Sunday, November 30, 2003

Vinyl-philia lives ... thanks to the Brooklyn Phono Company. Just check out this impressive list of gerunds - the BPC provides mastering, lathing, pressing, sleeving, jacketing and boxing for shipping, from their Crown Heights mastering studio/pressing plant/warehouse. Other than printing the labels and creating the metal plates for pressing, the BPC does everything in house. Current clients include the DFA, Satamile, and Plant Music.

Saturday, November 29, 2003

Listen to samples from the two new Solvent EPs, designed by your's truly and art directed by SV4, with a nod to maestro Saville. (Plus a behind the scenes look at the design process, courtesy of Will.)

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

Matt Dear's Leave Luck to Heaven receives four stars from Rolling Stone. Sometimes the mainstream media knows what they're talking about. There's even a very nice comment about the artwork from a reader. Woohoo! Truly one of the very best releases of the year in any genre, watch for it in finer record stores on Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Miltos Manetas was an artist with a big mouth, a brassy pair, and ambition any true New York artist has to admire. Is he really dead? Not likely, but write him a poem anyway.

Let Jared Klett's wit be a lesson to us all: Geek (dash) Boy dot com

Best fan site ever: Fuck you Casey Spooner dot com

Quick note to our editors - so that posts open in a new window instead of the Lab Report frame, please include this bit of code in your HTML tag: target="_blank" You can go back into "Manage Posts" and correct this. Please do actually.

Looking forward to seeing the entire NYC team at the Kompakt show at APT tonight. (No mesh shirts, please.)

And, BitBoy - sorry I missed your 8-bit Schmode post earlier. I should have assumed! Seriously, someone should book The Fitness out here or in Detroit. I'd love to see them live!

Since I'll be in DC stuffing myself with Tofurky all weekend, here are my next two contributions:

American Antigravity.

Album covers remade with legos.

Oh, by the way, the Ryan Elliot mix is kicking my fucking ass. And Wired can eat a bowl of donkey poo.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Not only have I heard the aforementioned 8-bit Depeche Mode Megamix (scroll down at iRobotnik), but it inspired me to seek out some 8-bit sounds of my own, I found Midi for the Masses packed with DM midi files which have somehow managed to load themselves my Sony T616 mobile. I suppose I get some sense of twisted satisfaction from the strange looks I get when answering the phone to the haunting polyphonic sounds of Pimpf or Shake the Disease. And speaking of The Fitness, they�re currently trying to bring their own catchy electropunk sounds to the masses. If you�ve got a venue, and you�re interested in booking them to play, drop me an e-mail � I�ll put you in touch with their people.

this thursday i�ll be accompanying friend/designer/artist markus haub in a night of music vs art...markus taking on the art side with more of his mixed media work (photoshopped images printed then manually manipulated) while i�ll be handling the music side with a ableton live set of my own new material...apologize to keep posting things happening in barcelona but hopefully there are a few of you out there (somewhere!) that can make it.

8pm til? at LIVING, c/ capellans, 9, bcn

Global Feast: Detroit: Thanksgiving Eve @ tangent gallery. Kevin Saunderson, Carl Craig, David Alvarado, DJ Nova, more. Not to be missed.

Just when I was ready to give up on this filthy- festering-firey hell-hole that is So-Cal, two words made me feel a lot better...

Mutek Tijuana

Chad, you in?

Also- what's this I hear about Bloomberg wanting to make NYC a 2am bar town? If that happens, then where will us west coast fools go for the occasional all-night shennanigans- Detroit?

Musicwise, much love right now for...

Dani Siciliano (this is the single, but the whole album drops in Jan)
Michael Mayer- Fabric 13 (better than the last mix, still not sure if its better than Immer)
VA- Gigolo 7 (Yeah- I was almost sick of them too. But listen to the Terranova freakout. Gaaaahd!!!!)

