental/noise events -and/or- events outside of the (757) area code such as Richmond (804noise).

If you seek a venue in the area or would like to announce a show please feel free to post here.

http://ratward.net

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

RAT-CALL! 757noise shows - rat-ward, VA.

upcoming
FREE SHOWS
at the Rat-Ward
(757NOISE house)
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Fri JULY 2nd 9PM

THE PHILLIP MICHEAL THOMAS SEARCH PARTY
noise/grind absurdists from Hampton VA.
rock bastard cult music. secret members from many area
bands. too many to count.

ART LORD & THE SELF PORTRAITS
Greensboro NC lo-fi synth pop new wave art miscreants.
http://www.ideasforhousecrafts.com/

LEE LEWIS & HIS ORCHESTRA
from Smithfield VA. Valiant Death Records crew.
http://valiantdeath.com/

BOOGDISH
experimental electronic punk from TX.
Boogdish 3.2: Michael plays bass and sings to a sequencer.
http://www.hairychestedrecords.com/boogdish/

DOUG CHEATWOOD
from Roanoke VA. folky synth rock pop.
http://roguenet.org/~doug/START.html

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Sat JULY 10th 9PM

MIKE BELL and....
improv noise from Baltimore. member of Temple Of Bon Matin, The Dirt,
Billy Syndrome, Jennifer Blowdryer, etc. also known as DJ Herbal Tea.
check out his radio show Fridays 8-10 PM on WMBC.
http://www.wmbc.umbc.edu/
http://www.geocities.com/sonickitchenoflove/index2.html

NUMBER
(NUMBer)
Baltimore heavy noise rock.

more TBA

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Mon JULY 12th

LORD OF THE YUM-YUM
insane! more info soon!
http://lordoftheyumyum.com

more TBA

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Thr AUG 5th 9PM

JAPANESE KARAOKE AFTERLIFE EXPERIMENT
from Providence RI. on Breathmint Records.
way out space noise from the electric kingdom.
spastic drums and syntheffectnoise battle con!
http://www.japanesekaraoke.yoitsren.com

UNICORN HARD-ON
from Philly. on Breathmint Records.
"Defiant music for yr Retarded dance party.
Be Her Lover! Or at least love her hot jams."
http://www.breathmint.net

CASH SLAVE CLIQUE
Baltimore's new improv noise rock super group!
on Sounds From The Pocket records.
http://www.cashslaveclique.com/
http://soundsfromthepocket.com/

SOCIAL JUNK
West Virginia's noisiest indie band!
http://www.socialjunk.net/

MIX TAPE FOR ADRIAN
avant-dance-tronics from VA Beach/Norfolk.
http://myspace.com/mixtapeforadrian

DOOR
the return of door. New Jersey based experimental / noise.

BEESTY
experimental / noise from Atwood, TN.
member of Catheter Stretch and friends.
http://www.alamagator.com/

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Fri AUG 6th 9PM

THIS SONG IS A MESS AND SO AM I
from L.A. mixes elements of
noise with electro, IDM, synthpop and
dance music deconstruction with vocals.
http://www.thissongisamess.com

more TBA

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Sat AUG 7th 9PM

ZOM ZOMS
freaky rockin new wave synth punk! from Austin TX.
http://www.tubezomzoms.com/

YIP-YIP
experimental electronic duo from Florida
http://www.yip-yip.com/

TENTH KEY
grind/noise/screamo mayhem from northern VA.
on Magnacarta Records. members of Emerge Unburnt.
http://www.thetenthkey.cjb.net/

more TBA

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Sat AUG 21st 9PM

THE NEW FLESH
noisy, abrasive, rock from Baltimore.
on Cephia's Treat records.
http://angelfire.com/pro/thenewflesh


more TBA

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Sun AUG 29th 9PM

FAT DAY
Boston's insane art-hardcore veterans.
on LOAD records / Dark Beloved Cloud.
noisy fast punk band with musical helmets! Totally!
http://home.comcast.net/~ddemay/fatday.html

more TBA

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RAT-WARD [757Noise House]

ALL SHOWS ARE FREE!
* $3 suggested donation (for the bands).
No One turned away for lack of funds!

