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Week of April 6th: Blotter

By April 7, 2014 blotter, events No Comments

Here’s what’s going on this week. One general thing is CMU Spring Carnival is Thurs-Sun. Usually fun to roll through that. Sometimes the headliners are really good, but this year it’s Mac Miller and Iconia Pop. Kind of strange for CMU, but people watching is always fun. 7PM on Friday on the lawn.

WEDNESDAY
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A book release/party/event/hangout/reading/social_gathering for Ed Steck’s “The Garden: Synthetic Environment for Analysis and Simulation” published by Ugly Duckling Presse with readings by:

Ed Steck
(Ed Steck is a writer from Pittsburgh.)

Lauren Russell
(Lauren Russell is the author of the chapbooks, “Dream-Clung, Gone” (Brooklyn Arts Press) and “The Empty-Handed Messenger” (Goodbye Better). She is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Hot Metal Bridge.)

Jeffrey Schrader
(Jeffrey Schrader is the author of “Art Fraud” and “gridpattern”. He’s working on something new now.)

Tom Sweterlitsch
(Tom Sweterlitsch is the author of “Tomorrow and Tomorrow”.)

Christine McInnes & Shawn Maddey
(Christine McInnes & Shawn Maddey are co-editors of Barge Press.)

Christine Stroud
(Christine Stroud works as the Associate Editor for Autumn House Press. Her chapbook, “The Buried Return”, is being released by Finish Line Press in April 2014.)

I will have copies of The Garden: Synthetic Environment for Analysis and Simulation.

Two kegs of beer inspired by “The Garden” brewed by Greg Kamerdze with a suggested donation!

Ten minute readings!

Food, music, hanging out, other stuff!

$5.00 to enter. Free if you are dressed up in an elaborate Jack-in-the-Green, Green Man, Green Wild Person suit – a green sweatshirt with green streamers is NOT going to cut it.

COME AND CHECK IT OUT!

FRIDAY
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friday april 11th

LAZERCRUNK

The monthly anything goes blast off
presents special guest:

JAW JAM
LFTF / Tuff Wax / Symbols

and DJ sets from residents
Cutups & Keeb$

Jaw Jam is the alias of New Jersey born Will DiMaggio. This young producer’s stellar sound is a genre defying form of futuristic cosmic R&B, heavily influenced by UK Garage. With releases LFTF, Tuff Wax Records, Symbols Recordings, he’s made his mark in the world wide bass scene. Expect a night of warm and soulful bass jams from this rising star.

at the
Brillobox
4104 Penn Ave Pittsburgh
10PM – 2AM 21+
$5 til 11PM $7 after

more info
Lazercrunk is a club night that takes place the second friday of every month at the Brillobox, in Pittsburgh, PA.

The idea of the night is to mix up fun, cutting edge post-genre dance music of all styles without boundaries.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1435622233350777

SATURDAY
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[[ 21+ // $8 cover ]] [[ A-OK is a party for everyone, by everyone. No attitudes. Only open minds. A club where you forget everything going on outside of the walls, and we lose our minds together as one. For the third round, we’re going to get a little weirder. We’re going to challenge you musically. Ready to go on a trip with us? ]]

** Custom-built Impact Audio Sound **
** Support by Obvious Productions, Detour, Honcho and Humanaut **

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with
DEADBEAT (Berlin)

Deadbeat is someone we’ve all been looking forward to booking for quite some time. He is Scott Monteith, an adopted Berliner via Montreal who has been releasing his own special blend of dub laden, minimal electronics since 2000 for labels such as Cynosure, Intr_version, Revolver, and Scape.

He’s performed at some of the world’s most respected festivals, including Barcelona’s Sonar, Berlin’s Transmediale, and Montreal’s own Mutek. Whether crafting quirky techno, or rumbling heavy dub, Scott continually creates music that honors the past beyond empty tribute or cultural appropriation, by infusing the digital tools of the present with a little of the magic known as human imperfection.

CONTAINER (Providence)
Container, the Providence-based, noise-techno producer, and head of the cassette label ‘I Just Live Here’, is a staple in the American noise underground. Gaining recognition with ‘LP’, his vinyl debut released on Spectrum Spools, Ren Schofield is now a highly demanded artist whose singular brand of cacophonous, hardware-based techno is built around undulating tones, furious gabba-like speeds and slower rhythmic arrangements alike. Schofield’s part of a sonic dialogue includes American labels such as Future Times and L.I.E.S that help bridge the gap between noise and dance.

Be prepared to get weird.

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and James Gyre
[Obvious Productions]

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