Skinny Wolves have lined up a pair of gigs under the name Liquid Sky for September 10th & 11th. Expect two nights of “synth based neu wave & electronics” from Nite Jewel, Geneva Jacuzzi and their guests. Tickets will be available shortly for each / both nights, but we’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away right now – read on for details of how to enter.
NITE JEWEL (Usa, Italians Do It Better / Human Ear Records)
Thursday 10th September, Twisted Pepper, Middle Abbey St, Dublin
Doors 8.30pm – 11 or so…
Nite Jewel is the performing moniker of Ramona Gonzalez. She is a composer, songwriter, and multimedia artist from Los Angeles, California, where she has exhibited a number of video and sound installation pieces. A recent sound installation entitled “The Question Concerning Technology” has been transcribed to traditional notation by Human Ear Music founder, Jason Grier. She has collaborated with Julia Holter and Cole M.G.N. of Haunted Graffiti, curated an two exhibitions at the Tiny Creatures gallery, and performed the work of Michael Pisaro. She is currently a philosophy student at Occidental College in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles.
The Nite Jewel project is a remarkable combination of revisionist Bronx pop and hazy musical impressionism. Like her ex-pop peers, Ariel Rosenberg and Geneva Jacuzzi, she records solely on portable 8-track cassette deck, often composing her songs by layered tape edits. In Nite Jewel’s case, however, the quality of her chosen medium seems to be neither a means nor an end, but rather a device to lend an ethereal kind of efficacy to the golden age of alternative disco. As influences, she has cited dance floor greats Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam and Debbie Deb, 90’s R&B, as well as Experimental, New Age, and Shoe Gaze.
Spilly Walker emerged in 2007 on the Donal Dineen curated Foggy Notions compilation Small Hours Summer Mornings. The song “Let the Freak Come Out at Night” was an awesome marriage of pop-craft and electro intensity. It soon became apparent that Spilly Walker had more bangers where that came from when they took the stage at the Electric Picnic in the Foggy Notions tent and treated us to forty minutes of immense Ibiza synths and disco soul tracks with huge choruses and emotive singing. The debut album is near completion and should see the light of day late October 2009. Expect disco, soul, electro, lush beats and party anthems with the distinctive vocal stylings of Spilly and some surprise guests.
Angkorwat is a one-person bedroom project from Dublin, Ireland. Niamh is a classical violinist who went back to square one, typing out basic melodies on Macbook keys. it’s reflection of several obsessions including synesthesia, Romaine Brooks, hidden history, Mozart and Cambodian temples.
GENEVA JACUZZI (Usa, Big Love Records / Human Ear Records)
w/ GRAVEYARD + Guest DJs
Friday 11th September, Clarendon Basement, Clarendon St, Dublin
Doors 8.30pm til 2.30am /
BRING YOUR OWN BOOZE
Geneva Garvin (aka Geneva Jacuzzi) is a songwriter, visual and recording artist from Los Angeles, California. In her music she has honed a blithe and cryptic wit filled with sultry puns, double entendres, and irreverent references to mysticism and the occult. From 2004 to 2007 she fronted the tongue-in-cheek goth band Bubonic Plague, an influential cult favorite in the burgeoning scene in LA’s Echo Park district.
Her music has used styles that range from darkwave, goth, lounge and tropicalia. She recreates these sounds in painstaking detail on a portable 8-track cassette recorder. Her recent recordings have zeroed in on a discarded period in electronic funk and dance music associated with groups like Morris Day and The Time, El DeBarge and Zapp & Roger. She infuses these styles with elaborate instrumentation and harmonically complex textures that are technically difficult to achieve using her recording equipment. These distilled instrumental pieces often last under 30 seconds.
She has also developed a collage-art style that she uses to package her own music and Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti albums. Like her music, her album covers consist of other album covers, intricately re-worked and shuffled so as to give the impression of a sensuous time in contemporary music, while avoiding specific references or quotation
In 1997 Damien Lynch AKA Sarsparilla decided that, rather than sit around and listen to John Carpenter soundtracks recorded off the TV with a ghetto blaster, he could actually attempt to make some tunes himself. Influenced by 90’s Warp records and eighties Electro and Hip Hop, he concentrates less on software and more on outboard gear and classic drum machines. Sarsparilla has been with the Alphabet Set since its inception and releases his 2nd full length album for the collective early Autumn entitled ‘Slave to the Cat Gang’
JONATHAN LESBIAN SEAGULL is a freestyle frisson, shaking it up as s/he goes along with the aid of GREEN MARACAS, YAMAHA PSS-170, LOOP STATION, STYLOPHONE, KORG KAOSSILATOR & MIC. We are A LIVE BAND ONLY so no recordings, but we might have some other cool product in the works so watch this space.
Catscars is Robyn Bromfield, one fifth of Children Under Hoof and one of Patrick Kelleher’s Cold Dead Hands/Cybil Sheperds/Sick Fucks etc. She is originally from Limerick but now lives in Dublin. Keyboards and pedals are her instruments of choice with a touch of korg and anything else lying around. She likes noise, apples and Marjory Stewart-Baxter.
“Cold zombie beats from the grave and new rotting flesh from the other side.”
Expect this kind of stuff :: Fad Gadget, Ike Yard, DAF, Hawkwind, Blank Dogs, Killing Joke, Chrome, Suicide, Pink Military, Dark Day, Six Finger Satellite, Loop, Charles De Goal, Broadcast, Gang Gang Dance, Colder, John Foxx, Silver Apples, Caberet Voltaire, Mathematiques Modernes, Neu!, Adult, Telepathe, Soft Cell, Gina X, Kas Product, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Ruth, Sparks, Kleenex, The Neon Judgement, Prag:vec, Wire, Zombie Zombie, Mi Ami, Mahjongg, Indian Jewelry, Lizzy Mercier Descloux, Pylon, Talking Heads, Crystal Stilts, Ohama, The Fire Engines, The Distributors, Can, Glass Candy, Tuxedomoon, No More, Xmal Deutschland, Tubeway Army, SPK, Palais Schaumburg, Brian Eno, Kraftwerk, The Fall, GD Luxxe, Chromatics, Arthur Russell, Wooden Shjips etc…
plus horror and freak visuals.
Keep an eye on the Skinny Wolves site for updates on tickets for both nights, or if you fancy some freebies just send your contact details (name & mobile number will do) to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Sunday, 6th September.