STAY STRANGE is proud to present The Flenser recording artists, WRECK AND REFERENCE, Friday, August 9 at The Kava Lounge in Middletown. Shredded pop haters, CALIFORNIA BLEEDING and experimento scientists, RIPPED BODIES will also perform! Showtime is at 7:00 PM. Come get WRECKED!!
KAVA LOUNGE – 2812 Kettner Blvd (trolley line nearby)
WRECK AND REFERENCE – The un-categorizable Wreck and Reference has released two weirdly heavy and unnerving records thus far — Black Cassette and Youth (pronounced “No Youth”) — by scribbling together doom metal, industrial, drone, noise and whatever else with drums, guitar and a Korg sampler. Riffs and sonic quirks are regularly abandoned as the songs move forward, making for unpredictable cliffhangers that leave listeners wanting more. (From an NPR review of a recent WAR video)
CALIFORNIA BLEEDING – Birthed at a religious ceremony for the late MONOTONIX. We set out to destroy eardrums, to piss off all the people we were fucking fed up with, to destroy the plastic-golden-breast augmented-penis enlarged-veneer-polluted-wave, landfill beach, hollywood-demi gods. Our only weapons are sound waves We will ride them till death
RIPPED BODIES – RIPPED BODIES is a project featuring George Pritzker, a Southern California-based composer, improviser, guitarist, and sound artist. In recent years, George has performed steadily as a member of the rock and experimental bands Japandi, Weatherbox, Realization Orchestra, Bro Zen and Snuffaluffagus. His ambient solo music often features amplified metal objects, irregular use of the guitar, rhythmic noise and drone textures. In addition to his work as a performer/composer, George has played in ensembles under the direction of Anthony Braxton, Wadada Leo Smith, and Nathan Hubbard. As a sound and installation artist, he has shown works at the California Institute of the Arts and Space4Art in San Diego.