10/5 Shows |7:30pm Dietrich Gosser @Stoughton Opera House |9:00pm BCG, Gaskell, Plowman, Mueller @Dragonfly Lounge

Stoughton Opera HouseSaturday, 10/5

7:30pm @ Stoughton Opera House

Dietrich Gosser

Paul Otteson & Faux Fawn

Tix $6obv//$12resv

BC Grimm will join up with Madison favorite, singer/songwriter Dietrich Gosser at the Soughton Opera House, 7:30pm on October 5th.  The band will perform a set of new tunes off of Dietrich’s freshly released album Oh to Begin!  [check out this recent preview-feature on Gosser by American Songwriter]

Oh yeah, did we mention the album features Ben Willis on double bass!?

The crystal quality in Gosser’s voice shines a focused light on the warm river of ensemble tone.  Listen here ᗄ

While you’re at it, preview this new kindred release by Paul Otteson & Faux Fawn  ᗐ

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Saturday, 10/5

9:00pm, $5 @ Dragonfly Lounge

Liv Mueller (Mke)

Chris Plowman (Mad)

Sean Gaskell (Seatle)

BC Grimm (Mad)

A night of solo, acoustic performers descends upon the Dragonfly Lounge – Liv Mueller, Milwaukee songstress, will grace us with acoustic guitar & vocals, as will Madison resident Chris Plowman.  BCG will perform a solo set on 7 string Guqin & 21 string Guzheng Chinese zithers.  Promising to pair nicely with touring musician Sean Gaskell‘s set on 21 string Kora, a West African harp.  Kora music is traditionally beholden to a dazzling display of dexterity.  With swirling sequences of vorticose triplets by flam-ing fingers – Gaskell nails the core of this joyous sound.

Two 21-string harps from two different continents in one night – excited yet?

Sean Gaskell

Sean Gaskell on 21 string Kora West African Harp

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9/19, 9/20, 9/23 Shows |STACKED, Wrest, Freeman/Borden/Cain …

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MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY
8pm  $15 at the door

Thursday, 9/19 | fb.event

The books are back, but the party’s still on. On September 19, Central Library will be STACKED.We’re filling it with art, music, and local fare. Grab a drink and check out the art displayed around the new library and be prepared to meet your “Makers.” The Bubbler at Madison Public Library is bringing in community partners to set up hands-on activities. Don’t miss the Paka Paka light show dance party on the brand new 3rd floor! We’ll have live music and DJs on every floor.

Proceeds benefit Central Library
100 Artists/ 1 New Library / 1 Day Only

DJs | Nick Nice, Wangzoom, Doctor Oxygen w/ PAKAPAKA Lightshow

LIVE MUSIC |
MAIN STAGE ———————– FIRST FLOOR ———————- SECOND FLOOR
08:30  Pioneer  ———————  ———————–  —————– ————————–
09:15  The Wets ——————-09:00  Spires… Sunset Rise ——-09:00  Pidge Anther
10:00  Golden Donna ———— 10:00  Samantha Glass ———– 10:00  Dietrich Goesser
11:00  Trin Tran ——————- 11:00  Noxroy ———————— 11:30  DB Pedersen 
12:00   Control  ———————-  ———————–  —————- w/ BCG ————-

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Wrest

TEA & FREE IMPROV
Friday, 9/20 
Dobrá Tea, Madison
7:00-10:00pm
$5 suggested donation

Wrest  (on tour) ———————————-| Eric Miller + BC Grimm
Jack Wright – sax ——————————–| BC Grimm – cello / 古筝 / 古琴 / 二胡
Evan Lipson – upright bass ——————–| Miller – trumpet/viola da gamba/baroque cello
Benjamin Bennett – percussion —————| “Sounds of today, instruments of antiquity!”

The Brothers Grimm were lucky to share a set with Benjamin Bennett in 2012 at Audio For the Arts (> recent isthmus article) for the Surrounded By Reality series.  Ben, fresh off an intensive meditative retreat, brought the house down with a fantastic sit on the floor set.  Those in the control room claimed there had to have been more than just one percussionist performing in the room!  He’s back in town on tour with a trio called Wrest (sax, bass, & percussion).  These guys listen intently, resulting in delightfully sensitive free-improv – perfect for the Tea Room!

