November 16th, 2016
November 6th, 2016
October 17th, 2016
SGG presents a very special night of performances in an historic church on the Friday before Halloween featuring:
***INSECT ARK – full band ineup of Dana Schechter and Ashley Spungin
“Creating a personal soundtrack to the human psyche’s underbelly, Insect Ark weaves a brooding, textural landscape, a starless night spiked with light and flash. The music braids together delay-drenched lap steel guitar, acoustic and electronic drums, distorted bass & synths to create a sonic mural both uncomfortably intimate and icy cold.
Started in late 2011 as a the one-woman solo project of bassist/multi-instrumentalist Dana Schechter (M. Gira’s Angels of Light (Swans)/Bee and Flower), the band became a duo in Jan 2015 with the addition of Portland-based drummer Ashley Spungin (Taurus). Schechter performs solo when Spungin is on the west coast.
The vinyl edition of “Portal/Well” is forthcoming on Sleeping Giant Glossolalia.”
***BLANKO & NOIRY
“Blanko and Noiry is a multi-generational performance collaborative that has performed in New York City since 2006. Blanko & Noiry have appeared at venues including MOMA/PS1, La Mama Gallery, The Kitchen, and Gavin Brown Gallery. Blanko & Noiry is Chris Kachulis*, Frank Haines and Reuben Lorch-Miller. Their work is based on mutual interests in ritual, Vaudeville, show tunes, the occult, psychodrama, Viennese Actionism and experimental electronic music. One of their most memorable events is a night of performance curated by Frank Haines titled Blood Transfusion for a Ghost at MoMA PS1 in conjunction with the Kenneth Anger exhibition.”
*Chris Kachulis (born 1937 in Brooklyn, New York), is a chanteur known for his participation in the early days of New York’s Electronic music scene. He collaborated on Bruce Haack’s 1968 album Electric Lucifer.
***KINTAAN – unsettling, avant-doom/industrial from Providence
“Mind-expanding, drum & bass tectonic shifts washed in nightmarish effects. Kintaan are a trio from Providence, RI who drive an earthen, rhythmic push directly into the mangled, electronic ambiance of a Lucio Fulci gore flick.
You will feel the dead weight of deep space crush your chest as the massive swells of distorto riffs, complex beats, synth hell-washes and hallucinatory, vocal interjections provide you, the listener, with your very own sensory deprivation tank for outer limit pilgrimage. If you’ve ever wondered what music made in a
black hole would sound like; Kintaan’s audio debauchery will provide an answer…of some kind.” – Jay Snyder
***FINAL BOSS – NYC bunkerbeat/live electronics abuse ritual, members of Action Beat(UK) and Opening Bell
***and unorthodox “DJ”/interludes courtesy of JUN MIZUMACHI (former Ike Yard, current Gnaw member, award winning sound design for countless memorable films)
Friday, October 28
cash bar for 21+
129 Russell St. Brooklyn, NY
October 14th, 2016
We are proud to offer the 6th(and 1st to be released in America) album from AOBW. This record completely pummeled us in a way we didn’t know was still possible. Incredibly powerful, vital stuff packed tightly into these grooves. Prepare for punishment.
“Art Of Burning Water refuse to die despite being one of the most frowned upon bunch of noise making twats of the past decade and a half. There is no machine behind this band and the UK ‘underground’ rock circle jerk has never approved them or championed them and they do not have friends in high places but do have high friends. You won’t be told to check them out and they will not be seen high fiving the correct people in the correct places in order to further their way up festival bills with the correct bands. Art Of Burning Water are outsiders in the truest sense of the word and very proud to stand outside the golden circle of your love. Art Of Burning Water are a steroided immigrant noise punk outfit that does not need to be loved to live. Art Of Burning Water love what they do and therefore need not be loved for what they do. This is strong music by weak people. For fans of: Keelhaul, Rorschach, Voivod, Amebix, Godflesh and Motorhead. D-beat goes to school – this is PhD beat!”
Screen printed jackets. Strictly limited.
