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A Night of Experimental/Noise/Outsider Art & Music


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STAY STRANGE presents PECULIAR PERCUSSION: An Experimental DRUM Extravaganza featuring NATHAN HUBBARD, BRANDON RELF, M.J. STEVENS and ORGASMATRON

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STAY STRANGE presents PECULIAR PERCUSSION: An Experimental DRUM Extravaganza featuring NATHAN HUBBARD, BRANDON RELF, M.J. STEVENS and ORGASMATRON
SATURDAY, APRIL 26 – Space 4 Art – 325 14th St.
7 PM – $5.00 – ALL AGES!!
The drummers have had their say! In response to the San Diego Experimental Guitar Show, Stay Strange has created a new and exciting music series called Peculiar Percussion – An Experimental DRUM Extravaganza.San Diego’s best percussionists unite for one goal! Breaking every rule. Each artist was hand-picked for their adventurous spirit and wild imagination. You’re never going to look at the drums the same way again!

Featuring:

Nathan Hubbard (Passengers, Rafter, Ogd_S(11) Translation Has Failed)

Brandon Relf (Sleeping People, Innerds)

M.J. Stevens (hING, MJZS)

Orgasmatron (featuring Dylan Lee Brown and Cochinita Cochina of Vaginals)

For more info, please visit staystrange.com!

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STAY STRANGE presents THE SAN DIEGO EXPERIMENTAL GUITAR SHOW

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Ladies and gentlemen, its back and better than ever!!!

STAY STRANGE presents the SAN DIEGO EXPERIMENTAL GUITAR SHOW (SDXG) 2014

Saturday, March 29 / The Soda Bar – 3615 El Cajon Blvd. 
Doors open at 8:00 PM, first performance is at 9:00 PM 

$8.00 advance / $10.00 door

Performances by:

Glen Galloway: Glen started playing with Trumans Water in 1991 after answering a “singer wanted, brain optional” classified. Kevin & Kirk Branstetter bribed him out of being a singing second drummer by buying him a $70 Peavey guitar. Trumans released as much improvisation as written songs. Glen carried this constant chaos over into Soul-Junk, bringing in more blistering baritone saxes with the guitars & trashing small drum sets to get free. He’s currently playing guitar in Octagrape, & also recording guitar improv/soundwonk albums for Chocolate Monk & Glistening Examples.

Santino Romeri: Live beats master and Kill Quanti head honcho will translate his sights and sounds via the electric guitar. Taking the mystery of the instrument and transcending it into higher grounds.

Vabianna Santos / Clint McCallum: The San Diego Experimental Guitar Show’s first ever duo! Vabianna Santos is known as a trained visual artist. Clint McCallum is known a trained composer. But in their private lives they are members of a secret pact known to the initiated as The Group. A recent schism within The Group resulted from making contact with a heavy current. They became enmeshed with the heavy current, their hair now a transducer. The hair bows, lashes, and strokes. The guitars lie prone as the sound rises off of them.

T. Putnam Hill: Travis Putnam Hill is a musician, writer and editor born and raised in San Diego, CA. While he currently resides in Austin, TX, San Diego is where he first discovered experimental music, extended techniques and the outsider arts. Over the years, much of Travis’s output of sound has focused on recontextualization — whether that be recontextualizing samples, found sound or approaches to an instrument such as the guitar. The goal has been to introduce new and unique ways to experience that which is thought to be conventional.

David Lipson: David Lipson is a microtonalist and microbiologist and is currently a professor in the Department of Biology at San Diego State University. David is also an instrument builder, and has liberated several of his guitars from the tyranny of 12-tone equal temperament, creating 19-tone equal and just-intonation scales. A true sonic scientist.


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STAY STRANGE presents SKRAPEZ / TRON (MX) / SEIS MUERTE (MX) / BATWINGS

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STAY STRANGE presents Saturday, March 22 – The Bancroft 8:00 PM – $5.00 donation

SKRAPEZ / TRON (MX) / SEIS MUERTE (MX) / BATWINGS

You ready for this abomination?? ARE YOU STRANGE??

