Quintron & Miss Pussycat, CAVE, zZz (from Amsterdam)

Quintron & Miss Pussycat

Quintron has been making genre-defying noise and “Swamp-Tech” dance music in New Orleans for over fifteen years. The majority of his ten full-length albums have the psychedelic soul of New Orleans garage R&B filtered through a tough distorted Hammond B-3 and a cache of self-made electronic instruments. He has also released strange soundscapes based on inner-city field recordings of frogs and neighborhood ambiance. Quintron regards his most significant creation to be his patented instrument called the DRUM BUDDY, a light activated analog synthesizer that creates murky, low-fidelity, rhythmic patterns. (Notable DRUM BUDDY clients include performers Nels Cline of Wilco, Laurie Anderson, and Mr. Dibbs.)

Miss Pussycat, otherwise known as Panacea Theriac, is a New Orleans based puppeteer. Born in Antlers, Oklahoma, she began learning puppetry at the Christian Puppet Youth Ministry at the First Baptist Church of Antlers. She began her professional career in New Orleans and assisted in founding the influential night club “Pussycat Caverns.” For the past fifteen years she has traveled internationally conducting puppet shows in rock clubs and at international festivals. She is the President of Rhinestone Records and produces vinyl LPs of her puppet’s many bands. Her three full-length puppet movies, North Pole Nutrias (2002), Electric Swamp (2005), and most recently Trixie and The Treetrunks (commissioned by Vice magazine in 2007), have featured the voices of numerous New Orleans musical, political, and literary celebrities, including Sheriff Harry Lee, seafood entrepreneur Al Scramuzza, Antoinette K-Doe, and Andrei Codrescu.

The Quintron and Miss Pussycat live show is one of barely controlled electronic chaos, “Swamp-Tech” dance beats, small explosions, clothes, and entertaining puppet stories. You can experience them live at their own secret club, the Spellcaster Lodge in New Orleans or on one of their many tours around the world. This act somehow has equal relevance in sleazy nightclubs, pizza restaurants, and university lecture halls.

For the attention span impaired, howabout some Hawkwind, Can, Circle, Lightning Bolt, Pharaoh Overlord? Sounds good huh? Well, it's easy to hear bits and pieces of all of those bands in the sound of Cave, a dual drummer-ed riff heavy psych rock, that takes single riffs and hammers at them, pounding and pummeling, repetitive and mesmerizing, a sort of kraut flecked hypnorock, but with all sorts of strange twists and turns, bizarre arrangements, baffling breakdowns, but woven into longform jams that should have anyone into the above mentioned bands frothing at the mouth.

The sound is punk rock, lo-fi, but lush and epic, damaged and delirious, like garage rockers raised on Magma and Faust, there's plenty of Neu! in there, Stereolab too then, but it's way heavier than that, the guitars crunchy and thick, occasionally opening up into wailing psychrock blowouts, the drums getting more and more distorted and frenzied. Imagine an amphetamine fueled Circle or Can, but via the basement, the sound a sweat soaked drug drenched mostly instrumental kraut groove
Mathy, murky, like the fucked up younger brother of Yes, a Neanderthal krautrock, laced with awesome grinding space rock riffage, blown out squalls of ur-psych, flurries of percussive splatter, chanting cult vocals, bits of what the fuck vocoder (!), but for all the weirdness, the core sound of Cave is THE RIFF. Whether it's a warbly synth, or a superdistorted guitar, or tra-la-la vocals, they all align themselves with that riff, the mission, to entrance, to ensorcel, a heaving, pulsing, throbbing mass, the sound magnetic and irresistible. Endless jams that aren't really, but feel like they should be. Like they are anyway. Transcending the laws of time and space, dragging us kicking and screaming, bouncing and bobbing, into some blissed out basement at the end of the universe, where we subsist of nothing but riffs, drums and FX. We never want to leave.

zZz (from Amsterdam)

It all started some years ago when they came into the possession of an old church organ. Armored with the organ and a simple drum kit and producing little more than some noise, after less than a week they already made their first appearance. Playing this party of a hometown infamous smuggler, the noise turned into music and the Sound Of zZz was born.
Their killer debut album (Sound of zZz - 2005), recorded for the biggest part on their boat-turned-music-factory, was the kick off for a two year tour around the globe. A few months in the USA, shows in Japan, Russia. All over Europe including festivals like Benicassim and Glastonbury: Name a roaring sea and zZz has sailed it. Mostly on their own but when loneliness hit, they always found good companionship (Fatboy Slim, the Gossip, Happy Mondays, Franz Ferdinand, the Ex…). During these two years, zZz became known for their brutal and intense live performances and their massive sound not seldom leading to outrageous sex riots.
Apart from the obvious sex, drugs and souvenirs, their music and videos brought zZz awards (Grip won the Music Video Of The Year-award), great reviews (including 4 stars in MOJO and 5 stars in Hustler Magazine, mind you) and numerous appearances in games (GTA), movies, series (CSI) as well as in edgy Italian and Japanese commercials (QP) and most recently a pan-European FIAT-campaign.
After their two year trip, zZz harboured in their hometown Amsterdam and submerged to work on their second album Running with the Beast: a catchy yet freaky, brutal yet sweet, dark yet danceable album which would be criminal to categorize in just one lousy genre. Like the mentioned in the ****review in Mojo. “..a whole lot of influences, yet somehow zZz have found a shade of black that’s entirely theirs.”.. see below..
After the release of Running with the Beast, zZz toured extensively throughout Europe and Russia among which such places as the Moulin Rouge in Paris, Sziget festival in Boedapest, all major clubs in Italy and supported Pavement.zZz made a new score for Frankenstein (1936), the classis horrormovie. They also created a score for a short movie ‘de Boule de Boule’ featuring Tygo Gernandt.Currently they are working on their new album and writing music for a theatre play which will feature Frits Lambrechts and Sylvia Kristel.
Running With The Beast is out now on ANTI- Records.

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Quintron & Miss Pussycat, CAVE, zZz (from Amsterdam)

Friday, October 18 · Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Satellite