Head to the Hideout or Kremwerk for Some Monday Night Grooviness
by Dave Segal
on Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 2:24 PM
THE DEEP CRATES OF DJ INTROCUT NEVER FAIL TO UPROCK YOU
Who doesn’t feel the overpowering urge to stay the hell in on a Monday night? I know, I know—you overindulged in everything, again, over the weekend. But, listen: The Hideout is an ideal place to get out of your Monday night rut. DJ Introcut—who’s been running the legendary hiphop weekly Stop Biting at Lo-Fi for a decade—is a savvy, versatile selector in the electronic and funk realms, and he always brings in crate-diggers with exquisite taste to help him fill this artist-friendly bar with tunes that will outsmart your Shazam. Hideki Yamamoto and Ear.Dr.Umz are Stop Biting associates who can make breakdancers uprock or loosen up drinkers looking for sonic relaxation in a congenial setting that’s loaded with amazing artworks.
SQUALL ABOUT IT: CATHARTECH, FFEJ, NOISEPOETNOBODY + SISIUTL
The nascent Squall evening at Kremwerk is shaping up to be an essential convocation of noise- and drone-oriented musicians—even though its Monday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. time slot is tough for working people to make. Nevertheless, this bill's worth delaying your dinner for. Cathartech (AJ Lindner) is a veteran treblemaker in the experimental scene whom I'd lost track of. My mistake. His recent work abounds with sublime, metallic drones that induce an edgy sort of meditativeness. Ffej is both a writer of cantankerous electro-rock songs and an experimental composer. We'll likely hear the latter side of his output tonight. Ffej's overlooked 2007 gem Patterns in the Storm recalls the infernal pulsations of Conrad Schnitzler and the malevolent atmospheres of Gil Mellé's Andromeda Strain soundtrack. NoisePoetNobody + Sisiutl's 2013 album Flecks of Mica combines hurdy-gurdy with stark, rippling modular analog synth emissions to form madly detailed and compelling drone constructions. Fans of Pauline Oliveros and pre–Velvet Underground John Cale, take note. With King Coconut Tree and His Monkey Men 5. Kremwerk, 6 pm, free, 21+.