SKRAPEZ – Beats so thick they crack yo skull. Full frontal lobotomy jamz in hi-fi.
https://soundcloud.com/psychopop-skrapez

TRON (MX) – More brutal than a skinny dip in boiling tar. Pig face noise damage!
http://tronmx.tumblr.com/

SEIS MUERTE (MX) – Ghost rhythms in E minor! https://soundcloud.com/sucette-records/001-ski-apache-camilo-pacheco#new-timed-comment-at-209137

BATWINGS – Mainline a bit of the ol’ audio horrorshow in & out! http://batwingsband.blogspot.com/

http://batwings.bandcamp.com/

The Bancroft - 9143 Campo Road, Sprung Valley


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STAY STRANGE presents CABULOAN / CORIMA (LA) / DIE MISSBILDUNGEN with ZeuqsaV / THEATRE OF OPPOSITION

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STAY STRANGE presents Saturday, February 15 at The Bancroft

CABULOAN / CORIMA (LA) / DIE MISSBILDUNGEN with ZeuqsaV / THEATRE OF OPPOSITION

The Bancroft – 9143 Campo Road, Sprung Valley

8:00 PM – $5.00 donation

CABULOAN – The red one is plutonium-239. 10,000,000th of a gram causes cancer. The yellow one is strontium-90. It gets inside you and causes leukemia. The purple one is cesium-137. It affects reproduction. It causes mutations. It makes monstrosities. Man’s stupidity is unbelievable. Radioactivity was invisible, and because of its danger, they coloured it. But that only lets you know which kind kills you. – Nuclear Plant Worker

CORIMA (LA) – Corima was formed in 2005 in El Paso, Texas by high school friends Erik Martinez, Jaime Silva, Juan Tarin, and Sergio Sanchez. Highly inspired by the energetic and challenging music of MAGMA, they endeavour to create a project that incorporates and fuses each of the musicians’ varied musical styles.
http://corima.bandcamp.com/

DIE MISSBILDUNGEN with ZeuqsaV – Die Missbildungen Des Menschen is a new Analog Synthesizer and Percussion based ensemble whose members include Joshua Quon, Michael Zimmerman, and Scott Nielsen. This performance will feature visual accompaniment by ZeuqsaV. We are not responsible for alterations to neurochemistry and spiritual or otherworldly encounters that my occur as a result of this performance.

THEATRE OF OPPOSITION – This guerrilla performance art collective is lead by Meyer Hirsch, a veteran of San Diego’s experimental music scene. His performances are truly spontaneous and truly confusing. Each T.O.O. action is like watching a car bomb go off in slow motion. Once you are in the middle of this destruction, it’s too late to escape. The T.O.O. will be performing axctions in between bands.

Facebook link - https://www.facebook.com/events/1420030248234205


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SLOW DEATH 2014 featuring ACTUARY, CALIFORNIA BLEEDING, XAVIER RAMIREZ, ISOLDE TOUCH, STEPS SPIRAL DOWNWARD, LOOMING, AQUAPUKE, and CHINA TOWN!! TAROT READINGS by Fátima Courroux and VISUAL DECIMATION by James Flynn aka Funeral Dirge. Saturday, January 25 – 3PM $8.00

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Stay Strange presents SLOW DEATH 2014 featuring

ACTUARY,CALIFORNIA BLEEDING, XAVIER RAMIREZ, ISOLDE TOUCH, STEPS SPIRAL DOWNWARD, LOOMING, AQUAPUKE, and CHINA TOWN!!

TAROT READINGS by Fátima Courroux and VISUAL DECIMATION by James Flynn aka Funeral Dirge.

CHE CAFE – $8.00 – 3PM

1000 Scholars Drive, La Jolla, California 92093

Beyond EXTREME music festival! The best in drone, doom, sludge, noise, spazz-core, shock art, and MORE!!!!!

Come get dead with us!!!!!!

