Alabaster Tongue & Fire Museum Present:
Wednesday, September 14
2005 Frankford Ave., Philly
$6, doors at 7:30pm
All ages, BYOB!
Kawaguchi Masami's New Rock Syndicate (heavy Japanese psych, ex-Broomdusters/Miminokoto/LSD March)
Kohoutek (Prophase/Music Fellowship, improv psych ensemble)
500mg (solo guitar excursions and pedal abuse by Michael Gibbons of Bardo Pond)
CDBH (piano/drums free jazz duo from NYC
Kawaguchi Masami's New Rock Syndicate (Tokyo):
“Kawaguchi’s name should be familiar to you if you’ve been following the most recent rogue wave of “Tokyo Flashback” lineage groups - he’s a member not just of LSD March, but also Miminokoto and Broomdusters - but here, as a leader, despite a few detours into High-Rise-lineage rock-trio blow-out-dom, Kawaguchi reins the band in, staying closer to the kinds of extended two-chord vamps & echo-box vocalizations/episodic single-note soloing of Takashi Mizutani’s Les Rallizes Denudes/Hadaka No Rallizes...Really beautiful, soaring stuff...if the ocean-swept private-universe psych of LSD March touches you in a private, aesthetic place, this will do the same. highly recommended!!!” (Mimaroglu Music)
“People interested in music that defies the pop song convention, music that challenges that part of your brain that lies dormant during most aural experiences, need a band like Kohoutek. This quintet began their wildly meandering journey across the more peripheral realms of free-form psych rock a few years back and from the very beginning they seemed determined to try to cross swathes of interstellar drone, guitar squall and loose, slowly evolving improvisations of drum and bass grooves and squelchy electronics with tapestries of gravitationally flowing darkness.“ (Mats Gustafsson)
500mg is Michael Gibbons, and Michael Gibbons is 500mg all by himself. Except for the first track, which features additional guitar and whatnot by brother John. Vertical Approach focuses on layered guitar work (both acoustic and electric) with all kinds of other additions to the mix (sitar, loops, layers, etc.). As Ed at Eclipse says, “Michael Gibbons, of monolithic sounds-great-on-any-substance rockers, Bardo Pond, delivers all the fuzzed out good you’d expect on his 1st solo LP. However, Gibbons really is hitting the true loner path here, forged by weirdos like Deuter, Sandy Bull, early Robert Wyatt and even Neil Young’s dusty Dead Man soundtrack. Yes, these are cyclical, even largely stripped-down meditations—call it komische raga folk, maybe? Whatever the case, that staring-into-the-sun / Skip Spence vibe prevails—this is a headswirler with feeling, from an underrated and understated guitar god. Sitar, plaintive acoustic guitar, electronics, sampled snatches of manipulated vocals, and that glorious trademark FUZZ. Is it for late nights or early mornings? That is for you to ruminate on."
CDBH are Chris DeAngelis (piano) and Ben Hochberg (drums). “By the time he graduated with a B.A. in Music from UMass Boston, Chris had been teaching professionally for six yeas. While in college, he was twice commissioned by the university to compose for the University Chorus. During this time, he also composed musical scores for several student films and plays. Since graduating in 2002, he has toured the United States and Europe many times with his bands, Trades and New Idea Society. In addition to teaching, he has appeared on several albums, and plays frequently in several classical and free jazz ensembles. He is constantly practicing his craft, in the studio recording, or touring and performing in front of a live audience.” - bio
Ben plays drums and doesn't seem to exist on the internet, good for him. CDBH are a out/free jazz project.