BC35 Volume 2 record release - The 35 yr Anniversary Of BC Studio: Live Skull, White Hills
1140 Myrtle Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11237
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 1:00 AM)
This event is all ages
Formed in 1982 by guitarists Mark C and Tom Paine with Marnie Greenholz on bass and James Lo on drums, Live Skull is considered by many aficionados to be the quintessential New York noise band. Together with Sonic Youth and Swans, Live Skull defined the term "noise rock" in the 1980s, spearheading the post-No Wave underground music scene in NYC with a series of legendary live performances and eight groundbreaking records released over the course of that decade. Often brutal and yet strangely seductive, each of these classic records creates hooks out of the most unlikely, seemingly disruptive elements, subverting traditional rock forms in previously unheard ways that became an undeniable (albeit often unacknowledged) influence on many of their contemporaries. Live Skull broke up in 1989, just within sight of that magical moment when the sort of music they pioneered began to finally break through, but the band's recorded output reminds us that Live Skull got there first.
In his much-quoted review for The New York Times, Robert Palmer declared, "With each new record, New York's Live Skull delivers a more concentrated brand of emotional intensity, a more ferociously disciplined sonic assault. Live Skull's music – a high-wire act played for keeps, without a net – is as challenging, as spiritually corrosive, and ultimately as transcendent as Albert Ayler's mid-60's free jazz or the implacable drone-dance of the early Velvet Underground. It's one of the essential sounds of our time." And, writing for New Look magazine, Robert Palmer famously declared: “The most startlingly original array of guitar sounds and approaches since Jimi Hendrix. They make guitars do things you’ve never imagined."
White Hills is an heavy space rock band from New York, U.S.A. who draw influence from many psychedelic and krautrock bands such as Hawkwind, Can, Pink Floyd, etc. The ever changing entity always pushing the envelope, their music weaves in and out of anthemic chants, deep space bleeps and other worldly madness for a mix that proves to be intoxicating. Since the release of their debut album, the press and listeners have been praising their originality and unique brand of heavy space rock.
The only consistent members are Dave Weinberg and Ego Sensation (aka Lynnea Scalora).
Temporary band collaborators include Antony Hodgkinson, Bob Bellomo, Mike Boul, Daved Pankenier and John Colpitts.