Support D.I.Y. music!

22 S. Mallory St. Hampton VA. 23663
(floor 2 - above Bender's)

http://ratward.net

rahkasha@yahoo.com

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Saturday, June 26, 2004

rat-ward shows this weekend!

Sat JUNE 26th 10PM (note new show time)

ASSASSINATE CAESAR
-not gonna play! sorry kids. :(

HAZARDOUS GUADALUPE
from Baltimore. on Spleen Coffin records.
Destroyed indie rock noise! total punk rock deconstructionalists!
http://www.xcraftyx.com/spLeeNCoffiN.html


KID CAMARO
Sick IDM glitch from VA Beach.
future super star of electronic music!
give him a listen
http://myspace.com/kidcamaro

HINDU PEZ
from Hampton VA. powernoise/digital hardcore.
ex-KDK member
http://www.hindupez.com

more TBA?

flyer: http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/2800/06_26_04.gif
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Sun JUNE 27th 10PM (note new show time)

http://webpages.atlanticbb.net/~thelaundryroom/image032-O.jpg
LAUNDRY ROOM SQUELCHERS
Legendary masters of noise from South Beach FL.
Rat Bastard and crew bring the heavy heavy noise sound!
dont miss it!
http://squelchers.com

PALM TREES
post no-fi electronic noise music from Hampton VA.
primitive beats, erratic noise, total screaming, total damage!
! added to the bill:

DOOR
experimental weirdness from New Jersey.
sound through pedals, records, tape recordings, and voice.
largely improvisational...all radness.

MINI BAND
from PA. heavy post-punk played with mini instruments!
http://miniband.com

flyer: http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/3171/06_27_04.gif
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RAT-WARD [757Noise House]

ALL SHOWS ARE FREE!
* $3 suggested donation (for the bands).
No One turned away for lack of funds!

Support D.I.Y. music!

22 S. Mallory St. Hampton VA. 23663
(floor 2 - above Bender's)

http://ratward.net

Sunday, June 13, 2004

Northern Liberties and Mix Tape For Adrian -live-06-16-04-

free show!

June 16th

10PM

NORTHERN LIBERTIES -philly (worldeater records)
dark/melodic, inspired, dirty punk/core. bass, drums, percussion.
http://northernliberties.tk

MIX TAPE FOR ADRIAN - norfolk
electro, tweak hop, dance core.

Rat-Ward
22 S. Mallory St. (floor 2)
Hampton,VA

http://ratward.net

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

CAIRO WINGS and DAN DEACON may 28th rat-ward show

This Thursday MAY 28th 10PM

at the Rat-Ward
22 S. Mallory St. floor 2
Hampton VA 23663

the return of DAN DEACON and CAIRO WINGS!!!

Standard Oil Records tour 2004!
http://www.standardoilrecords.com

CAIRO WINGS: members of Nuclear Power Pants. Noise and
performance art duet from NY.
http://www.bxxxxzt.com/

DAN DEACON: inzane funtronics from NY.
http://www.dandeacon.com/

If you missed these kids at the Rat-Ward May 25th
(canceled) show...NOW is your chance to see what
you've missed out on!

more stuff TBA

Thursday, May 20, 2004

may 25th/29th CANCELED !

the may 25th and 29th shows fell thru. there will be no shows here
that night. SORRY!

Wednesday, May 5, 2004

may 10th Free show Tusco Terror, NTX + Electric, Palm Trees...

