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[28 Jun 2013 | No Comment | ]
Summer Scum Festival II

Summer Scum is the second annual Buffalo, NY noise fest focused on Harsh Noise and Power Electronics. This years fest will take place at The Flesh Tunnel (1245 Niagra st) on July 18th,19th, and 20th. The lineup features over 50 acts from all over the country such as: Ferveur Noire, John Mannion, Ahlzagailzehguh, Deterge, Skin Graft, Envenomist, Gnawed, Xiphoid Dementia, Hostage Pageant, and many many more.

Summer Scum was conceptualized in early 2012 when curators Justin Lakes and Matt Goodrich decided to start doing a fest shortly after Lakes …


[14 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Milwaukee Noise Fest 2013

Now in its eighth iteration, the Milwaukee Noise Fest returns with a facelift, promising to be bigger, better and noisier than ever. From August 22nd to the 24th, FTAM productions will fill the Miramar theatre with twenty four of North America’s absolute best in controlled (and uncontrolled) dissonance and sound wave hijacking.
While the festival continues to focus on local musicians playing host to twelve of the city’s best noise artists, this year will include an expanded roster of international musicians. Creative commons crusaders and plunderphonics masterminds Negativland – best …


[9 Jun 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Noise format survey!!!

The survey is now over. A total of 97 people completed the survey and here’s what they had to say:


[9 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Scene Report: Vancouver

Vancouver, from the view of a postcard.

By Kate Rissiek
Vancouver is a city of mixture and contrast. It is a young city still trying to define itself. Home of the 2010 winter Olympics and the city in Canada with the mildest weather. It’s gray and it rains most of the time. It is embarrassing to only be known for hockey riots and marijuana activism. It is expensive to live here. There are many cultures and religions and always many tourists visiting. There are wild forests, mountains and water. Laid back attitudes …


[23 Jan 2012 | One Comment | ]
Label Spotlight: Annihilvs

Annihilvs Records is the label of seminal U.S. new school power electronics Navicon Torture Technology’s frontman Lee Bartow, who is now operating musically under the moniker Theologian. The label has released many CD, and tape releases including such classics as Jarl – Sealed Void to IRM – The Cult of Young Men all with little fan fare, continuing to stay an underground and unsung entity. Existence Establishment has reviewed several of the releases coming from the Annihilvs camp with very high ratings so we really felt like the label needed …


[9 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
Label Spotlight: Danvers State Recordings

Danvers State Recordings was started in 2008 by Andrew Grant as a means to release his own material, but since the beginning he knew he wanted to release other artists as well. The first release was his own project The Vomit Arsonist, a cassette called “Reciprocation,” limited to 20 copies. Even though he released an extremely low number, it sold out much more quickly than he expected. Grant started contacting other acts he wanted to release, and it kind of snowballed from there. Less than two …


[4 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
M Ax Noi Mach Live 2/25/11 Review

Article by Ian Duncan-Brown, video by Rat Chasinil
Several inches of snow didn’t deter the usual reprobates from attending Friday’s noise show at the Starlab in Somerville. Shane Broderick set the evening in motion with a seething, taut power electronics set. Surprisingly melodic synth patterns underscored the brutality of Broderick’s vocals, and his brief performance featured an element of control and precision sometimes missing from his previous ensemble, Two Dead Sluts. The set created an unsettling level of tension as melody gave way to gusts of harsh noise, …


[18 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
Noise Tour Guide

By Luis Gonzalez

I caught up with Luis Gonzalez on the Lavas Magmas/Regosphere/The Dios Poject Summer Tour 2010 and asked if he could write a tour guide for me. Here, he covers his own tour experience, offers advice for fellow noisers looking to tour themselves, and reflects on his motivations for doing what he does.
This was my third tour around the two month mark. I went with my friend John (Behavior, What We Do Is Secret) from Portland, OR down to Columbus, OH. John flew home and I picked up my …


[18 Jul 2010 | 3 Comments | ]

Organizer and resident DJ Deftly-D. photo: Observationpost

By Deftly-D
ORDNANCE! is the only multimedia club night of it’s kind. On the first Friday of the month at 234 Main St. in Everett, MA, DJs conduct live drummers that in turn trigger lights, lasers and video to a bed of hard dance music including industrial, rhythmic noise, speedcore, gabber, techstep, idm, and more without caving in to pop music that is played far too often at other industrial related club nights.
Each ORDNANCE! features live guests that range from idm to power electronics …


[21 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
Scene Report: Milwaukee

By Peter J Woods

Just about every picture of Milwaukee is of the art
museum. This is a picture of our gross ass lake.

It’s a filthy city, grimy and decidedly unpretentious, filled with violent crime and enough racism to make segregated schools feel like home. It’s just an hour and a half north of Chicago, so most people don’t even bother with it, either moving away or never even stopping by in the first place. Despite all this, I like the place and am happy to call it home.
This is Milwaukee, and …

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