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SATURDAY: Blank Dogs, The Soft Moon, and Apse in Wallingford

Saturday, January 29 · 8:00pm
Blank Dogs, The Soft Moon, and Apse in Wallingford
$8 / All Ages
Meet at Redscroll Records (for SECRET LOCATION)
24 North Colony Road
Wallingford, CT 06492
||Facebook Event Page||
 Blank Dogs
Mike Sniper (aka Blank Dogs) never meant to be one of Brooklyn’s ‘most mysterious musicians’. Things just ended up that way, as the singer/multi-instrumentali
st released a steady stream of limited singles and EPs on such reputable indie labels as Sacred Bones, HoZac and Woodsist. Not to mention’s Sniper’s own Captured Tracks imprint—a carefully-curated roster that’s grown as quickly as Blank Dogs itself, thanks to such buzz-stirring releases as Dum Dum Girls’ debut EP and recent records by Beach Fossils, Wild Nothing and Minks.
Captured Tracks

The Soft Moon
Raised under the burning sun of the Mojave desert, Vasquez channels both his punk upbringing and Afro-Cuban heritage to sculpt decidedly dystopian soundscapes for a new generation of torn romantics. It’s a record set somewhere in the near post-apocalypse where technology enchants as much as it destroys.
Captured Tracks

Apse (pronounced /‘apps/) is a cadre of ghosts wailing into the cold New England wind. In recent years the group has channeled itself through ATP Recordings, reaching a larger audience so all can immerse themselves in its dark realms. Its sounds are heard on the tribal atmospheric swamp of Spirit, the drug-addled lo-fi montage Eras, or recently on Climb Up’s more rousing gesture toward the light. The group’s live performances – often known for their unmistakable dark intensity and shamanic conjurings – are not to be missed.

I’m personally psyched on this show.  I’m excited to see Apse for the first time in a while with their latest line-up and new songs.  I’m pretty stoked on The Soft Moon album so getting to see them right now is perfect.  And Blank Dogs too!  Psyched. – Rick

Ultrabunny, Myty Konkeror, F.F.T. 12/19

Sunday, December 19, 2010
All Ages
No Door Charge
If you were wondering what the next event might be at the shop you need wonder no more.  Loud jams coming through.  
Ultrabunny has been pumping the volume to the maximum for the duration of a couple decades.  They have numerous releases – one of their most recent is part of the auspicious Outer Bounds Of Sound series on Noiseville records.  We even carry that one and another released on Mr. Tent’s (pictured in bunny mask) label – TPOS (you very well might also know Mr. Tent as Malcolm from Trash American Style).
Myty Konkeror recently released an album on North Branford’s Twin Lakes Records.  I find it to be a noisy moody record in the most positive of ways.  You can listen to it here:
[Yes, we carry this release too!]
Ferocious Fucking Teeth play heavy stony jams.  They are out of New London, CT which sometimes feels like the other end of the universe, but I assure you these dudes are actually from the other end of the universe (Wait, what? Yea.).  I have yet to actually see this band and am looking forward to it.
Come out and support a bunch of CT bands that don’t play this neck of the Nutmeg very often.  

Bleak November CT

(This post deals specifically with the first date on the tour.)
This post over on Existence Establishment has a great run-down of a lot of the same bands on this bill for the Somerville, MA date. 
(So good that I copied a bunch of it below)
November 19, 2010 @ 7PM
$6 (Suggested Donation)

Redscroll Records

||The facebook event for the CT tour stop can be found here.||

Author & Punisher (San Diego, CA)
I am a mechanical engineer, sculptor, musician and creator of the Drone Machines and now Dub Machines industrial sound controllers. Alongside fabricating machines and composing sound for performance, I work at the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research as a mechanical engineer and the Center for Research and Computing in the Arts at UCSD as a researcher in media arts.
Drone/Dub Machines are custom made machines fabricated from raw materials and utilizing open source circuitry. The devices draw heavily on aspects of industrial automation, robotics and mechanical tools and devices, focusing on the eroticism of interaction with machine. The machines require significant force from the performer, aligning he or she with the plodding drone and doom influenced sounds that are created.
I have performed and shown these machines extensively in festivals and exhibitions since 2007 in the United States and abroad, performing under the name Author & Punisher. I released my third album, yet first sculpture/art based album entitled “Drone Machines” in 2010 on Heart & Crossbone Records out of Tel-Aviv.
I will be performing all new material with the newest machines I call Dub Machines. All material is played on these machines live with no prerecorded sequences. This material will be released in the Spring of 2011 on a vinyl only release.

