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August 2008 at the Stone 
curated by Trevor Dunn / Shelley Burgon

8/1 Friday (JG)
8 and 10 pm
(((Microwaves)))
Dave Kuzy (guitar, voice, fx) John Roman (drums, synth drums, voice, fx)
Modern day noise-rock for modern problems. Hailing from Pittsburgh.


8/2 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
Mark Dresser
Mark Dresser (contrabass) Diane Moser (piano)

10 pm
The Marks Brothers
Mark Dresser, Mark Helias (contrabass)


8/3 Sunday (MM)
8 pm
Devin Hoff
Devin Hoff (contrabass)

10 pm
Drew Gress
Drew Gress (contrabass, electronics)


8/5 Tuesday (JG)
8 pm
Michael Formanek
Michael Formanek (contrabass)

10 pm
ferment/foment
Michael Formanek (bass) Tim Berne (sax) Craig Taborn (piano) Gerald Cleaver (drums)


8/6 Wednesday (YT)
8 pm
Thomas Morgan
Thomas Morgan (contrabass)

10 pm
Lambic + Percy Jones
Percy Jones (fretless bass) Stephen Moses (drums, trombone, effects) Paul Sullivan (guitars, effects)
Lambic is a style of Belgian ale that is spontaneously fermented from airborne wild yeasts in the Senne Valley. Like it's namesake, Lambic's music is constantly shifting and evolving, and always exciting. Stephen (Alice Donut) and Percy (Brand X) go way back together, having played in the late '70's with Noise-R-us and The Quality Trio.


8/7 Thursday (MP)
8 pm
MV Carbon
MV Carbon (cello, electronics)
M.V. Carbon plays cello through an array of electronics and combines it with light sensitive oscillations and pulsations. She uses analog synthesizers to create base drone tracks that are layered to form intonations that evoke meditative tendencies. Analog reel-to-reel tape machines are used to pick up the natural delay of each particular room space that she performs in. She carries the listener through different realms of consciousness by using variations in repetition and subtle changes in frequency.

10 pm
Seabrook Power Plant
Brandon Seabrook (banjo, guitar) Tom Blancarte (bass) Jared Seabrook (drums)


8/8 Friday (TD)
8 and 10 pm
Charlie McAlister
Charlie McAlister (banjo, electric guitar, Chinese fiddle)
Avant-garde master-mind from Charleston, South Carolina. Born in the Lowcountry and raised on a boat with only powered eggs to eat, he chews on his own hands. An Art Institute of Chicago dropout, McAlister has founded his own damb institute. He substitutes human students with dolls whom he teaches singing and recital of hallucinogenic stories. McAlister stears the vessel straight into the infinite void with humor and atonal strumming.


8/9 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
Nat Baldwin
Nat Baldwin (contrabass, voice)
New Hampshire native Nat Baldwin plays the upright bass and sings, and takes both of those things to their limit, perfecting a sound that he can call entirely his own. His approach to the bass is experimental and endlessly creative, though never showy or overdone. He is an ex-member of Dirty Projectors, and has studied under legendary composer and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Braxton.

10 pm
Extra Life [duo]
Charlie Looker (guitar, voice) Caley Monahon-Ward (violin)
A stripped-down version of Extra Life performs new arrangements of material from their new album "Secular Works" (Planaria Recordings) as well as their new split EP with Nat Baldwin (Shatter Your Leaves Records).


8/10 Sunday (MM)
8 pm
Darius Jones & Marty McCavitt
Darius Jones (alto sax) Marty (laptop)
Mad science from Richmond, Virginia.

10 pm
Ghosts For Breakfast
Jeff Gretz (drums) Travis Laplante (tenor sax) Steve Moore (bass) Nate Wooley (trumpet)
Drummer/composter Jeff Gretz's brand spanking new punk/jazz quartet. Tightly controlled musical outbursts featuring regularly scheduled interruptions from improvised realms. Debut performance.


8/11 Monday (JG)
8 pm
Pamela Kurstin
Pamela Kurstin (theremin) Dalit Warshaw (piano) Ingrid Laubrock (sax)


8/12 Tuesday (IQ)
8 pm
The Solitary Cyclist
Ganda Suthivarakom (vocals) John Lindaman (vocals, guitar) Madelyn Burgess (bass) Chris Deaner (drums)
A low-decibel, melodic pop exploration of the duet. Tunes by John Lindaman (True Love Always) and Ganda Suthivarakom (Smokey and Miho). Featuring Chris Deaner (+/-) and Madelyn Burgess (Hula). Five dollars.

