sunday, july 19th 9pm $8
autonomous battles ship collective presents! Blues Control + Kurt Vile & the Violators + Phased Out at the Montague Bookmill
"Comprised of Russ Waterhouse (guitar, electronics) and Lea Cho (keyboards), Queens-based noise rock duo Blues Control established themselves as an enthralling live act and, following a series of limited-edition releases on cassette and vinyl, made their official CD debut in 2007 with a self-titled album on Holy Mountain." -- Jason Birchmeier, All Music Guide
"Blues Control might just be the missing link between Van Halen and legendary experimentalist Henry Flynt. They are a duo. Lea Cho plays swank but grounded atmospheric keyboard parts (think Harold Budd), through which guitar player and manipulator of assorted junk-on-table Russ Waterhouse cuts, whittles and lays to waste. It's a hazy, spaced world that exists between fuzzed distortion, jabbering electronics, and a lazy, stay-in-bed psychedelic glaze, with rhythmic keyboards pulsating below it all a la a guy named Florian-- and you can choose which one you want. Oh yeah, I gotta mention the humid bikini-vibe that permeates the entire album." -- ?
Kurt Vile & the Violators
"Kurt Vile is the nom de plume of Philadelphian Kurt Vile (!) whose shimmering home recordings reflect the artist's admiration of everything from delta blues to the minimalist aggro of Suicide, the downer psyche of 39 Clocks as well as the skiffle hum of Strapping Fieldhands. In other words, a real globe trotter. Kurt has shared bills...as well as wiped the floor...with the likes of Blues Control, Pink Reason, Clock Cleaner, Times New Viking, Magik Markers, to name a few. Lend him your ears." -Tom Lax, Siltbreeze
Brattleboro SST style thrash damage from members of Witch, Feathers, Sky Vz.