Good Style Shop 9pm
Spiral Joy Band
STITSR EXPANSE [feat. Tim Russell & BCG]
For more info, read this wonderful Arts Extract interview
Challenging rhythms: John Colpitts of Man Forever
2013 was an exceptionally robust year of music for The Brothers Grimm – 2 live theater scores, 5 album releases, many collaborative live shows & a couple of guest features. For your better discovery & enjoyment, we have put all our new 2013 albums in this one post (plus extra video goodies).
\\ Thanks to those who support our music live & online, we are ever appreciative!!
~ The Brothers Grimm
JAN Current of Air by Koala Yip
We started off the year with an international premiere in Hong Kong featuring Live Dance & LED Art scored by the track Chakpur from The Brothers Grimm 2012 release, Redolent Spires.
LED + Lighting | James Kong, Morgan Aasdam, PC Sei
Choreography | Koala Yip
Dancer | Christine He
Score | Brothers Grimm
2xCD | 25 tracks | 02h00m48s
Mine All Mine and GrimmusiK present COLIAS 1, the first in a new series of experimental ambient releases. COLIAS 1 features many of Madison’s most prolific experimenters (with regional and national guests):: Nude Human, Wayfaraway, bell monks, Kurva Choir (w/ CJ Boyd), Pat R. & Emily Brown, Asumaya, Kathleen Baird (of Spires That In The Sunset Rise), Brain Grimmer, Melancholy Elephants, William Z. Villain, eskimeaux, James Mooney, John Praw, Gregory Tayor, Shawn Kenneth Pierce, *hitmayng, Corey Murphy, Dressed Up, Silas “Be” Ritchie feat. Brian Tairaku Ritchie (of Violent Femmes), Brothers Grimm & db pedersen, Troy Schafer, A.Rex, Thollem Electric, Ben Willis.
CD+Poster or Cassette | 8 tracks | 65m18s
AJ ‘Huckleberry’ Grimm – Flamenco Guitar
BC ‘Grimmpa’ – Cello, Pipa, Guqin
Ben ‘Curious’ Willis – Double Bass, Vocals (track 4)
‘Saucy’ Pat Reinholz – Cello
Track 4 features Page Foster (Vocals)
(review via Arts Extract Podcast 07/01/13 >)
” Watercourse Quartet showcases the willfully unsettling improvisations of four players who’ve each left a distinct mark on Madison music. Several of the Quartet’s members play in the ambitious avant-jazz band Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps […]; bassist Ben Willis has played behind Anna Vogelzang. Cellist/multi-instrumentalist Brian Grimm has recently played some live sets with Julian Lynch, and lately has composed everything from original scores for Madison theater companies to the cracked instrumental hip-hop of his project Brain Grimmer. Grimm and his brother A.J., record dense compositions under the name The Brothers Grimm. […] the album mixes cello, upright bass, classical guitar, and Chinese stringed instruments in sometimes-scraping, playfully obtuse pieces. “
AUG (Sketches) Beats EP 2 by BRAIN GRIMMER
Poster (w/ download codes for 7 albums) | 20 tracks | 44m34s
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Sisters Three (aka Bros.Grimm & db pedersen)
dbl-side Poster w/ codes | 46 tracks | 53m12s
| AJ Grimm – classical guitar | BC Grimm – cello & guzheng
| DB Pedersen – vocal-foley/sfx, throat singing, shruti box, various flutes, animal noises
Implements & Sough:
Pot Lid “tree” (struck//bowed), bowed Saw, various Bells, Slide Whistles, Woodblock, Wup-Wob Cards (bent//bowed), boxes of Twigs//Branches … & etc!
