Set Times For Altered Zones New Museum Showcase This Saturday Unveiled

Altered Zones is excited to announce the set times for our unofficial CMJ extravaganza at the New Museum tomorrow. Atlas Sound recently jumped on the bill, and there also a few new names on the Nuit Blanche New York-curated roster of visual artists, which will include Alice Cohen, Liz Harris (Grouper), Luke WyattMiko ReverezaCamilla Padgitt-ColesStephanie WuertzTodd LedfordOlivia WyattJames ThacherEthan Vogt, and Brock Monroe of Joshua Light Show.

Altered Zones takes place at the New Museum, located at 235 Bowery in Downtown Manhattan. It starts at 7:30 p.m. and costs $20 for New Museum members and $25 for general admission. Buy tickets here. This event is 21+. Beer will be provided by Brooklyn Brewery.

Theatre:

08:00 pm (downstairs) Dive
09:00 pm (downstairs) Teengirl Fantasy
10:00 pm (downstairs) Light Asylum
11:00 pm  (downstairs) Eric Copeland
12:00 am (downstairs) Trash Talk
1:00 am (downstairs) Atlas Sound

Skyroom:
08:30 pm (upstairs) FORMA
09:30 pm (upstairs) Xeno & Oaklander
10:30 pm (upstairs) Prince Rama
11:30 pm  (upstairs) GRIMES
12:30 am (upstairs) AraabMUZIK

Lobby (DJs):
Awesome Tapes From Africa 8-9
Weird Magic 9-10
Todd Pendu 10-11
Main Attrakionz  11-12
Ayshay 12-1

Altered Zones' CMJ Guide 2011

CMJ is finally here! While we couldn't be more stoked to present our own party at the New Museum this Saturday with Trash Talk, Eric Copeland, araabMUZIK, and Atlas Sound, among others, there's four other nights of music to behold. Read on to see the CMJ shows that you absolutely can't miss. --Ric Leichtung, Altered Zones

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Altered Zones x New Museum: Atlas Sound Added!

Update: We are thrilled to announce today that Atlas Sound has joined the lineup of our event this Saturday at New Museum! More information, as well as set times, will be revealed Friday.

This Saturday, October 22nd, Altered Zones is throwing an unofficial CMJ party at the the New Museum. Inspired by the idea of setting some of our favorite artists from the DIY music world in the museum context, we've teamed with our parent site, Pitchfork, to put together a line-up of AraabMuzikGrimesTeengirl FantasyTrash TalkEric CopelandPrince RamaLight AsylumXeno and OaklanderFORMA, and Dive, not to mention a killer stable of DJs, including Awesome Tapes From AfricaWeird MagicTodd PenduMain Attrakionz, and Ayshay.

Visuals will be curated by Nuit Blanche New York, will feature Alice Cohen, Grouper's Liz Harris, Luke WyattMiko ReverezaCamilla Padgitt-Coles, and more. The New Museum, our city's only museum devoted exclusively to contemporary art, will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the 2012 New Museum triennial, which is an international exhibition of emerging artists.

Altered Zones takes place at the New Museum, located at 235 Bowery in Downtown Manhattan. It starts at 7:30 p.m. and costs $20 for New Museum members and $25 for general admission. Buy tickets here. This event is 21+. Beer will be provided by Brooklyn Brewery.

MP3: Atlas Sound: "Te Amo"

MP3: araabMUZIK: "Streetz Tonight"

MP3: Trash Talk: "Explode"

MP3: Eric Copeland: "Krankendudel"

MP3: Grimes: "Vanessa"

MP3: Dive: "Sometime"

MP3: Ayshay: "WARN-U"

MP3: Main Attrakionz: "Perfect Skies"

MP3: Grouper: "Alien Observer"

Neon Marshmallow NYC Starts Tonight

A couple of updates from Neon Marshmallow Fest NYC, which kicks off tonight at Williamsburg's Public AssemblyTim Harrington of Beardo fame will play his first-ever electronic solo set on Sunday, replacing Blues Control, who has dropped-out due to an illness. Patrick Russell of Mentalux is DJing tonight, Brian Turner from esteemed freeform radio station WFMU will take over the tables on Saturday evening, and DIY event organizer extraordinaire Todd P will follow suit on Sunday night. To tide us over, NM has sent over a new Xeno & Oaklander steamer, "Smoke Coke," from the event's tape compilation.

