Seth Faergolzia’s Multibird + Martin Bisi and his band + Sound and Chaos
Seth Faergolzia’s Multibird + legendary New York producer Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, Swans & a Million more) and his band.
The show will also feature a 72 min film about Martins work.
Starting at 7.30pm
Sound and Chaos: The Story of BC Studio
After producing Eno and many avant garde and hip hop acts, Bisi, Bill Laswell and Material, struck gold in recording Herbie Hancock’s Grammy winning hit, Rockit. This was the first mainstream, popular song to feature a DJ and a turntable, utilizing “scratching”. Following that success, Bisi worked with many other influential musicians at BC Studio, including Sonic Youth, Swans, Afrika Bambaataa, the Violent Femmes and the Dresden Dolls.
Despite BC Studio’s location in a run down factory building near the polluted Gowanus Canal, the indie rock, experimental and hip hop musicians who recorded there swore by its grungy character and natural acoustics.
However, the future of the recording studio is in question as it is being squeezed by the encroaching gentrification and rising prices of the Brooklyn neighborhood. A new, massive Whole Foods supermarket across the street is the latest addition to this once out-of-the-way area, that Bisi fears will increase property values to the point of pushing out long-time renters and artists like himself.
The documentary includes interviews and footage of musicians who recorded there such as Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth, Michael Gira of Swans, Brian Viglione of the Dresden Dolls, Bob Bert, who played on Sonic Youth’s Bad Moon Rising, Bill Laswell of Material, JG Thirlwell aka Foetus, Grand Mixer DXT, Jim Coleman of Cop Shoot Cop, Gordon Gano and Brian Ritchie of Violent Femmes and Michael Holman of Gray (with Jean-Michel Basquiat).
Martin Bisi and his band
and finally headlinall the marvellous
Seth Faergolzia’s Multibird
£7 otd / £5 members