Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Transistor Heart Radio - Part 1 - Now on Mixcould

Revisiting my old mixtape series "Transistor Heart". In this installment we unearth one of my all time favorite mixes "Transistor Heart I" released April 13th 2010. An eclectic blend of 70's Afro-fuzz, Krautrock, Post-Punk, Space Disco, Early Electronic Music, Acid Rock and beyond...https://www.mixcloud.com/gary-stevens5/transistor-heart-radio-part-1/

Transistor Heart mixtapes series is now retired.

As of December 27th 2016 this series has been retired.  I will now focus on multiple new series of mixtapes to be released on my label Anti-Everything. Stay Tuned!

Download all nine volumes in one file here: Transistor Heart I - IX

You can still download the individual volumes by following the links on the Transistor Heart index page.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Head Molt - Piss Majik (2014)

NEW UPLOAD: https://youtu.be/UBfxzXnHuT0

Artist: Head Molt
Song: Piss Majik
Album: Piss Majik
Label: Chaotic Noise Productions ‎– CNPR-29
Format: Cassette, Album, Limited Edition
Country: US
Released: 2014
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Experimental, Industrial


Monday, December 19, 2016

Head Molt "Piss Majik" Cassette 2014 (Chaotic Noise Productions CNPR 29) on Soundcloud

Head Molt "Piss Majik" Cassette 2014 (Chaotic Noise Productions CNPR 29)

Recorded December 2011- January 2012 at Cat Mansion, Richmond, VA by Gary Stevens (drum machine, ribbon synth, effects pedals, feedback loops, oscillator, contact microphones, found objects, found sounds, samples, vocals, and remixes)

Released May 14, 2014

Physical cassette version available at: cnproachmotel.blogspot.com/2014/05/head-molt-piss-majik-cassette-out-now.html (SOLD OUT)

Bandcamp: https://chaoticnoiseproductions.bandcamp.com/album/head-molt-piss-majik

Head Molt - Generation Loss (2016)

NEW UPLOAD: https://youtu.be/IRqzYF1qLbU

Artist: Head Molt
Song: Generation Loss
Album: N/A
Label: N/A
Format: Digital
Country: US
Released: N/A
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave, No Wave, Synthpunk, Industrial

Sunday, December 18, 2016

DJ Rat-Ward Vol 002

Various Artists "DJ Rat-Ward Vol 002: Cat Mansion Classics"

Anti-Everything - AE74 - 12/17/2016  - CD-R Format
Compiled by Gary Stevens aka DJ Rat-Ward December 17th 2016


01 - Charlie "Spacer Woman" 1983
02 - Kano "It's A War" 1981
03 - Jean-Michel Jarre "Zoolook" 1984
04 - Fun Fun "Happy Station (Scratch Version)" 1984
05 - The Flirts "Passion (7" Version)" 1982
06 - Zed "Plastic Love" 1983
07 - Susan Stevens "This Is Love" 1983
08 - Fancy "Slice Me Nice" 1984
09 - Sparks "The Number One Song In Heaven (Edit)" 1979
10 - Roxy Music "Love Is The Drug" 1975
11 - Strafe "Set It Off (Edit)" 1984
12 - Model 500 "No UFO's" 1985
13 - Video Kids "Woodpeckers From Space" 1984
14 - Baltimora "Tarzan Boy" 1985

Saturday, December 17, 2016

DJ Rat-Ward Vol 001

Various Artists "DJ Rat-Ward Vol 001: Euro Italo Space Disco Old School Electro Synth Pop New Wave 1980-1989"

Anti-Everything - AE73 - 12/16/2016  - C-90 Format
Compiled by Gary Stevens aka DJ Rat-Ward December 16th 2016


Side A:
01 - La Bionda - "I Wanna Be Your Lover" 1980
02 - Mathematiques Moeernes "Disco Rough (I. Smagghe Edit)" 1980
03 - Chas Jankel "3,000,000 Synths" 1981
04 - Barbara Norris "Heavy Hitter (Dub Version)" 1981
05 - Shock "Dynamo Beat (Single Version)" 1981
06 - 'Lectric Workers "Robot Is Systematic" 1982
07 - Bagarre "Lemonsweet (Afro Kink Edit)" 1982
08 - Vanity 6 "Make-Up" 1982
09 - Roni Griffith "Spys" 1982
10 - Laid Back "White Horse (Edit)" 1983
11 - Alexander Robotnick "Dance Boy Dance" 1984

