Furniture Music Sundays w/ special guest JoAnn McNeil
Jul
7
12:00 PM12:00

Furniture Music Sundays w/ special guest JoAnn McNeil

.rar aka Random Acts Radio and ambientSTL present Furniture Music Sundays. Every last Sunday of the month, FMS brings you daytime live music and DJ sets that bring you serenity and peace at the end of a long week. Music is performed with the intention of optional patronage, based on the early 20th-century concept of Furniture Music, invented by Erik Satie. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furniture_music) The music is part of the room, not to draw any extraordinary attention to its self. Blending of live performance and DJ, an assortment of members of the experimental music scene of STL and beyond will bring you a host of sounds for which to relax in. This event is free with the encouragement to donate to the artists.

Our special guest will be STL's JoAnn McNeil: https://www.joannmcneil.com/

Free
Noon - 3pm
This is an outdoor event, please plan accordingly.

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RFT ShowcaseSTL 2019
Jun
22
2:30 PM14:30

RFT ShowcaseSTL 2019

Riverfront Times' 18th Annual ShowcaseSTL, the largest all local music festival in the country, returns to The Grove on Saturday, June 22 with a kickoff on party Friday, June 21.

Enjoy over 100 performances to choose from at 11 locations in The Grove. Stay tuned for announcements on who you can see where at RFTShowcase.com.

ALL ACCESS WRISTBANDS ON SALE NOW FOR ONLY $20!!

FULL SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY NIGHT KICK-OFF PARTY, JUNE 21

Atomic Cowboy Outdoor Pavilion - Main Outdoor Stage
4140 MANCHESTER AVE
7 PM Theresa Payne
8 PM Boomtown United
9 PM Mathias & the Pirates
10 PM Illphonics
(MINORS ALLOWED ONLY WITH ACCOMPANYING ADULT)

The Bootleg
4140 MANCHESTER AVE
7:30 PM Drangus
8:30 PM Le'Ponds
9:30 PM Jr. Clooney
10:30 PM Brother Lee & the Leather Jackals
11:30 PM Looprat
12:30 AM 18andCounting
(21+ ONLY)

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

The Gramophone
4243 MANCHESTER AVE
2:30 PM Ryan Wasoba's 19 Second Songs
3:30 PM The Devil's Elbow
4:30 PM Lobby Boxer
5:30 PM The Ragged Blade Band
6:30 PM The Fighting Side
7:30 PM Mother Stutter
8:30 PM The Vincent Scandal
9:30 PM Mammoth Piano
10:30 PM P. Brown the Aeon
11:30 PM Teacup Dragun
12:30 AM DJ limewire.prime
(ALL AGES UNTIL 9 PM | 21+ AFTER 9 PM)

Taha'a Twisted Tiki
4199 MANCHESTER AVE
3 PM C Is For Cadaver
4 PM Brian McClelland's No Thunder
5 PM Syna So Pro
6 PM Zach Sullentrup
7 PM DJ Crim Dolla Cray (of KDHX)
8 PM Samantha Clemons
9 PM Ellen Hilton Cook
(ALL AGES)

The Ready Room
4195 MANCHESTER AVE
4 PM Jesus Christ Supercar
5 PM Starwolf
6 PM Thames
7 PM Little Cowboy
8 PM Sleepy Kitty
9 PM Shana B
10 PM T-Dubb-O
11 PM The Knuckles
MIDNIGHT DJ Kimmy Nu
(ALL AGES UNTIL MIDNIGHT | 21+ AFTER MIDNIGHT)

gezellig
4191 MANCHESTER AVE
2:30 PM Prairie Rehab
3:30 PM Nicholas Richardson
4:30 PM Stephanie Stewart
5:30 PM Zak M
6:30 PM Aida Ade
7:30 PM Caroline Steinkamp
8:30 PM Jenny Roques
9:30 PM The Hollow Ends
10:30 PM Ryan Koenig
(ALL AGES UNTIL MIDNIGHT | 21+ AFTER MIDNIGHT)

