Thursday, March 19, 2015
Last night at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery was fantastic - a big crowd, all strong performances, and the final duo of Jeff Henderson and Hermione Johnson played an absolutely stunning set!
Tonight is the first show at Chicks Hotel, in Port Chalmers. $10 on the door. We have six acts -
Noel Meek (Wellington/Auckland) starts the night with his beautiful soundscapes, followed by Dunedin's The Ladder is Part of the Pit. These guys played a stunning support to Matmos last year, and combine violin, cello, voice and homemade electronics.
Sonny Carver is Lucy Hunter and Reg Norris from Dunedin post-punk band Opposite Sex, and play haunting murder ballads with piano, vocal and guitar.
Eye are Peter Stapleton, Peter Porteous, Jon Chapman and are joined for this show by Nathan Thompson, which has flown over from Australia for the festival. They play improvised psych/noise/rock, with intense dynamics. Their new cassette tape(!) has just been released by New York label Badabing, and will be available.
Peter Kolovos is a Los Angeles improvising electric guitarist, who has been part of the American experimental underground for 20 years.
The evening closes with the mighty Omit. A huge table of cracked and archaic analog electronics create an otherworldy ambient techno of sorts - trancelike and beautiful.
All of the acts will have film/video accompaniment.
The first act will start at 8.15pm, so make sure you get there in time! The magic Chicks bus is running to and from town - it leaves at 7.30 from outside the Countdown supermarket on Cumberland St, and stops outside the University library at 7.35. The cost is $5, or free with a Radio One card. The bus will return to town after the show.
There is also the regular Port Chalmers bus service operating, for those who want to come out to Port earlier and grab a drink at the Portsider bar in the main street.
See you there!