Wrest   The kind of music we play is called Free Improvisation, where Wrest cannot be counted on to play the same way each time. There is no typical Wrest “experience.” We are using all our imagination each show to get past what we did the night before. Free Improvisation is not a genre of music with characteristics that separate it from other musics. Rather it’s an approach to playing by musicians who would be bored representing an image of what they are. That’s why we can say, we don’t know what we’re doing until we do it.

Described twenty years ago as an “undergrounder by design,” Jack Wright is happy to inhabit the vast territory below the radar of the professional music world. Since 1979 he has been traveling through the US and Europe in search of interesting partners and playing situations, and open to whatever might happen. Now living in a small Pennsylvania town, at 70 he is still the “Johnny Appleseed of Free Improvisation,” as Davey Williams called him back in the 80s. And he is still inspiring players outside music-school careerdom. Whenever he plays today, all that he has traversed is present, from fiery, breathless free jazz to quiet, breath-filled, and often animalistic sounds. A reviewer for the Washington Post said, “In the rarefied, underground world of experimental free improvisation, saxophonist Jack Wright is king”. For more info go to springgardenmusic.com, for sounds:soundcloud.com/#jackwright writings: http://jackiswright.wordpress.com/

Evan Lipson (b. 1981), now from Chatanooga, has been active as a musician since adolescence. In an on-going pursuit of all things occult and aberrant, Lipson acquired an early interest in the lateral realms of visionary & experimental music — seeking to transcend the existent paradigms of idiomatic expression. His formative experiences were in underground rock, modernist composition, freak pop, jazz, noise, as well as various modes of improvisation. Lipson cultivates a palpably intense and vehemently iconoclastic body of music. He has performed in numerous groups including Normal Love, Satanized, WREST, Psychotic Quartet, Femme Tops, Legion of Strategic Deception, Dynamite Club, and Ruins. Past tours have taken him throughout North America, as well as Brazil, Taiwan, and Japan. His music has been released on several imprints including SKiN GRAFT, UgEXPLODE, Public Eyesore, High Two, Badmaster, Caminante, New Atlantis, and Damage Rituals..

Ben Bennett, living most of the time in Columbus Ohio, started playing music as a young child, with an interest in jazz that moved steadily towards the more avant-guarde, then to free jazz, and onward into the world of free-improv. Using extended techniques involving breath and friction, as well as the time-honored tradition of hitting things with sticks, he plays an evolving pile of frame drums, pre-tuned drum heads, metal things, tubes, and other objects that can be combined and recombined to get a variety of sounds. This set-up lends itself greatly towards being crammed in a backpack, strapped to a bike, dragged along the ground, or thrown down the stairs, generally without physical or psycological damage. Recent projects besides Wrestinclude: bst.cr – trio with Ryan Jewell and Wilson Shook, Rotty What – trio with Jack Wright and John M Bennett; Central Ohio War Coalition – with Mike Shiflet, Joe Panzner, and others; duos with Ryan Jewell, Jack Callahan, and Ben Hall; and solo performances. Ben will be resident at the Spring Garden Music house during Dec. and Jan. 2012-13. 

 Eric Miller, gambist and cellist, plays viola da gamba and baroque cello with the Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble and Eliza’s Toyes, Ensemble Musical Offering, and has appeared with the Madison Bach Musicians, and many others. As a modern cellist, Eric has performed with American Players Theater. Additionally, as an accomplished trumpeter and able improvisor, Eric can be heard in settings around Southern Wisconsin such as jazz ensembles, singer/songwriters, and experimental ensembles. A passionate educator trained in the Suzuki approach, Eric maintains a large cello and trumpet studio in Madison.

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Monday, 9/23
Dragonfly Lounge
$5 Cover, 21+
Doors at 9:00PM
Music at 9:30PM
Mine All Mine Presents

FREEMAN//BORDEN//CAIN Trio (Buffalo)
Brothers Grimm recently played a Dobra Tea set with TJ Borden, which was one of our finest guest performances to date.  A vast array of Contemporary & avant-garde techniques, improvised with classical precision.  He is also back, on tour with a trio including cello, electronics, & sax.  We can’t wait to hear what this intense, skronky, free-improv noise-trio has to offer!

