Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Phantom Brain Exchange #18
Montague Phantom Brain Exchange #18
Wednesday, May 27th, 9pm Five Bucks!
at the Rendezvous
78 3rd St
Turners Falls, MA 01376
lecture by Dr. Abby Drake
DJ Angela Weirdo Sawyer
videos by Carrie Bren
Running of the Lampreys season is upon us and that means the american
shad, atlantic salmon, grey sloped seasquid, rite aid shopping carts,
& rare vhs tapes are valiantly bumbling up the Connecticut River in
search of some sexual healing. You've got until June to climb into
the Fishway Viewing Facility, so don't miss it:
after that, put on your helmet & come out to see this spectacle:
Percussion wunderkind Chris Corsano will delight you with his
multi-tentacled razzmatazz for drumkit, tubes/reeds, bells/bowls,
bows/strings and whatever friggin crap he decides to alchemize for his
golden arsenal against evil. Yeah he's played all over the world in
wild and wooly improvising combos of countless illustrious
freejazzers, sonic youthers, merzbowers, & bjorkers, but the real out
of body rituals happen when he stirs the tornado solo.
Ukulele powered synth drum pop performance splatter club force beast
warrior from untold dimensions, Exusamwa, have a name that their own
members refuse to pronounce correctly. What we know is that they hail
from Boston/Cambridge area, have members of such grand units as Fat
Day, Goat of Arms & Life Partners AND that one of them, Angela Sawyer,
runs the very swell Weirdo Records shop & mailorder. She will be
multitasking this evening by also playing odd vinyl selected by a very
bossy episcopalian cockatiel.
Dr. Abby Drake will present her talk "Hopeful Monsters: The
Evolutionary Biology of Dogs," where she'll discuss species concepts,
evolution, skulls and love. Dr. Drake got her PhD 2004 from Umass
Amherst, did postdoc work at the University of Manchester (UK), and
more recently taught for two years at the University of Edinburgh,
Scotland. Get your woof on.
Lastly but not leastly, wmass hilltowner Carrie Bren will present a
few of her short video works detailing the chattery decaying spaces of
digital video downloads, with spectacularly smearing colors from
grotesque representations & maligned pixels.