PARLORstl
4170 MANCHESTER AVE
3 PM Nick Gusman and the Coyotes
4 PM Sloopy McCoy
5 PM Kids
6 PM Nibiru
7 PM Bounce House
8 PM Banana Clips
9 PM The Stars Go Out
10 PM Rec Riddles
(ALL AGES UNTIL 8 PM | 21+ AFTER 8 PM)

BEAST Butcher & Block
4156 MANCHESTER AVE
3 PM Leslie and Mike
4 PM Duhart
5 PM Devon Cahill
6 PM Karen Choi
7 PM Neil and Adam
8 PM Cara Louise
(ALL AGES)

Atomic Cowboy Pavilion & The Bootleg - Main Outdoor Stage
4140 MANCHESTER AVE
1:30 PM School of Rock Ballwin
2:30 PM School of Rock Kirkwood
3:30 PM National Blues Museum Jam Band
4:30 PM Soulard Blues Band
5:30 PM Sorry, Scout
6:30 PM We Are Root Mod
7:30 PM Midwest Avengers
8:30 PM Tonina
9:30 PM Kim Massie
(MINORS ALLOWED ONLY WITH ACCOMPANYING ADULT)

The Bootleg
4140 MANCHESTER AVE
2 PM Emily Wallace
3 PM Jon Bonham and Friends
4 PM OnlySound
5 PM The R6 Implant
6 PM Crystal Lady
7 PM Bizy Jay
8 PM Scrub and Ace Ha
9 PM Najii Person
10 PM The Uppers
11 PM Brute Force
MIDNIGHT Lion's Daughter
1 AM Dracla
(21+ ONLY)

Firecracker Pizza & Beer
4130 MANCHESTER AVE
4 PM St. Villagers
5 PM John Hawkwood's Blackfoot Sun
6 PM Prime Time Soap
7 PM Let's Not
8 PM Suzie Cue
(ALL AGES)

HandleBar
4127 MANCHESTER AVE
Outdoor Stage
2:30 PM JoAnn McNeil
3:30 PM Justin Ra
4:30 PM Huht
5:30 PM The Opera Bell Band
6:30 PM Two Cities One World
7:30 PM Frankie DoWop
8:30 PM Janet Evra
9:30 PM PRYR
Indoor Stage
10 PM Agile One
11:30 PM Alexis Tucci
1 AM Saylor
(ALL AGES UNTIL 10 PM | 21+ AFTER 10 PM)

Tropical Liqueurs St. Louis
4104 MANCHESTER AVE
2:30 PM Sister Wizzard
3:30 PM Biff K'narly & the Reptilians
4:30 PM Necessities
5:30 PM We Are Warm
6:30 PM Yuppy
7:30 PM Golden Curls
8:30 PM Glued
9:30 PM Shady Bug
10:30 PM Dcupp
(ALL AGES UNTIL 9 PM | 21+ AFTER 9 PM )

For more information, visit RFTShowcase.com.

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Juneteenth Freedom Fest
Jun
19
5:00 PM17:00

Juneteenth Freedom Fest

Hey Loves! Please join us at @faithforjustice Juneteenth Freedom Fest! I'll have some new and exciting creations for you! Can't wait to see everyone! Thanks @faithforjustice@thefellowshipstl @benandjerrys@cleojones 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤Posted @withrepost • @faithforjustice If you’re in the area, join us at @thefellowshipstl on Juneteenth! There will be vendors, food trucks, @cleojones DJing, and @benandjerrys providing FREE ice cream. Bring a friend, bring the fam. Come thru! #JuneteenthFreedomFest#FaithForJustice

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Tatsuya Nakatani + Assif Tsahar :: Fuck Lungs :: Cook/McNeil Duo
Apr
8
8:00 PM20:00

Tatsuya Nakatani + Assif Tsahar :: Fuck Lungs :: Cook/McNeil Duo

Tatsuya Nakatani <https://www.facebook.com/tatsuya.nakatani> + Assif Tsahar <https://www.facebook.com/xassif>

