In 1981, Mark Burgess formed the Chameleons with guitarists Dave Fielding and Reg Smithies, and drummer John Lever. Formed during the early-'80s British post-punk movement, the band embraced the disjointed atmospherics and alienation of New Order.
Mark Burgess & company return to the Middle East Downstairs after their sold out performance in October of 2015.
With support from...
Soft Kill (Profound Lore)
Way Out (Cercle Social Records)
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SAT 5/30 MATINEE SHOW: LeaguePodcast & Broken Stereo Present: Who Killed Spikey Jacket?, Tenebrae, Broken Stereo, BarRoom Heroes
CALABRESE - Family always forges the strongest bonds. That's certainly the case when it comes to music as well.
Steeped in a hard rock swing, brash punk energy, metallic bombast, and a healthy helping of death rock, these three musicians—Jimmy Calabrese [vocals, bass], Bobby Calabrese [vocals, guitar], and Davey Calabrese [drums]—established a diehard following and garnered immense critical praise outside of the traditional system, emerging as underground luminaries from their native Phoenix, AZ.
Tastemakers from Alternative Press and Guitar World to Metal Hammer, Rue Morgue, Fangoria, and Rock Sound have featured them, while the trio has shared the stage with the likes of Tiger Army, She Wants Revenge, Strung Out, Nekromantix, and more. However, Lust For Sacrilege, sees this D.I.Y. outfit become even more dynamic and deadly.
While supporting Born with a Scorpion's Touch during a West Coast tour, the boys collectively agreed on the direction of what would become Lust For Sacrilege in late 2013.
"We were listening to darker, heavier bands like Mastodon, Danzig, and Black Sabbath, while driving through the mountains of Washington," remembers Jimmy. "There was something about the landscape and the music that reflected a feeling we wanted to pursue. We're from the desert, so the settings of Seattle, Portland, and Salem really inspired us. We decided to get heavier without losing sight of our other inspirations like Roy Orbison and Black Flag."
SAT 2/14 Walter Schreifels & The Dead Heavens (Ex-Quicksand), A Horse Named Glue (Joshua English ex-Six Going on Seven), Aaron Perrino (Sheila Divine) at MIDDLE EAST *CANCELLED SNOW*
SAT 2/7 The Drax (Goddamn Draculas) Record Release Show, Aquanutz, Township, Planetoid, and Party Bois AT MIDDLE EAST DOWN
The Drax (Goddamn Draculas) Record Release Show, Aquanutz, Township, Planetoid, and Party Bois - 18+ $12 Advance / $15 Day of Show 8pm doors
SUN 12/21 MATH THE BAND (Vinyl Release), Gracie, Midriffs, Rosie and the Rosies - MIDDLE EAST UPSTAIRS
Charanjit Singh on how he invented acid house ... by mistake
Cast your mind to the acid house scene and your immediate thought probably doesn't involve an ageing Bollywood session musician. Yet the softly spoken Indian man who greets me at the door of his friend's suburban Acton home on a sunny Sunday morning is credited with creating what some have labelled the first ever acid house record.
Charanjit Singh's back catalogue could have disappeared into musical obscurity were it not for the cult album Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat that he created in a few days in Mumbai in 1982. The album is one of the earliest records to use the legendary Roland TB 303 synth – a machine synonymous with the acid house sound – and Singh paired this with the equally renowned Roland TR 808 to create an album astonishingly unusual and ahead of its time. So far ahead, in fact, that it appears to pre-date the first acid house records to come out of Chicago by about five years.....
HEEMS (of DAS RACIST)
Himanshu Kumar Suri, better known by his stage name Heems, is anA merican rapper from Queens, New York. Best known for being part of thealternative hip hop group Das Racist, Suri is also the founder of Greedhead Music, an independent record label. In 2012, Suri released his first solo mixtape,Nehru Jackets, on his Greedhead imprint and in conjunction with SEVA NY, a community-based organization from Queens of which Suri is a board member. Suri has also written about music and all things South Asian for the Village Voice, Death and Taxes magazine, Fuse, Stereogum and Alternet.
In January 2011, Rolling Stone magazine named Suri #11 on its list of "50 Top Tweeters in Music".
MONDAY AUGUST 4
MIDDLE EAST DOWNSTAIRS
Charanjit Singh (from India, Acid House)
Heems (of Das Racist)
18+ $10 Advance / $12 Day of Show
Monday, Aug 04, 2014 8:00 PM EDT
Charanjit Singh (from India, Acid House), Heems (of Das Racist), The Kominas
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