MP3: Xeno & Oaklander: "Smoke Coke"

Individual day tickets for the fest and the cassette comp are all available for purchase from Neon Marshmallow

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Posted by alteredzones on 10/14/2011 at 6 p.m..

Neon Marshmallow NYC: Update

Line-up changes have been announced for the Neon Marshmallow Fest NYC: Carlos Giffoni, noise artist and founder of the late No Fun Fest, has been added to Saturday's roster. Palmetto Moon Electronic Group won't be making it on Sunday, but Oakland's Date Palms are stepping up for their first New York appearance ever. To top this off, NM has sent over Forma's contribution to the fest's cassette comp, "Live at Mutual Dreaming."

MP3: Forma: "Live at Mutual Dreaming"

Passes and individual day tickets for the fest are available for purchase from Neon Marshmallow

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Posted by alteredzones on 09/23/2011 at 5 p.m..

Neon Marshmallow NYC Cassette Compilation

In preparation for their NYC debut, the guys at Neon Marshmallow Fest have compiled a cassette full of previously unreleased rarities from almost every participating act, including the likes of Grouper, Tim Hecker, Rhys Chatham, Forma, and Xeno & Oaklander, among many others. Load up your tape decks for a personal guided tour as you make your way to the festival. Select cuts from Rene Hell and Joe Lentini are available for download below.

MP3: Rene Hell: "p. 37, slightly detuned"

MP3: Joe Lentini: "Running (feat. Romulo Del Castillo)"

You can pick up the Neon Marshmallow NYC 2011 Cassette Compilation straight from the source

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Posted by alteredzones on 09/16/2011 at 5 p.m..

Visitation Rites & Vibes Management Present: Barn Owl + Noveller + Gunn-Truscinski Duo + Universe

On Saturday, September 17th, Visitation Rites and Vibes Management present a night of deep moods and maximalist simplicity at Brooklyn's Shea Stadium. Witness a rare East Coast appearance by drone-driven San Francisco guitar duo Barn Owl after hearing the Branca and Chatham-inspired Noveller (New York's Sarah Lipstate) loop a single guitar into the sound of a dozen. Former GHQ guitar slinger Steve Gunn brings his minutely colored, raga-inspired blues-folk to the stage with drummer John Truscinski of X.O.4. renown, and Los Angeles singer/songwriter Universe opens the night with a mystery backing band. Visit Facebook for more info. --Emilie Friedlander, Visitation Rites

Noveller: Glacial Glow (Album Preview)

MP3: Barn Owl: "Turiya"

MP3: Gunn-Truscinski Duo: "B38"

MP3: Universe: "The Center of Information"

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Posted by visitationrites on 09/13/2011 at 3 p.m..

Neon Marshmallow NYC Reveals Lineup

Chicago's Neon Marshmallow Fest is making its New York debut next month. AZ editors Emilie Friedlander and Ric Leichtung are stoked to be spinning alongside the likes of DJ Spinoza and DJ Veronica Vasicka, and even more jazzed to be announcing the final festival line-up, which pretty much speaks for itself. Tickets are on sale now the Public Assembly website, and word just came in that there will be free Asahi beer from 8pm-9pm on all three nights, as well as free Reyka vodka from 8pm-9pm on Friday and Saturday.

Friday, October 14, 8pm
Grouper
Kevin Drumm
The Men
Phill Niblock
James Ferraro
after party, 1am: Xeno & Oaklander

Saturday, October 15, 8pm
Tim Hecker
Mark Fell
Phoenecia
Blues Control
after party, 1 am: Rene Hell

Sunday, October 16, 8pm
Mandelbrot & Skyy
La Big Vic
Joe Lentini
Forma
Palmetto Moon Electronic Group

Sunday, October 16 Day Show, 1 pm
Rhys Chatham
Alan Licht
Loren Connors
Ryley Walker

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Posted by alteredzones on 09/09/2011 at 4 p.m..

Denver to Host TITWRENCH Festival

Travis from Pictureplane tipped us off to this weekend's Denver-based gathering of ambient noise, garage rock, and temple dance, called the TITWRENCH Festival. The third annual, female-centered DIY event celebrates all those who identify as women but is open to everyone. Activities run the gamut from workshops to yoga and love rituals to potlucks. Although the concert lineup includes a hodge-podge of genres (booty shakin' no wave, anyone?) all acts are united by a strong female stage presence. --Jasmine Zhu, Altered Zones

MP3: The Coathangers: "Trailer Park Boneyard"

MP3: Married in Berdichev: "Funnel Clouds"

The festival kicks off at 8 pm on Thursday, July 28 and runs until Sunday, July 31

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Posted by alteredzones on 07/28/2011 at 9 a.m..