Side B:
12 - Section 25 "Looking From A Hilltop (Megamix)" 1984
13 - Knight Action "Single Girl (Vocal Mix ft. Sedeni)" 1984
14 - Model 500 "Night Drive (Thru-Babylon)" 1985
15 - Bal Pare "Palais D´Amour" 1985
16 - Book Of Love "Boy (Extended Mix)" 1985
17 - Chris & Cosey "October (Love Song) '86 version" 1986
18 - Half Man Half Machine "Machine" 1986
19 - Mr. &  Mrs. Dale "It's You (Free House Mix)" 1989

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Saturday, October 22, 2016


Flyer design by Xylon Genesis Otterburn and Michael Mary Kate Duggan

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016


RVA Noise/Perfect Law/Scant L.T.D. present


Saturday October 22nd 2:00PM - 2:00AM

11:45 - Laundryroom Squelchers (Miami)
11:30 - Daggering (NYC/Philly/RVA)
11:15 - Radiator Greys & Coteries (DC/Richmond)
11:00 - Stroker (Philly)
10:45 - Easy-Bake Oven (Baltimore)
10:30 - Trogpite (Baltimore)
10:15 - Suckling (NYC)
10:00 - Cloning (DC)
09:45 - Pony Moon (TN)
09:30 - Zack Kouns (OH)
09:15 - Clang Quartet (NC)
09:00 - Radioshock (NYC)
08:45 - Dead Weight (NY)
08:30 - God Of Gaps (NY)
08:15 -
Chaperone (Philly)
08:00 - Secret Societies (Philly)
07:45 - Noelle Hiles (Baltimore)
07:30 - Heat Death (DC)
07:15 - Quna (Baltimore)
07:00 - Jim Capps (NC)
06:45 - Cornelius F. Van Straffin III (NC)
06:30 - Torschlusspanik (TN)
06:15 - Star Daddy Dixie (TN)
06:00 - Shannon and the Tunnels (OH)
05:45 - Bushmeat (DC)
05:30 - Jason and Nomi Baker (NYC)
05:15 - Private Vices (Richmond)
05:00 - Lacanthrope (Richmond)
04:45 - Gum Arabic (Richmond)
04:30 - Blue Nine (Richmond)
04:15 - Fake Object (Richmond)
04:00 - KCN (Richmond)
03:45 - Human Apartments (Richmond)

Sunday October 23rd 2:00PM - 2:00AM

11:45 - Yohimbe Army (USA)
11:30 - Inferior Passions (U.S.A.)
11:15 - Spiritual Recess (Providence)
11:00 - Fire Death (OH)
10:45 - HOGG (Chicago)
10:30 - Andy Ortmann (Chicago)
10:15 - Drums Like Machine Guns (Philly)
10:00 - Christian Mirande (Philly)
09:45 - Moltar (OH)
09:30 - Floodbeast (NYC)
09:15 - Temple Of Bon Matin (Philly)
09:00 -
08:45 - Reptile Tile (Norfolk)
08:30 - Mannequin Hollowcaust (TN)
08:15 - Kaontrol Kontraos (TN)
08:00 - Xambuca (NC)
07:45 - Crow Meat Bob (NC)
07:30 - Nu Depth (Atlanta)
07:15 - Lugweight (NYC)
07:00 - Training Montage (NY)
06:45 - Shame Units (Philly)
06:30 - Low Key Rage: Eames & Nenet (DC)
06:15 - Human Services (Hampton)
06:00 - Newage Hillbilly (Baltimore)
05:45 - Carrying Flowers (Philly)
05:30 - With Sympathy (Richmond)
05:15 - Taciturnal (Richmond)
05:00 - Kuni (Richmond)
04:45 - Surfacing (Richmond)
04:30 - Foreground and Neighborhood (Richmond)
04:15 - Reverend Birdshit (Richmond)
04:00 - Mebus (Richmond)
03:45 - Gardener (Richmond)
03:30 - Taylor Powell (Richmond)

