Help! My Ears!

Hahahelp! fits into a long Miami tradition of experimental noise-trash music, in the line of Harry Pussy, Laundry Room Squelchers, Monotract, the Curious Hair, and others. The band exists as a collection of odds-and-sods drums, cheap synthesizers, out-of-tune guitar and bass, and improvised vocals. The group began as a free-form jazz-noise expedition in the summer of 2005; currently the outfit performs mainly as a duo, centered on the keys/drums of Ryan H. and the guitar/bass/vox of Ricky Diaz, who also performs as Cherry Impact. They are recording an as-yet-unnamed album with longtime local music booster and noise-music raconteur Rat Bastard at his Laundry Room recording studio in South Beach. Those looking for pure pop need not apply. Expect completely open song construction, homemade costumes, and a challenge to today's musical hegemony.

Hahahelp! joins the Curious Hair, Laundry Room Squelchers, Noveltype, Humbert, and Agro on Saturday, September 2, at Churchill's, 5501 NE Second Ave, Miami. Admission is free. Call 305-757-1807.

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