*Telepathic free jazz explorations from two longtime masters of the genre*

Fuck Lungs

*Warped electro-acoustic punk jazz from Curt Oren <https://www.facebook.com/curt.oren> and Joe Hess <https://www.facebook.com/STLwrongdivision>*

NNN Cook + JoAnn McNeil <https://www.facebook.com/joannjmcneil/>

*Textured electronic sound environments*

Doors at 8

Show at 9 sharp

$7-10 suggested, but no one turned away for lack of funds

_____________________________________________

Tatsuya Nakatani is a sound artist, composer, and master percussionist originally from Osaka, Japan. Based in the USA since 1994, he lives in Truth or Consequences, NM. Since the late 1990s, Nakatani has released over 80 recordings in the USA and Europe and has toured extensively; performing solo, in collaboration with other artists, and with his large ensemble project, the Nakatani Gong Orchestra. He presents masterclasses, workshops, and lectures across the USA and around the world.

Assif Tsahar is a free jazz saxophonist born in Israel and now based in New York City.  He runs Hopscotch Records and has collaborated with too many outer jazz luminaries to count, including Cecil Taylor, William Parker, Rashied Ali, Hamid Drake, Susie Ibarra, Fred Anderson, Gerald Cleaver, Cooper-Moore, and Ken Vandermark.

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Ende Tymes
Apr
4
to Apr 8

Ende Tymes

Ende Tymes X
a Festival of Noise and Experimental Liberation

4-7 April 2019

Secret Project Robot
1186 Broadway, Brooklyn NY
https://www.secretprojectrobot.org/
21+ SORRY


LINEUP:

Aki Onda
Andorkappen
Asthyna (Via App & Bookworms)
Bassett/Weisblat
Bloater
Bob Bellerue
Bonnie Baxter
Channel 63
Coagulative Necrosis
Developer & Sunk Cost
Dreamcrusher
Drew McDowall
Eva Aguila
Exjesus
Form Hunter
Hiroshi Hasegawa CANCELLED
Ikue Mori & Charmaine Lee
Ironing
J Surak
J.H.K.
Jackson-Pratt
January Hunt
Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste
JH1.FS3
JoAnn McNeil
John Gross
KILT
King Vision Ultra
Kiran Arora & Ginny Benson
Le Trash Can
Madison Greenstone & John McCowen
Mike Sidnam
Mitchell Brown
MV Carbon & Ka Baird
Nephila
Octonomy
Pedestrian Deposit
Pública
Puce Mary
Purgist
Raven Chacon & Laura Ortman
SADAF
Sandy Ewen
Self Toxication
Shredded Nerve
SICKNESS
Skin Graft
Sterile Garden
The Haters
Thomas Dimuzio
Victoria Shen

with surprise performances by Dromez and Rat Bastard



BIOS / LINKS / MORE INFO:
http://halfnormal.com/endetymes



TICKETS:
weekend pass: $60 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ende-tymes-x-tickets-58873451077

Thursday: $15 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ende-tymes-x-day-one-tickets-58875375834

Friday: $20 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ende-tymes-x-day-two-tickets-58875543335

Saturday: $20 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ende-tymes-x-day-three-tickets-58875656674

Sunday: $15 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ende-tymes-x-day-four-tickets-58875694788




HOMEPAGE:
http://halfnormal.com/endetymes/

IG:
https://www.instagram.com/endetymes/

TW:
https://twitter.com/endetymes



T-SHIRTS made by the wonderful people at Forest Passage Printing:
https://www.facebook.com/forestpassageprinting/



ZINE / POSTERS printed by the amazing people at Green Leaf Printing:
http://www.greenleafprinting.net/



SCHEDULE:

Thursday April 4
19:00 DOORS OPEN
20:00 Bloater
20:25 Channel 63
20:50 Bassett/Weisblat
21:25 JoAnn McNeil (screening)
21:50 SADAF
22:15 King Vision Ultra
22:40 Asthyna (Via App + Bookworms)
23:05 Purgist
23:30 Bonnie Baxter
23:55 Hiroshi Hasegawa CANCELLED
0:30 Rat Bastard
0:50 ENDE

Friday April 5
19:00 DOORS OPEN
20:00 MV Carbon & Ka Baird
20:35 Kiran Arora & Ginny Benson
21:00 Thomas Dimuzio
21:35 Sandy Ewen
22:00 Ironing
22:25 Nephila
22:50 Le Trash Can
23:15 Eva Aguila
23:40 JH1.FS3
0:15 Self Toxification
0:40 Victoria Shen
1:05 KILT
1:30 Hiroshi Hasegawa and Self Toxification collab
1:55 Dreamcrusher
2:20 Jackson Pratt
2:45 Developer & Sunk Cost
3:05 ENDE

Saturday April 6
19:00 DOORS OPEN
20:00 Mike Sidnam
20:25 Coagulative Necrosis
20:40 John Gross
20:55 J Surak
21:20 Ikue Mori & Charmaine Lee
21:45 SICKNESS
22:15 Sterile Garden
22:40 Raven Chacon & Laura Ortman
23:05 January Hunt
23:40 The Haters
0:05 Puce Mary
0:35 Pedestrian Deposit
1:05 Exjesus
1:30 Form Hunter
1:55 Skin Graft
2:20 Shredded Nerve
2:45 Dromez
3:05 ENDE

Sunday April 7
19:00 DOORS OPEN
20:00 Bob Bellerue
20:25 Aki Onda
21:00 Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste
21:30 Madison Greenstone & John McCowen
22:05 Mitchell Brown
22:40 J.H.K.
22:55 Pública
23:20 Andorkappen
23:55 Octonomy
0:30 Drew McDowall
1:00 ENDE



If you can't make it in person, Ende Tymes X is being streamed live on Wave Farm Radio and broadcast on Wave Farm's WGXC 90.7-FM in New York's Upper Hudson Valley. Special thanks to Galen Joseph-Hunter and Patrick Nininger for helping to make this possible.


DON'T MISS UPDATES AND NEXT YEAR'S ANNOUNCEMENT - get on the mailing list at the bottom of the homepage:
http://halfnormal.com/endetymes

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Invisible No More Part 7 Opening Reception
Mar
1
to Mar 24

Invisible No More Part 7 Opening Reception

Peace Family,

It’s that time of the year for Invisible No More!

This is the 7th installment of the exhibition which addresses the plight of Black Women in America through the arts.

Invisible No More is about giving voice to issues that impact US from abuse,to when we go missing,our health and everything in between.

Please join me Friday,March 1st for the Opening Reception from 7-11pm.

Wanna submit art?
Contact me through DM or at kris.is.blackstar@gmail.com

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“I Am A Revolutionary “ : Paying Homage To Our Black Freedom Fighters Art Exhibit
Feb
23
to Feb 25

“I Am A Revolutionary “ : Paying Homage To Our Black Freedom Fighters Art Exhibit

Peace Family,

Kris Blackmon&Tef Poe bring you “I Am A Revolutionary “:Paying Homage To Our Black Freedom Fighters Art Exhibit

Come check out this 3 day art exhibit to close out Black History Month at Urb Arts.

Opening Reception is 2.23.19 from 8-11pm.
Closing 2.25.19.

For submission contact Kris @ kris.is.blackstar@gmail.com

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•JoAnnMcNeil•HeadDress•SAYLOR•BlankThomas•EricHall•GlitchGirl•
Feb
23
to Feb 24

•JoAnnMcNeil•HeadDress•SAYLOR•BlankThomas•EricHall•GlitchGirl•

Live performances from:
JoAnn McNeill
https://www.joannmcneil.com/
Head Dress
https://www.norelcomori.com/headdress
SAYLOR
https://www.saylor.site/
Blank Thomas
https://m.soundcloud.com/blankthomas
Eric Hall
http://www.wwwerichall.com/
Plus visuals projected by GlitchGirl

8p-1a Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
Pop’s Blue Moon
5249 Pattison Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63110
$5 suggested cover appreciated, but not enforced.
This is a booze-free event with an expansive offering of non-alcoholic craft spirits, cocktails, beers, kombucha, and herbal tea / juice blends, plus made-to-order pizzas from Master Pieza.