-- MoNdAy -  MaY - 10Th - 9pM --

* NTX + ELECTRIC (from Houston, TX.
http://www.swarmofangels.com/ntx.html)

post-punk/new wave/noise...
NTX aka Nikki Texas sings. ERIKA THRASHER manipulates
synthesizers and noise pedals. BRANDON DAVIS plays guitar.
CANDICE VINCENT plays saxophone...
"NTX + ELECTRIC incorporate synth, mechanistic
drumming, heavy reverb and deep-throated sax in a
way that suggests smoke bombs, strobe lights, and
New York No Wave noise in the vein of MARS or
CONTORTIONS..." -MRR

* TUSCO TERROR
(weird shit from Kent, OH. on heresee records. http://hearsee.com)
"the next generation of brain-damaged musicians are here." -Scratch &
Sniff

* PALM TREES
(electro-noise from Phoebus, VA. post no-fi / a sonic deterrent.
http://palmtrees.ratward.net)

FrEe ShOw!!!
($3 suggested donation, all money goes to the touring bands)

RAT-WARD / 757NOISE House

22 S. Mallory St. Hampton, VA 23663

#757-722-3524

rahkasha@yahoo.com

http://ratward.net
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Wednesday, April 14, 2004

rat-ward HVA free show THIS FRIDAY!

Friday April 16th 9PM
HAZARDOUSLY GUADALUPE!!! from Baltimore - destroyed indie rock

WAX & WANE!!! from Baltimore - ala iron & wine

JEN SHAMRO!!! from Florida - anti-folk

plus more last minute inzanity!!!
Free!!! help th' bands with yer $3 donation!

pass it on!
Rat Ward
22 S. Mallory St. Hampton VA 23663
website is down!!! back up soon

Sunday, March 21, 2004

RE: noise party

Heyall! thnks fer comin out to th show last nite! your support is greatly appreciated! we still have over a week to come up with the rest of the money we need but with your help it will be no problem. the rat-ward will live on! thanks again!

Saturday, March 20, 2004

Rat Ward benefit Noise party. Sat. March 20th. 8PM

Rat Ward benefit Noise party. Sat. March 20th. 8PM

Live music:

CLUB MATH
from Providence, RI. two drummers, homemade
instruments, theremin, magnetic tape manipulator.
members from Astoveboat (Load Records) and Umbrella
(Crucificados Pelo Sistema).

KHATE / FERALCATSCAN
from Newport News, VA. a loving duet of circuit bent &
modified instruments.

CASH SLAVE CLIQUE / 36
from D.C. drums, guitar and noise improv. featuring
members of Sikhara, 36, Nimrod, NO-FI.

PERVATRONS
from Norfolk. noise tinkering and funny,lovely sounds!

MOTHY
from VA Beach,VA. electronic soloist. Happy Scrappy :
Hero Pup member. the opposite of house music.

KG / KINSTHETIC LEARNING PROCESS
from Newport News, VA. Kelly G and friends. insane
improv.

more acts TBA?

$5 suggested donation * no one will be refused for
lack of funds.

All Proceeds will go to the Rat Ward Fund!
(and to keep Gary and Javonne from being homeless!)

Rat Ward
22 S. Mallory St. Hampton, VA 23663
(floor 2 - Above Benders Books )
# 757 - 723 - 1996 - rahkasha@yahoo.com

more info:
http://ratward.net

webflyer: http://ratward.mine.nu:1111/march20th.gif
printable flyer:
http://ratward.mine.nu:1111/march20th.jpg

Monday, March 8, 2004

rat-ward lives! benefit noise party March 20th

Hey All,
The rat ward will live on after all! will start
booking shows again in May. sorry for the confusion.

Rat Ward benefit Noise party. Sat. March 20th.

Live music:

CLUB MATH
from Providence, RI. two drummers, homemade instruments, theremin,
magnetic tape manipulator. members from Astoveboat (Load Records) and
Umbrella (Crucificados Pelo Sistema).

KHATE / FERALCATSCAN
from Newport News, VA. a loving duet of circuit bent & modified
instruments.

CASH SLAVE CLIQUE / 36
from D.C. drums, guitar and noise improv. featuring members of Sikhara,
36, Nimrod, NO-FI.

