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Title: NO FUN FEST 2007
Post by: SILVUM on May 14, 2007, 09:13:38 AM
Anyone gonna be there?  I am only going because I need to see Keiji Haino, Pain Jerk and Incapacitants.  I am also curious to see how Yoshimi and Kim Gordom will sound, and I am excited to see Merzbow if the rumours are true he will be performing analogue material.

Non Japanese performers I am super excited to see:

Hive Mind + Damion Romero, Raionbashi & Kutzkelina, Charlie Draheim, Religious Knives, The Rita, Stegm
Title: Re: NO FUN FEST 2007
Post by: karihane on May 17, 2007, 04:02:39 AM
Thank you for your information :D

Would you tell us more about  the specific date and location of the event?
Title: Re: NO FUN FEST 2007
Post by: ripley on May 17, 2007, 08:08:12 AM
It's May 17th -20th in Brooklyn, NY.

There's more info here:
http://www.nofunfest.com/2007.html
Title: Re: NO FUN FEST 2007
Post by: pauladmin on May 21, 2007, 01:58:39 AM
So, any reports on how things went?
Title: Re: NO FUN FEST 2007
Post by: krakow on May 22, 2007, 04:00:23 PM
I'm particularly interested to know about the Merzbow and Keiji Haino sets - what did either of them do and how was it?

Anyone spotted any photos floating about yet?
Title: Re: NO FUN FEST 2007
Post by: alancummings on May 22, 2007, 05:28:20 PM
My contacts tell me the house was packed for both sets. Haino started with a quiet ethnic guitar piece with some vocals, presumably to annoy the audience. Then he ripped into electric guitar mode, about 15 minutes worth of air synth, and then wrapping up with 10 minutes of looped and layered vocals. The set was around 45 minutes.
Merzbow apparently started on the laptop then started adding analogue stuff over the top.

Both sets were greeted by rowdy and very drunk moshpits...

Alan

 
Title: Re: NO FUN FEST 2007
Post by: krakow on May 23, 2007, 03:44:25 AM
Here's a review from the NY Times, which talks about both Haino & Merzbow's sets primarily: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/21/arts/music/21nois.html

Some photos of Keiji Haino at No Fun Fest on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/98513684@N00/

and this guy has some of Merzbow: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jorrge/sets/72157600228233894/
Title: Re: NO FUN FEST 2007
Post by: shoestore on June 10, 2007, 01:02:37 PM
meat is murder ::)
Title: Re: NO FUN FEST 2007
Post by: SILVUM on November 03, 2007, 11:33:08 PM
I just want to mention that the audience was for the most part CLUELESS in regards to how to respond to Keiji Haino.  Basically, they were moshing during a ritual.  I was severely irritated and embarassed by their behavior.
Title: Re: NO FUN FEST 2007
Post by: JR on November 04, 2007, 01:34:43 AM
If you watch the YouTube video of the first part of his performance you can hear a loud cry of "what the fuck".  You would think someone attending No Fun Fest would be at least aware of basically what to expect from Haino-san but apparently not...
Title: Re: NO FUN FEST 2007
Post by: coms2 on November 06, 2007, 05:27:08 AM
i would give my eye teeth to see keiji haino, but the drunken rowdy mosh pits would definitely be a factor.  anyways, new to this forum and i think it's great.  i was able to order the sachiko cd as a result of info I found here so thanks  :) 
Title: Re: NO FUN FEST 2007
Post by: krakow on November 06, 2007, 04:54:18 PM
Welcome coms2, it's always good to have new faces.

I'd doubt that rowdy audiences would be the norm for Keiji Haino, in fact I would expect that most of the time the kind of audience you would get at a gig of his would be relatively serious and respectful (perhaps even overly so). Though I have to admit that this is more speculation than observation, as I've only seen him live once. My thinking just comes from my bias and sense of the kind of person he would attract to an event.
Title: Re: NO FUN FEST 2007
Post by: coms2 on November 07, 2007, 04:56:22 AM
it's probably just the Japanese but if you watch the Fushitsusha DVD, the audience is motionless.  tthat would be my preference. Standing still in front of a hurricane.
Title: Re: NO FUN FEST 2007
Post by: alancummings on November 07, 2007, 05:20:49 AM
actually, a lot of Japanese live houses have seats. some even have tables. so more like sitting still, with a drink and some chips, in front of the hurricane...
Title: Re: NO FUN FEST 2007
Post by: SILVUM on November 07, 2007, 06:11:10 AM
actually, a lot of Japanese live houses have seats. some even have tables. so more like sitting still, with a drink and some chips, in front of the hurricane...

That sounds ideal!

I'm so sick of these US mosh pit noise shows.
Title: Re: NO FUN FEST 2007
Post by: gavin on November 08, 2007, 02:13:46 PM
I saw Merzbow + Keiji Haino + Joy Heights (Otomo Yoshihide band) at a basketball court at Kyoto University of Art and Design last Saturday. It was great - high ceiling with a moon projection and two big tree trunks for the proscenium arch. The Haino audience was mostly silent but the Joy Heights audience screamed and stabbed black-nailpolish heavy metal signs at the band.  Haino played electric guitar over a loud drone, sang and played a small acoustic ukelele-sized thing - really twangy - played three theremin-like pods that howled feedback at varying frequency when he waved his hands over them, and then finished with some amazing screaming. My ears are still ringing.
Title: Re: NO FUN FEST 2007
Post by: Kyle-tah on September 07, 2008, 05:27:24 AM
just curious: was this the first time Haino had used that string instrument in the first set(live)?