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Man Forever, Noveller, Moonrises, Inferior Amps The List (Music) Soundboard

When: Tue., June 15, 9:30 p.m. 2010
Price: $8
Before you laugh at the news that Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson staged a concert for canines on the steps of the Sydney Opera House last week, remember that they also laughed at Lou for making Metal Machine Music. Thirty-five years after its release, that landmark double LP of manipulated feedback is still motivating musicians like Kid Millions, who drums for Oneida and leads Man Forever. On Man Forever's self-titled debut LP (released by St. Ives, a vinyl-only imprint of Secretly Canadian) layers of sped-up and slowed-down drum rolls, played on precisely tuned acoustic drums and laced with bass feedback, blur into a richly detailed rush of rough-textured sound—a self-conscious homage to the score for Metal Machine Music developed for a 2002 live performance (released on a 2007 CD) by an all-acoustic 11-piece ensemble from Germany called Zeitkratzer. To perform his music Millions has convened the all-star quartet of bassist Richard Hoffman (Sightings) and drummers Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Shahin Motia (Knyfe Hyts), and Allison Busch (Awesome Color); for this stop they'll be joined by drummers Seth Sher (Coughs, Ga'an) and Dylan Ryan (Herculaneum, Icy Demons). —Bill Meyer

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