MOTHY
from VA Beach,VA. electronic soloist. Happy Scrappy : Hero Pup member.
the opposite of house music.

KG / KINSTHETIC LEARNING PROCESS
from Newport News, VA. Kelly G and friends. insane improv.

more acts TBA?

$5 at the door. * no one will be refused for lack of funds.

AEN label stuff, artwork, t-shirts, and used records will be for sale.
All Proceeds will go to the Rat Ward Fund!
(and to keep Gary and Javonne from being homeless!)

Rat Ward
22 S. Mallory St. Hampton, VA 23663
(floor 2 - Above Benders Books )
# 757 - 1996 - rahkasha@yahoo.com

more info:
http://ratward.net

webflyer: http://ratward.mine.nu:1111/march20th.gif
printable flyer: http://ratward.mine.nu:1111/march20th.jpg


Please Pass It On!

Thank you all,

-Gary
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Saturday, March 6, 2004

old noise tapes for sale

Noise Tape Sale!
Selling some of my old noise tapes to help raise money for our space.
SALE ENDS APRIL 3RD!
e-mail rahkasha@yahoo.com to place your order.
-Gary / http://ratward.net


Terror Organ "Holy Wars against Silence" (Terror Organ) -$2
Stegm "Clocked" (Hospital) -$4
Boetlek Spacetower / Monobrain -split (Monobrain) -$3
Flatline Construct "Prey" (Hospital) -$4
V/A "Methods of Achieving Satisfaction In A Goal-Oriented Society"
(Aparxia) -$5
Blowhole, Haters, Small Cruel Party, etc.
Prurient "A call for help" (Hospital) -$4
SA-909 / Outermost -split (Hermetik Museum) -$3
The Irreversible Neural Damage "Disrupting Your Equilibrium" (Chaotic
Noise) -$4
Kingdom Scum "Contaminating The Thinking Supply" (Eerie Materials) -$4
Japanese Torture Comedy Hour / Lasse Marhaug -split (View Beyond) -$4
Reynols "Live in Argentina" (Scrotum) -$4
Comforter "Pleasant Groove to Relax" (Xerxes) -$4
Jon Borges / Jason Campbell -split (Terminus) -$2
Building Of Gel "C!S? Session" (Kadef) -$5
Hermit / End of Silence -split (Abnormal) -$4
Nuclear Pig Shit "Farm Noise" (Hospital) -$3
Soviet Subliminal Seduction "Og Sprot" (Club DNA) -$2
Ames Sanglantes "?" (HMW) -$3
Vita Verbum Lux "Mage Magus Magos" (Scrotum) -$3
V/A "Hearing Collateral Damage" (Violet Produkt) -$3
Flatline Construct, Expose Your Eyes, Daruin, etc.
Noumena "Disconnect The Retina" (Last Station on a Railway) -$3
V/A "The Artificial Nerve" Part 2 (Xerxes) -$5
Kazumoto Endo, Radiosonde, Deadbodylove, etc.
Odal / Neandertal -split (Abnormal) -$3
Window Cleaning By Ian (Hospital) -$3
Outermost / Sonic Disorder -split (Abnormal) -$4
Jon Borges "Discomfort" (Terminus) -$2
Hermit / Hideg Roncs -split (Abnormal) -$4
Outermost / Flatline Construct -split (Let It Rot) -$4
NMAXMS / Carnal Hedon Coitus -split (none) -$2
Ames Sanglantes "Main De Fer Sur..." (Fraction) -$3
V/A "Insane Records Rareties" Vol.1 (Insane) -$3
Waterscolors by Elaine, Parcible, The Carloses, etc.
V/A "Crap, Crud, Puke and Poop" (Hairy Scary Nipples) -$2
Fuck Rogers, Futility Belt, Jim Dandy Butt Pirate, etc.
V/A "N" Squared (Breathmint) -$3
Newton and No-fi
Delifeath "Rebirth Though Demise" (Omega Systems) -$3
Rock "Garden of Earthy Delights" (Rock) -$3
Ballet of Passion "s/t" (Hairy Scary Nipples) -$3
Human Kind Of Shit / Nautilus Deconstruction -split (?) -$3
V/A "Unlimited Fire" (Violet Produkt) -$3
Praying For Oblivion, Flatline Construct, Moz, etc.