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Sex Funeral (Iowa) w/ JoAnn McNeil, JANET, and DirtSuenHess Trio
Jan
10
9:00 AM09:00

Sex Funeral (Iowa) w/ JoAnn McNeil, JANET, and DirtSuenHess Trio

SEX FUNERAL (IOWA)

Sex Funeral is the sometimes grind, sometimes free jazz, sometimes cracked electronics duo of the hyper-prolific Bob Bucko Jr and drummer Matt Crowe. SF is currently on tour as a dual electronic drum trigger duo (peep their most recent recording for a bonkers lo-fi post-industrial hellscape). FOR FANS OF: Bernard Bonnier, Ron of Japan

https://sexfuneralduoexchange.bandcamp.com/album/duo-for-electronic-percussion

-----------------------LOCAL SUPPORT FROM---------------------------------

JOANN MCNEIL

"While the world at large continues its sluggish, incremental awakening to the embodied artistic brilliance of black women, it would be easy to say that JoAnn McNeil has quietly birthed a collection of living sound and sight fully immersed in the lived-in dystopia that many black women experience on this very same world. The noise of it all (and, yes, in fact “noise” as evidenced by pieces like “Invisa Cell” with its Suzanne Cianni-esque dirge or the ambiance of “Blind Eye” and its Top 40 dance hit in a post Weyland-Yutani world) suggests that nothing from this oeuvre could materialize quietly. Yet, here we are, finally witnessing an artist gently exploding (if you will) from the strange environs of her birthplace of St. Louis (as documented in the photography series “Broken Homes”) and onto stages, galleries, and afro-futurist festivals from St. Louis to Philadelphia." - Alex Smith

https://www.joannmcneil.com/sounds/

JANET

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https://vimeo.com/142061758

DIRT/SUEN/HESS TRIO

Harsh guitar + electronics, saxophone, and drums improv trio.

9PM MUSIC
$5 for the touring act
*throw some $ to the good people of Flood Plain as well!*
RESPECT THE SPACE

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Dismal Niche Presents: 'The Columbia Experimental Music Festival'
Oct
5
to Oct 7

Dismal Niche Presents: 'The Columbia Experimental Music Festival'

Dismal Niche Presents: The Columbia Experimental Music Festival 
A 3 day celebration of adventurous art and music.

Initial Artist Lineup (MORE TBA!):
ONO (Chicago) 
HEAR in NOW (Chicago, New York, Italy)
Glenn Jones (Mass)
Benoît Pioulard (Seattle) 
Entrancer (Denver)
Forest Management(Chicago 
Eric Dontè (St. Louis) 
Midwife (Denver) 
AMULETS (Portland, OR) 
Alex Cunningham (St. Louis) 
Oxherding (St. Louis) 
JoAnn McNeil (St. Louis) 
Lake Mary (CoMo)
Tim Pilcher (CoMo)

Visual Installations from:
Sasha Goodnow, Blank Thomas + MORE TBA 

Workshops w/: 
AMULETS - Tape Looping 
Midwife - Telephone Mics 
+ More

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Amazing Spirit Art Reception 2018
Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

Amazing Spirit Art Reception 2018

  • St. Louis Public Library Schlafly Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for the 13th Annual Amazing Spirit Art Exhibit & Reception. Local artists and visionaries in a variety of mediums will share their work and their insights about the creative process.

Artist lineup includes:

  • Justin Barr (photography)
  • Rachel Hough (painting)
  • JoAnn McNeil (mixed-media canvas)
  • David Ottinger (painting)
  • Sherelle Speed (painting)
  • Sheila Suderwalla (painting)
  • Solomon Thurman (painting)
  • Doug Weaver (painting)

... and more to be announced!

