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  • Ornament with Dead Heavens this Thursday

    February 3rd, 2016

    ORNAMENT performs live Thursday, February 4 with Dead Heavens, the new group fronted by Walter Schreifels(Quicksand, Gorrila Biscuits, countless others) and featuring former members of Bold, White Zombie, Youth of Today and more at The Grand Victory in Brooklyn. Talk about an interesting bill.

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    RSVP here. 

    ORNAMENT “A Lion is a Lion” 12″ out soon on SGG…

  • Action Beat & GW Sok(of THE EX) to tour the U.S.

    January 27th, 2016

    Long-running UK troublemakers Action Beat, who have released their work through Southern Records and are now fronted by GW Sok of Dutch legends The Ex, will be touring the United States in July 2016 with support from NYC’s Opening Bell.
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    In an effort to offset the massive cost of flying (at least) 8 members to America for the tour, Action Beat are offering their entire discography at a discounted rate for a limited time to raise funds. Go here to support the good fight and help yourself to an unreasonable amount of unreasonable music.

    Action Beat are an improvisational noise rock act from Bletchley UK who usually perform with 1-4 drummers and an inordinate amount of guitarists. They began playing together in 2004, and have played over 600 shows throughout Europe. This is their first U.S.Tour.

    “A Remarkable Machine, the new collaboration between British noiserockers Action Beat and G.W. Sok – frontman of legendary Dutch postpunks the Ex – is the rare album that’s so intense that you can only listen to it once all the way through without taking a break. Some people will take one a lot earlier. It’ll clear a room in less than a minute. That’s why it’s so awesome…. To say that this is the best album or most whatever album of the year is beside the point: it’s in a class by itself and will probably someday be regarded as a classic, at least by the people who can stand to listen to it for more than a few minutes at a time.” – New York Music Daily

    G.W. Sok (born 1957, real name Jos Kleij) is a Dutch singer, best known for his 30 year career as the frontman of the The Ex. G.W. Sok left The Ex in 2008 to focus on a solo career and collaboration projects with other musicians, participation in theatre performances and spoken word performances. Apart from his musical career he’s also active as a writer and a graphic designer.

    After leaving The Ex, Sok started to collaborate with several acts among which the French experimental free jazz band Cannibales & Vahinés and the Italian band Zu. In 2010 the single “2-2-3 Fridges/Rid” appeared on Sickroom Records. He joined the Dutch collective Beukorkest on their 2011 tour.

    In 2011 Sok released the book A Mix of Bricks & Valentines, a 400 page collection of The Ex lyrics and other lyrics he wrote. Also in 2011 De Eeuwige Optie (The Everlasting Option) was published, an experimental film by SpOp featuring Sok as an actor. He also wrote the words for the film’s ending track “Illusies”. This track was also released as the 7 inch “Illusies 1 & 2″ under the bandname Zoikle, consisting of Sok, guitarist Lukas Simonis, cellist Nina Hitz, drummer Cor Hoogerdijk and Maarten van Gent on metal percussion. King Champion Sounds arises from the ashes of the band that was called The Bent Moustache, the musical act of Krommenie-based, Kenya-born, UK-raised Ajay Saggar. This incarnation sees Saggar teaming up with, amongst others, Oli Heffernan (Year of Birds, Shrug) and G.W.Sok. In 2014 he published a double 10” with the UK noise act Action Beat.

    Action Beat/GW Sok with Opening Bell U.S. tour dates to be announced soon so watch this space!

  • Multicult with UXO(Unsane & Today Is The Day members) in Baltimore

    January 18th, 2016

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    MULTICULT is set to share the stage with UXO, a harsh supergroup featuring UNSANE and Today Is The Day personnel in Baltimore on 2/25. Prepare for punishment.

  • Microwaves to support VOIVOD!

    January 13th, 2016

    We’re very excited for our friends in MICROWAVES to be supporting the legendary VOIVOD at the Pittsburgh, PA stop of their U.S. tour on February 10 at the Altar Bar. RSVP here and watch this space for some more upcoming MICROWAVES-related news.

  • Insect Ark live performance, Psychic TV DJ sets

    December 15th, 2015

    Insect Ark have been added to the Genesis Breyer P-Orridge & Edley ODowd DJ appearance at The Grand Victory in Brooklyn this Thursday.

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  • Insect Ark, Couch Slut, Chain Gang Grave, Geryon tonight at Saint Vitus

    December 12th, 2015

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    Probably don’t need to mention that attendance is mandatory.


    Saturday, December 12 in Brooklyn – RSVP here

  • Ornament playing Friday in Brooklyn, new track preview

    December 1st, 2015

    ORNAMENT, the current musical endeavor of renaissance man Joe DeNardo(GROWING), will be performing live this Friday at Union Pool in Brooklyn with GUN OUTFIT and HONEY.  More details can be found here.

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    Feel free to sample a track from the forthcoming EP “A Lion Is A Lion” on Sleeping Giant Glossolalia RIGHT HERE. Move the chains!

  • SUBMISSIONS “Edit” Video from forthcoming LP

    November 5th, 2015

    From the highly anticipated and currently in production SUBMISSIONS LP, a video for the track “Edit”. The duo consists of Ralph K. German and SGG alum Bobb Bruno, and even their immensely regarded respective work in outfits such as German Army, Law of the Rope, The For Carnation and countless others will not prepare you for what this album brings to the table.


  • INSECT ARK “Portal/Well” on vinyl + European tour dates!

    November 4th, 2015

    We are thrilled to officially welcome our friend Dana Schechter to SGG, as we prepare the release of “Portal/Well”, the debut LP from INSECT ARK.

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    Insect Ark began as a solo project in 2011 and has recently expanded to include drummer Ashley Spungin. The band is largely instrumental in the experimental/doom genre, equally inspired by 60’s horror film soundtracks, metal, psych, and traditional classical composers.

    You’ve likely encountered Dana’s large and eclectic body of work as a member of M. Gira’s Angels of Light, fronting Bee and Flower(Neurot Recordings), through her collaborations with Locrian and Enablers, her earliest efforts in Gifthorse(with Leviathan/Lurker of Chalice’s Jef Whitehead), or stints with American Music Club and 4AD’s Tarnation.

    A European tour begins November 6 and includes dates with Aluk Todolo, Nadja, Half Japanese, Maserati, and an appearance at Le Guess Who? Festival in Utrecht alongside Annette Peacock, Magma, Faust, Keiji Haino, Charlemagne Palestine, Today is the Day, Swervedriver and many more.

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    Stay tuned for more information regarding shows and release details.

  • Net Shaker live aktion documented…

    October 26th, 2015

    Here’s hoping this is an indication of further Net Shaker activity….these shots surfaced after a rare live appearance at Hammer Museum in Los Angeles recently..Screen Shot 2015-10-26 at 4.44.02 PMScreen Shot 2015-10-26 at 4.44.29 PM

  • Gnaw & Insect Ark live on Devil’s Night in NYC

    October 22nd, 2015

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    FRIDAY OCTOBER 30, 2015


    DJ sets by Abstract

    8PM • $10 • 21+

  • Richard Papiercuts “If” Record Release show..

    October 22nd, 2015

    Richard Papiercuts, the enigmatic troubadour, performs songs from his latest masterpiece, “IF”.

    ALPHAVILLE – Oct 24th $8 (Doors at 8pm)

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    RSVP here.