V/A "Death By Noise" (Owl) -$2
Outermost, Napalmed, EHI, etc.
Kief Show Ones "Advanced Dungeons & Dragons deficit disorder" (M.E.) -$2
K2 "Panelli Antartiki Organosis" (Kinky Music/Brawler) -$5
Knurl "Plank" (Spite) -$5
V/A "Rainbow of Goodness" Vol.8 (R.O.G.) -$2
Glass of Juice, Streetpole Skinner, Garbage Pail Kids, etc.
Zanoisect "14 Incidences of Injury" (Zanoisect) -$2
Guilty Connector "Sabbath Connector Sabbath" (HMW) -$4
Ames Sanglantes / The Violet Grind -split (Violet Produkt) -$3
Comforter / Taaohog Het -split (S.O.I) -$4
Government Alpha / Comforter -split (S.O.I.) -$4
World Hate / Theo Goodman -split (Churn) -$3
Daruin / The Violet Grind -split (Violet Produkt) -$2
Richard Ramirez / Baptist Skin Community -collb (P.S.R.) -$5
Rip It / Violet Grind -split (Violet Produkt) -$2
Mastikator "Demo 2000" (Abnormal) -$4
Gasolineman / Prurient -split (Hospital) -$4
Gigantopithecus "Demo #1" (none) -$4
Napalmed / Ames Sanglantes -split (P.S.R.) -$3
Insomnia "Poisoning Thyself" (Owl) -$2
V/A "Uniao Protesto E Luta" Vol.1 (Corrosio) -$2
Kaosa Bruo, Oligarquia, Plauge Rages, etc.
Peyrone "1" (Trauma Press) -$2
Swoon Doll "Sigh" (none) -$2
V/A "No Way For 8" (Rip It) -$3
Chaos V.G., Mourmansk 150, EHI, etc.
Reynols "Vincher T.V." (Scrotum) -$5
Los Sevlez "The Air Conditioned Room" (none) -$2
V/A "The Artificial Nerve" Part 3 (Xerxes) -$5
Bastard Noise, K2, R.H.Y. Yau, etc.
V/A "The Artificial Nerve" Part 1 (Xerxes) -$5
Alpha Beaulieu, M.S.B.R., Skin Crime, etc.
Insomnia / Wendy y Los Huevos Rancheros -split (Miserable Stuffs) -$2
Echo System "Insect" (Brain Chaos) -$3
Praying For Oblivion "The Technology of Mass Extermination" (Android) -$3
Cock ESP "Short Sets" (Freedom From) -$4
Sockeye / S.F.U. -split (Abnormal) -$4
V/A "Noise Annoys" (Abnormal) -$4
Suppression, Grunt, Napalmed, etc.
Taya Niye "Decrease" (S.O.I.) -$3
Verprisuicida / Cisfinitum -split (S.O.I.) -$3
Flatline Construction / Dethfuk (7hz) -$3
Dethfuk "s/t" (7hz) -$3
Sandra Espinoza "Aprender A Vivir" (Freedom From) -$4
Kingdom Scum "s/t" (none) -$5
Mr. California and the State Police "Demo" (none) -$3
Never Rude To A Fox "s/t" (Tiny Mice) -$3
UAAU "s/t" (Hospital) -$3
V/A "Neo Noise Punishment" (?) -$5
Gerogerigegege, Con-Dom, Merzbow, etc.
Ames Sanglantes "Cosmic" (Abnormal) -$3
Ames Sanglantes "Mega Star Barbie" (none) -$2
Ames Sanglantes "A.S." (P.S.R.) -$2
Echo System "Human Distengration" (Brain Chaos) -$3
E.H.I. "Nothing Ever Was" (F.D.R. Tapes) -$3
King Nu Shoes "Delayed Sleep" (Last Station on a Railway) -$3
Future Stars Of Rap "Rap Album" (Insane) -$2
Hermafrodit "Architektura Ostrych Hran" (Epidemie) -$4
Grunt / Outermost -split (Cat Move) -$5
Bathtub Shitter "Live in 99" (HMW) -$3
Fuck Rogers "Space is the Place" (Hairy Scary Nipples) -$2
Black Mayonaise "Collection" (Gauge) -$3
Black Mayanoise "Collection 2" (Gauge) -$3
V/A Dilatazioni" Vol.2 (Rarefazioni Uterine) -$3
Audible XXY, The Violet Grind, Nave, etc.
Pedestrian Deposit "Median" (Monorail Trespassing) -$3
Garbage People "s/t" (Abnormal) -$4
Kevin Drum "KD" (Freedom From) -$4
Giant Sucking Sound "Mr. Viscous in Lipless Circus" (Imminent Dust) -$2
Prurient "White Plains Leather / Black River Falls" (Hospital) -$4

