The Bunker presents Excepter, The SB, Larvae, and Porkchop at subTonic
August 20, 2004
Excepter are a bunch of jokers. We're not sure how seriously to take them, but we love their music. Both of their records are stunning heavy, murky, spiraling tribal psychedelic walls of sound. We've seen them live a bunch of times, and (due to the heavily improvised nature of their performances) they sound like a different band every time. There are always moments of brilliance, and they are a riot to watch. The SB could be 4 people or it could be a lot more, depending on the time of year, whims, travel details, and desires of its fluctuating roster. A little bit jazz, a little bit noise, a little bit folk (kinda sorta)? and a whole lot of psychedelic complexity. Their recordings are mostly only available via shows (if you are lucky enough to get one of the casettes consider yourself special, though there are CDs and CD-Rs floating around). We always look forward to visits from our good friend Porkchop (aka Count Porkchopulous the Disco Vampire). We're never quite sure what to expect, but it's probably safe to say he'll bring some disco, garage, acid, and a bunch of stuff that fits into the "WTF?!?" category (apparently his favorite). Larvae are a duo from Atlanta who record for Berlin's Ad Noiseam label. Thier sound is defined by gritty breaks, huge basslines, and ill rhythms.