***Lineup/schedule subject to change***

$5-$10 suggested donation each day


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Thursday, August 4, 2016

No-Fi @ Crack Squat 99

That time we broke into a crackhouse in our neighborhood to play a quick noise set to an audience of none. Filmed by Justin Waters. https://youtu.be/3mrNnXSWcnQ

View Justin's YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/muguguymen

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

No-Fi (hampton virginia) 757-Rat-Ward

no-fi video from the archives of Justin Waters. https://youtu.be/hDQsgqGh9vg

View Justin's YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/muguguymen

Monday, August 1, 2016

No-fi @ the Post Office 1999

no-fi video from the archives of Justin Waters. https://youtu.be/hyETGW__cBU

View Justin's YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/muguguymen

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Gary Stevens - Untitled (2001)

New upload: https://youtu.be/SAooIMQUbEg

Artist: Gary Stevens
Song: Untitled
Album:  Various ‎– Microcassettor Volume One
Label: Sounds From The Pocket ‎– ps/1
Format: CDr, Compilation, Limited Edition
Country: US
Released: 2001
Genre: Electronic
Style: Field Recording, Noise, Experimental


Friday, July 29, 2016

netenyahoo "broken pop song"

no-fi video from the archives of Justin Waters. https://youtu.be/csZvadv18-Q

View Justin's YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/muguguymen

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Friday, July 15, 2016

Transistor Heart page added

All volumes of the Transistor Heart compilation series will be cataloged here:

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Event Pick: International Noise Conference at 25 Watt - Style Weekly

From: http://www.styleweekly.com/richmond/event-pick-international-noise-conference-at-25-watt/Content?oid=2347005

By Chris Bopst
Flesh Control
Flesh Control
Never in the history of civilization have there been so many ways to manipulate sound. Purists tend to dismiss music made with the numerous contemporary mediums, but I doubt 20th-century experimentalists John Cage, Harry Partch, Raymond Scott or Sun Ra would have felt that way. I’m confident that they would have embraced and thrilled with a world of ever-increasing creative possibilities. A wide range of 21st-century audio adventurers will take the stage at the 25 Watt for the International Noise Conference on Wednesday, July 6. Presented by Rat Bastard and the Laundryroom Squelcher, the night of combative cacophonies features 15-minute performances by analog and digital provocateurs Stabbed in the Face, Crack Bytch, Yoga Demon, Flesh Control and many others. Definitely not for the faint of heart, doors open for the system of assaults at 7 p.m. Admission is $5. 25wattrva.com.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

TRANSISTOR HEART IX - DJ Rat-Ward Playlist for June 27th 2016

Transistor Heart IX
C-90 format
Compiled by Gary Stevens aka DJ Rat-Ward June 27th 2016


Side A:
01 - The Lift Boys "Anarchy Village" 2005
02 - Koonda Hoola & The Beeches "Drugs" 200X
03 - Lothar & The Hand People "Machines" 1968
04 - Master's Apprentices "Barefoot When I Saw Her" 1970
05 - Mydolls "The-rapist" 1981
06 - Can't "Crazy Cat" 2004
07 - Christine Shields "Monkey Goes To The Moon" 2001
08 - Ceramic Hobs "The Yew Survives From The Ancient Woodland" 1988
09 - Tangela Tticoli "Jet Lady" 1982
10 - Tom Fazzini "Smokescreen" 1984
11 - Deerhoof "My Pal Foot Foot" 2002
12 - Starfuckers "Dear Prudence" 1996
13 - Ronnie And The Rhythm Boys "Hey Joe" 1980