Los Angeles Venue Show Cave to Shutter its Doors

Tonight, Los Angeles bids adieu to Show Cave, one of its most vital and active DIY venues. Founded by Eric Nordhauser and Hazel Hill McCarthy in 2006, and located at 3501 Eagle Rock Boulevard, it was the kind of place locals would pack into on a Friday night to catch musical performances, video art shows hosted by pygmy goats, dance parties, and people in little black wigs doing god knows what. Tonight's send off features performances by Zones favorites James Ferraro and Matthewdavid, in addition to some ghostly electro from Octavius and a plethora of dark dance sounds from DJ M.E. The reasons for the venue's closing have not been publicly disclosed, though it certainly represents the end of a gloriously weird era for the Los Angeles scene. Fortunately, according to an announcement posted on the Show Cave tumblr, a reincarnation may be in the works:

"Thanks to all the amazing artists and people that have made this last year at Show Cave so very fun, weird, abstract, obscure, hilarious, dirty, and danceable. Do not shed too many tears…….Show Cave will continue to live in a new location(s) in a future space and time." --Samantha Cornwell, Visitation Rites

MP3: Matthewdavid: "Group Tea (Feat. Flying Lotus)"

James Ferraro: "Cinderella"

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Posted by visitationrites on 06/24/2011 at 3 p.m..

Don't Die Wondering Presents: Keep Shelly In Athens + Paradise

* Flyer by Linda Jarvis

After an extended hiatus, the Don’t Die Wondering live club nights will be making a return in a reincarnated form, in association with friends Beach Creep, at the newly refurbished Shackelwell Arms in Dalston, London. The first night will see  performances from Keep Shelly In Athens, Paradise, and dj sets from C Powers, Double Denim Records, Don't Die Wondering, and Beach Creep.

Grecian duo Keep Shelly In Athens made a brilliant introduction early this year with singles "Running Out Of You" and  "Hauntin’ Me," coupled with their now sold-out releases from AZ contributing blogs Transparent and Forest Family label (run by Weekly Tape Deck and Gorilla Vs Bear). This second UK show will be a good opportunity to catch their AM-tinged, punch-drunk disco-funk in action.

When we came across East London duo Paradise, our ears instantly perked to their brooding, passionate chants of vampiric youth. Space and reserve play as much a part in these songs as the darkly beautiful melodies that front them, hinting at something grand but just beyond reach.

Our affinity for London-via-Atlanta dance reconfigurer C Powers is well documented. His latest offering is Labour, available as a free download or upcoming CDR from Friendship Bracelet's UUU Tapes, a collated set of tracks from the past year that exhibit his ever evolving technique and production style in one tightly knit package.

Fanning the decks will be esteemed blog colleagues Double Denim Records, Beach Creep and DDW (hi mom!). --Noam Klar, Don't Die Wondering

MP3: Keep Shelly In Athens: "Fokionos Negri Street"

MP3: Paradise: "Luella"

MP3: C Powers: "French Alex"

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An Intl Visitation with Where's Yr Child

Join Visitation Rites and International Tapes for a night of debauchery at Coco 66. The LA DJ sensation Where's Yr Child featuring Cameron Stallones of Sun Araw and M. Geddes Gengras is gonna set the dancefloor on fire after live performances from Sex Worker (Daniel Marin-McCormick of Mi Ami) and Psychic Reality, who recently put out a split together on Not Not Fun called Bored Fortress. Get your dancin' shoes and bring the parents. Dad's been under a lot of stress lately and really needs to unwind. --Ric Leichtung, International Tapes

DJ SUN ARAW: "RAGGAMENTAL MIX"

DJMGG: "ROUND & ROUND"

Tickets are available at door, continue reading for tour dates and sweet video flier.

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Posted by internationaltapes on 05/31/2011 at 9 a.m..

