Tag Archives: NOISE

Procrastination Destination: Sound map of the world!

Need a break from final exams and cold Middletown winter weather? Take a vacation through sound with aporee.org’s sounds of the world map!

The website makes it easy to explore the world through clips of ambient sound that its users have uploaded. Just click on a circle on the map to hear the sounds of that location, while the map shows you a satellite image of the area. Your sound-vacation is mere mouse clicks away!

Read on after the jump for some cool sound-destinations…

Gowl, Weald, Misanthropic Noise, Spinach, and Stone Titan @ WestCo

Where in the world does Ashe Kilbourne ’14 find these bands!? I don’t know, but as featured in our winter concert preview, a whole buncha grindcore is going down in the Cafe tonight:

Have you ever wikipedia’d “grindcore?” HA that’s embarrassing! But now’s your chance to see it in action! Gowl, Weald, Misanthropic Noise, Spinach, and Stone Titan are all playing tonight (Saturday) in the Westco Café. If you hate slow music (or alternately you like slow music but want it to be more crushing), this will be the best. show. EVER.

Listen to Gowl here. It start on-time at 8, don’t be late!

Date: Saturday, February 2
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Place: WestCo Cafe
Cost: Free
Facebook: Link

Photo Evidence: Music House Gets Authored, Punished

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 Onegin as 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:

Insanity Weekend: Lightning Bolt at Eclectic

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Birthed out of Rhode Island School of Design sometime in the ’90s, Lightning Bolt consists of Brian on (cello-tuned) bass and Brian on drums. They play fast and furious noise [rock], and they play it loud – so loud I invested in some earplugs this morning (two for a buck at the Cardinal Technology Store!). I fully expect things to get real crazy real fast, though it remains to be seen if they will generate more sweat than Static Stamina did in Malcolm X House’s basement last night.

As for the opening acts,The Japanese, who are in the running for the busiest band on campus this year (also contenders: fall semester Almonds and Elephants, Grandfather last weekend), are sharing that role with raucous punk duo The Parents, who are filling in for raucous punk quartet Miami Heat. Be there. Instead of marking shots on your arm, have someone sharpie your forehead for every bruise/sprain/hairline fracture/sickening crunch you sustain. Spoilers: You’ll get a metric shit-ton.

Content from the opening acts, a color poster, and possibly more in the mysterious land beyond the jump…