Monday, November 24, 2003

RADIO.BURNLAB has been updated with a handful of new links. We are proud to be the exclusive online source for Ryan Elliot's new mix Us and Them. In limited CDR circulation until now, this has been called the "definitive minimal techno mix of the year" by people who's opinions make a difference. Check it out. (Unless you're a nitwit from Wesleyan University - see posts below.)

Kevin, I hope you saw this on your playlist article:

""This one playlist had a lot of German techno," Aubrey said. "We predicted this was a kid wearing a mesh shirt who wanted to be a Nazi." At a party shortly afterward, Aubrey recognized the playlist and asked whose music it was. "They pointed to this kid in a mesh shirt with a swastika on his arm," Aubrey said."

"Now you're playing with power."

8-bit maestro Bitshifter will be playing all the gameboys his thumbs can master at The Psychasthenia Society @ Galapagos Art Space in Williamsburg tonight. $5 / doors at 7:30pm

Transmode Virus is kicking my ass right now.

Speaking of 8-bit music, check out the amazing Depeche Mode Megamix (BitBoy - this is for you!) from Nullsleep.

Big thanks to Lynnel Herrera

The advent of iTunes has led to a new form of discrimination: Playlistism.

Only the most hirsute and manly among us will one day become Beard Champions.

I thought Seattle's The Fitness were a bit 'rough around the edges' when BitBoy dropped them on me a few weeks back, but it turns out I can't get their hooky, unapologetic and unquestionably fun electropop out of my head. Check out some of the sweet morsels at their home page. Chauffeur is straigh-up irony-laden electroclash (and absolutely infectious,) while Phone Sex is as fresh and punky and you'll find anywhere... reminds me of the Dead Milkmen and the Cure's Boys Don't Cry LP for some reason...

Sunday, November 23, 2003

I wish there were a better term for "shout out"... maybe a simple "hi" will do.

Say hi to our busy friend F.J. Desanto, who Brian and I ran into briefly at the Telefon Tel Aviv show last week. FJ is frontman for the industrial band The Aggression, dark synthpop project Hypefactor, programmer/cowriter of the new Chemlab LP, and an administrator at the Hydrogen Bar.

Funny, I had no idea you could order a G5 using Apple iTunes. : )

Virginia Tech's X Cluster went operational recently, becoming the third ranking supercomputer in the world. Built from 1100 dual 2Ghz 64-bit Apple G5 workstations, the VT cluster is measured at 10.28 trillion calculations per second - which, in lay terms, is pretty darn fast. Here are two photos of the project team ordering the G5s. So, do you just log on to the Apple Store with your American Express card and type 1100 in the qty. box?

Saturday, November 22, 2003

inventor of a programming langauge or serial killer?

Friday, November 21, 2003

excellent flyer mike...after spending the last six summers on topless beaches in spain the idea of not sweating the beauty of the human form seems something more people should come to grips with

Next weekend is the Untitled Thanksgiving Spectacular, with resident brilliance from Tadd, Derek, Servito and very special guest Scott Sterling... and perhaps the most controversial flyer since Sarah Klever's Paris Hilton is Burning design.

Look good.
Taste good.
It's good to be Untitled.

Doo Dah Parade
Almost 1,500 participants in over 100 �marching� groups will appear in Doo Dah�s 27th occasional event, toasting madness and mayhem-- making it one of the largest in the �Other Parade�s� colorful history! This year�s parade-goers are expected to top the 45,000 spectators at last year�s Doo Dah. Along with the usual chicanery, parade organizers expect a new surge of inspired social and political satire. Highlights of Doo Dah 27 include The Queen Mummers, Linoleum Bonaparte, Clown Doctors from Outer Space, Bungee Barbies, Simian to Human, Dead Rose Queens, The Spawn of Captain James T. Kirk, Elvirus & the Vaccines, the Grand Old Hags, Amnesty International, The Human Burrito, Caesar's Circus, Bastard Sons of Lee Marvin, BBQ Hibachi & Grill Team, Synchronized Housing Drill Team, Macho Dog & Bones, Johnny Neurotic, Raelian Religion, The Howdy Krishna's, Men of Leisure, Torment of Roses, Claude Rains & the 20-Man Memorial Invisible Man Marching Drill Team, The Riddler, 13 Human Flies, Tequila Mockingbird & the Royal Doo Dah orchestra and more!