Batillus (New York, NY)
With songs that move from bristling blast beats to subterranean crawls, Batillus (buh-TILL-us) cohere the extremes of heavy music into a surge of massive riffing, rolling over and descending on the listener with the force and intensity of a sudden storm. The New Yorker describes Batillus as “a sludgy four-piece that slows monstrous Black Sabbath riffs to a crawl to produce highly textured compositions of droning doom-metal,” and Revolver calls their music “beyond-atmospheric blackened doom.”
Originally conceived in 2007 as an instrumental trio, Batillus’ lineup expanded in 2009 to add vocals and synth to the dynamic range of their music. The band’s writing process is thoroughly democratic; each member contributes his own ideas to the whole, which allows for stylistic range and intricacy in the songs and their parts. No individual is more important than another, and the results are truly a representation of the band’s collective vision.

Theologian (New York, NY)
“Bartow consistently plays rougher than,say, Lustmord or Coil (darker, too -the title track finds him deploying textures corrosive enough for power electronics), hardly surprising given his former life as dimension-hopping electrobrutalist Navicon Torture Technologies. As Theologian, he brings way more nuance to the dissecting table without sacrificing anything in the way of decidedly alien – and utterly welcome – responses to the vicissitudes of mundane existence.” – Rod Smith, DECIBEL #72
Theologian’s set will be composed of industrial/synth/drone that hangs somewhere in the darkened shaft between love and death. All new material will be tested for the first time, as a combination of preparation and improvisation takes both the audience and the performer to uncharted regions. This will be the third live appearance of Theologian.

Master of Pussy (Providence, RI)
Master of Pussy is members of: Hard Drug, Vincebus Eruptum, Necronomitron, Lasers, Bellows, In Heat, Bermuda, A29 D3,Throne of Blood, USAISAMONSTER, Meteorfoot, Zombifying Venom, Lazy Magnet, Jesus Crust, Sawzall, Bonedust, VVLTVRE, Assembly of the Light, Swans Cover Band

Cowards  (New York, NY) Nick Pace & Jesse Allen (You may remember them from such acts as Cathode Terror Secretion and Diaphragm – if not, go check those out right now.)  “Overall, Cowards is a cool new take on the idea of an Industrial/Power Electronics band, the work of Cowards is incredibly impressive. This is a group that already has and soon will be setting standards in this genre, and this is a completely killer example of that fat. Very enjoyable and well-put together release, exceedingly thoughtful and tasteful material here. A band that is not to be missed, hopefully they will be asked to do some soundtrack work very soon. You will be hearing more from this band in the future.”

cowards at enemy (chicago) october 22nd, 2009 from acid marshmallow on Vimeo.

Work/Death  (Providence, RI) consisting of a simply gorgeous mix of field recordings, mysterious sound sculpture-lineage motorized chug, washed-out mechanical hum, and subtle, yet unapologetically tonal compositions, scøtt has achieved a true, vital hybrid of sonic arts union-style process music, “traditional” musique concrète, and deep, emotionally-charged chord-wrangling that never comes across as cloying or trite, keeping things grimy & gauzy, always wrapped in a patina of post-noise sensibilities…” – Keith Fullerton Whitman

The Saddest Landscape – Sunday!

SUNDAY 10-10-10 6PM $5 Suggest Donation
the Saddest Landscape, the New & Very Welcome, and SOFX
in a secret location.
(It’s that spot where about once a month a show happens.)

Facebook Event Page

(Recently reformed New England screamo)

(dissonant punk / members of Books Slave and The World is.. / 2nd show!)

(angsty acoustic from Boston)

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Sunday 10/10/10
Meet at Redscroll Records at 6pm for the secret location.
24 North Colony Street – Wallingford, CT

$5 suggested donation

Mose Giganticus + Garbage Barge TONIGHT FREE!

Mose Giganticus + Garbage Barge TONIGHT FREE!

Check the Facebook Event Page!

8pm – Free Show (donations accepted for the Touring band)
Go to Redscroll Records (24 North Colony Road Wallingford, CT 06492) and we will give you the info on where the show is!

Mose Giganticus – (Relapse Records) sounding like a cross between Mastadon and Devo, with special guest guitarist KyleWilliams of IMADETHISMISTAKE. Check ’em out –

Garbage Barge – Wallingford’s own Gwar-esque metal band.

Check out the review of this show over at Drunk on VHS!