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Friday, August 13, 2010

SHOW #2 in Review

As promised, I'm writing this entry the very day after. I still have a buzz in my ears from all the loud noises.

OK here's what happened (I might have some of the performance times or the order of performers screwed up, let me know if you can remember):

The show had a late start due to some technical difficulties but no one seemed to mind, the weather was completely perfect for a night out on the patio.

Cailen Dye started things off with a short improv performance on classical guitar, droning strings, feedback etc.

Ed Matthews did an improv performance with an AKAI MPC and a Korg Kaoscillator

Next, SHRIMPS performed what they called "their last show". I hope it's a dirty lie because everyone <3's them.

After SHRIMPS was an on the spot improv collaboration with Peter Thomas - Rebirth and Kaos Pad, Keven Wilson - Drums, Nathan Noble - Micro Korg and Cailen Dye - Bass guitar

Tim Glasgow treated us to a performance with the PRATINSANITY, an instrument he designed and Art Pratton built. What looked almost like an acoustic instrument was an electric sound weapon in disguise.

Next up was a performance by Jeremy Ive on drums, Ian Doig-Phaneuf on guitar and Pete Lebel on bass.

Indigenous Nudes played next and contrary to their name, they were fully clothed. Nicholas Harrison played sax and some boxes with knobs while Colin Heddle had a radio alarm clock and a bunch of noise boxes too.

This is where things got out of hand. With no audience left to keep things under control, all remaining musicians were consumed by alcohol and the "MEGA JAM". Kevin Wilson on drums, Michael Ramey and Pete Lebel on guitar, Ian Doig-Phaneuf on bass, Nathan Noble on Micro Korg, and Cailen Dye singing lyrics from his favorite screamo songs.

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