Released by Bigoût in Europe, SuperFi in UK
September 26th, 2016
SUBMISSIONS, hailing from the Los Angeles area, are a post-industrial dirge duo whose members have, somewhat confusingly, done time in such seemingly disparate yet highly regarded outfits as German Army, The For Carnation, Dumb Numbers, Polar Goldie Cats, Goliath Bird Eater, and perhaps a few that you might not even believe if we told you. SUBMISSIONS, or Bobb Bruno and Ralph K. German as they are better known, deliver a bleak, heavy soundtrack to the absolute worst of times.
Order your copy HERE.
Give the album a listen HERE.
September 21st, 2016
Remember this classic maniac? We invited him to play in NYC, and he is! This Thursday at the illustrious Don Pedro with DAZZLING KILLMEN’s Tim Garrigan, CLEAN GIRLS, CHAIN GANG GRAVE, and NASSAU COLISEUM. The inimitable, VHS-only SATAN’S GOD.
Please kill responsibly.
Satan’s God – timeless VHS-only dementia from the infamous Igor Von De Heilichtson III in a very rare live setting…forbidden in all zones..
View some vintage violence right HERE.
Clean Girls – “…Clean Girls does it the right way: with complete abandon, happy to ride the worthless wave right out to Zone A for the next hurricane to wash it all out to sea.” -Doug Mosurock, Still Single
Chain Gang Grave – “…Shambolic and chaotic, wild and unhinged, a sort of bastard blooze, with loose-limbed octopoidal drumming, filthy guitars, howled feral vox, all recorded super hot and in-the-red, lurching from wild almost psychedelic freakouts, to doomy, dirge metal creep..” – aQuarius Records
Tim Garrigan(Dazzling Killmen) w/ Mario Viele
DJ sets by Nassau Coliseum(Final Boss, Opening Bell members)
August 17th, 2016ULTRABUNNY – long running performance art-space-drag/drug noise collective
MYRIAID – (the extra “i” intentional, mind you) Is “post-everything” already overused? Does it even mean anything? New, weird blood from VAZ, Columboid personnel.
RADIO SHOCK – one man glitch ritual overload
doors at 8pm
“nervi rigent, et vocabo in sanguinem, in eu festum, operuit cum caseo!”
August 4th, 2016
Dutifully reporting the approach of a live music event which will surely pose serious health risks to all who attend. Multicult, with a new LP soon to materialize, and Couch Slut(who have a release for SGG in the works), are on the top of this bill, which, as previously stated, should be approached with the utmost concern for one’s own welfare.
August 4th, 2016
To celebrate the upcoming release of Brown Angel’s “Shutout” LP, we are hosting the band here in NYC for a very special evening…
Friday, August 12, SGG presents:
GNAW – An NYC institution of horrific genre-bending and adventerous, unsettling recording and performance. Ex-Khanate, Ike Yard, OLD, etc
BROWN ANGEL – “A post-everything trio from Ecuador/Pittsburgh. RIYL noise rock raga, teutonic industrial aesthetic, Hellhammer-grade weaponized dub.”
New LP “Shutout” out in October on SGG.
Members of Microwaves, Creation is Crucifixion, Orlop, Torus, Lothal, Night Vapor, Van Halen
OPENING BELL – 2 boys, 1 girl, 1 bunker, several loud sounds, 0 friends.
MIND MACHINE – Opponents, Creeplings, La Otracina operatives
DJ sets by Mike Mare of dälek
1120 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Thanks to Alan Dubin for his morning commute graphic design multitasking which resulted in this appropriately disturbing visual accompaniment:
August 4th, 2016
That’s a wrap on Action Beat + G.W. Sok/Opening Bell U.S. tour! Thanks to friends, new and old, for making this month a constant barn-burner. Too good!
