Archive for July, 2009

August 1: Visitation Rites Website Launch Party w/Ducktails and Julian Lynch Double Record Release at Market Hotel in Brooklyn

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

On Saturday, August 1st at Market Hotel in Brooklyn, Visitation Rites will throw a real-space housewarming party for its new virtual home (www.visitation-rites.com) as Olde English Spelling Bee drops two new vinyl releases that we are just dying to hear: DucktailsLandscapes and Julian Lynch‘s Orange You Glad. Performances by Talibam! Hard Vibe Trio, Steve Gunn-Heidi Diehl Duo, Julian Lynch, and Behavior. Support your local millennial psychedelia!

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Support the Instants Chavirés

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Support the Instants Chavirés, sign the online petition.

Suspended Instants

On Thursday July 2nd 2009 we were shocked to learn that the balance of the operational subsidy allocated to our Association by the General Council of the Seine-Saint-Denis Department had been slashed by no less than 25,000€ – a drop of more of 19%. This in addition to a 7,000€ cut in our municipal subsidy (at the beginning of the year, the town of Montreuil had announced a reduction of 15,000€, 7000€ being the amount eventually decided upon by the end of June). This means that we have lost 32,000€ in 2009.

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Soutenez les Instants Chavirés

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Nous reproduisons ci-dessous l’intégralité du récent communiqué des Instants Chavirés, “laboratoire des musiques improvisées, expérimentales et bruitistes” de Montreuil depuis 1991, l’une des rares scènes françaises de renommée internationale à œuvrer pour que les expérimentations musicales les plus pointues aient droit de cité, menacée par une baisse de financement drastique. Pour que les Instants continuent à vivre, prenez le temps de signer la pétition de soutien en ligne.

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Grains, Cranes, Centre of Wood

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

To judge solely from his MySpace page, ex-Ubzub guitarist Rob Williams seems to have already condemned himself–along with his new solo project, Grains– to a life of obscurity, underappreciation, and generalized sadsackism. It’s hard not to feel sorry for a man who describes himself as “some depressed guy playing repetitive riffs on an acoustic guitar,” and who cites “depression, sadness, heartache, misfortune, despair, failure, rejection, alienation, [and] repetition,” among other downward spirals, as his chief musical influences — though these freely-given histrionics don’t exactly draw us in either. And they might even be unforgivable if “Cranes,” his new full-length CDR, didn’t somehow manage to sublimate all this melancholy into something that is ultimately so uplifting and invigorating.

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Rhys Chatham’s Astrological Advice for Musicians: July

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Visitation Rites is proud to present Rhys Chatham’s astrology column for experimental musicians, which draws on his experience as a composer and a meticulous analysis of the geometrical relationships between the sun and other planets in monthly astrological charts. Have fun reading the predictions for your sign, and do not be fooled by cheap imitations!

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