Shock-O-Rama-A-Go-Go is an annual 24-hour film festival of horror, sci-fi, arthouse, eurotrash, sexploitation, cannibal films, revenge films, midnight movies, rock and roll films, cult films, rebel films, and other over-the-top perversions. Plus performance art, burlesque, vaudeville, live bands, and more!

The LADWP Light Festival in Griffith Park is home one of the most popular and fastest growing light festivals in the nation. The Light Festival began almost a decade ago, under the leadership of the late City Council President John Ferraro, who represented the 4th Council District, which included Griffith Park. Ferraro strongly supported the creation of the spectacular lighting display as a legacy holiday gift for the people of the City of Los Angeles. It was Ferraro's hope that this spectacular winter wonderland would become an annual holiday tradition. In the years since the first �Festival of Lights' in 1994 the Light Festival has grown into one of the most exciting and popular light festivals in the country.

T. Raumschmiere , Dance Disaster Movement , The Mae Shi @ the Anarchist Disco @ the Echo 1822 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park, 9pm

Wes Clark dosn't think Outkast is breaking up

hitech lowtech clock....if you have some time check out the page i found it on- yugop....looking around more i found the remedi project, more interactive animations (go to zach lieberman�s gesture machines series...simple but very cool)

Thursday, November 20, 2003

State of the nation, courtesy of Warp.

computational design and new media from Daniel Shiffman

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

WTC memorial design finalists announced.

last year at this time i was embarassed to recommend coldplay�s latest as my preferred fall/nostalgia album (in accordance with those who spent many an adolescent hour weeping over unrequited love with the smiths). this year i am a bit less embarassed to to recommend elbow�s "cast of thousands" as my choice for accompaniment while walking evening wintery streets weeping love lost...

Our friends are all busy busy this week. Jimmy Edgar updates his site with thirtytwo secrets. ooh.

Oh, and the Telefon Tel Aviv show tonight Rob mentioned starts at 9pm. See ya there.

All those living in NYC would be well served to get themselves to this show tonight.

@ The Coral Room.
512 West 29th Street

Free Show! Open Bar!

OPEN BAR. And one of the finest live sets of the year. You can't lose.

Compliments of our friend Todd Sines:

hi kids.
I am playing at this event; if you're in or around NYC, please come out!
Saturday 11/22: The first in the series I.AM.NY at Open Air
With too many of NYC's clubs shuttered and radio on corporate lockdown it's harder than it's ever been to hear new music. Saturday some of the finest veteran and up-and-coming NYC heads on the scene are gettin together to showcase original material and a throw a party of old NY proportion..

Saturday 11.22 at Open_Air
121 St Marks at Ave A
10pm till 21+

Playing their own original unreleased tunes
Brett (Boundless Music)
Chicus (Redbud Records)
Dinesh (Drive By)
Sasha (Codek Records)
SeanB (Freeskool)
Todd Sines (Planet E) -Playing a live set at 2 am SHARP!
Yao (Royal Flush)
Yellowtail (Royal Flush)

We'll be archiving this event on-line at Broken Beat Radio, Tim Sweeny will be playing excerpts from the night on his radio program "Beats in Space" the following Thursday WNYU 89.1 FM-November 28th. We'll also be giving out CD's with exclusive tracks from the producers that night.

sponsored by
Broken Beat Radio
Irma Records
Beats in Space
Doors at 10 PM ...going until 4 AM
$3 cover

more info?