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Monday, March 1, 2004

NO Rat Ward?!

RE: ratward shut down.

You may have heard that the ratward crew were recently evicted from our building...
of course it has to do with money (and other stuff like property damages)...
BUT after meeting with our lawyer (who offered his help for free!) and negotiating with our landlord it has been decided that we may remain in the building only if we can pay $2000 by early April. Collectively we can cover most of the amount...working overtime, borrowing money, selling off belongings....but we still need help! we want to try whatever we can do to help raise the money to save our home!

Rat Ward benefit Noise party!!!
sat March 20th 8PM

CLUB MATH - Providence, RI drum & noise
KHATE - Newport News, VA experimental electronics
CASH SLAVE CLIQUE / 36 - D.C. drum & improv noise
MOTHY - VA Beach electronic
KG / KINSTHETIC LEARNING PROCESS - Newport News improv
more TBA

AEN label stuff, art and used records will be for sale.

$5 at the door

Ratward
22 S. Mallory St.
Hampton, VA
23663
http://ratward.net


Tuesday, February 24, 2004

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hey everybody

sorry to inform you that we have been evicted from the
Rat-Ward, so in effect we gotta cancel all the
upcoming shows. Sorry!

~gary

Sunday, February 15, 2004

Rat-Ward shows this Monday & Friday

rat-ward reminder:

THIS MONDAY!!!

Feb 16th 7PM

SWORD HEAVEN -Columbus, OH.Gameboy records kids...sound like this: crash!
crash! thud! in other words...noise influenced rock band with industrial
tendencies (think early swans). lots of damaged sound!!! someone once
said... was "like being hypnotized at a punk show!"...drums, guitars,
keyboards, samples, effects, tubes, floating symbols, throat and screams
to convey...sonic mayhem.

PALM TREES-HVA total noise and screaming.

KELLY G and TOMORROW NOW -Newport News ritual rhythmatists take
performance cues from "changes in barometric pressure" and "that sinking
feeling" to create an interactive experience some have described as
"sinkingly barometric." with special appearances by people and objects.

FREE SHOW!!!

Rat-Ward
22 S. Mallory St.
Hampton, VA
23663
#757-723-1996
bakaneku@yahoo.com
http://ratward.net

Another Rat-Ward Show....

THIS FRIDAY!!!

Feb 20th 7PM

HULK SMASH Hulk Smash is a two piece DIY band from Philadelphia that
plays it slow and low ...consist of 8 string bass (run through a few amp
setups), drums with triggers (playing samples of detuned drums and
explosions), ...both sing (through a processor that adds a chord to our
voices) and try to play keyboard pedalboards with (their) feet. This is
not all hulk smash is, but for now it is the easiest way to describe
(them).