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Adams/Bucko (Chicago/IA), Blank Thomas, JoAnn McNeil, Oxherding
Aug
29
9:00 PM21:00

Adams/Bucko (Chicago/IA), Blank Thomas, JoAnn McNeil, Oxherding

ALEXANDER ADAMS/BOB BUCKO JR (Chicago/Dubuque)

Improvised sax + electronics and drum shredding duo out of Dubuque, Iowa and Chicago respectively. You know Bob from his BBJR solo work, Venereal Crush, and the almighty Sex Funeral. Alexander rips in Galaxxu and operates the Lurker Bias tape imprint.

https://adamsbuckoduo.bandcamp.com/releases
https://bobbuckojr.bandcamp.com/

BLANK THOMAS (STL)

Egghead abstract electronic zones.
RIYL: plunderphonics, NBA Jams

https://squiggledot.bandcamp.com/album/sd40-blank-thomas-arrangements-for-argumentative-slop

JOANN MCNEIL (STL)

"While the world at large continues its sluggish, incremental awakening to the embodied artistic brilliance of black women, it would be easy to say that JoAnn McNeil has quietly birthed a collection of living sound and sight fully immersed in the lived-in dystopia that many black women experience on this very same world. The noise of it all (and, yes, in fact “noise” as evidenced by pieces like “Invisa Cell” with its Suzanne Cianni-esque dirge or the ambiance of “Blind Eye” and its Top 40 dance hit in a post Weyland-Yutani world) suggests that nothing from this oeuvre could materialize quietly. Yet, here we are, finally witnessing an artist gently exploding (if you will) from the strange environs of her birthplace of St. Louis (as documented in the photography series “Broken Homes”) and onto stages, galleries, and afro-futurist festivals from St. Louis to Philadelphia." - Alex Smith

https://www.joannmcneil.com/sounds/

OXHERDING (STL)

Meditative ambient electronics from Fitz Hartwig.

https://oxherding.bandcamp.com/


$7
9PM



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NOiSETTE: August Edition!
Aug
21
8:00 PM20:00

NOiSETTE: August Edition!

It's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack.

+ + + + + + + + + +

Come join us for another FREE event wherein local sound artists sculpt the air around you!

For this installment, we are:

+BITCHFIT (pvd/stl)

+BRAIN TRANSPLANT (stl)

+DREW GOWRAN ENSEMBLE (stl)

+JOANN J MCNEIL (stl)

+NNN COOK (stl)

+SPECIAL PAGEANT (stl)

+ + + + + + + + + +

Yes, the new SCUZZ REPORT will be available for purchase.

+ + + + + + + + + +

As always:
FREE.
TIP YR. BARTENDER.
PLZ PLZ PLZ for the love of god BRING EARPLUGS.
This is an ALL-INCLUSIVE event.
☇☇☇☇☇☇

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Michael Williams, Big-Step, JoAnn McNeil
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Michael Williams, Big-Step, JoAnn McNeil

Michael Williams 

Veteran Sound Artist: (Electronics/Guitar/Toys/Tapes)-Lo-Fi/Free Jazz/Exotica/Space; Close/ Far (Rhizomatic Vol. 2); Sleet Music; New Music Circle!

Big-Step

Is the multimedia music project of Jordan Paine. DJ sets of original music with live visuals. Very percussion heavy and dance-oriented.