PS. keep your eyes peeled for 26 November 2003. Robert Hood, Todd Sines as .xtrak LIVE, DJ Soul, Kimyon..
Coral Room / NYC
512 W 29th St bet 10th and 11th aves
info 212 244 1965
doors @10pm
$10 in advance
$12 at the door

one of the most intriguing offerings i�ve received recently: the "la monga" party, where "in a reverse of darwinian theory" a woman will be converted into an ape...hmmmm. (sorry it�s all in spanish, but i think you get the idea)

what brand are you

Magda has a new web site. Check it out. Finally we can keep track of all her antics around Europe, in lovely 8 pt. bitmap type.

I recently designed a desktop for the soon to launch official Chemlab site Hydrogen Bar dot com. You can download it right here, in three different screen sizes. It's sort of a remix of the original artwork for Oxidizer. While the Hydrogen Bar staff gets all the pieces in order, enjoy the discussion lounge and short clips from the upcoming LP.

Rockstar for a day: Monday night was the much ballyhooed NYC stop on the United Tour, headlined by Pigface. After I was dragged on stage to share the microphone with Jared Louche on the Reznor penned anthem Suck (seriously!), three busloads of punks ended up at New York's most dungeon-like bar, Lit. Martin Atkins and Curse Mackey DJ-ed upstairs, while Carlos from Interpol spun classic Lit postpunk in the basement. Nice. Here are a few pics.

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

uni_05_54 - 8px - Burnlab loves trend

Ghostly International bastard child Mike Dykehouse recently mastered his full length here in NYC. "Chainsmoking" in all of its dispossessed and corn pop beauty, is now posted on the Ghostly site under their upcoming releases column. A little trompe l'oreille (trick of the ear) in that he played all the instruments on the record, and produced it himself. And he's really sorry about that ...

Finally ... Kompakt in New York next Tuesday. Watch promoters drool over the line out the door at APT. Tickets are selling out and can only be purchased at Other Music. Bring on the Reinhard!

REINHARD VOIGT (Live Performance)
With Other Music Guest DJs:
Scott Mou (Casio) & J Dennis

APT: 419 W. 13th Street NY, NY
9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
$5 advance - only in store at Other Music

Monday, November 17, 2003

shawn mackinnon is my friend and classmate. he is (possibly) better known as dj 80 percents and plays great music on tuesdays from 3-5pm (est). tomorrow's theme is ex-lax, regarding los it live and phone in your requests! i will be co-hosting and making friends on the air.

The Greatest Album Covers That Never Were
Maybe you can't always judge a book by looking at its cover, but you can often judge an album by its cover. The cover art of a record or CD has always been an integral part of portraying the image and the essence of the recording artist. Documented by many books, record cover art has become an art form in itself, above and beyond the music inside the jacket. Many renowned artists have shown their love for this medium by creating covers for their favorite musicians.
Conceived by music archivist Michael Ochs and graphic designer Craig Butler, this project takes album cover art to a whole new level. One hundred established graphic and fine artists were approached to create the definitive album cover of their favorite recording artist. Each chose an iconic musical subject from the 1940s to the present and from the genres of rock, blues, jazz, country and soul music. The result is an original and highly creative collection of contemporary art.

Famewhore rips off Fehlmann?

Gather the troops

Sunday, November 16, 2003

Opening Dec. 11: D Troit, the inaugural show at Gigantic ArtSpace, 59 Franklin St., New York, NY. "D Troit examines the city of Detroit and its specific socio-political conditions that have given rise to new forms of cultural and artistic production. ... This exhibition is not a comprehensive show representing the city of Detroit, but a sampling of the diverse body of visual culture and music in the city." For more details, read the full press release.

The NYC contingent will have to share their thoughts for those who can't make the trip.

Saturday, November 15, 2003

history, theory, and loudness. read the band descriptions and replace musical influences with listed panelists from the mit a random kind of makes sense...

Friday, November 14, 2003

[Regarding the previous post] Damn, Kevin - that's scary!
Better than horoscopes for sure. Hilarious.