ABIKU -Baltimore,MD femme vocaled electro-punk-core-noise!

KID CAMARO -VA Beach. freaked out IDM-core.

SOCIAL JUNK Social Junk is a six-armed electronic, buzzing, flashing,
geewhizbang of a band from Cross Lanes, WV... Social Junk isnt like any
other band youve heard before. Listening to Social Junk is always
exciting, thanks to Social Junks amazing electronic brain! Watch tension
mount as Social Junk ticks down the seconds with their flashing lights
and push-button action! Social Junk is so advanced that observing a
Social Junk entertainment extravaganza requires lightning fast reflexes
and quick thinking! Social Junk is so irresistible and fascinating...
witness the six-armed addictive action apparatus! Social Junk is
laser-fast fun for the whole family!

SLIDE OF HAND -Norfolk,VA folk comedy.

THE GOSPEL ACCORDIAN... -special suprise guests!

Sunday, January 18, 2004

SHOW REPORT 01-17-04

once again thank you for coming out to the rat-ward last nite!

BULLET TO CHILD started off the evening with their own brand of far flung electro free form jazz. i swear for a moment they got really poppy,like 80's nite on LSD.

MIX TAPE FOR ADRIAN came correct with some fcked up dance music that ended in a real life battle rap! Polar Bear wins!

SLIDE OF HAND was a hella funny one man performance parody rock schlock poo poo pee pee sing-a-long. long duck dong plays guitar?

NO-FI no comment! ughhh

KID CAMARO glitched it up real fine,even more abstract that last time. dance or go into a seizure,either way youre gonna move that body!

ABIKU finished off the nite with a really bombastic set. intense,dark synth-core anger.electronic hardcore punk is the new radness.

love you all

Saturday, January 17, 2004

last minute warning! rat-ward show tonite! 01-17-04

another free rat-ward event!

SAT-JAN-17-04

the return of:

ABIKU
-Baltimore,MD femme vocaled electro-punk-core-noise!

MIX TAPE FOR ADRIAN
-Norfolk,VA avant-electro-groove bandits

SLIDE OF HAND
-Norfolk,VA rock insanity

KID CAMARO
-VA Beach,VA hyper-electro-rock-out

THE NO-FI
-Hampton,VA free-improv-noise-punk surrealism

BULLET TO CHILD
-Hampton,VA electro-free jazz

maybe more?

RTWRD
22 S.Mallory St. Hampton,VA 23663
floor 2-above Benders Books
info: bakaneku@yahoo.com
http://ratward.net

Sunday, January 11, 2004

SHOW REPORT 01-10-04

MAD THANKS to eveyone who came out to the
Rat-Ward last SAT to support "non-conformist
music and outsider art"

KID CAMARO played a set of glitchy electro
dance-core of the highest calliber.

FERALCATSCAN summoned forth beautiful
ambient drones that built up into a frenzy of
avant-groove.

KHATE played her wonderful collection of
modified toy instruments,melding the sounds
into an intense mental scape.

36 noise-rocked the kitchen in a major
way,while in the back room HAPPY SCRAPPY:
HERO PUP blipped and bleeped thier way
through a set of synth mastery. The Mr. T
motivational video was a nice touch!

Then DJ PANIC played a record with a
hack-saw! 20 years from now all DJ's will play
records with hack-saws!

After that was HAZARDOUSLY GUADALUPE.
They win the most points for audience
participation! By the end of their set all their
instruments were taken over by
show-goers,so they just began to bang on
anything they could find in the kitchen!

IAN NAGOSKI was passed out drunk on my
couch,so BULLET TO CHILD took the floor
with their own eclectic brand of free-jazz
creamo.

