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Amoeba Presents Gurrumul in Los Angeles at the El Rey May 6

Posted by Amoebite, March 19, 2015 03:43pm | Post a Comment

gurrumulAboriginal folk singer Gurrumul brings his angelic voice and stirring, spiritual acoustic music to LA's El Rey Theatre on May 6. Amoeba and Goldenvoice are proud to co-present. You can buy tickets at Amoeba Hollywood with a low service fee or online here.

Gurrumul (real name Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu) has been called “Australia’s most important voice” by Rolling Stone. Gurrumul was born blind and a member of Gumatj clan on Elcho Island. On his self-titled debut album, Gurrumul sings in a mixture of Yolngu and English about such subjects as his love for his country, spiritual connection with the land, the death of his father and difficulty of living as a blind man.

Beyond his homeland, Gurrumul has performed for President Barack Obama and the British Royal Family, and Gurrumul won several ARIA Awards (Australia’s version of the Grammys), including Best World Music Album.

Hear the inspiring “Wiyathul” in the video below:

 

Pluuto Comes to The GRAMMY Museum on March 31

Posted by Amoebite, March 19, 2015 01:15pm | Post a Comment

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Pluuto will appear on March 31 at The GRAMMY Museum’s next edition of “The Drop.” Tickets are $15 for the performance and discussion at the museum’s Clive Davis Theater. The show starts at 8 p.m.

The band Pluuto incorporates many sounds—psychedelia, progressive rock, jazz, electronica and rock ‘n’ roll, namely. But what could sound like a crazy mess sounds revelatory on tracks like “Alice in Wonderland,” a song that will appear on their upcoming first EP, due March 31.

The L.A.-based group consists of Elmo Lovano (drums), Sergio Flores (saxophone/flute), Nick Maybury (guitar) and Kristian Attard (bass). Maybury originally formed the group to work on material he’d written after the group members met at Lovano’s Camerata (a weekly art and music event in Hollywood).

Each member has an impressive resume: Lovano has played with Christina Perri and Skrillex; Flores has played with The Faceless, Redfoo and Zedd, and is none other than the viral video star Sexy Sax Man; Maybury has worked with Michelle Branch, Cherie Currie (The Runaways), Perry Farrell (Jane's Addiction), LP and others; and Attard with Heart, Jason Mraz and Meghan Trainor. Together, the band explores unusual arrangements, improvisation, dynamics and programming to create their hybrid sound.

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The Orb Plays The Regency in SF On April 30th

Posted by Billyjam, March 18, 2015 02:35pm | Post a Comment

Ambient house pioneers The Orb will headline at The Regency on April 30th with Austin-based electronic producer Govinda opening. The UK downtempo electronic group, who were formed back in 1988 by Alex Paterson and Jimmy Cauty of KLF fame, have gone through numerous personal changes over the past 27 years with Paterson being the sole permanent member throughout. From the beginning it was Paterson's knack for producing and weaving trippy ambient sounds and effects (built mostly from obscure or flipped and reshaped samples and found sounds) that was highly instrumental in distinguishing The Orb's sound and would earn them such tags as "the Pink Floyd of the Nineties."

While The Orb, who have stayed consistently busy over the years (most recently with 2013's More Tales from the Orbservatory with Lee Scratch Perry and last month's 2 CD remix set History of The Future Part 2 on Malicious Damage), they have never quite recaptured the critical and commercial peak they enjoyed in the late '80s and '90s. However they continue to attract diehard, longtime fans alongside younger, new curious fans to their music and their concerts, which have always been a full-on sensory overload with trippy, spacey light shows and projected images to accompany the music. In concert, The Orb typically play a mix of newer and older material including such globally big hits as "A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre of the Ultraworld" (aka "Loving You") and "Little Fluffy Clouds," both of which are below along with the more recent track "Golden Clouds." A dub reprise of "Little Fluffy Clouds"  was the lead single taken from The Orb's 2012 collaborative album The Orb featuring Lee Scratch Perry presents The Orbserver In The Star House, released on Cooking Vinyl.

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Female Experimental Filmmakers: A Noncomprehensive A-Z

Posted by Eric Brightwell, March 18, 2015 12:27pm | Post a Comment
FEMALE EXPERIMENTAL FILMMAKERS: A NONCOMPREHENSIVE A-Z or...

50 OR SO FILMMAKERS YOU DON'T KNOW, WHO WILL SHOCK YOU, AND WHO HOLLYWOOD IS SCARED TO DEATH OF!

There are almost as many types of experimental films as there are experimental filmmakers. Many of them come to film from different directions than conventional filmmakers -- weaving together psychology, painting, dance, poetry, literature, theater, sculpture, and other fields. This being Women's History Month, I thought I'd have a crack at compiling a list of some of the names with which I'm familiar. If you have additions you'd like me to insert, let me know in the comments. 



AMY GREENFIELD

Amy Greenfield was born 8 July, 1950 in Boston. She is an originator of the cine-dance genre, her namefor her artistic intersection of experimental film and dance. In addition to film she's created holographic moving sculptures, live multimedia pieces, poetry, and video installations.



BADY MINCK

Bady Minck was born in Ettelbruck, Luxembourg. She studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts and experimental film at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Her debut, 1988's Der Mensch mit den modernen Nerven, was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 1989. Minck today divides her time between Luxembourg and Vienna.

New "What's In My Bag?" Episode With Blood Orange

Posted by Amoebite, March 18, 2015 11:53am | Post a Comment

Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange

Devonte "Dev" Hynes is a British singer, songwriter, producer, composer, and author who is known by the stage names Blood Orange and Lightspeed Champion, the latter taken from a comic strip Hynes drew as a teenager. Hynes got his start as a member of the short-lived England based band, Test Icicles. In high demand as a producer and songwriter, Hynes has written for artists such as Florence and the Machine, The Chemical Brothers, Basement Jaxx, Sky Ferreira and Solange Knowles, among others.

Blood Orange's follow up to his 2011 debut, Coastal Groovesis the super collaborative production, Cupid Deluxe (Domino Recording Co, 2013). On Cupid Deluxe Hynes digs a little deeper to touch upon stories of change and people forgotten, but he still delivers those catchy pop textures we love from him. The album's 11 tracks take us from smooth backseat make-out music to funky influenced boom bap. There's a good reason why Hynes was hailed as the "20th coolest person in rock." Everyone could use a little Cupid Deluxe in their life. 

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