JoAnn McNeil
Freeforming electronics

Open donation to benefit Kismet Creative Center 

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Kee Avil (Montreal), JoAnn McNeil, Trull/Cunningham
Jul
26
9:00 PM21:00

Kee Avil (Montreal), JoAnn McNeil, Trull/Cunningham

KEE AVIL (MONTREAL)

Kee Avil is a solo song project based in Montreal, QC. It combines guitar, voice and electronics into weird song forms that stagger between structure and improvisation. Kee Avil evolved from playing the guitar with broken cymbals and drumsticks into creating strange beats glued together by samples of screws dropped into crystal bowls.

https://keeavil.bandcamp.com/

JOANN MCNEIL (STL)

"While the world at large continues its sluggish, incremental awakening to the embodied artistic brilliance of black women, it would be easy to say that JoAnn McNeil has quietly birthed a collection of living sound and sight fully immersed in the lived-in dystopia that many black women experience on this very same world. The noise of it all (and, yes, in fact “noise” as evidenced by pieces like “Invisa Cell” with its Suzanne Cianni-esque dirge or the ambiance of “Blind Eye” and its Top 40 dance hit in a post Weyland-Yutani world) suggests that nothing from this oeuvre could materialize quietly. Yet, here we are, finally witnessing an artist gently exploding (if you will) from the strange environs of her birthplace of St. Louis (as documented in the photography series “Broken Homes”) and onto stages, galleries, and afro-futurist festivals from St. Louis to Philadelphia." - Alex Smith

https://www.joannmcneil.com/sounds/

CHRIS TRULL + ALEX CUNNINGHAM

Free improvised electric guitar and violin duo of Chris Trull (Yowie, Grand Ulena) and Alex Cunningham (Vernacular String Trio, Hardbody).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJxd_Lu8VPA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5N__Lfcyzw

9PM
BRING $5-7 for the touring artist and buy their merch!

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The RED Mango Kickback
Jul
13
to Jul 14

The RED Mango Kickback

Conscious Nirvana X Asahra Presents, "The Red Mango Kickback” on July, 13th at RKDE formally known as Blank Space. 

RKDE has pool tables, classic arcade games, a bar and a basement to catch these vibes. 
Doors open at 9:30pm. 

This is a free event 🔥🔥🔥

Sounds by DJ Siddall the Selecta

Live performances II
Hello Jizoo X Lakes the Voice X Synthetic Sun

5 minute guided meditation led by Conscious ⭕️ 

Come catch these vibes with the tribe ✌🏽✨

Flyer By II @MaryTran (These characters are from our upcoming graphic novel) ❤️

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An Art and Music tribut to Tupac Shakur
Jun
16
7:00 PM19:00

An Art and Music tribut to Tupac Shakur

  • 2720 Cherokee Street St. Louis, MO, 63118 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On June 16th,2Pac would of been celebrating his 47th birthday.

We miss him and want to continue to lift up his contributions to our culture—what better way of doing that then by bringing you a music and art tribute!

We have a line up of dope artists who will have work on display(and for sale) for your viewing pleasure and James Biko will be providing the sounds for your hearing pleasure.

This event is FREE!

Just simply RSVP!

Come on out because we doing it BIG for PAC!

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Fritz Pape | JoAnn McNeil | Vulvette
May
11
8:00 PM20:00

Fritz Pape | JoAnn McNeil | Vulvette

Fritz Pape - (Cincinnati)
Listen - https://soundcloud.com/radioartifact/thehum_ep014-2018-02-07
Influenced by early minimalist composers, German synthesizer experiments, modern classical excursions and slow guitar-noise dirges – an exploration of the tiny crevasses of sound, stretched into infinity for listeners to soak up and vibrate in. Fritz Pape performs frequently under the name Zijnzijn Zijnzijn!, utilizing a swath of guitar pedals, synthesizers and other sound-making devices to sculpt slowly moving, ever-evolving slabs of harmonious sound.

JoAnn McNeil (St. Louis)
Listen - https://soundcloud.com/joannmcneil
While the world at large continues its sluggish, incremental awakening to the embodied artistic brilliance of black women, it would be easy to say that JoAnn McNeil has quietly birthed a collection of living sound and sight fully immersed in the lived-in dystopia that many black women experience on this very same world. The noise of it all (and, yes, in fact “noise” as evidenced by pieces like “Invisa Cell” with its Suzanne Cianni-esque dirge or the ambiance of “Blind Eye” and its Top 40 dance hit in a post Weyland-Yutani world) suggests that nothing from this oeuvre could materialize quietly. Yet, here we are, finally witnessing an artist gently exploding (if you will) from the strange environs of her birthplace of St. Louis (as documented in the photography series “Broken Homes”) and onto stages, galleries, and afro-futurist festivals from St. Louis to Philadelphia.