Side B:
14 - Screamin' Mee-Mees "Answer Me!" 1996
15 - Memphis Goons "See Her Face In The Mirror" 19XX
16 - Destroy All Monsters "You're Gonna Die" 1978
17 - Screaming Lord Sutch "Cause I Love You" 1970
18 - Emmanuel Angel "Gertrude" 1970
19 - Adam's Rib "Hide Your Love" 1970
20 - Unknown Artist "Sorban Palid" 19XX
21 - Lewisite "Hanzaisya" 1983
22 - Andrew Klimek "Felt Hammer" 1979
23 - Arnold Lane "No Collar" 1981
24 - Thomas Leer "International" 1978
25 - Dark Day "Hands In The Dark" 1979
26 - Noh Mercy "Revolutionary Spy" 198X
27 - Randy Grief "I'm A Bat" 1990
28 - The Cheese Band "I Like Cheese (Transistor Heart edit)" 1997
29 - Tommy Jay "Last Hurrah" 198X

Additional volumes of the Transistor Heart compilations available here:

Friday, June 24, 2016

TRANSISTOR HEART VIII - DJ Rat-Ward playlist for June 24th 2016

Transistor Heart VIII

C-90 format
Compiled by Gary Stevens aka DJ Rat-Ward June 24th 2016


Side A:
01 - Carol "So Low" 1983
02 - Sylvester "I Need Somebody To Love Tonight (Transistor Heart edit)" 1979
03 - Leland "I've Got Some Happiness" 1976
04 - The Durutti Column "I Get Along Without You Very Well" 1983
05 - The Clean "Tally Ho" 1981
06 - Tall Dwarfs "All My Hollowness To You" 1987
07 - The 49 Americans "Stupid Boy" 1980
08 - The Homosexuals "Jesus (Transistor Heart edit)" 1983
09 - Fox "Only You Can" 1975
10 - Haruomi Hosono "Sportsmen" 1982
11 - Chiemi Manabe "Untotooku" 1982
12 - Cleaners From Venus "Corridor Of Dreams" 1982
13 - Cathy Kidd & Tim Smyth "Rainy Days And Mondays" 1987

Side B:
14 - Modern English "Gathering Dust" 1980
15 - Dow Jones & The Industrials "Ladies With Appliances" 1980
16 - The Blank Students "Background Music" 1979
17 - Tuxedomoon "No Tears (Transistor Heart edit)" 1978
18 - After Dinner "Cymbals At Dawn" 1982
19 - Current Obsessions "Faceless Rite" 1982
20 - Pete Brandt's Method "What You Are" 1980
21 - Nini Raviolette "Suis-Je Normale" 1980
22 - Ludus "Breaking The Rules" 1983
23 - Psychic TV "The Orchids" 1983
24 - Shelley Duvall "He Needs Me" 1980
25 - Damien Youth "One Night Stand" 2000
26 - Allen Toussaint "Southern Nights" 1975

Additional volumes of the Transistor Heart compilations available here:

Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

International Noise Conference - Richmond Virginia - 2016

Wednesday July 6th 2016 7pm

RVA Noise presents:  International Noise Conference - Richmond Virginia - 2016

Rat Bastard and the Laundryroom Squelchers bring the International Noise Conference tour to Richmond VA!


Laundryroom Squelchers, Head Molt, Stabbed In The Face, Brown Piss, Broadcastatic,
Flesh Control, Yoga Demon, Muzak City, Blue Nine, Crack Bytch, Lacanthrope, R-Complex, Taciturnal, Dyrt, Predation, Fake Object, 10-56, Coteries, Yohimbe and Stone Garden Jam Temple.

Doors open at 7PM - Sounds start at 8PM sharp
18+ $5.00 admission
*Performance schedule posted below*

"In 2004, cult South Florida producer, Frank “Rat Bastard” Falestra, hosted the inaugural International Noise Conference (INC) at Churchill’s Pub in Miami, Florida. Around 40 acts - all from the United Sates - performed over the course of three days.

12 years later, the conference proper has expanded to a full week, every major city in Florida hosts pre- and post-shows, and the total number of bands is but one of myriad statistics that confirms INC is a consistent institution in the often chaotically transient world of do-it-yourself underground experimental music. In the course of its expansion, Falestra has justified the global scope of his festival’s once seemingly ironic namesake by featuring provocative avant-garde performers from all over the world, and by expanding into annual touring editions that have traveled through five continents..."