You are The Faith! You are so underrated it's sad. You are shy but hold a lot of anger and power inside of you. You may seem kind of snotty but it's mainly misunderstanding. Also you are highly self-involved in the projects you undertake, you are a go-to person. Don't worry, everyone will come to their senses and start paying attention to your awesome talent in no time.

...change one answer about clothing (couldn't decide between all black all the time or button up shirt - because both are true), and...

You are Minor Threat! You are intelligent, energitic and DIY embodied. You don't take any crap from anybody, but are willing to accept anyone in the underground. You love to exchange new ideas and are well respected in the scene. People like you because you started it all, you are passionate and you are great at what you do.

Just the right pick-me-up after spending SEVEN hours in Detroit Metro Airport today... er, I mean "The Edward H. McNamara Northwest International Gateway". Whatever. I love that there are a dozen newsstands in the terminal. I hate that the edgiest design magazine to be found is Metropolitan Home. Seriously!

Being a DC native, I'm particularly fond of this poll: What DC Hardcore Band Are You?

For those NYC folk looking for something to do tomorrow night, 2 suggestions:

1 ADORE :: this Saturday November 15th , 2003
Music starts at 10 pm - til 4 am. No Cover.
DJ/Producer Marc-Alan Gray ( Loveslap! SF, SocietyHeights, London/SpencerGray,
Tommy Bones( Kingstreet/Nitegrooves/ Wave , hosts Christina Chang and Suheyla Pekin

121 saint mark's place
between 1st and Avenue A
**NOTE OPENAIR has been remodeled so here's a good cheap opportunity to see what they've done.

2 DICK CHENEY's DANCE PARTY Saturday Nov. 15
Free ($4 cash bar)
11PM until ?
Aaron Hedges District of Corruption Cubik, DC)
w/Special Guest:
Bruce Tantum

FLUXCORE Gallery & Event Space
340 Grand St. Williamsburg, Bklyn

Thursday, November 13, 2003

Karl and Marius return to Lab Report active duty on the same day? Yay!

If you've been wondering where to do your virtual record shopping since Groovetech's demise, try nuloop. This French site offers free Real Audio previews of large quantities of vinyl.

For those tracking my location with push-pins on one of those big wall size world maps, I'll be back in New York City on Friday... maybe even for a whole week! The extra-extra-extended stay in Detroit has been a blast for sure, but I do admit I cried myself to sleep last night for missing the Raumschmiere/Ellen Allien show back east. Before this starts to read like a personal blog, on with the news:

Textfield Magazine #2 now on select newsstands.
The Galactica November issue online.
Nice work and sweet little site from intoto.
Maharam textiles: great stuff. Be sure to view Hella Jongerius' Repeat family under 'featured textiles'.

Just launched a new site - check out The name "Unlekker" is a play on the word "lekker" from German and Scandinavian languages, meaning lovely or fabulous. Unlekker is, well, not.

Detroiter Todd Osborn takes on The Bug in a good old fashioned ragga soundclash for a Peel Session. Under the alias Soundmurderer, Osborn has recorded several 12's for his own Rewind-Records imprint and also records for Spectral/Ghostly under his own name. Unquestionably, Osborn wins this battle hands down.

just got this sent from the sonar mailing list. cool to have detroit on my doorstep for once

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Kevin's post led me to check up on Legodeath, now the more generic Blockdeath to avoid overzealous lawyers, which led me to WeAreRobots, which led me to select 'Robokopf' from the lineup, which led to much snickering.

Photographer Tim Davis, whose latest New York exhibition at Brent Sikkema Gallery garnered positive reviews but has received less friendly notice by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). He is one of the 261 people sued by the mass-market music monopoly for downloading music on the internet. To help with legal fees, Davis is selling "Free Timmy" t-shirts for $25 on his website,

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Geeks and Legos.

You've always wanted to...