Here is the crew celebrating one final night in Queens, before heading home on planes & trains…
From the desk of our man G.W. Sok, as tour comes to a close:
“USA, DAY TWENTYFOURFIVESIX (July 24-25-26th)… After finishing our 23-shows-in-23-days US tour of Action Beat + G.W. Sok together with fellow-travelers NY-trio Opening Bell, we straightaway went into the studio for three days to record a new album… The 3&ahalf new songs which we “practised” during the tour, plus 6&ahalf new ones which we coughed up on the spot, with most lyrics written during the tour… After less than two days we were ready… What happened!… Most stuff done in one, two takes, a few small repairs, and BAM!… By the end of Monday evening faster-than-a-speeding-bullet-engineer Seth of the magnificent Machines With Magnets studios in Providence RI, was ready with the mix… Today, Tuesday 26th, it’s 12 AM: our eyes are closed (a little sleepy perhaps?) and our EARS WIDE OPEN (fully awake, yes!) while we listen to the gawddamn AMAZING result… Yeeeee-Haaaawww!… TOUR DOGS Special delivery straight from heavenly hell… that is: New York, Philly, Washington DC, Baltimore, Richmond, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Atlanta, Birmingham, New Orleans, Houston, Austin, Dallas… that’s us, fellas… traveling around in the Underground Scenery of Anothermerica One drummer missing, arrested in the UK, tour hasn’t even started yet… then sun blasts, heavy rains, and a series of seriously t-r-o-u-b-l-e-d vans long drives, short drives… and all the time loading in, loading out, waiting, soundcheck, playtime… yes food, no food, fast food, slow food… yes sleep no sleep, roads roads roads and more ROADS… One troubled van now unsurprisingly unsurrealistically fucked up… think fast, think not, burn rubber, on the double one apartment, one floor, seven bodies, and dogbeds, two sleeping-bags, and one family flee couch… juice, water, beer, weed, coffee, “coffee”… bagel, burger, donut, diner… Smelly clothes, a stolen backpack, occasional showers, a van-change, a smelly shirt change one guitarist heading home, due to family illness… and then there were six… and too much change in the pocket, fuck it a traffic jam? terrific man and meanwhile trouble in the US of A a certain kind of malice in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Dallas… we’re just passing through, though, but we’re concerned, and worried, and so are the people we meet and yes, this music IS bringing us together… for worse, or better… rough, hypnotic, jagged a noisy, chaotic, vital racket… with sometimes even louder miles per hour… who cares, hurray… hear! hear!… and we’re only HALFWAY here… and so, what’s left?… right! Kansas City, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Binghamton, Portland, Boston, Providence… unlock your ears, and hear it come, for here it comes… the amazing noise of the Bletchley Boys… Tour dogs! (misprint, baby: tour gods…) ”
MORE SOON from Action Beat, GW Sok, & Opening Bell so…watch…this…space!!
June 30th, 2016
We were thrilled to be asked by the esteemed Canyon Cinemazine to put together a compilation to coincide with their special issue devoted to sound. Canyon Cinemazine is an impeccably well executed endeavor and is very clearly a labor of love. As such, we’ve curated an appropriately special collection of music. Exploring the relationship between adventurous filmmaking and experimental audio recording, On Sound features unreleased and rare material from an eclectic and far-reaching assortment of artists from around the world.
1. Bobb Bruno – “Shut Ins” 05:14
2. Anthony Di Franco “Atmospheres” 05:36
3. MjolniirDXP “Erosion The Owl” 10:56
4. Mons Meg “Drying Out” 13:35
5. New Firmament “Complete Before Light” 09:02
6. Quttinirpaaq “Lifestyles USSA” 11:02
7. The Stumps “Brave New World” 10:08
8. Fill Jackson Heights “Roosevelt” 06:39
9. Nassau Coliseum “Linguafœda” 11:44
10. A.M. “Take My Tide” 03:12
11. Les Temps Barbares “Medusa” 11:18
12. Final Boss “Break North” 02:44
13. Bonnie Mercer “I Wish I Might” 07:11
14. Bludded Head “Life’s Work” 08:42
15. Ornament “Feel Free” 04:41
16. Equine “Zaueril mit Talerschwengen” 05:02
17. Dim Wist “Future Rickshaw” 05:43
18. Paintings of Windows “Pines” 07:39
19. Ernest Gibson “Overlocale” 01:54
Canyon Cinemazine no.3 contains a download of the album. A cassette edition is forthcoming.
June 27th, 2016
Multicult fans tend to really go all in when loving the band. There doesn’t seem to much casual listenership in that camp. It’s more of a rabid devotion. As such, we’d be remiss in failing to report that Nick Skrobisz is very much active in The Wayward, the similarly unorthodox and pummeling band he started many years ago with his brother Jesse Skrobisz and Nathan Simms. The band is doing an East Coast jaunt with Radiation Blackbody and we’re happy to report that the Action Beat + GW Sok/Opening Bell tour crosses paths with them for two shows in DC and Baltimore on July 3 and 4. Fireworks indeed.