This Is Not Shakespeare’s MACBETH by The Brothers Grimm
dbl-side Poster w/ codes | 37 tracks | 01h34m50s
performed by BRAIN GRIMMER | Ableton Live > APC40 + QuNeo
Original Live Theater Score for
THIS IS NOT SHAKESPEARE’S MACBETH
June 13th – June 29th, 2013
@ The Irvington Center (Indianapolis, IN)
William Shakespeare | directed by Michael Burke
\\ Unreleased albums/eps recorded in 2013 & scheduled for release in 2014 ⇉
The Brothers Grimm
 ‘MACBETH: Sound Library Auditions, Vol I’ | 12 tracks | 60m15s
 ‘MACBETH: Sound Library Auditions, Vol II’ | 10 tracks | 29m48s
 ‘MACBETH: Sound Library Auditions, Vol III’ | 10 tracks | 40m29s
 ‘MACBETH: The Complete Recordings’ |13 tracks | 17h21m08s
 Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps ’12 track Sophomore Release’
 BRAIN GRIMMER – ‘Recycle Vol IV’
MINE ALL MINE RECORDS to release CASSINGLE SPLIT with:
Mine All Mine Records will release a split-cassette this weekend in Milwaukee and Madison, with new singles from Lovely Socialite and US, Today.
In July, Lovely Socialite returned to Blast House Studios and recorded their sophomore album, (yet unnamed). Preview Socialite’s new single “All Things At Once” now on Arts Extract Podcast. – In addition, be sure to check out the first single “Star-Spangled” below, written by Corey Murphy:
We are thrilled to join forces with US, Today! If ever Lovely Socialite had a sister band, here she is! If you dig Mrs. Phipps, come out on 11/8 & 11/9 to hear the good news of US, Today.
Jeff Mellott lays down driving DnB jazz drumming. Joel Griggs fills the role of guitar & bass guitar, sometimes in funky singularity. Kristin Agee, the group’s impressive multitasker, can be found spinning beryline vibraphone tones, while her extraterrestrial theremin work whisks by.
~ See you there!
August & September – Live Music Series & Festival Show Performances
featuring Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps, Brothers Grimm, Sisters Three, BRAIN GRIMMER, & plenty of local friends/favorites!
LOST CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL 8/8 ᗘ 8/11
presented by Mine All Mine Records
” Individual shows will cost $7, with a portion of all proceeds benefiting local music charities. Full-pass wristbands are available for only $12! ”
Thursday, 8/8 @ the High Noon Saloon | $7 ($12 full-pass wristband)
Saturday, 8/10 @ Bright Red Studios | $7 ($12 full-pass wristband)
5:00 pm | SiLas Be w/ Pakapaka Lightshow (Mad)
5:45 pm | Bill Villain [Ambient Set] (Mad)
6:30 pm | Gregory Taylor (Mad)
7:15 pm | John Praw & the North American Council for a Moonless Tomorrow (Mad)
8:00 pm | [INTERMISSION]
8:45 pm | Sisters Three [DB Pedersen + Brothers Grimm] (Mad)
9:30 pm | Weather Duo (Mad)
10:15 pm | Chants (Mad)
Saturday, 8/17 @ Dobrá Tea
Zane Merritt – guitar, throat singing
T.J. Borden – cello, noisy exhalations
Sunday, 8/18 @ Broom Street Theater | $6 all ages
” Join us for our most adventurous session yet.
Frank “Bucky” Pope featuring Dave Adler and Calvin Thorne: Bucky Pope of Madison punk greats the Tar Babies plays with his new trio.
Brian Grimm makes bizarre, hip-hop-inspired instrumentals under the name BRAIN GRIMMER (BEATS EP) and will conjure them up with help from an MPC here. “
> Preview Stream Brain Grimmer’s new 20 track (Sketches) BEATS EP 2 on Arts Extract Podcast!
Sunday, 9/1 @ Rock County Folk Symposium IV
BRAIN GRIMMER ‘Daytime Transcendence’ set
BC Grimm on cello with Julian Lynch
Times TBA || Brain Grimmer (early day set) // Group of the Altos // Julian Lynch // Milo (Rapsmith) // Kalispell // Pioneer (WI) // Icarus Himself // Double Ewes // DJ Golden Donna // late nite Count This Penny ||
Saturday, 9/7 @ Frequency | $10
7:00pm | Brothers Grimm
8:00pm | Anubis Quartet (Chi)
” The Brothers Grimm open with a set of originals, followed by Anubis Quartet, playing adventurous new music for saxophone quartet including Rasch by Franco Donatoni, New York Counterpoint by Steve Reich, and a new work for saxophone quarter and soprano by Monte Weber. “