10 pm
Niobe
Yvonne Cornelius (voice) Konrad Feurstein (guitar) Christian Thomé (drums)
Niobe has returned to force-feed that full heart of yours with more strange and achy-sweet spaceship lullabies, twisting her voice around your ears like a sex-hot soupy tongue. Upbeat sub-dance numbers interspersed with her characteristic drifting guitar-pluck space-folk beauties. The sweet timbre of her voice alone, sung in english and german, is enough to melt glacial memories and water our desertified emotion.


8/13 Wednesday (TD)
8 pm
Conncet 9 Big Band: Music Written For The Stone
Derek Gaines (electronics, guitar) Elliot Weiss (guitar) Jessica Weiss, Lexi Rendon (vocals) Pete Jackson (bass) Mark Palmer, Brent Gaines (drums) Dust Magnet (visuals)
Conncet 9 is usually a one man project of multi-instrumentalist Derek Gaines. The music is mostly spastic collage music sometimes using beautiful layered melodies and sometimes being harsh tidal waves of noise. Derek and his fellow musicians have written special music for this performance including special visuals.

10 pm
Ben Weinman
Ben Weinman (guitar, electronics) Danny Weiss (drums) Trevor Dunn (bass)
Guitarist from Dillinger Escape Plan.


Thursday and Friday August 14 & 15
REALICIDE RECORDS SHOWCASE

8/14 Thursday (AG)
8 pm
Often
Ryan Faris (hardware/software) Pamela Mogollon (glass)
Often, ranging from electrocoustic to harsh noise is from Jacksonville, FL. Ex-Ultra//Vires, Capital Hemmorhage.

10 pm
Realicide
Robert Inhuman (voice) Mavis Concave (hardware electronics) Ryan Faris (hardware, software) Steven Cano (hardware electronics) Simon Severe (software)
Gabber punk, digital hardcore, industrial noise from various US regions.


8/15 Friday (GG)
8 pm
Realicide
Robert Inhuman (voice) Mavis Concave (hardware electronics) Ryan Faris (hardware, software) Steven Cano (hardware electronics) Simon Severe (software)
Realicide is Gabber punk, digital hardcore, industrial noise from various US regions.

10 pm
tik///tik and DJ Thumper
tik///tik: Steven Cano (hardware electronics)
DJ Thumper: Mavis Concave (laptop)
tik///tik is high anxiety glitched harsh noise from Los Angeles. DJ Thumper is Mavis Concave's gabber/breakcore pop mash-up project.


8/16 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
David Daniell & Alan Licht Duo
David Daniell, Alan Licht (guitar)
http://www.daviddaniell.com/ http://www.dragcity.com/bands/licht.html

10 pm
San Agustin
David Daniell (guitar) Andrew Burnes (guitar) Bryan Fielden (drums)
http://www.san-agustin.org/


8/17 Sunday (GG)
8 pm
Stephan Moore
Stephan Moore (laptop)

10 pm
Evidence
Stephan Moore, Scott Smallwood (laptop)


8/19 Tuesday (AG)
8 and 10 pm
Ne(x)tworks
Cornelius Dufallo (violin) Chris McIntyre (trombone) Shelley Burgon (harp)
Miguel Frasconi (glasses)
Performing one or more of Stockhausen's "intuitive music" pieces.


8/20 Wednesday (JC)
8 pm
White Out
Lin Culbertson (analog synthesizer, autoharp) Tom Surgal (drums, etc)
Carlos Giffoni (analog synthesizer)
This show is Five dollars.

10 pm
Cornelius Dufallo
Cornelius Dufallo (violin)


8/21 Thursday (CB)
8 pm
Jon Natchez
Jon Natchez (baritone sax, alto clarinet, peck horn) Kelly Pratt (trumpet, flugelhorn, euphonium) Ryan Sawyer (drums)
Longtime collaborators Natchez & Pratt are joined by Sawyer for a set of improvisation and original composition

10 pm
Miguel Frasconi and Shelley Burgon
MIguel Frasconi (glass) Shelley Burgon (harp)


8/22 Friday (NYYT)
8 pm
Stars Like Fleas
Shannon Fields (guitar) Montgomery Knott(voice) Ryan Smith (keyboards) Ryan Sawyer (drums) Matt Lavelle (bass clarinet) Shelley Burgon (harp) Sam Amidon (violin) Laura Ortman (violin) Jon Natchez (horns, guitars) Tianna Kennedy (cello) Shayna Dulberger (contrabass)

10 pm
Fertile Crescent
Sara Magenheimer (voice) Eben Portnoy (various instruments)
Sara Magenheimer and Eben Portnoy, both of Flying. Duets in dada tone poem, crumbling dance-pop and trance-blang call forth an aural world of two. www.myspace.com/fertcres


