Last night, industrial noise-maker Author & Punisher brought his doom-inspired sounds to Music House. If nothing else, the performance marked a special occurrence in my Wesleyan career: it was the first time I have seen an experimental musician make use of Eugene Oneginas live gear on stage.
Festivities kicked off with hardcore powerviolence quartet Backshi, whose subject matter is described as “pegging, bodily functions, queer shit, more hateful than ever.” Featuring Jason Kilbourne ’14, Stephan Stansfield ’13, Max Seppo ’14, and Mike Massone ’14, the band previously performed at last May’s Weezer/Green Day showcase. Their energetic stage presence and general exuberance leads me to endorse them enthusiastically for Spring Fling 2013. Here’s a video:
If Music House is your house, this is what’s happening in your house tonight, starting at 10 PM. If Wesleyan is your university, this is happening on your campus tonight. Charlie Ellis ’13 wants to introduce you to Author & Punisher:
“Author & Punisher is an industrial doom and drone metal, one man band utilizing primarily custom fabricated machines/controllers and speakers. He has performed and shown these machines in festivals and exhibitions in the United States and abroad extensively, releasing his third album, yet first sculpture/art based album entitled “Drone Machines” in 2010 on Heart and Crossbone Records of Tel-Aviv. The Drone Machines are custom made machines fabricated from raw materials and utilizing open source circuitry. The devices draw heavily on aspects of industrial automation, robotics and mechanical tools and devices, focusing on the eroticism of interaction with machine. The machines require significant force from the performer, aligning he or she with the plodding drone and doom influenced sounds that are created.”
The show will take place in Music House providing an intimate space for epicness.
It’s been too long since I’ve been at a fucking ridiculous MuHo show, so I’m looking forward to it. Pretty sure Bakshi (“4-person powerviolence, singing about pegging, bodily functions, queer shit. More hateful than ever before.) was playing whenever that was, so it’s appropriate and awesome. (Just to keep track: if you watched the video above and saw the opening act described as “powerviolence”, you should be fucking terrified at this point. If you’re not, go past the jump.