Additions to the Neon Marshmallow Fest

Updates to next month's Neon Marshamallow Fest in Chicago just keep rolling in. Kansas sound collagist C V L T S will be joining Lucky DragonsWhite RainbowRene Hell, Mountains, and others at the Empty Bottle on Friday, June 10, along with DJ Beau Wanzer of Chicago's HOT ON THE HEELS party. John McEntire of Tortoise will be throwing down as a DJ on Saturday, followed, on Sunday, by Massacooramaan, the project of music blogger and latino dance/underground juke expert Dave Quam. On Sunday, Northwestern University's student-run radio station, WNUR 89.3FM, will be teaming with the festival to co-present a Sonic Celluloid screening, with Sam Prekop (The Sea and Cake), Lichens, and David Daniell performing original live scores for a selection of silent films. Access Sonic Celluloid with a 3-day pass, or purchase a ticket for it here.  Below, a special mix from Beau Wanzer, who will also be performing a live set on Sunday. Tracklist below. --Emilie Friedlander, Altered Zones

Beau Wanzer: "Neon Marshmallow Mix"

3-day tickets and single night tickets are still available, along with copies of the Neon Marshmallow cassette comp

Haas-Bartel: "Go Go Go"
Conrad Schnitzler: "Das Tier"
B.E.F.: "Music to Kill Your Parents By"
Derdakunst: "D.L.T."
Nocturnal Emissions: "No Separation (No F.A.)"
Viki: "No Date"
Die Form: "Invalid"
Chris Carter: "Electrodub 1"
Robert Lawrence & Mark Phillips: "Computer Violence"
Asmus Tietchens: "Blutmun"

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Posted by alteredzones on 05/13/2011 at 4:30 p.m..

Neon Marshmallow Fest Drops Cassette Comp

Last week, we announced some exciting additions to the Neon Marshmallow Fest line-up, including NY electronic duo Mountains and film screenings from Portland-based public access program Experimental 1/2 Hour and New York video artists Alice Cohen and Amy Ruhl. Now, we are very pleased to announce that the folks from Neon Marshmallow have dropped a cassette compilation with 80 minutes of previously unreleased material from artists performing at the festival, including Dylan Ettinger, Outer Space, Pulse Emitter and White Rainbow. Sneak a listen to three of those babies below. Professionally dubbed, the compilation is a fundraiser for the festival. --Daniel Gottieb, Altered Zones

MP3: Mike Shiflet: "They Sold Us"

MP3: Tiger Hatchery: "Blue Aiwass"

Pick up the cassette from the Neon Marshmellow Fest site; they're practically giving them away. You can also get remaining 3-day tickets here, and single night tickets here. Cassette tracklisting and night-by-night breakdown after the jump.

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Posted by alteredzones on 05/06/2011 at 4 p.m..

An Evening with John Maus + Intl Tapes

International Tapes DJs Luke Carrell (aka Simian Gibbons), Coco Zoabi, and Mr. Intl himself set Santos on fire last week while DJing at Prince Rama. This Monday, Intl Tapes will be pressing play all night long between performances from John Maus, Gary War, and Holy Shit. In case you haven't heard, Monday's like the new Thursday, so there's no reason not to rage on this night of hypnagogic OGs.

If you haven't seen J Maus(cis) before, you simply must. I haven't seen anyone put more into a performance than this man; the dude goes crazy and practically has a breakdown on stage. Gary War have also be killing it recently too, their Police Water EP on Sacred Bones is top knotch and totally flew under the radar last year. It's the type of album that, years from now, could be looked back on as a cult classic. But don't be surprised if you see something really special from San Francisco's Holy Shit later this year, the Myspace® page alludes to being signed to True Panther (Teengirl Fantasy, Ty Segall, Outer Limits Recordings), Gloriette Records (Nite Jewel, Ariel Pink), and Japanese label Big Love (Salem, Puro Instinct, The Samps). Plus, for all of you fashion nuts out there, Holy Shit has the most amazing t-shirts.

But everyone knows that no party is a party without an afterparty, which will star DJ blog duo Weird Magic, who's kept it goin' all night long with Oneohtrix Point Never, Gatekeeper, and Greatest Hits in the past. It's gonna be intense. --Ric Leichtung, International Tapes

MP3: John Maus: "Believer"

MP3: Gary War: "Sirens"

MP3: Shuggie Otis: "Strawberry Letter 23 (SIMIAN GIBBONS blueberry eyepatch)"

MP3: WEIRD MAGIC: "Fractured Light"

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