08:00 - Head Molt
08:15 - Stabbed In The Face
08:30 - Brown Piss
08:45 - Broadcastatic
09:00 - Flesh Control
09:15 - Yoga Demon
09:30 - Muzak City
09:45 - Blue Nine
10:00 - Crack Bytch
10:15 - Lacanthrope
10:30 - R-Complex
10:45 - Taciturnal
11:00 - Dyrt
11:15 - Predation
11:30 - Fake Object
11:45 - 10-56
12:00 - Coteries
12:15 - Yohimbe
12:30 - Stone Garden Jam Temple
12:45 - Laundryroom Squelchers


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Head Molt - Police Dhajall (2007) Video

New Upload: https://youtu.be/ZnChl7KRBYo

Improvised/Performed/Recorded live in 2007 - Joshua Hickey (vocals) Leah Peah (Drums/Percussion) Robert Guynn (Guitar/Effects) Gary Stevens (Toys/Effects).

Appears on Head Molt "Police Dhajaal" Cassette C22 A.E.N. (USA) #AE54 2008

Video made from gifs by Gary Stevens.

Check out my YouTube Channel at: http://youtube.com/ratward

Friday, June 3, 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

RVA Noise Fest V videos hit the web - RVA Mag


The fifth annual RVA Noise Fest took place a few weeks back, and for those who missed it, you're in luck (at least a little bit). A number of decent quality videos from the event have emerged and nows your chance to catch up on some of the best noise, harsh noise, power electronics, ambient, drone, synth, techno, free jazz, no wave and performance art available in the area.

The actual event took place over two days at both Strange Matter and Gallery 5, and it was a veritable marathon of short, back to back performances by local noise, electronic, experimental and otherwise unclassifiable musicians.

Check out some of the videos below via Nic De Santis....

Posted by: brad – May 10, 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Photos from the Hijokaidan gig March 26th 2016 at Strange Matter

Photos by David Kenedy

View full photo set here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/acemcmanagan/sets/72157667059464706

The Great Triangle
Avandoned with Hijokaidan
Hijokaidan - Jojo and Junko Hiroshige
Hijokaidan - Toshiji Mikawa

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Event Pick: RVA Noise Fest V at Strange Matter and Gallery5 - Style Weekly

“Please God, make it stop” noise to some is “Yes Lord, turn it up louder” sound to others. Take the RVA Noise Fest, for example. The fifth annual showcase of Virginia underground experimental artists happens Saturday, April 23, at Strange Matter, and Sunday, April 24, at Gallery5 — and it will have people screaming to get in or get out. That dichotomy suits event organizer and divisive entertainment champion Gary Stevens just fine. Each year the prolific Richmond noisemaker assembles a diverse cast of like-minded sound manipulators who don’t concern themselves with the mundane triviality of making people happy. From the fractured tonal disintegrations of France Gall Entity to deep left-field jazz of the New Loft, it’s instantly clear that this two-day festival is definitely not for everyone. The process of weeding out begins Saturday for a full 12 hours of entertainment or torture at 2 p.m. and Sunday from 5-11 p.m. Admission for each night is $5. strangematterrva.com or gallery5arts.org. (Photo by Joey Fichete)

5/20: ZOMBI, MUTWAWA and NEUROLOGY at Strange Matter

Friday, May 20 2016 at 8:45 PM - 12 AM

ZOMBI (Pittsburgh, Relapse)

8:45 Doors // 9:45 Sounds | $12 Cover | 18+
BUY TICKETS--> https://zombirva.eventbrite.com/

Producing work that is epic in concept, sound, and artistic approach, Steve Moore and A.E. Paterra, the masterminds and multi-instrumentalists behind ZOMBI, have re-imagined the architecture of progressive rock and dynamic instrumentals, carving a niche in underground music distinctly their own. The band’s signature sound, achieved using only electric bass, drums, and a collection of analog synthesizers, is deceptively lush considering its two man skeleton crew ensemble. Moore’s bass playing and meticulous synthesizer programming interacts seamlessly with Paterra’s controlled, precision drumming, as if each man is anticipating his counterpart’s next move. Punctuated by Moore and Paterra’s seasoned songwriting skills, each Zombi song, whether grand in design like Light Rhythms from the band’s forthcoming LP or powerful and driving like Orion, the opening track on Cosmos, is entirely autonomous and true to the duo’s creative vision.