That settles it then. In addition to being the international newswire for freaks, unwitting hipsters and metrosexuals, Burnlab is now the unofficial Ellen Allien fan club. Someone has to do it.

Yes speaking of Ms. Allien, can anyone tell me why there were only 20 people at The Echo on Sat.? I just don't get LA. I am moving to Berlin, I swear it!

Speaking of Ms. Allien, Bitboy has photos from last Friday's show in SF with Rich.

...And speaking of photos, I've been terribly delinquent in uploading evidence from the past few weeks. I hope to remedy this soon.

For those who have never seen him live, your children will shun you for missing T.Raumschmiere on Wednesday, at the Knitting Factory. Even more dramatic, is that he'll be sharing the stage with dreamy Berlin frau Ellen Allien.

Wed. Nov 12 9pm
The Knitting Factory
74 Leonard St, NY NY
$12 adv. $15 door

Monday, November 10, 2003

Daniel Miller Happy Hour on Radio Eins: November edition.

Friday, November 07, 2003

A design for a glass dome, which would be elevated over Crystal Palace Park, has been proposed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects, double winners of the architectural award the Stirling Prize. It would be built above the plinth where the original Crystal Palace, created by Joseph Paxton to house the 1851 Great Exhibition, stood. The original Crystal Palace burned down in 1936. Philip Kolvin of the Crystal Palace Campaign, which fought to save the top part of the park from being turned into a 36-cinema multiplex, approached the architect Chris Wilkinson 18 months ago to create a design. Chris Wilkinson said: "This will be an iconic building of the 21st Century. It will be the first building of its kind in the world."

On November 8, the James Cohan Gallerywill present Pictures From the Surface of the Earth, an exhibition of photographs by Wim Wenders, the acclaimed film-maker best known for films such as Paris, Texas (1984), Wings of Desire (1987), and The Buena Vista Social Club (1999). This will be the first exhibition of his photographs in New York. Since 1983, Wenders has developed a major body of photographic works from his travels which have taken him around the world. Our exhibition will focus on his large-scale panoramic photographs taken in the American West, Cuba and Israel. For Wenders �the road� has held much allure and has been the driving force in his cinematic and photographic career. In his images of urban and rural landscapes, the essence of a place is captured and becomes the main character driving the narrative. They are stories unfolding within a single frame.
JAMES COHAN GALLERY, 533 West 26th Street New York NY 10001, Nov. 8 � Dec 20.

In anticipation of Tim Burton's new film, BIG FISH, Moving Image presents a retrospective of the filmmaker's imaginative body of work. PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE launched a iconic comic character while further establishing Burton's cinematic talents. ED WOOD pays homage to B-movie visionary Ed Wood, and features an exceptional turn by Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi. Burton's animated short VINCENT will precede the feature. BEETLEJUICE reveals Burton's style at its most audacious, as Michael Keaton delivers a wild tour de force performance. BATMAN is rich with Burton's visual sensibility, a magnificent realization of the world of Bob Kane's comic book. BATMAN RETURNS amplifies the first film's style, and is propelled by an ensemble including Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer, Danny DeVito, and Christopher Walken.
35 Avenue at 36 Street, Astoria, NY 11106

SOUNDLESSONS, Sat. Nov. 29th 2003
The Soundlessons Collective comes together once a month consisting of LA's best dj's, tastemakers & teachers.

Tom Guiton, Laura Merage, Lori Bauman, November 8 - December 11, Opening reception: Sunday, November 16, 2-5pm, I-5 Gallery, 2100 North Main St., #9 (at the Brewery complex), Los Angeles, CA
Each artist re-describes the figure within different media and artistic traditions. Lori Bauman uses video to transform the simple act of a man walking into an expression of timeless isolation. As the cloaked figure moves through the ruins of ancient Venice, the work draws us into its mystery. In other work, she captures stills from her videos to further infuse the mundane with social and religious meaning. Tom Guiton paints human-scale figures in a collage-like manner uniting naturalistic and symbolic elements in the same image. The juxtaposition of content requires a re-framing of context. Laura Merage also uses context to envision the human. Her photographs become objects as she places figurative elements in boxes arranged as sculpture.

