GRIMM & PEDERSEN└ formerly of stray passage ☾☽ crutching and beyond ☾☽ a mime slowly sinking into a vat of glue
VENEREAL CRUSH ├ quell form orchestra drone ☾☽ knitting wrong stitches ☾☽ a thing with long legs rising above thick trees
TAR PET ╪ wavering leavings ☾☽ knife juice ☾☽ a flame that will not go out
MID WASTE ╘ city waste ☾☽ rib cage blooming ☾☽ a stuttering child
Justice resonator at Bright Red Studios. Please feel free to bring spectors and baubles as this will be a daemon friendly event. 5 CREDITS FOR THE TRAVELING RADIENTS. It will begin on time, even though time is an illusion perpetuated by the watchers.
Black Gandalf and M.D.O. are proud to present to you a mature and thoughtfully-crafted alternative to the typical Madison Halloween event fare.
Lovely Socialite‘s Twin Peaks alter-ego band “Leo Johnson & The New Shoes” will be performing this Saturday along side Christian Dior, Jerry Gari, & Mr. Jackson @ Bright Red Studios. Tickets are $5 and includes special sauce. Also, the grown people raffle bag is a steal at $6. We can’t wait to see your shining faces!
Tone Madison was gracious enough to debut our new single, Humus, last week! This 5/8 tune written by our cellist Pat Reinholz features driving rhythmic elements in combination with singing melodies. The track opens with a distorted double bass solo by Ben Willis, and features some hardcore shredding on Gaohu (two string Cantonese bowed fiddle) by BC Grimm. Listen to this sneak peak of the album – it sounds great, thanks to our incredible studio engineer Landon Arkens!
On Friday, 10/09 from 4-5pm Live on WSUM 91.7fm ~ Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps “Phones It In” for an interview with radio host Emili Earhart! She’ll dig into the contents of the new album and try to pry out the inside scoop whilst premiering some of her favorite tracks off of the new album! Tune in on-air or online!
The CDs are here and they are a pleasure to the eyes. A big Thanks goes out to our artist/designer Josh Newland – he really knocked this one out of the park. Another special thank you to Sooper Dooper, we’re so spoiled to have a great print house/duplicator service right in our back yard. Keep your eyes out in the coming months for a special ‘letter press’ Mrs. Phipps poster. **We’re currently printing off limited run mirror board edition CDs, only available at live shows!
Album Art by Joshua Newland. Check out the limited edition mirror board run on the bottom!
The T-shirts are here, the posters are in, it’s all coming together folks! As the band gathers this weekend, we’ll be organizing all of the prizes to be shipped out to our Indie-GoGo supporters. We really couldn’t have produced this album without your help, thank you so much! Your rewards will be heading out next week!
We have a wonderful announcement: our friend and collaborator Dale Kaminski will be joining the show on Saturday! He’ll be performing live visual projections as PAKAPAKA Lightshow during the Lovely Socialite set! PAKAPAKA Lightshow always delights and adds an extra layer of narrative to some already programmatic music. We are very excited and hope you will join us!
Join Us At The “Toxic Consonance” CD Release Shows!
After 2 years of collaborating between Madison, Milwaukee & Ann Arbor ~ Lovely Socialite is finally ready to release our second CD, “Toxic Consonance”! We’ve still got our trademark odd-time signature jazz and free-improv cadenzas, however this time with a lot more distortion pedals! Come out to the release show and grab your copy: it includes wonderfully charming album art from Josh Newland, enigmatic Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps field notes by Huckleberry Grimm& masterful studio engineering by Landon Arkens. Tracking, mixing & mastering performed by Landon (aka The 7th Socialite) @ Blast House Studios. We can’t thank him enough for his ability to bring forth the character of our live sound in the studio with such clarity. Thanks to all of our Indie GoGo supporters who pre-ordered the album, you made this possible!
various combinations of drums, percussion, amplification and electronics
BRENNAN CONNORS + MIGUEL MCQUADE (Mad)
free-jazz sax & drums
BC GRIMM (Mad)
Australian percussionist Will Guthrie, now based in France, is currently on tour through the US! Luckily for us, he is stopping by Madison for a set this Wednesday @ Bright Red Studios!! His creations for percussion & electronics often lead with texture and are patiently thorough. Accompanying side effects of Will Guthrie’s playing may include deep trance-states. Please ask your doctor if Will Guthrie is right for you.