What else? We just about broke even on the
keg (Thanks Grayson and Kelly!),sold some
hand-made t-shirts,scored a free Electro
Harmonix bass micro synth and a DD-5 digital
delay! (Thanks Sam!) I even sold a painting
and used the money to buy the bands
breakfast! so rad! Thanks to all the bands for
your great performances! Thanks to everyone
else who helped out! Happy Birth Day LUX!

Friday, January 9, 2004

01-10-04-rat-ward-HVA-DJ PANIC-36-KHATE-FERALCATSCAN-HAZARDOUSLY GUADALUPE-HS:HP-KID CAMARO-BULLET TO CHILD-show update

ANOTHER UPDATE...DJ PANIC added to the line-up.
Keg brew available.
-----------------------------------------------

DJ XUL's B-Day Bash!!!
FREE SHOW!!!!!!!
& Keg Party!!!!!

Saturday�� JANUARY 10th�� 2004
featuring:

DJ PANIC
- D.C.
a combination of
microphone, stomp boxes, vinyl records and a
homemade needle made from a hacksaw.
http://www.panicresearch.com
����������
KHATE
-NN,VA mistress of esoteric audio manipulation...
"Khate makes electronic music which she has given up
trying to name, genre-wise. Major influences include:
powernoise, vinyl static, the weather, ultradistorted
kick drums, hormones, found sounds, gabber, cicadas,
dub, microsounds, thunderstorms,freight trains..."
http://khate.org

FERALCATSCAN
-RVA noise
"fostering a preoccupation with the number 11
and the idea that everything is fiction."
http://feralcatscan.com

36
-Northern,VA noise

HAZARDOUSLY GUADALUPE
-Baltimore,MD neo-folk post-punkisms
http://www.xcraftyx.com/spLeeNCoffiN.html

KID CAMARO
-VA Beach riot dance squad

HAPPY SCRAPPY: HERO PUP
-VA Beach masters of electronic synthisizer
http://happyscrappy.net

BULLET TO CHILD
-HVA electronic duo
"...lots of noise, confusion, movement, wires and thrift store
resurrections..."

free show - suggested donation $3
show starts @ 8 PM sharp!
RAT-WARD / 757NOISE House:
22 S. Mallory St. Floor 2
Hampton,VA 23663

info::::::bakaneku@yahoo.com

http://ratward.net
http://ratward.mine.nu:1111/
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Thursday, January 1, 2004

JAN 10th rat-ward party UPDATE

DJ XUL's B-Day Bash!!!
FREE SHOW!!!!!!!

Saturday JANUARY 10th 2004
featuring:

KHATE
-NN,VA mistress of esoteric audio manipulation...
"Khate makes electronic music which she has given up
trying to name, genre-wise. Major influences include:
powernoise, vinyl static, the weather, ultradistorted
kick drums, hormones, found sounds, gabber, cicadas,
dub, microsounds, thunderstorms,freight trains..."
http://khate.org

FERALCATSCAN
-RVA noise
"fostering a preoccupation with the number 11
and the idea that everything is fiction."
http://feralcatscan.com

36
-Northern,VA noise

HAZARDOUSLY GUADALUPE
-Baltimore,MD neo-folk post-punkisms
http://www.xcraftyx.com/spLeeNCoffiN.html

KID CAMARO
-VA Beach riot dance squad

HAPPY SCRAPPY: HERO PUP
-VA Beach masters of electronic synthisizer
http://happyscrappy.net

BULLET TO CHILD
-HVA electronic duo
"...lots of noise, confusion, movement, wires and thrift store
resurrections..."

free show - suggested donation $3
show starts @ 8 PM sharp!
RAT-WARD / 757NOISE House:
22 S. Mallory St. Floor 2
Hampton,VA 23663
info::::::bakaneku@yahoo.com
http://ratward.net

Line-Up schedule:

Kid Camaro : 8:00
Feralcatscan: 8:45
KHATE: 9:20
Happy Scrappy:Hero Pup: 10:15
Hazardously Guadalupe: 11:00
36: 12:00
Bullet To Child: 1:00