an econo band night #26

where: south street arts centre, reading, uk.
when: Saturday, July 16, 2011 20:00 - 23:00
admission: 4
house of john player was meant to play this show, but couldnt due technical difficulties. hired muscle jumped on the bill.
ACTION BEAT (bletchley, uk)
instrumental symphonies of destruction from the bletchley rebels. like early sonic youth, only topless. like glenn branca at his most discordant, only more energy. action beat are nearly ten years old. their latest record features vocals from G.W. Sok, frontman of legendary Dutch band, the Ex.

HIRED MUSCLE (bletchley, uk)
harsh, clanging guitars play cheeky riffs with weird grooves and messy melodies. short, shouty, sweet, succinct songs. the product of 2 franks who started figuring out the guitar together in bletchley in year 8.

ALA MUERTE (new york city, usa)
ala muerte is a project of change over time, morphing from solo drone sets to full band collaborations and everything in between. instruments, subject matter, and musical structure (or lack thereof) are always in flux owing to a lifelong exposure to extremely varied genres. it's current incarnation has more to do with exploring the effects of specific frequencies on human behavior and matter in general. more specifically using those frequencies to explore altered states of consciousness and reality.

TODDLERS (reading, uk)
spaceage garage skronk raggamuffin bass n drum duo. doubledotdash!? house band.