Mr. Crueler presents
Wolf Eyes, Weeping Icon, Martin Bisi, Bentley Anderson, Nicholas John Stevens
1120 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11222
This event is 21 and over
Wolf Eyes began as a solo project of former Nautical Almanac member Nate Young, with Aaron Dilloway joining in 1998, and John Olson in 2000. The group has released over 100 recordings in their relatively short lifespan, on labels such as Bulb Records, Troubleman Unlimited, Fusetron, Hospital, and Sub Pop, as well as on Olson's American Tapes label, Dilloway's Hanson Records, Mike Connelly's Gods of Tundra label, and Nate Young's AA Records. Connelly (also of Hair Police) replaced Dilloway in early 2005, due to the latter's departure for Nepal. Dilloway is no longer an active member of the group but he did some production work on their 2006 Sub Pop album Human Animal and has performed with them on several occasions. Wolf Eyes' first two major tours were with Sonic Youth and Andrew W.K. They have also collaborated with jazz musician Anthony Braxton. Journalist Marc Masters discerns the influence of "the dirge of Swans, the clang of Einstürzende Neubauten, even the dark hardcore of the Misfits" on the group's sound. Nick Cain of The Wire characterizes Wolf Eyes as "an ungodly noise hybrid which sucks fragments of US hardcore, industrial, free jazz, avant-garde electronics and death metal into a sonic vortex. Cloaked in cartoonish horrorcore imagery, their music's obvious delight in its own intensity is as infectious as it is puerile."
MARTIN BISI, a New York indie rock performer and record producer, has been at the crossroads of indie, punk, avant garde, noir/cabaret rock, and electronic music since the early 1980's in New York City. At the B.C. recording studio he started in 1981 with the help of Brian Eno, MARTIN BISI has helped to realize albums by Sonic Youth, Swans, Dresden Dolls, Cop Shoot Cop, John Zorn, Africa Bambaataa, Material/Bill Laswell, Boredoms, Herbie Hancock's "Rockit," White Zombie, Foetus, Helmet, Unsane, Serena Maneesh, U.S. Maple, Christina and Jon Spencer's Boss Hog, and countless other indie, experimental and post-punk records. His most recent solo album, "Ex Nihilo," was released on April 1st, 2014 by La Société Expéditionnaire records.
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