International Noise Conference

Event has passed (Thu May 30, 2013 - Thu May 30, 2013)
The Lab
8:00 PM
$5 - $10
Arts, Music
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Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the International Noise Conference is a sometimes touring event masterminded by veteran noise dude, Rat Bastard, and headlined by his band the Laundry Room Squelchers. For each stop on the tour, Rat selects a local curator to put together a bill of performers who each perform for 15 minutes or less. Other rules include: no laptops, no droning. The definition of "noise" is often vague, and will include harsh feedback-driven assualts, hardcore free jazz, confrontational performance art, and sometimes pretty electronic music. This show is curated by The Lab's Executive Director, Sarah Lockhart.

enigmatic percussion and electronics ensemble, Zeek Sheck

psychedelic-influenced weird jazz group, Wiggwaum

electronics master and iPad music app proselytizer, Wobbly

ideosyncratic manic percussionist, Moe! Staiano

chaotic keyboard-based masked jesters, Commode Minstrels in Bullface

ad hoc hardcore meets free jazz group, Murder Murder

experimental musician-verging-on-performance artist, Headboggle

noise scene vets, Pigs in the Ground

the new trio of three awesome ladies, Weather And (Nicole of Head/Head, Julia of Waxy Tombs, and Madalyn Merkey)

synth-based improvisers, Tinker/Wang

experimental noise duo, A White Hunter

and the exultant return of metal-meets-free jazz duo, Ettrick

and of course, the Laundry Room Squelchers

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    2948 16th St, San Francisco, CA