To Live And Shave In L.A. (Rat Bastard & Tom Smith, US/DE) feat. Lurch X (GUTTERSNiPE, UK) + LO-FI TERRORIST

Friday, Jul 12, 2019 | Doors open: 20:30 - 01:00 | €7,50

Friday, 12 July, 2019
To Live And Shave In L.A. (TLASILA, Rat Bastard & Tom Smith) feat. Lurch X (of GUTTERSNiPE)
Experimental collective | aggressive noise | avant-garde | post-punk

TLASILA return to AMS after Haperende Mens Festival in 2015
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TLASILA is comprised of Tom Smith (Peach of Immortality, Pussy Galore) and Rat Bastard (Miami-based producer, INC founder). In 1993 they created the first TLASILA EP, “Spatters of a Royal Sperm,” complete with a video directed by Exploitation pioneer Doris Wishman. “We knew what we wanted to be from the outset,” Smith explained to Spin in 1995. “High and low. (Marcel) Duchamp and (Russ) Meyer. (Marguerite) Duras and (Roberta) Findlay. (Ezra) Pound and (backwoods Pentacostal radio minister Lester) Knox.”

The duo has time and again asserted that “It’s never a good idea to plant a flag … We like what we like. Genre is obsolete.”
At the intersection of harsh noise, musique concrète, punk, spoken word, and anti-fascist sermonizing you begin to pick up the trail they have been blazing for a generation. In their wake, nearly one hundred albums, one thousand EPs, a barrage of reconfigured compositions and improbable mashups.

Signal works include “30-minuten männercreme” (1994), “An Interview with the Mitchell Brothers” (1995), “Tonal Harmony” (1997), “Noon and Eternity” (2004), and “The Wigmaker in Eighteenth-Century Williamsburg” (2002).

Recent albums of note: “The Grief That Shrieked to Multiply” (2013), “Apfel – Messe – Fliege,” a 2015 recording with free-jazz pianist Matt Mitchell, and 2018’s “Beyond the Wealth of Associations, the Damp,” a punishing live set featuring Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, Bastard and Smith.

some past & future TLASILA Members:
Andrew Barranca, Andrew W.K., Balázs Pándi, Ben Wolcott, Cherie Lily, Don Fleming, Frank Falestra, Graham Moore, Kim Rancourt, Mark Morgan, Misty Martinez, Nándor Névai, Patrick Spurlock, Thurston Moore, Weasel Walter

– – – Featuring Lurch X

In her own tongue: “The mistress of the macabre, Lurch X, sorceress of the surreal and full-time sugar-manic extraterrestrial amphibian girl is here to transport your psyche to an unknown dimension of sonics so garish and absurd, emotionally excessive and bursting with chromaticity that the very subatomic particles of your being will be changed forever! Armed with her caterwauling voice and an array of other pressure wave weaponry such as guitar, MPC1000, synth and sometimes even drums, Miss X has a mission of psychotropic audio aberration to which she militantly dedicated, as evidenced by her hysterical abstract freakouts in PETRONN SPHENE, BLOODCLAAT ORANGE and GUTTERSNIPE.”



Doors open: 20:30 – 01:00 | €7,50

LO-FI TERRORIST, Lurch X (Guttersnipe), Rat Bastard, TLASILA, To Live And Shave In L.A., Tom Smith