RANGDA (CHRIS CORSANO, SIR RICHARD BISHOP, BEN CHASNY), WHELAN'S, JUNE 1 (1 Viewer)

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RANGDA

Featuring:
Chris Corsano, Sir Richard Bishop & Ben Chasny

& special guest
Boys of Summer

Whelan’s, Dublin, June 1st.
Tickets €14.50 (incl booking fee) from www.tickets.ie, City Discs, Road Records & Ticketmaster outlets nationwide

“…a debut album that's the sum of its parts, a towering achievement considering the parts in question. Richard Bishop of veteran global-minded experimentalists Sun City Girls initially began batting ideas to and fro with Ben Chasny of Six Organs Of Admittance, Comets On Fire, Will Oldham's touring band and a stack more; presently, breathtaking and notably Bjork-hired avant-garde drummer Chris Corsano joined the fold…a dudless opus that stands as one of the finest bolts 2010 has shot at us so far.” – The Quietus

“Snake charming and other Eastern rituals factor in everything Bishop does, and there are traces of his worldly influences throughout False Flag (the band name comes from a Balinese demon queen). But those influences are never played up as exotic or grafted on like a fake accent. Raga-ish guitar figures are mostly just hinted at, and the ritualistic breaks in "Serrated Edges" are as natural as those in the best Sun City Girls blasts. In fact, the most intriguing influences here are Western. "Bull Lore" sounds like Earth's dusty twang mixed with the hypnosis of the Beatles' "Because", while the soft "Sarcophagi" evokes the halting minimalism of Loren Connors.” – Pitchfork, 8.2


“After a lengthy break, the crowd was treated to the main event: the unveiling of a new supergroup consisting of friends Sir Richard Bishop (Sun City Girls), Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance, Comets on Fire), and Chris Corsano. The online marquee promised a night of free-form jazz but the trio of Bishop/Chasny/Corsano weren’t about to remotely hit a jazz note, launching into a skronk-filled seizure of psychedelia and classic rock. Bishop’s Middle Eastern influences were absent, Chasny’s folk tendencies replaced by angry spasms of punchy guitar, and Corsano’s arms became the envy of Stretch Armstrong. Over the course of 40 minutes and 5 songs, the newly minted group switched between early 80s no-wave the likes of Teenage Jesus and Sonic Youth and more melodic psychedelia that has been neglected in the style’s decade long resurgence. The one truth of the evening was that each and every note, chord, and drum smack was pure rock and roll ooze. Bishop and Chasny played with an old abandon once familiar to 70s arena rock, though the glossy production and slick stage show was replaced by the blood and guts of genre that has been quartermained in every direction the past 30 years. The crowd was immediately sucked in, with bearded and bespectacled masses bobbing heads and thrashing arms in unison—some wallflowers of course stuck to hands in pocket and eyes on shoes but that’s to be expected in a world where dancing and movement have been relegated to signs of pop dominance, not physical displays of appreciation. Perhaps when the trio’s album arrives in the near future (they are currently in a Seattle studio working on an album with Scott Colburn), everyone will let their guard down and cut loose like Bishop, Chasny, and Corsano did that fateful Saturday evening.”
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BOYS OF SUMMER

Boys of Summer are now a trio with acclaimed improv pianist and Jimmy Cake member Paul G. Smyth joining Andrew Fogarty (Bullets, Tremors, Toymonger) and Ivan Pawle (Sea Dog, Scented Candle, United Bible Studies). The Pharaoh CDR is out now and available from http://munitionsfamily.bigcartel.com

"The sound of John Carpenter being buried alive." Le Cool Magazine

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Foggy

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roughly...

boys of summer 9pm
rangda 9.45pm



Foggy, any chance of some stage times for this? Ticket says doors aren't til 8 so I'm guessing Rangda won't be on til 10?

must go get some ear plugs before this
 

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Yeah, great gig. Boys of Summer were class as well. Hopefully Rangda become a long term project - i reckon they'd get better and better.
 

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I enjoyed this a lot. Felt right at home among my bearded brethern.
 

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