Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Three more days to buy earplugs

Posted By on Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 2:57 PM

The countdown to the 2010 installment of the International Noise Conference (which I incorrectly blogged as being this Saturday — it's this Sunday) is on. And because noise is such an amorphous blob of a genre, you might try watching the video below to prep for INC Spokane. It's the best explanation I've seen of what happens at INC each year: 

INC was founded by Frank Falestra — who responds to "Rat Bastard" and fronts the noise act, the Laundry Room Squelchers (or just the Squelchers). The band is an experiment in spontaneity: Bastard recruits pretty ladies from the audience to come up onstage to play with him. And with them — women who, ideally, have never touched a musical instrument before — he's almost perfectly executing the unspoken mission of noise music: to make sounds with a childlike playfulness. Together they all turn knobs on pedals, pick up amps and carry them over their heads. In some online videos, Bastard thrusts his amp into the chests of audience members — to make noise and, of course, to rouse up the crowd. Vice did a great interview with Rat Bastard about all this and more a few years back. Read it here

The International Noise Conference takes place at Object Space (1818 1/2 E. Sprague), on Sunday, April 11, at 4 pm. Tickets: $8. See the full lineup at Call 340-3934. 

  • Pin It
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: , , ,

Today | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon
Friends of Manito Holiday Lights

Friends of Manito Holiday Lights @ Manito Park

Through Dec. 31

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Leah Sottile

  • Imaginary Friends
  • Imaginary Friends

    The very real role that fantasy plays in our everyday lives
    • Aug 13, 2014
  • Expert Advice
  • Expert Advice

    Dab? Vape? Indica? Sativa? A few tips for beginners
    • Jul 9, 2014
  • Gone Solo, Not Soft
  • Gone Solo, Not Soft

    After three decades of Melvins records, Buzz Osborne makes an awesome album by himself
    • Jun 18, 2014
  • More »

© 2018 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation