Posted by: Necci – Jun 17, 2013
Since 2004, south Florida troublemaker Rat Bastard
has been inviting noise acts, experiment freaks and guitar butchers
from all over America to come to Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood,
where he books three days of shows at Churchill's Pub, dubbed the
International Noise Conference. INC has become an annual tradition,
sending crews of paintsplattered noisemakers and their suitcases
southbound to Florida every February--and frequently bringing half a
dozen shows through Richmond on the way there. For the past couple of
years, Rat Bastard has flipped the program, taking his Miami crew on
tour and selecting INC acts to curate a local show for him in the same
Photo by Ronnie Rivera
Tuesday June 18th will bring Rat Bastard and his crew, the Laundry
Room Squelchers, to Gallery 5, along with a lineup curated by RVA Noise
Fest's Gary Stevens and Matt Boettke. The evening's bill is densely
packed with Richmond's electronic overloaders and sonic bludgeoners.
Here's a breakdown of whats likely to go down.
LAUNDRY ROOM SQUELCHERS - Miami road dogs; Rat Bastard and company, strangled guitar punk and amplifier suplexing.
STONE GARDEN JAM TEMPLE - Joe Legz (Contortionist Jazz Exotica/H0-AX), mindmelting splatter freakout
MUTWAWA - space futurist Detroit Techno corroded by noise lifer psychic decay, HEAD MOLT x SUPPRESSION
CLOSE YOUR EYES I'M CHANGING - uptown art gallery installation heaviness meets bad trip anxiety rockers downtown, spirit jazz for hive mind
HEAVY BREATHING - HC machismo reduced to cold hateful electronics
A9CONCUSS - over the top rave jungle from Richmond's most talented aesthetic chameleon
CHAMPAGNE OF RATS
- Cat Mansion house band; drum machine abuse from Strange Matter/LOST
TRIBE's J. Kassalow and hissing guitar from OLDE SHAME's L. Heinzel
STRESS ORPHAN - standout set from RVA NOISE FEST--suburban grindcore maniac gone full out disgusting power-electronics noise; new tape, Trash Pussy, out now
DAGGERING - SCANT + FLOODBEAST duo, distort-riddim, buzz & blast, bring yr eyedropper
BROADCASTATIC - Audio Visual feedback craftsman, live videodroming, not to be missed while staring at yr smart phone
GEORDI LA KORG - heady brass & synth platter, head cleaner for Broadcastatic's VCRs
INKLING JUROR (basement gamelan, salvage metal performance art)
June 18th will be a heavy round robin. The event begins at 7 PM. Sets
are limited to 15 minutes, with two different performance areas set up
to minimize downtime. Donations are encouraged, but no one will be
turned away due to lack of funds. Gallery 5 is located at 200 W. Marshall St. For more details on this event, click here.
And for a taste of what's in store, check out the video below, which
was shot during last year's Art Basel Conference. It features an excerpt
from a Rat Bastard set at a house show, during which he was accompanied
by Kenny Millions (sax), Thurston Moore (guitar), Kramer (bass), and Steven Bristol (drums). This sort of chaos will be going down at Gallery 5 tomorrow night--get ready.
By J. Russell