23 April 2009

And Now For Something Completely Different - Throbbing Gristle US TOUR 2009

Whomp, Blap and stomp are not the only soundz I like. Thus, today's post about one of my favorite bands. Throbbing Gristle, founders of Industrial Records, pioneers and creators of heavy industrial and avant-garde electronica, the base from which Psychic TV and MY-BEST-GROUP-OF-ALL-TIMES Coil span off. Hey, Americanos, lucky bastards are you. Throbbing Gristle is currently touring USofA. On 21 April 2009 they were in Los Angeles performing live soundtrack to Derek Jarman's alchemical film "In The Shadow of the Sun". Check Boing Boing blog for video documentary of that performance soon.

You can catch TG playing San Francisco today (23 April 2009) at Grand Regency Ballroom. TG will play a 75 minute set of various material from throughout their history. The show is apparently sold out, but I encourage you to go there and even beg your admission in. You shouldn'g miss such an opportunity. TG will also play in Chicago on the forthcoming Sat and Sun and then on 28 April 2009 they will end their tour with a show in New York. Check their website for details.

It's good to see Chris Carter, Peter Christopherson, Genesis P. Orridge and Cosey Fanni Tutti together again. Even if they aged and changed (and this applies in particular to GP.O) their music will definitely enchant next generations of listeners.

During the show you'll have a chance to buy some merchandise and in particular pretty heavy,
7 DVD box set released on Christmas Eve 2007 - "featuring 10 full shows, most never-before-seen, ranging from the fascinating beginnings in 1979, by way of the classic videos of Oundle and Heathen Earth, and including the notorious RE~TG ‘re-grouping’ 23 years later at London’s Astoria Theatre in Spring 2004, as well as three more recent remarkable concerts, now available with a variety of newly mastered audio tracks including 5.1, binaural and conventional stereo. TGV comes packaged in a deluxe box with a 64-page book, all designed by Peter Christopherson." Wow!

Finally, you can watch here "Psychic Rally In Heaven," a short film Jarman made for Throbbing Gristle in 1981. Make sure you use HQ option and have a good setting to immerse into this sonic landscapes.