MIE is hugely honoured to present the one and only Rhys Chatham who will perform this classic piece from 1977
Rhys Chatham Guitar Trio
Tickets are £9 in adv from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/106699
...Rhys Chatham was an early instigator of the New York no wave movement and is an artist whose work has had a profound influence upon the spheres of rock, minimalism and post-punk with Glenn Branca, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo and Michael Gira all being heavily influenced. Guitar Trio is a composition that combines the textural intricacies and repetitions of minimalism with the elemental energy of punk rock and is a unique opportunity to re-visit a moment that helped form the bedrock of music today. Pictures for Music - a slideshow by artist Robert Longo - forms the backdrop.
Surging phosphorescence... Uplifting. -- Rolling Stone
Ten Guitars, A Bass and Drums will be creating this swirling mass of sound. Performers of the piece will include Rick Tomlinson (Voice of The Seven Thunders), Nick Mitchell (Golden Lab), Jon Collin (Whole Voyald), David Birchill, Alan Doherty, and Adam Denton and more to be announced.
Rhy's write up of the Brooklyn Guitar Trio with Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Alan Licht, and Lee Renaldo among others http://www.rhyschatham.net/G3ismylife/Brooklyn.html
MIE had the pleasure of putting Cian on with David Lacey at Cafe Oto back at our first show with Steffen Basho-Junghans. It was a mesmeric affair so we jumped at the opportunity of putting a show on for Cian again. Cian Nugent is a young and prodigal guitar player and composer from Dublin who combines pre-war blues, Appalachian string band music, modern classical and the Takoma school into a deeply personal style. His instrumental explorations are expansive yet intricate in a way that recalls Robbie Basho at his best.
"Spare, simple playing that is rich with emotion and truly beautiful."- Other Music
"Sweetly beautiful melodies that swing and swirl into complex and melancholic knots."- Aquarius Records
Micah Blue Smaldone
Veteran of the Maine punk, garage and hardcore scene, Smaldone released his first solo record 'Some Sweet Day' in 2003 - a fervently authentic homage to great influences - John Jackson, Blind Blake, Robert Wilkins - that debuted a new style centered around his deft finger-picking style and distinctive vocals. His most recent LP 'The Red River' was released by Immune Recordings in 2008 and featured accompaniment by many fine Portland musicians, including the members of Fire on Fire (Young God Records), a group Micah also plays with. Micah has also appeared on on albums by Jack Rose and has played with Death Vessel (SubPop).
'Smaldone plays guitar and sings with a simplicity that underlines, rather than contradicts, the drama. You feel that with The Red River, he is finally getting comfortable with his folk-inspired palette of influences, stretching them out to fit, and making them his own.' - Dusted Magazine
'an original voice in a world full of pretenders.' - Foxy Digitalis