Alaska B/Brian Seeger + Wax
Attic + Sunken Skulls + ttttttttttttttt
Nov 2, 2006
@ Casa Del Popolo
part of Nov 2006 update
After experiencing the first Montreal Knows No
Wave show that the Havoc in Heaven crew put on a couple months ago, I
was pretty stoked to see what they'd assembled for this fine autumn
evening. Armed with ears and a distinct lack of earplugs I was out to
conquer the world, but some good old fashioned noise seemed like a
reasonable compromise. At the high high price of
PAY WUT U CAN there were no complaints out of me, and
the gnarly posters and perfect venue sealed the deal. The show started
a tad late but the comfortable atmosphere (and nearby dépanneur) kept
all my shit inside.
starts with a couple of folks: Brian Seeger on banjo and tape
loops and Alaska B on homemade noise instruments - what we got
was abrasive but sometimes melodic experimental sounds... it was
interesting stuff but the tape loop guy's homemade banjo pick-up kept
Next up was Wax Attic,
whose two guitars, drum machine, and screamed vocals lured me into
expecting some sort of teenage high school rock band massacre before
they plummeted into noise and massive irony ("SMOKE WEEEEED!!!").
Their opus is "Fuck No Skoolz" which can be heard on their
dropped the beats next with their brand of dense, heavy noise. There
was no relent at any point in their set, so they were by far the
harshest of the evening's ceremonies. It was good clean fun for
noiseheads like me, and very uniformly intense throughout.
Finally came the big guns. This was my second time
seeing tttttttttttttt so I was pretty stoked to hear what
they'd come up with this time. Well, it was basically the same set as
last time, but I'd be damned if I cared. Their noisy yet melodic,
chaotic yet rhythmic performance is one of the best this fine city has
to offer, and their stage presence is minimal yet solid. I like the
structure and tightness of their show; it was a good way to end the
evening in contrast to the other more wild and improvised acts.
Exquisite stuff, and even if you hear it recorded you need to go
witness it live. Montreal's finest.