March 22 2013 The Red Masque's CD Release Party at The Rotunda, University of Pennsyvania, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA The show is Free but donations are encouraged. Start time 8 PM. http://www.therotunda.org PRESS RELEASE Philadelphia’s The Red Masque have been playing their dark and incendiary brand of music since 2001. Part art, part alchemy, the group's experimental songwriting style is both angular and eerie, accented by freeform space rock improvisations, intricate acoustics, dark atmospherics and chunky riffs. Unconventional and eccentric in musical form, the sophisticatedly sinister The Red Masque fuses together such disparate musical references as horror movie soundtracks, rock-in-opposition, progressive rock, experimental, zeuhl, heavy rock and metal, gothic, psychedelia, space rock, and kraut rock. The show at the Rotunda is the CD release show for their latest album, Mythalogue, released on the experimental music label Beta-lactam Ring Records (Oregon). Funded entirely through a spring 2012 Kickstarter campaign, Mythalogue was recorded at Orion Sound Studios in Baltimore by Engineer Mike Potter and mixed by acclaimed producer and progressive rock musician Bob Drake in France. The Red Masque’s show at the Rotunda will feature songs off of Mythalogue as well as some material off of previous records. In addition, after the musical performance, The Red Masque’s Brandon Lord Ross and Steve Craig (who have been working with film) will be showing a few experimental and horror shorts, videos and trailers. The Red Masque Lineup: Lynnette Shelley: vocals and percussion; Brandon Lord Ross: bass, keys; Nicholas Giannetti: guitars; Steve Craig: drums http://www.theredmasque.com Philadelphia’s “post-everything band” Radio Eris will be opening the show. Being versatile and experimental, Radio Eris has myriad influences but no obvious genre. Performances have ranged from ambient and mellow to punk-rock loud. Sometimes spoken-word, sometimes a psychedelic punk band, sometimes a free-rock improv noise throw-down…sometimes a little of each all in the same set. Founded in 1999 by Lora Bloom and Matt Stevenson, the thriving band of veteran cozmik rockers features Dan "Redbeard" Baker on guitar, and the mysterious Kenny on synthesizers and noise. Radio Eris will be performing with guest drummer Ed Wilcox from Temple of Bon Matin. The band has released 5 albums, run out of gas on the A-4 in eastern France, bought a house, hung out with members of Hawkwind, toured the South in a midnight-blue van in August, and had any number of other adventures across the last decade. http://radioeris.bandcamp.com/ http://www.reverbnation.com/radioeris
Closing Reception for the "Another Another Greeen World /End Times" art exhibition by Ed Wilcox and Rebecca Waleski at Eris Temple Arts. More acts tba.
To Celebrate the opening of the "Dematerialization" art exhibition at Pterodactyl, Radio Eris, MFM and Justice League of Adversaries perform
Sounds Like: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Sonic Youth, Patti Smith
Label: Main Street West, Main Street West Recordings
Bio: "Philadelphia's post-everything band." - a.d.amorosi, Philadelphia City Paper.
Founded in 1999 by Lora Bloom and Matt Stevenson, the thriving band of veteran cozmik rockers features Dan "Redbeard" Baker on guitar, the mysterious Kenny on synthesizers and noise, and Brad Rothman on drums. They ...See Full Bio
“To see Radio Eris perform is like entering another world. Multi-colored lights, and war paint erupt amidst passages of heavy guitar shredding, dark ambient noise, and electro-organ beatification culled from past saints of psychedelia. One feels as if alternately passing through transcendental and terrifying corridors of the mind from Lora’s haunting vocals—vocals that sometimes shift into staccato, Diamanda Galas inspired screams, augmented by transitions into her sci-fi poetry. When Lora asked me to create a music video for them, I jumped at the opportunity. How could I resist the song “Chip Mind” from their latest release At Your Service? I drew inspiration from conversations with the band, bad TV shows I never outgrew, and conspiracy books like Alex Constantine’s Psychic Dictatorship USA and Jim Keith’s Mind Control. This interview with Lora Bloom, Dan Baker, and Matt Stevenson will give you much background on Radio Eris, their philosophy, views, and creative process.”