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November 17 @ 7 pm | Z’ev + Troum + Nadja + Dresden Dolls + Edward Ka-Spel And Silverman | Along with the Dresden Dolls, Friday’s mix includes two members of the Legendary Pink Dots — Ka-Spel and Silverman. “We already road-tested some songs when they opened for us in Berlin,” Palmer says. “Edward sang ‘Missed Me’ with us and I played on ‘The Wedding,’ a great old Pink Dots song.”
November 18 @ noon | Howard Stelzer + The Caretaker And V/Vm + Goodiepal + Cock Esp + Keith Fullerton Whitman + Greg Davis + Landing | Saturday afternoon’s the ear-testing part of the program, with the howling experimental electronic funk of V/Vm and the dain-bramaged DJ-enabled Cock ESP, as well as two local indie luminaries, Keith Fullerton Whitman and Howard Stelzer.
November 18 @ 7 pm | Aranos + DJ Steven Stapleton + Colin Potter + Irr.App.(Ext.) + Volcano The Bear | Steven Stapleton is the center of Nurse with Wound, a world-renowned sound collective who’ve shared audio projects with most of the rest of this bill, as well as with Stereolab and Current 93. Stapleton, a major collector of vinyl, is DJing. His play lists are like Biblical tomes to the vinyl massive. “I’m most looking forward to irr.app.(ext.), who I first heard about from Jon about seven years ago,” Stelzer says. “They’ve become something of a big deal in avant-noise-type circles.”
November 19 @ noon | Charles Atlas + Jessica Bailiff + Christoph Heemann + Andreas Martin + Windy & Carl + Non + Thighpaulsandra | Sunday’s an all-day affair, with Germany’s Christoph Heemann, a legend for his tape music experiments. Heemann also collaborated with both Stapleton as HNAS (a German acronym for “Stag Not on the Sofa”) and Ka-Spel (as Mimir). Windy & Carl and Jessica Bailiff both play delicately quiet music well suited to the theater setting; keyboardist Thighpaulsandra is a member of a host of projects including Spiritualized and Coil.