“I bring a lot of skeletal ideas to the table: basslines, sequences, and drum parts. Steve will then craft them into complete songs,” Paterra explains. “There is a musical trust that exists between us that allows for full exploration of all ideas. We are perfectionists, sometimes to a fault, but I think it is a quality that lends itself well to the music.” “We share the same goal, which is simply to create music that we enjoy rather selfishly,” Moore adds. “We have a similar list of influences as well, both of us having grown up listening to progressive and classic rock. So when it comes time to write, we’re basically completing each other’s thoughts.”
Following the success of Cosmos, Zombi’s critically-acclaimed debut album for Relapse Records and a series of national tours with artists like Dillinger Escape Plan, The Fucking Champs, Red Sparowes, Panthers, and Breather Resist, Moore and Paterra regrouped in Chicago to begin work on their next full-length album. “Surface To Air is a genuinely progressive album: bigger, denser, and more dynamic than anything we’ve done before,” Moore says. “Its still dark and cinematic, but without being kitschy like some of our earlier releases. The album is an accurate representation of who we are and where we are headed as a band,” Paterra adds. “It is the culmination of a style and sound we’ve been honing since our inception, but it also puts us in a new direction, one that I am excited to explore.”

Larger in scope and sound, Surface To Air is an evolutionary album, anchored by the distinct melodic and technically complex sound Zombi has become known for, but more mature and forward-thinking in its overall conceptual approach. While the track listing may at first appear lean at a mere five songs, the attentive listener will soon realize that Moore and Paterra have composed and assembled more than 40 minutes of emotive, dynamic, multi-layered music making Surface To Air a magnum opus in its own right. Informed by the music and boundary-pushing work ethic of icons like Genesis, Tangerine Dream, Van Halen, and Pink Floyd, Moore and Paterra rely just as much on inspiration from the past as they do on their own skill and musical knowledge during the songwriting process. On Surface To Air, the integrity of tracks like Challenger Deep with its powerful, driving bassline, and the mysterious mounting tension of Digitalis are indisputable evidence of Zombi’s artistic growth and allegiance to producing a diverse and progressive body of work. Legacy,however, sidesteps, revealing a more introspective direction in Moore and Paterra’s work, while the album’s title track, Surface To Air, opens with a frantically-paced and hypnotic synthesizer-laden melody.

Experimenting with a vast new sound, Zombi proves that charging forward with an expansive vision can open doors to an entirely new realm. While Moore and Paterra still draw inspiration from the horror genre when composing film scores, a broader range of influences as well as a desire to push the boundaries of what they?e already accomplished informs the material for their albums. Whether you?e an adventurous listener, diehard fan, or skeptical observer, delving into the latest chapter of Zombi: prolific and ever-evolving work will never disappoint.


Friday, April 15, 2016

Forced Into Femininity / Other Girls / Dromez / Filth / Radiator Greys / Unguent / Cloning / Finished - May 15th 2016 at Gallery 5

Sunday, May 15
at 5 PM

200 W Marshall St, Richmond, Virginia 23220

RVA NOISE presents...A Post-Savage Weekend event


Forced Into Femininity (Chicago)

Other Girls (Pittsburg)

Dromez (Cleveland)

Filth (Austin)

Radiator Greys (DC)

Unguent (Philly)

Cloning (DC)

Finished (Providence)


Door 5pm Sounds 6pm

$5 at the door


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


RVA Noise proudly presents: RVA NOISE FEST V

The fifth annual RVA Noise Fest is a showcase of Richmond Virginia's best D.I.Y. underground experimental artists.

This April 23rd and 24th Strange Matter and Gallery 5 will play host to a two day marathon of short back to back performances by local noise, electronic, experimental and otherwise unclassifiable musicians. Expect to hear anything from harsh noise, power electronics, ambient, drone, synth, techno, free jazz, no wave and performance art.

