Musicians know this. Thats why noise is considered by many to be a final channel for experimentation. Its the act of creating completely new sounds. Coffee grinders, rewired talking calculators from childhood, guitars that only feedback: all are fair game in this rarely-surfacing genre. Frank Rat Bastard Falestra has helped make Miami a power player in experimental noise through both his own involvement in groups like Scraping Teeth (which won the Spin magazines coveted Worst Band designation in America award in ´93), To Live and Shave in LA, and the Laundry Room Squelchers, and also by organizing an annual event called the International Noise Conference. The 2008 installation of INC begins with a mostly local line-up on Thursday at Churchills Pub (5501 NE Second Ave., Miami), then features national and international groups on both Friday and Saturday night. By limiting each participant to a 15 minute set, the three-day showcase is able to welcome 112 artists from as close as Broward to as far away as Australia. Youll find links to every scheduled act as well as detailed information on the weekends events at www.squelchers.net. This event is completely free, neat, and mandatory.
Thu., Feb. 14, 2008