Featuring

XAVIER RAMIREZ 7:30 PM (performance art gone horribly wrong)
https://www.facebook.com/xavier.ramirez.52831

ACTUARY 6:30 PM (West coast digital and analog noise enforcement)
https://soundcloud.com/actuary

CALIFORNIA BLEEDING 5:30 PM (scuzzy musik for scuzzy people)
http://californiableeding.bandcamp.com/

ISOLDE TOUCH 5:00 PM (digital mysticism)
https://soundcloud.com/isolde-touch

AQUAPUKE 4:30 PM (Barfalicious tuba doom & gloom)
http://aquapuke.com/

STEPS SPIRAL DOWNWARD 4:00 PM (post-primitive pre-modern)
http://www.castorandpolluxmusic.com/stepsspiraldownward/

CHINA TOWN 3:30 PM (droned out and cavernous)

LOOMING 3:00 PM (floor-gaze down-tempo country core)
https://www.facebook.com/loomingsd

All-day tarot readings by Fátima Courroux. What awesomeness lies ahead in your future? Come find out!! Don’t be scurrred!

DJ/VJ by Funeral Dirge ( James Flynn will have his mobile video autopsy funeral metal gloryhole blaring eye-shredding scenes of mass-struction in between bands)

Fore more info, please visit staystrange.com


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STAY STRANGE is proud to present – I EAT PEOPLE: Children’s Monster Art.

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STAY STRANGE is proud to present – I EAT PEOPLE: Children’s Monster Art.

Saturday, November 16 – 7 PM at the Space 4 Art classroom – FREE!!

Monstrous creature art from ages 3-13. All mediums will be represented; drawings, paintings, sculpture, photography, music and video.

My nephew Elijah was the original inspiration for this event. We would get together on weekends and draw these wonderfully grotesque monsters. At the time, Elijah was only 5 years old, yet he had this wild and extravagant imagination. We were going to put together an exhibit and show of his creepy creations. He even named the exhibit: I Hate Humans! Unfortunately the project never materialized and lay dormant until now.

I used one of my nephew’s monsters from that time period for the I EAT PEOPLE poster. He called it Cacon Bunney (Cocoon Bunny). At the exhibit, you’ll see the original artwork from that time period as well as his most recent designs. He’ll be at the exhibit. Perhaps you can meet him and he’ll draw you a one of a kind monster!

Having a child of my own solidified the fact that a child’s imagination is one of the greatest gifts ever. To see my son make his own beastly creations made this project even more special. I am very honored to be able to show other children’s artwork that shared the same vision as my nephew and son. I thank them and their parents.

The rules for submissions were simple! MONSTERS, MONSTERS and more MONSTERS!! A child’s interpretation and definition of what a monster is and can be simply amazed me. I can’t wait for all of you to see them as well. THIS WILL BE HORRIFYING!

For more info, please visit staystrange.com.

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ELIOT ALAN WALNUT / The THEATRE OF OPPOSITION – Saturday, October 19

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Stay Strange presents the ultimate mind warp, Saturday, October 19 at the Space 4 Art.

ELIOT ALAN WALNUT
THE THEATRE OF OPPOSITION

8:00 PM – $5.00 – ALL AGES!!

SPACE 4 ART
325 15th St San Diego, CA 92101

ELIOT ALAN WALNUT – The dark mind of Sir Eliot Alan Walnut has always brought out the mysterious, the profane, the damaged side of our psyche through his video/music projects, cHEESE cHasers or the Armory Show. This time, Walnut will be bringing, IMAGE MYSTICISM- THE CURSE OF WATCHING- A VIDEO ESSAY. This presentation will trace the cinematic connections between the Manson Family and cult-snuff-film, image mysticism, and The Satanic Panic in film. His performances are always over the top and dizzily horrific. Think abstract grotesque!

THE THEATRE OF OPPOSITION – This guerrilla performance art collective is lead by Meyer Hirsch, a veteran of San Diego’s experimental music scene. His performances are truly spontaneous and truly confusing. Each T.O.O. action is like watching a car bomb go off in slow motion. Once you are in the middle of this destruction, it’s too late to escape. Expect the unexpected!

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