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Tue Feb 27th ADULT. [Mute Records: Detroit] + HIDE [Dais Records: Chicago] + Death Instinct @ Brillobox

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Tuesday February 27th 2018
tcrps prsnts + Illusions bring you

a dark evening of live electronic
+ human performance by

ADULT. [Mute/Third Man Records: Detroit] https://www.facebook.com/adultperiod/

on tour with

HIDE [Joyful Noise/Dais Records: Chicago] 


DEATH INSTINCT [Pittsburgh] https://deathinstinct.bandcamp.com/

before and in-between sounds by CUTUPS


$15 in advance via brownpapertickets


$17 at the door

doors open: 8:30pm
first act: 9:15pm

4104 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

More info on the performers

ADULT. is the Detroit duo Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller. They played their first lives show together in Germany in 1997 under the name Artificial Material. In early ’98 they released their first 12″ under the moniker Plasma Co. Later that year, they released their first 12″ under the name ADULT. Currently, they have released 5 albums and 19 EPs or singles on Ghostly International, Thrill Jockey, Clone Records and on their own label Ersatz Audio, (which currently has over 40 releases since ’95) They have remixed over 20 acts as well, including Tuxedomoon, John Foxx, Death In Vegas and Pet Shop Boys (for Moog Music). Before forming ADULT., Miller was half of the band Le Car.

Kuperus and Miller also make sculpture, paintings, films, photographs, performances, videos and installations. They strive to intersect the lines between art and audio. They have exhibited their work at institutions such as the Austrian Cultural Forum (NY), Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh), Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit), MOMAS (Saitama, Japan), and Centre d’art contemporain de Meymac (FR). They have shown their film The Three Grace(s) triptych at places such as Anthology Film Archives (NY), Distrital Film Festival (Mexico City), and Grey Area for Art and Technology (SF). — discogs


Since Hide’s inception in 2014, the duo of Heather Gabel and multi-instrumentalist Seth Sher has steadily released a single demo approximately once a year, often confronting hard-hitting topics such as societal power dynamics and gender-based discrimination (the group’s 2017 Black Flame EP is dedicated to Reyhaneh Jabbari, an Iranian woman executed for killing a man who allegedly tried to rape her). 2018 will mean an entirely new focus for the pair as they will welcome their debut LP in early spring via DAIS Records (Youth Code, Drab Majesty, et al). Prepare to be pulled down a dimly lit path of danceable industrial rhythms, thundering sawtooth bass lines and noisy synthesizer swells, with pied piper Gabel leading the way. — Revolver


A three-piece post punk and shoegaze group formed in 2015. For fans of Chameleons, A Place to Bury Strangers, Soft Moon, Bauhaus, and Ministry.

Sat Oct 21st TAINTED LOVE w/ Betamaxx, Troxum, Take Me With You + DJs

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saturday oct 21st
a night of synth-pop, post-punk and neo-wave

with the live pgh debut of
telefuture / pgh
analog neo retro synthwave

and live sets by
telefuture / pgh
baroque dreamdance

post punk synth pop 5-piece

plus dancing with djs
A. GREY of Second Skin

and taking place inside of Ian Brill‘s dynamic
light installation “VAULT”

$7 cover
9PM – 2AM

at Spirit Hall
242 51st Street

Thu June 16th Crash Course In Science . Interface 2037 . Cloning @ Brillobox

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Thursday June 16th 2016

tcrps + WRECKED present

the Pittsburgh debut of synth-punk pioneers

[Dark Entries Records/Schematic: Philadelphia/New York]


INTERFACE 2037 [Shawn Rudiman: Pittsburgh]

CLONING [Pittsburgh]

prelude and entr’acte sounds by Cutups & Edgar Um Bucholtz

doors open, prelude: 9pm
performances begin: 10pm
end: 1am

$10 at the door

ages 21+

4101 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224


New York/Philadelphia based synth-punk, electro-wave pioneers, Crash Course in Science (Dale Feliciello, Mallory Yago and Michael Zodorozny), have been making their distinctive noise-pop dance music for quite some time. Using primitive analog drum machines and homemade synthesizers, they released their first 7” single “Cakes in the Home” in 1979. Their darker follow-up release, the influential “Signals From Pier Thirteen”, originally came out in 1981. The latter contained the underground club hits “Cardboard Lamb” and “Flying Turns”. In 2009 the band re-emerged as a live act accompanied by original producer John Wicks and the Enchantress of Bioluminosity Andrea Beeman.

A 12” picture disc of “Flying Turns” featuring remixes by Ricardo Villalobos, Einzelkind and Frost was released on Pressure Traxx Records in 2013. The track has also been remixed by Terence Fixmer, Danton Eeprom, and the band themselves, and was released as a 12” single on Terence Fixmer’s Jupiter label in 2009. “Flying Turns” remains one of Crash Course in Science’s most recognized and most licensed tracks.

Vinyl On Demand in Germany released the Crash Course in Science box set in the fall of 2009. This limited edition of 600 vinyl copies contained 3-LP’s and 1-7” single and sold out quickly. The box set contained the first appearance of the band’s previously unreleased debut album “Near Marineland”. In 2012 Vinyl On Demand re-issued the box set as a 2-CD set. The vinyl re-issue of the same set was on the UK’s Record Collectors most wanted list. “Near Marineland” and “Signals From Pier Thirteen” are now available on iTunes as well as other digital music outlets on the Schematic Records label. “Signals From Pier Thirteen” was re-issued on vinyl by San Francisco based label Dark Entries in 2014 and a 12” single version of the song “Jump Over Barrels” was released by Dark Entries in 2015 which included a remix by Charles Manier.

“Cardboard Lamb” was the ‘inspirational basis’ for the massive 2002 club hit “Bucci Bag” by Andrea Doria, borrowing heavily from the original track. “Bucci Bag” has been used as a soundtrack for red carpet arrivals, on the television shows “Entertainment Tonight” and “The Insider,” and was also included in the soundtrack to “The Sopranos” video game. The original track “Cardboard Lamb” has been remixed by Vitalic and David Carretta and was released as a 12” single on Terence Fixmer’s Planète Rouge label in 2007. “Cardboard Lamb” was included in the soundtrack of “Interior. Leather Bar.” a film by Travis Mathews & James Franco in 2014.

Crash Course in Science’s music has been included on many compilation albums over the past several years, the most notable being “The Minimal Wave Tapes Volume One” released on Stones Throw / Minimal Wave in 2010, compiled by Minimal Wave founder Veronica Vasicka and Peanut Butter Wolf. Most recently the track “Jump Over Barrels” was featured on Trevor Jackson’s Metal Dance 2 compilation.

Crash Course in Science’s European tours included appearances in Spain, Germany and Belgium in 2015, Easter Rewind Fest 2012, Rewind Mini-Fest 2010 and Bimfest 2009. In the US they have played to enthusiastic houses at venues ranging from Le Poisson Rouge NYC to the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit to Chicago’s Empty Bottle.

“Cardboard Lamb” (original video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdNH1urxXOw


Crash Course In Science – Signals From Pier Thirteen EP