Uncompromising and uncategorizable: that is the Monday Night motto.
Rarely has this been expressed more fully than this past Monday… and the one coming up.
Mitchell Brown curated these Sean Carnage concerts and he is doing an amazing fucking job. Check out this week’s roster… could these kinds of cutting-edge sounds come together anywhere else?
Monday, February 11th
Health (last L.A. show before their months-long international tour… do not miss this!)
Dinosaurs with Horns (L.A. Free Music Society stars Rick Potts & Joseph Hammer)
Everybody (rare groove/jazz/funk/electronic/psych trio… hottt)
Oscillator (Ben Wolcott of To Live & Shave in L.A. & Nilbog’s Nick Murray)
Kyle Mabson (are you jazz enough? find out)
DJ Mahssa (“runs Finders Keepers label, re-releasing rare 60’s/70’s international psych/folk/funk/pop/electronic/traditional/whatever. Her DJ specialty: heady Middle Eastern funk!”)
Show starts 9:30pm / all-ages / $5
Pehrspace—325 Glendale Blvd., in Echo Park
INFO & PHOTOS: WWW.SEANCARNAGE.COM
See you there?
Kudos to everyone who performed this past week. Barry Conley’s “Out-of-Control-a-tron” performance—analog synthing taken past the limits—was enervating and spiritual… the perfect kick-off. Sonelle is Mitch Brown’s group, and they were rocking some dark dark Miles Davis “Agharta”-style vibrations that had everyone entranced. Scarnella was a duo of L.A. new music stalwarts Carla Bozulich and Nels Cline. Were they improvising throughout? Perhaps. But every wail, every swell of feedback, every single note was in the perfect place. The crowd erupted in enormous applause at the end. Foot Village put on perhaps their best-ever Pehr performance. The all-drum band has really refined their techniques. They are no longer ragged—they have honed their percussive power into a controlled deathwave. Death to half-assed music! The final performer, Jeff Boynton, is a solo circuit bender, and though the enormous crowd stuck around until the end (I am very proud that Monday Night crowds are so generous and loyal), I heard some skepticism that one man and his electronic toys could hold everyone’s attention after Foot Village’s ferocity. There was nothing to worry about—Jeff Boynton totally fucking ruled. This was an out-of-body experience for us all. The soundscapes Jeff created were utterly inspiring and enrapturing. Damn, I was really impressed. This guy knows his shit—all it takes is a moment’s listen to recognize that.
DJ Kyle Mabson and DJ Professor Cantaloupe (Mitch’s KXLU alter-ego) were essential to the evening’s success, as were the Pehr people, who are always so supportive. Andy Ben’s veg soup (a tasty squash puree with just the right amount of kick) greatly enhanced the event. It was a cold night and the warm treat definitely took the edge off! There were some great outfits this night…. I wish I had captured more of them in photos. But I purposefully held back on the pics. The evening was so mystical, dark, and special that the camera’s flash seemed like a violation. YOU REALLY HAD TO BE THERE…
…And this Monday we are doing it again, but bigger and stranger. DON’T MISS IT!!!
Barry Conley (jamming the “Out-of-Control-a-tron)!!!
Chef & circuit bender Andy Ben serves his delicious, spicy veg soup—YUM!!!
DJ Professor Cantaloupe!!!
Sonelle… with Mitchell Brown on drums!!!
Scarnella, aka Carla Bozulich & Nels Cline!!!
Jeff Boynton… fucking magical!!!
DON’T MISS THIS MONDAY!!!