YID VICIOUS  
Madison’s premiere quirk-fest Klezmer Ensemble, prepare for a face-melt!

JOHN PRAW (Mad)

BRAIN GRIMMER (Mad)

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Jan 5 | BRAIN GRIMMER live @ Lost City Winter Series

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Lost City Winter Series

Sat 1/5

Mine All Mine Records presents

Lost City Music Festival

Winter Series @ Dragonfly Lounge

CONTROL

Echo Island

Nude Human

BRAIN GRIMMER

$5 Cover | 21+

Doors 9:00PM | Music 9:30PM

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This Saturday, BRAIN GRIMMER will take the stage once again for the Lost City Winter Series presented by Mine All Mine Records at the Dragonfly Lounge.  It will be a thrill to hear electronic duo Nude Human, featuring Jawbone Kruse of MAM Records, Pushmi-Pullyu, Dressed Up, John Praw  & Saucy Pat of Lovely Socialite, Weather Duo, Watercourse Q4.  Of course, it’s always a pleasure to share the stage with CONTROL, one of our favorite Madison rock outfits!  Be sure to check out Control’s new album Longino, K!

BRAIN GRIMMER live @ Frequency | Photo: Angela C Villa

BRAIN GRIMMER live @ Frequency | Photo: Angela C Villa

The BRAIN GRIMMER set will consist of mostly new material, which can be previewed here >

| Get up to speed on previous BRAIN GRIMMER releases, here below |

BRAIN GRIMMER set up @ Freq | Photo: Angela C Villa

BRAIN GRIMMER set up @ Freq | Photo: Angela C Villa

November Shows!!! [10th, 19th, 26th]

Three unique shows for GrimmusiK this November > more details soon to come!

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Mine All Mine & DragonFly Lounge presents

Sat, 11/10 @DragonFly Lounge

US Today (Cincinnati)

Dad Is Mad (Madison)

Mind Born Sons (Madison)

$5 Cover, 21+
Doors at 9:00PM. Music at 9:30PM

BC Grimm will be joining forces with Mind Born Sons this Saturday, 11/10 on Guzheng & Pipa.  Including Josh Pultorak (percussion) & Adam Pergament (poetry>vox fx) of Venice Gas House Trolley, Jim Castenada (cello), and BCG (guzheng, pipa) of GrimmusiK ~ Mind Born Sons will perform improvised accompaniment for effected spoken-word poetry, inspired from travels throughout East Asia.

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Mon, 11/19 @Frequency

Thollem Electric: Tsigoti + 

BRAIN GRIMMER 

8:30pm | $5 | 18+

Join us for two solo electronic music acts as Thollem Electric (electric Piano + fx) & BRAIN GRIMMER (Cello + Guzheng + APC40 > AbletonLive) explore electronic sound-scapes in experimental sonic territories.  With 5 albums released as Brain Grimmer since September, 2011 WALT: Recycle Vol I   [2011] | BEATS EP   [2011/2012] | Recycle Vol II  [2012] | CONVERGING Lines: Recycle Vol III   [2012] | Baby’s First DubStep [2012] } ~ BCG is working on fresh material for a new solo album.  This will mark his first Official BRAIN GRIMMER live set, don’t miss it!!

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Mon, 11/26 @Audio For the Arts

Surrounded By Reality presents

Benjamin Bennett + Brothers Grimm

8pm | $10

We are very excited to bring in improviser Benjamin Bennett (percussion + home made inst) for a solo set and in trio with the Brothers Grimm!  For the last few years, Surrounded By Reality has been a committed force in Madison‘s Free Improvisation, Experimental, and FreeJazz community.  Utilizing Audio For the Arts professional recording-studio space, the SBR concert series offers it’s audience the uncommon opportunity of being present for a live-concert studio recording!!  Come, partake in the recording of a new, live Brothers Grimm album!!

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