Spundae features Richie Hawtin this Saturday, 6655 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood and Ellen Allien is at The Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd., Silverlake.

UP HOUSE - a new way to think about the home.

The Copro Nason Gallery presents "Closing Party" the end of "THE HAUNTED DOLLHOUSE" including the vignettes of the Deux Filles Dolls, "LE JEU DE KINDERSPIEL" produced and directed by Augusta Fea. Vera and Barbara Duffy,Blaine Capatch, Anthony Sunseri, Amy O'Neil and introducing Ivy Rose Geary with music by Mr. Uncertain.
Saturday Nov. 8th, 6pm to 11pm, 11265 Washington Blvd., Culver City

Shock-O-Rama-A-Go-Go is an annual 24-hour film festival of horror, sci-fi, arthouse, eurotrash, sexploitation, cannibal films, revenge films, midnight movies, rock and roll films, cult films, rebel films, and other over-the-top perversions. Plus performance art, burlesque, vaudeville, live bands, and more!


Tell it to the hand.

Yes, you are surrounded by idiots.

Thursday, November 06, 2003

The anti-post:


Lynnel H helped.

Pigface hit the road today. A few dates our readers may want to know: the industrial supergroup (that has outlived most regular groups) rolls into Detroit's St. Andrew's Hall next Tuesday 11/11, New York City 11/17, Hollywood 12/03, San Fran 12/06, and homecoming at The Metro in Chicago on Saturday 12/13. In typical fashion, there will be as many as 14 artists from different bands involved at any given point along the tour. Holding down the key positions will be Martin Atkins (PiL, Killing Joke, Ministry, etc., etc.), En Esch (KMFDM), Charles Levi (My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult) and our good friend Jared Louche (Chemlab, H3LLB3NT). Jared will be hocking super-limited-edition Chemlab EPs and reissues of the the legendary "Fuck Art, Let's Kill" t-shirts.

After getting good and bruised at the Pigface show in Detroit next Tuesday, slide into some Germanic minimalist funk down the street for part four(??) of Magdapalooza. Paxahau welcomes Magda back again - this time its a FREE show at swankyish nightclub Panacea.

"If Magda were a drug, I'd take her every day."
- Matthew Dear, 2003

Consider Wednesday ruined.

This Saturday is the opening reception for the Actual Size Biennial at the Detroit Contemporary.

The Actual Size Biennial, in its fourth run, returns to its original size from the fall of 1999 when detroit contemporary hosted 4.25" by 5.5" Actual Size. Again, each participating artist was individually invited to create one work for this exhibition in any medium; any approach, maintaining the size restriction of 4.25" x 5.5". A personalized note mailed from a distant land filled with brief allusions to adventures and new experiences? Perhaps, but these are stories exclusively to and from Detroit. detroit contemporary's largest exhibit to date, with nearly 250 intimate works, small enough to fit in your back pocket, this exhibition once again demands recognition of the diversity and wealth of creative talent in our urban community. All works will be exhibited within the walls of detroit contemporary.

This six-week art exhibition runs from Saturday, November 8th through Sunday, December 21, 2003 with an opening reception to meet the artists on Saturday, November 8th, from 6pm to 10pm. detroit contemporary's galleries are open Thursday through Saturday 12pm-6pm and Sundays 12pm-5pm. Please take note of this change in hours. detroit contemporary is located in the Woodbridge Historic District at 5141 Rosa Parks Blvd. This is two blocks north of Warren Avenue, two blocks south of the I94 expressway, and three blocks west of Trumbull. You may contact detroit contemporary by phone at 313.898.4ART or via electronic mail at detroit contemporary's web site is This event is free and open to the public. Free on the street parking available.