Though it must be said: JoAnn McNeil is not a noise musician or sonic landscaper, but a being kemetically tethered to this world, speaking in vibrations and alien choral hums. JoAnn McNeil's photography and design are not washed out moments of contemplative exhibitionism, they're active sigil work fused together from a shattered kaleidoscope and pixelated cels mimeographed from Octavia Butler's lost visions. While McNeil's love of creating cut-n-paste soundtracks from glitches that have returned from space with modular synths and various apps remains, it is in the synthesis of the visual, the kinetic, and the spiritual that empowers her work. In the presence of such visionary work as the “Ghost Sheets” series where physiological representations of depression and internal conflicts are navigated through stark, digitally manipulated photographs, it becomes clear: JoAnn McNeil is not a multi-disciplinary artist, she's a self-contained, time displaced spirit vessel with dials set to liberation. - Alex Smith. JoAnn McNeil's photography and design are not washed out moments of contemplative exhibitionism, they're active sigil work fused together from a shattered kaleidoscope and pixelated cels mimeographed from Octavia Butler's lost visions. While McNeil's love of creating cut-n-paste soundtracks from glitches that have returned from space with modular synths and various apps remains, it is in the synthesis of the visual, the kinetic, and the spiritual that empowers her work. In the presence of such visionary work as the “Ghost Sheets” series where physiological representations of depression and internal conflicts are navigated through stark, digitally manipulated photographs, it becomes clear: JoAnn McNeil is not a multi-disciplinary artist, she's a self-contained, time displaced spirit vessel with dials set to liberation. - Alex Smith

Vulvette
Listen - https://vulvette.bandcamp.com/
Experimental folkie, ambient flutist, heady psychedelic composer, rock'n'roll superstar. Steph Foley is a one stop shop for all things creative and inspiring.

$5
8pm doors / 9pm show

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Solo Percussion/Collab Residency Pt. 2 of 2
Apr
22
3:00 PM15:00

Solo Percussion/Collab Residency Pt. 2 of 2

Local solo percussionist Drew Gowran will be holding a residency at Kismet Creative Center every Sunday from 3-5pm for the month of April. Every Sunday he will open up with a solo performance on drum set or various kitchen items/random objects. The 2nd hour will include a duo/improvised set with a different performer every Sunday. The performances are free to the public but donations will be accepted. Here are the dates being performed in April.

April 1st Solo set/duo with TBA

April 8th Solo set/ duo with Sarah Wahoff

April 15th Solo set/duo with Eric Hall

April 22nd Solo set/duo with JoAnn McNeil

April 29th Solo set/duo with Jacob Jove-Edens

SUNDAY'S
3-5PM
open to public
All ages
 

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Record Store Day at Kismet!
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Record Store Day at Kismet!

Join us Saturday, April 21st for Record Store Day, Kismet style. We're excited to present a wide vareity or records from the obscure to the well-known. Aside from an interesting selection of limited edition Vinyl, there will be music and discounts on food and drink from Yaquis and B-Side.  

Here's who we have booked:

1 pm--Joann J. Mcneil
2 pm--Jessica Cuddy
3 pm--Beauty Pageant (Tape Release Show)
4--Matthew Decker
5--Stonehen
6--Aiko Tuschida
7--Alex Long

As well as these acts, beginning at 8 we're having open jam. The drums will be set up and you can bring your ass to contribute.

With a Kismet stamp, Yaquis will be offering 2 dollar Busch Beers and 5 dollar pizza slices. As well, you can get a dollar off anything at B-Side.

SEE YOU SATURDAY!!!

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