The Bunker presents Ariel Pink, A Soft Circle, Excepter, David Last, Charles Cohen, Leisure Muffin, Borne, and Sean Smith at subTonic
The Bunker presents Ariel Pink, A Soft Circle, Excepter, David Last, Charles Cohen, Leisure Muffin, Borne, and Sean Smith at subTonic 107 Norfolk Street 21+, 9p-4a
Ariel Pink blends Lite FM and warped lo-fi pop into something beautiful and confusing, yet highly addictive. This is the NYC release party for his second album on Pawtracks (that's the Animal Collective's label). http://www.arielpink.com/ A Soft Circle is a newish project of Hisham from Black Dice. We haven't heard him play yet, but have heard many reports that this is something very special that you don't want to miss. Black Dice really hasn't been nearly as interesting since he left, so we're believers. Excepter are veterans of the Bunker, and they come with something completely different every time they play. It's safe to expect something deeply psychedelic and weird. This is the release party for their new album on Load, which is reportedly very ambient and un-Load sounding. http://www.excepter.com/ Agriculture newcomer David Last has already caused major waves in the electronic music community with his debut album. His sound is kind of like Mouse on Mars inna Jamaican dancehall. We asked him to put something together kinda last minute for tonight, and he proposed this amazing trio with Charles Cohen and bass player Matt Pavlkoka. David is just as good at improv as he is at making beats, so this should be fantastic. http://davidlast.net/ Charles Cohen has been playing his Buchla Music Easel for 20+ years, and it's safe to say that he has completely mastered the instrument. He can basically make any noise he wants on the fly. He also has an uncanny ability to put all his bloops and bleeps in just the right place in an improv setting. Come see a master at work who truly deserves the deepest respect from all of us. http://www.voicenet.com/~ccohen/ Leisure Muffin, (Michael Hopkins), has been making electronic music since the early 90's and his style cris crosses everything from ambient to electro, hip hop, minimal house, and dub. Textures, layers, and incredible beats follow suit with recordings and performances featuring a careful mix of analog synthesizers, laptop, and live instruments. He prefers to play live and has collaborated extensively with many others in fantastic ways. Borne just made a killer new chillout mix cd, and we bet he'll give you one if you show up for his set and ask nicely. This guy has played at many Undercity and Bunker events in the past, and has been known to politely destroy the dancefloor in random livingroom house parties in Williamsburg. He knows how to put the records together in an engaging way, so pay attention. Sean Smith is one of our favorite DJ's, and we're always thrilled to have him throw down at the Bunker. He claims to be buying big boxes of new techno records every week lately, and his taste in music is impeccable, so we're sure to hear lots of new hotness aired out. You can also catch him playing in the inimitable Socks and Sandals duo around town. For those of you who complain that you never get to hear the residents play, Spinoza and Movement should get some rare peak time sets this week.