Day one: Saturday April 23rd 2016 at Strange Matter 2PM - 2AM $5
Day two: Sunday April 24th 2016 at Gallery 5 5PM - 11PM $5


Saturday April 23rd at Strange Matter 2pm-2am

03:00 - BSK
03:15 - ?????????
03:30 - Muzak City
03:45 - France Gall Entity
04:00 - Hash Cult
04:15 - Schwarzkali Effect
04:30 - Grey Wulf
04:45 - Surfacing
05:00 - Lacanthrope
05:15 - Negative Space
05:30 - Maask
05:45 - Black Hand Path
06:00 - Piles
06:15 - Chart Junk
06:30 - JND
06:45 - Thieves Of Shiloh
07:00 - 10-56
07:15 - Blue Nine
07:30 - Fake Object
07:45 - Neurology
08:00 - Brown Piss
08:15 - Conflation
08:30 - Yoga Demon
08:45 - Bermuda Triangles
09:00 - Flesh Control
09:15 - Crack Bytch
09:30 - MC Nasdaq
09:45 - False Prpht
10:00 - SB & C
10:15 - Predation
10:30 - Broadcastatic
10:45 - Creeping
11:00 - Subklinik
11:15 - Dyrt
11:30 - Coteries
11:45 - Yohimbe
12:00 - Stone Garden Jam Temple
12:15 - Disc Image
12:30 - Mutwawa

Sunday April 24th at Gallery 5 5pm-11pm

06:30 - ATTR
06:45 - Geordi La Korg
07:00 - Ting Ting Jahae
07:15 - Thumper
07:30 - Pataphonic
07:45 - Taciturnal
08:00 - Toner War
08:15 - The New Loft
08:30 - Aztiraks
08:45 - Elian
09:00 - Anduin
09:15 - Robert Donne
09:30 - ENE
09:45 - Airport


Please do not ask to play!



Richmond VA's experimental music community is comprised of a very diverse group of individuals exploring music/art in unique ways. RVA NOISE strives to create an inclusive platform of total and complete free expression without hindrance to artistic intent. Performances may include extreme, challenging, offensive or otherwise triggering content. That being said any expressions are solely that of the performers themselves and do not belong to the venue, the staff, the promoters or other participants.

We hope to create an environment where people can feel free explore and experience art without unnecessary hassle. We will not tolerate any forms of harassment or violence. If you experience or witness any problems please report it to the staff or promoters. Anyone who offends these guidelines will be swiftly expelled from the event.

Flyer by Gary Stevens
Flyer by Gary Stevens

Saturday, February 13, 2016


Saturday, March 26 at 8 PM

Strange Matter
929 W Grace St, Richmond, Virginia 23220

MultipleTap and RVA Noise proudly present:

HIJOKAIDAN (Kyoto Japan)

AVANDONED (Tokyo Japan)

DORA VIDEO + JEFF CAREY (Japan meets Baltimore)


With local support by COTERIES and MUTWAWA

Doors 9PM Sound 9:30PM
$12 at the door


Hijokaidan was formed by Jojo Hiroshige and Naoki Zushi in 1979 in Kyoto, and it is considered the first noise band in Japan and perhaps in the world. They have played full volume improvisational noise for more than 25 years, and have become well known in the world as "King of Noise". Naoki Zushi
left the band in 1980. However, in the same year the band got a new member, T-Mikawa. Around 1980 to 1982, Hijokaidan had various people playing in the band, and it got great attention by the media for their destructive performances. In the latter half of the 80's, JUNKO and Fumio Kosakai became regular members. After these additions, Hijokaidan settled with 4 members
who are Jojo, T-Mikawa, JUNKO and Kosakai, though they occasionally perform with guests. They played with Nao Shibata, the drummer in 2004. Their popular album "Zouroku No Kibyo" came out in 1982 and has been a longstanding hit. Hijokaidan have done many shows overseas, and have
released their works on labels in England, the United States and Spain.