8/23 Saturday (RK)
8 pm
Ryan Sawyer/Thurston Moore Duo with Susan Alcorn
Ryan Sawyer (drums) Thurston Moore (guitar) Susan Alcorn (pedal steel) Matt Heyner (bass)
Ryan Sawyer plays with lots of bands from New York including Tall Firs and Stars Like Fleas. He led the new York chapter of the Boredoms 88 Boadrum. Thurston Moore is in Sonic Youth amongst countless other projects.They are joined tonight by very special guest Susan Alcorn. Susan has played with Jandek and Joe McPhee to name a few. She is also is an accomplished solo performer. Not to be missed.

10 pm
Ryan Sawyer/Thurston Moore Duo with Susan Alcorn and Matt Heyner
Ryan Sawyer (drums) Thurston Moore (guitar) Susan Alcorn (pedal steel) Matt Heyner (bass)
Ryan Sawyer plays with lots of bands from New York including Tall Firs and Stars Like Fleas. He led the new York chapter of the Boredoms 88 Boadrum. Thurston Moore is in Sonic Youth amongst countless other projects.They are joined tonight by very special guests Susan Alcorn and Matt Heyner. Susan has played with Jandek and Joe McPhee to name a few. She is also is an accomplished solo performer. Not to be missed.


8/24 Sunday (MM)
8 pm
The Young Equestrians
Michael Lucio Sternbach (video) Mikey Hart (keyboards, electronics, other things) Chris Welcome (accordion, guitar) Shayna Dulberger (upright bass) Rich Levinson (drums, glockenspiel)
http://www.theyoungequestrians.com/

10 pm
Matt Lavelle's "a blessing like no other"
Matt Lavelle (bass clarinet) Bob Hubbard (drums) Francois Grillot (bass) Ras Moshe (sax)


8/26 Tuesday (AG)
8 and 10 pm
Ne(x)tworks
Cornelius Dufallo (violin) Kenji Bunch (viola) Chris McIntyre (trombone) Shelley Burgon (harp) Miguel Frasconi (glasses) and Stephen Gosling (piano)
Performing "instructions" scores by Ne(x)tworks composers influenced by Stockhausen's "instruction" pieces.


8/27 Wednesday (MP)
8 pm
Sara Schoenbeck & Kaoru Watanabe
Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon) Kaoru Watanabe (Japanese and Western flutes)
Exploring different timbres and beautiful extended techniques.

10 pm
Dust Dive Flash
Laura Ortman (violin, electric guitar, amp, keyboard, samplers, vocals)


8/28 Thursday (CB)
8 pm
Trevor Dunn's Proof Readers
Trevor Dunn (contrabass) Darius Jones (sax) Nate Wooley (trumpet) Ryan Sawyer (percussion)
Proofreaders play the music of Ornette Coleman, mostly from the '50s and '60s.

10 pm
H*E*R +
Peter Zummo (trombone) Yvette Perez (vocals/synth) Danny Tunick (vibes) Stephen Haynes (trumpet) Todd Merrell (transmission manipulations)
Enhanced bigger band performing expanded arrangements of selections from Songs About the Mysteries of Housework and Nature (www.myspace.com/persiancardinal)


8/29 Friday (SK)
8 pm
City Center
Fred Thomas (electronics, percussion, treated vocals, sampler)

10 pm
Shelley Burgon, Shannon Fields & Paul Duncan
Shelley Burgon (piano, laptop, synths) Shannon Fields (guitar, synths) Paul Duncan (voice, guitar, synths)
Members of Stars Like Fleas join Hometapes label-mate Paul Duncan in a surprising set dance-noise. This show is five dollars.


8/30 Saturday (NYYT)
8 and 10 pm
John Zorn Improv Night-A Stone Benefit
Trevor Dunn(bass) Shelley Burgon (piano, laptop) Charlie Looker (guitar) Sara Scoenbeck (bassoon) Thomas Morgan (bass) Ruben Radding (bass) Danny Weiss (drums) Brandon Seabrook (banjo) Darius Jones (alto sax) Travis Laplant (tenor sax) MV Carbon (cello, electronics) Nate Wooley (trumpet) and more.
Twenty dollars.


8/31 Sunday (MM)
8 pm
Pull
Ryan Snow (trombone) Johnny Butler (sax) Sasha Brown, Jonathan Goldberger (guitar) Josh Myers (bass) Bram Kincheloe (drums)

10 pm
Zach Layton
Zach Layton (guitar, laptop) Alex Waterman (cello) Michael Evans (percussion)
Improvisations and new works.


 

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