2:00pm – 4:00pm
Thomas Klepper w/guest Jill Fraser and Peter Grenader of zZyzx Society – Library of Sounds Past Present and Future Directions
Thomas is part founder and resident of Music For Dancers, a Los Angeles staple in the underground dance community. His other projects include, but are not limited to, Open Spaces (live electronic music for listening), Association of Masks (cassette/vinyl label with limited releases), New Age Heroes (a blog of interviews that expose local unknown electronic music talent), Music by Romeo, Rinpoche Boys.
Tomorrow on Library of Sounds: Past, Present, and Future Directions – from 2 to 4 PST we will have Jill Fraser and Peter Grenader of zZyzx Society in studio, premiering their new release and discussing the zeitgeist where music intersects sculpture
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Chris Ziegler w/guest WHY? – One Reporter's Opinion
One Reporter’s Opinion—named after Chris Ziegler’s L.A. RECORD review column—is part lesson in lost history and part celebration of the new and the now in the city of Los Angeles, California, where everything happened at least once and anything could happen tomorrow. From demos to dead stock to new releases and the never-released—all genres and generations of musicians from the greater L.A. area are welcome.
Chris Ziegler is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of L.A. RECORD, Los Angeles’ only dedicated music magazine. L.A. RECORD was founded in 2005 on Ziegler’s bedroom floor and has grown into a colossal bimonthly print magazine dedicated to documenting music—in any form—across the greater Los Angeles area. Each issue is a smash-cut collection of famously in-depth interviews with music-makers of all kinds—from Kendrick Lamar to Cherry Glazerr, or Flying Lotus to Foxygen to Les McCann—put together by a team of local writers, illustrators and photographers, with guest contributors like Ty Segall, Kutmah, Tim Presley of White Fence and Nick Waterhouse. Ziegler is also a contributor to MOJO magazine and the local OC and LA Weeklys, as well as a resident DJ at the Ace Hotel’s The Times of L.A. every Friday with dublab’s Frosty and more.
This week Chris is joined by WHY?:
While WHY? fans will certainly encounter familiar sounds on Moh Lhean – Wolf’s sour-sweet croon, deadpan poet’s drawl, and ear for stunningly fluid arrangements with obsessive attention to detail – the album also reveals that a transformation has taken place. The singer’s self-depricating swagger and cynical squint is replaced by a sense of peace in the unknowing; his wry smirk traded in for a holy shrug. This cosmic sense of calm and acceptance woven throughout the album is due in part to Wolf’s circumstances during the writing process: he suffered a severe health scare far from home, but rather than let it drive him to depression, he gained a stronger connection to the living. Album track “Proactive Evolution,” which features mewithoutYou’s Aaron Weiss, even samples Wolf’s doctors — the very voices that helped shape his new outlook.
Movement is a key theme of Moh Lhean — it’s a breakup album without a romantic interest. “Easy” plays like a ward against the old ghost who haunts “January February March,” while “George Washington” finds Wolf on a tiny watercraft, paddling away as that malevolent force stays ashore. “The Water” morphs a moody folk tune into some strange new form of full-band dub, while “Consequence of Nonaction” wavers between a quiet meditation for guitar, clarinet, and voice, and wild, sax-strewn art-funk. Psychedelic album closer “The Barely Blur” — which features Son Lux — explores the nature of existence, focusing on the infinite instead of leaving listeners with the macabre chill of death.
There’s something about the album that’s both ephemeral and distinctive, like something the Wolf Brothers might’ve heard on a praise album in their father’s synagogue as kids, or on some ’60s hippie LP they thrifted in their teens, or, perhaps, on the other side of the records they’ve been making their entire adult lives. While the meaning of the words “Moh Lhean” remain a mystery, they most likely have something to do with letting go, rebirth, coming home to a familiar feeling…or venturing out to discover a new one.
10:00am – 12:00pm
T-Kay – The Archive of Feelings
As an archivist / librarian, T-Kay brings an eye and ear for the historical, unique, and transnational to her musical curation. The Archive of Feelings is a celebration of sounds and struggles of everyday life across linguistic and geographic boundaries gathered through serendipitous findings from around the world.
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Julian Schoen – Jules' Corner
Kick back at Jules’ Corner, an intersection of moods & musings.
A place to feel music from around the world and alternate dimensions,
Underneath impromptu readings of selected poetry and other works of resonance.
Come Hang Out at Jules’ Corner every first Saturday from noon til 2.
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Benny Shambles – WEIRD STUFF
WEIRD STUFF is playing along the fringes and forbidden zones of music. Taking in Prog, Krautrock and Neue Deutsch Welle masters and misfits, Leftfield Dance, DIY Punk/Post-Punk oddities, New Wave weirdos, Hardcore outcasts, Space explorers, Glam guttersnipes, Cult Soundtracks, and Exploitation of all manner, WEIRD SHIT will put a smile on your face while melting you mind.
4:00pm – 6:00pm
CALLIE – CUTS 01
CUTS 01 / a melting pot of dark wave electronic, footwork, bounce, hip hop, jazz and textured instrumentals all linked together by a cacophony of samples which have been cut, chopped, and screwed from vinyls excavated from the depths of dollar bins around Los Angeles and beyond.
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Cut Chemist – A Stable Sound
Cut Chemist Presents A Stable Sound.For over 20 years, Cut has toured the globe searching for music. Now the time has come to share that collection to the public every 1st and 3rd Saturday. The show will feature different segments to tackle different genres such as cassette culture new wave and rap demos, deep funk 45s, world beats and even contemporary artists and live guests.“I’ve been missing the ‘party in a box’ feel of mix shows that used to exist 20 and 30 years ago like NYCs Red Alert show or the LA and Bay Area’s Wake Up Show. This is my chance to bring it back and share all the great music and talent I’ve run across over the years.”-Cut Chemist