BLACK DICE with WOLF EYES and AWESOME COLOR at the MOCAD

THURSDAY JUNE 18, 2009
doors at 7PM
tickets: $10 in advance (buy tickets)

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BLACK DICE - the massive experimental rock trio pays a long-overdue return visit to Detroit at the MOCAD. With their new record REPO, this Brooklyn trio has never worked harder at crafting a set of concise, sonically battering, or flat-out bizarre tunes than on this collection of fringe-surfing tone bombs. Yet a new roadhouse blues band philosophy has simultaneously emerged, allowing the group to loosen up and casually toss off a record packed with blurry hooks and zoomed in riffs. "Repo" irreverently mulches the sounds and images of radio, TV, and Internet into a fertile compost pile squirming with new, raw life.

With the Wolverine State's own noise legends WOLF EYES: Wolf Eyes have evolved into a single super-organism. A rich tapestry of wires and pedals inextricably link Nate Young, John Olson, and Mike Connelly and their respective towers of homemade electronics, guitars, horns, gongs, etc. It all has fused into a single, monolithic machine-entity. Their sound is rotten with metal, reeds, consciousness-erasing islands of black doom, bass-heavy rippers, late night free terror jams, and pure mayhem.

As if that weren't enough, AWESOME COLOR opens: Awesome Color is a group of noise provocateurs and impressionists, ace players with Punk rock flair, inspired citizens of a small modernist nation of musical, visual, and literary outrage on the outskirts of Brooklyn, or a rainbow amalgam of all of the above at once. Following a non-stop touring schedule after their debut release (including stints with Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth in the US, UK, and Europe), the band took their honed brand of turbo chemistry into the studio and created the highly anticipated latest record, Electric Aborigines.

HERE'S WHERE IT'S AT: The MOCAD, 4454 Woodward Ave Detroit, MI 48201. Advance tickets available at the MOCAD, the Crofoot box office, and ticketweb.com. Presented by the Crofoot.

 

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