Brennan Connors & Miguel McQuade have been cooking up some secret jams and are now to unleash them upon us! As a bandmate of Brennan’s, I’m obviously a fan of his playing; but it’s always a special thing to hear an alter ego of a bandmate as they interact with different musicians. I greatly admire Miguel’s drum style and sensitivity. The last time I played with him, I had a neck ache for about 3 days! That’s how hard I was bopping to his grooves! Check out Miguel’s electronic music to get an idea of what I mean >>
I’ll be performing a new solo cello set as BC Grimm. This polyglotist acoustic collage will include varying styles: JS Bach, erhu Chinese fiddle tunes, a tickling of flamenco, original extended-technique pizzicato pieces, excerpts from original theater scores & experimental improvs.
//Hear an electric cello exploration from live BRAIN GRIMMER performances:
We had a wonderful show last night @ Bright Red Studios! Thanks to all who came out!
∮ Lovely Socialite explored a quartet free-improv set with Pat on cello, Abe on vibes, Mike on assorted home-made percussion and drum set, & BCG on gaohu, pipa, bass & cajon. So much open, quiet space. We were able to explore individual solo moments all around, as well as every duo pairing within the larger quartet. Very rewarding, as most Socialite sextet improvs exist in a wall-of-sound-madness! I was grateful to explore sparcer orchestrations for such an open ear’d audience. (new album due out by early fall!)
∯ Taralie of Spires That In The Sunset Rise, known as Tar Pet when solo – gave us a really deep set. My favorite two pieces were in the middle. One was a layering of melodic cello drones that bubbled forth minute changes, all playing against one another to create a long landscape. Once the scene was set, she switched to sax and blew an elegy to Ornette Coleman, who passed away this week. I think we all knew what it was about, because Taralie was so excellent and clear in her delivery of the meditation. What a way to send-up Ornette! [peace, respect]
…oh yeah, DISTORTED CELLO DRONES!!!. < that’s all I need to say on the one that followed.
∰ The touring musician of the night, Jonah Parzen-Johnson (Brooklyn, NYC), treated us to his carefully crafted ‘bari-sax + electronics’ compositions. Inbetween pieces, he would share introspections and wonderments de jour. Anything his soul was searching at the moment. A lot of it about how we interact with each other, but all of it posed in the form of (yet) unanswered questions. Much appreciation for the insight into his being and process. Jonah is on tour for his new album “Remember When Things Were Better Tomorrow”, which you should buy right now! He’s halfway through a 5 week tour, help support his final leg with a purchase of his well developed music!
” 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. “
Color Field Festival also features guest artists TIGUE percussion trio (NYC) & Clocks in Motion percussion ensemble (Mad)
Equal parts ambient and virtuosic, melancholic and playful, CJ Boyd’s bass playing melts glaciers, creating a sea of low, flowing rhythms, while also supplying melodies that soar over the ocean to melt the sun itself. Waves of bass loops are garnished with harmonica drones and constant improvisational exploration. This is deep-sea-diving for the hungry and alone. While certainly following in the footstep of great bassists like Mingus and Meyer, Boyd’s aesthetic sensibility also seeks to wed the minimalism of Reich and Glass with what might be called the maximalism of Beethoven chamber music. But all this is further complicated by the presence of Boyd’s improvisational prowess. Not funky, not a bassplayer’s bassplayer exactly, but something refreshing and impressive-improvising with fingers that only know how to dance to the deepest tunes. One thinks Nietzsche might have had CJ in mind when he said, “Maturity consists in regaining the seriousness one had as a child at play.” This is childsplay for the experienced listener.
௵ Friends, Improvisers, New Music appreciators, & Colias collaborators ᗙ we’ve got a special guest joining us! Come to Bright Red Studios this Friday, 8pm to hear CJ Boyd – a constant traveler, who considers no/every place his home. We’re delighted he chose to drop by Madison and share his talents! CJ’s contribution to the COLIAS 1 release can be found on Disc 1, it’s a lush string trio piece from his group Kurva Choirᗉ they’re wondrous – check ’em out below!
►Preview 2 | Kurva Choir – Love in a mist/ devil in the bush