I just found out thirty minutes ago that I'm on the roster of participating artists (due to some drunken promise/proposal made many months ago, I guess). Never fear, the gears are spinning. Also showing work are Burnlabers Andy Malone, Jaron Rothkop and Sherry Gaines, and Detroit area artists from all walks and disciplines, such as Maxwell Davis, Ron Zakrin, Kate Silvio, Mark Arminski and Herb Babcock.

Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Hey everyone, Thursday night is the next chapter of Micromini...

Come on down to FILTER 14 for the return of MAGDA and Sammy Dee!!!!

Also playing will be Philip Sherburne, the man who COINED THE TERM "microhouse." And he will definitely define it for you. I'll be spinning records, and sweating to the newies...

Filter 14
432 W 14th St
10pm-4am $7


Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Monday, November 03, 2003

Welcome to Burnlab Mike Servito (it's about time)

Lots of wonderful things going on in Detroit in the upcoming week!

first this...

Thursday, November 6th

Ghostly International's Spectral Sessions

Over a year after the label's involvement in the famed Touch series, Ghostly returns to the local club, where much of the original story began. This event celebrates the efforts of sub-label, Spectral Sound, including Matthew Dear's new album, Leave Luck to Heaven.

Chicago's Dirty Criminals crew guest stars, direct from Gigolo records.


Matthew Dear (live - Spectral, Plus 8, Perlon)
Todd Osborn (Spectral, Rephlex, Rewind!)
Carlos Souffront

In the Red Room:
The Dirty Criminals (Gigolo)
-Hieroglyphic Being (live - Spectral)

The Necto
516 E. Liberty

$10 / $15
Doors at 10


and then...

Saturday, November 8th, 2003

Paxahau presents
in association with blackbx and ghostly

but, seriously...

A Birthday Celebration for Paxahau's Jason Huvaere and Ghostly's Sam Valenti IV!

At Untitled

Featuring the musical tastes and talents of the following artists:

Main Room

Sammy Dee
� Perlon | Berlin, Germany

Sammy Dee is one half of the Perlon super-group Pantytec. He has performed in Detroit three times for us and has left everyone in wonder over his amazing track selection and impeccable mixing. From spaced-out funky techno to deep, bass-heavy house rhythms, Sammy Dee throws down sets that make techno lovers and househeads alike move. And nobody has more fun during it than him.

Ryan Elliot
� Ghostly International | Detroit

The dapper dressed Mr. Untitled has been making big moves as of late. With his new mix out on Ghostly titled "Us and Them", Ryan has been featured on Chicago's Proton Radio and gotten stellar reviews all over Detroit and beyond. He is also credited for bringing back techno during the week with his residency at Goodnight Gracies in Ann Arbor on Tuesdays. With smooth, quick mixes and tight selection, Ryan lays down icey-cold tech-house in a fashion that gives credence to the thoughts of those who think he is one of Detroit's (and the mid-wests') best-kept secrets.

Back Room

Matthew Dear (Live P.A.)
� Perlon, Ghostly International, Spectral | Detroit

Derek Plaslaiko & Mike Servito
- Untitled, Detroit Bachelor Deejays| Detroit

With paxahau resident DJ's

Chuck Flask & Drew Maddox

This event will be taking place at the Untitled club night inside The Shelter at Saint Andrews located at 431 E. Congress in downtown Detroit.
18+ with valid photo identification gets you in the door, 21+ to partake in alchoholic libations. As always, The Shelter offers drink specials until midnight.
10:00 PM � 2:00 AM

Tickets are on sale starting Monday, November 3rd at PayPax.

All on-line ticket purchases will come with one FREE CD of your choice from our extensive archives. This offer excludes live pa's. These recordings are digitally mastered and professionally printed for quality. Upon ordering, your name will be held at the door and your CD will be waiting for you. You can choose the dj set of your choice by visiting and selecting the archives option.


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where you at doyle???