so i guess i'll give a recap
of the sets that stand out in my mind...
Pump Kinn & Don
i had never heard of these two before.....but they played a really cool
set without the PA.....three practice amps....some effects boxes which
could see....and LOTS of microphone feedback...
a really good idea...
had some wicked sounds.....a lot heavier than the last time i saw him
play....no computer on stage.....a dj mixer with some processors....and
other shit....i think he played so well because someone (LOB) finally
pronounced "erarit-jarit-jaka" correctly when he was introduced.
scott threw down a super creep heavy drone set....looked like he was
messing with some cassette tapes....and he had his trusty hollow body
of course shakin up a marshall half stack.
dude is awesome......never seen him play before....
he totally killed.....knocked his mixer of the stage mid set...
then calmly plugged it back in and continued to convulse and shake...
he's on tour in the midwest.....you should go see him.
ruled.....of course he did......i love his style of spasmo
were about 10 times when i thought for sure that whole table of pedals
headed for the floor (or ceiling)
i took video of his entire set....
check it youtube style...
UFO as Bacteria
last minute addition....classic harsh noise sounds....with a super calm
stage presence.....seemed to really know what he was doing
got a chance to chat with him a bit.....i love a guy that drinks whisky
out of a paper bag then chases it with diet 7up.
violence and yelling.....the dude from "destroy date" (sorry forgot his
name) just about got his head chopped off by IDX1274.
ok......john OWNED this festival in my eyes.....i got to hang with him
KDVS in for his set over the airwaves Thurs. night.....then he played
same kinda set saturday night....except on fucking steroids!!!!!!
i almost fell over more then once.....dude had me locked into that
contact-mic-spring-drone of his.....seriously.
Sleeping With the Earth
never heard this guy before......but he scared the shit out of me....
and i liked it....a lot.
great sounding harch blasts with really heavy chanting voice over
oh yeah......and he had a light in front of him that created a 40 ft
silouette.......like some crazy noise caveman or something.
Warning Broken Machine
ok.....so this was BY FAR the best set that i saw....and one of the
15-20 minutes of experimental music i've ever heard.
these two guys should get a job doing like music therapy or something.
i definetly would have fallen over during this set had i not been
down.....HUGE LOW warm tones with don poking and proding with a light
theremin and a bunch of other shit......klowd sat cross legged on the
floor like a freakin amature but i forgive him for that because they
making an absolutley beautiful collage of tones....
THANK YOU JOHN AND DON....
C.J. Raven Borosque
dudes......this chick slays......BIG TIME.
super calm (seemingly) and patient approach to balistic noise....
after her set=
me: "that was great....you were amazing"
(looking over her pedals)
her: "yeah....i don't know what any of this shit is does..."
IDX1274 (w/ joe from
these two should totally play together again....
really played well off each other well in a sonic sense...
plus they both have napy long hair and and a freakish admiration for
things ZAPPA...joe i guess you gotta get yourself a wrestling mask.
really cool diverse 2/3 acoustic set.....
these three communicate with each other amazingly....especially the
and the guy with the percussion.....all three of them really had there
ears open and it made for an incredibly musical and original set.
lots of other great acts....but what the hell....i'm not gonna sit here
and type all day long.....
it was great to see all the PNW crew again....and really cool to meet
of other folks from Cali.