The gAbandoned Idol Grouph formed by members that were rejected at other idol auditions. After practicing and performing on the street, they made their debut in July 8th, 2014.
They have mainly been active at live venues in Tokyo, and they also have had opportunities to perform at notable events in Japan.
On their one-year anniversary in July 2015, they released their first mini-album gTenmetsu Bye-ByeiBlink Bye Byejh which invites the modern poet Tahi Saihate for the lyrics of the title song. They also collaborated and performed with the King Of Noise gHijokaidanh as gAva-Kaidanh in that same month.
In September, they performed at the Natsu-No-Mamono AOMORI ROCK FESTIVALf15 held at the Yogoshiyama Ski Park in Aomori prefecture, and they are now working on their new mini album that is planned to be the first release coming out from TRASH-UP!! RECORDS, which is the music label started up by the trash culture magazine TRASH-UP!!
They are currently the most real idol group in Tokyo.



Developed by Yoshimitsu Ichiraku, DoraVideo is a computer system controlling drums as well as a solo of him. Having been suffering from waist pain , Ichiraku resigned as a drummer and restarted his music career when Tkrworks released DORAnome, a real-time remixing instrument of music image. Unlike the music from other musical instrument, Ichiraku composed is unique music with his own ideas. With DoraVideo, Ichiraku are well-received in rock music festivals, Jazz festivals, media art festivals, movie festivals, and art festivals worldwide. In 2005, nominated by the digital music department, he won the Honorary Mention in Ars Electronica. In June 2007, he was invited to participated in La Biennale di Venezia, and attended World Expo in Spain on behalf of Japan in August, 2008. In 2009, he took part in the performance in SMAP x SMAP. In the field of new media art with overwhelming serious works, Ichirakufs works incorporate common, coarse, and even vulgar entertainment. Currently, with the instruments sponsored by Vestaxs and Cacio, he is making DORAnome3, a highly completed work.


Jeff Carey makes hardcore digital music with a joystick, a gamer keypad, and an array of strobe lights. Computer based synthesis, noise, and improvisation combined with a no-safety-net aspect of gestural control makes his music totally physical and visceral. Jeff Carey has performed on many tours including Europe and Japan with Matmos. In early 2016, he will perform on a tour with Torche(relapse records) and as part of MultipleTaps USA tour.

(The Great Triangle)

Starting out from the exhibition “The Great Triangle” held in 2010 at gallery Baikado(Osaka), The Great Triangle is a trio formed by Makoto Oshiro, Takahiro Kawaguchi and Satoshi Yashiro. They occasionally gather and do live performances.

Makoto Oshiro:

Born 1978 in Okinawa, Japan. Oshiro is a performer and artist. His main medium is sound, but he also combines other elements such as light, electricity and movement of objects. In live performances, he uses self-made tools and instruments that are based on electronic devices, every day materials and junk. His installation work mainly handles sound as a physical and auditory phenomena, and focuses on characteristics such as vibration and interference.

Takahiro Kawaguchi:

Born in Osaka, 1980.In 2000, Kawaguchi started thinking about field recordings. His interest lies not in the kind of field recordings that focus on sound tones obtained in the field, but on the configuration of sound in a specific space. He creates recorded works using sound-making objects, presents installations, and is active in the field of improvised music.?

Satoshi Yashiro:

Yashiro had made a self-propelled woofer on wheels and began to show it at exhibitions and use it at live performances sometime around the year 2003. He is a member of the artist run space “HIGHTI”, which is an abandoned factory that was renovated by him and several artists. He also belongs to the drum and mobile woofer band “Motallica”.

MultipleTap is the Japanese scene, in the form of chaos and excess not seem in the other part of the world, made into the festivals. Only born in the small islands of Far East Asia, the “Japanese Scene”, show overwhelming power and chaos, will continue to disseminate to the world.
Having toured UK, Mexico, Germany, China, Belguim, Denmark, France. Now will prepare for US
Website: http://multipletap.com/


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Hiroshi Hasegawa (C.C.C.C., Astro) / Desiccant (Slasher Risk + Newton) / Dromez / Broadcastatic Feb 10th 2016 at Gallery 5

Wednesday, February 10
2016 at 7:30 PM

200 W Marshall St, Richmond, Virginia 23220

RVA Noise Presents:

Hiroshi Hasegawa (C.C.C.C., Astro)

Desiccant (1/2 of Slasher Risk + Newton)

With special guest:


And local support by:

Broadcastatic (RVA)

Doors 7PM