Archiv für April 2012




Th‘ Mole, AKA DJ 0.000001, makes undefinable music which is scientifically designed to make you happier, stronger, and more beautiful. With a live set combining colorful costumes, ridiculous dancing, confetti cannons, and sometimes a gorilla, he will make you rejoice and dance your pants off.

His music has been released by numerous indie labels (Daly City, Hectic, Zhark, Anti-Party, Vaatican, etc.), and he has toured Europe six times, as well as Canada, and many times throughout the US, sharing stages with such notables as DJ Krush, Venetian Snares, Ghislain Poirier, Living Legends, Meat Beat Manifesto, Mark Mothersbaugh, Alias, Riddlore, Jason Forrest, Drop The Lime, K-The-I???, Otto Von Schirach, Broken Note, 6Blocc, Filastine, Bizzart, Curse Ov Dialect, The Chicharones, Josh Martinez, Realicide, Bleubird, Hecate, Baseck, Sonic Death Rabbit, Orko, Mochipet, Hottub, Food For Animals, Azeem, and more. Whoop-tee-doo!!

BAD NEWS: th‘mole wird diesen samstag NICHT in frankfurt im IvI auftretten. leider gab es ein kleines missverständniss oder kommunikationsschwierigkeit was dazu geführt hat, dass er am 28. in berlin spielt. es gibt eine kleine chance dass das konzert nachgeholt wird mit ihm. ansonsten müsst ihr zu den homies nach darmi fahren tut uns sehr leid.


with approximately 115db of complex sounding, yet rhythmical-melodic synthesis of eight legs, four heads, about 10 percussion instruments (acoustic / electronic), 5 stringed instruments (electronic / midi), ancient computers, roughly 357 keys (black / white) on ~12 keyboards (synthesizers / toys), somewhat 820 feet of cable and a digital mixing console. the later devices are to be found, placed on a table in front of a stage, which domiciles a drumset /w drummer, whilst the residual six legs simultaneously execute the process of actuating the remaining equipment by means of coordinating mazy movements in highspeed. Receiving the knertzy audio-visual simile may lead to impulse of motion.


NEWMEN is a trio distilling noise out of pop jungle(s), post garage(s) and neo wave(s).
A sound experience oscilating between asphalt, sun and disco. Oh, and by the way: they are boys from the corners of frankfurt.

Wie immer im IvI, Kettenhofweg 130, 60325 Frankfurt. Ab 21:30 Uhr werdet ihr rein gelassen…..

21.04. AUN // thisquietarmy // IvI-Atelier // 21:30 Uhr

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Am Samstag , den 21. April gibt es das zweite im Atelier des IvI. Diesmal mit hochkarätigen Drone Acts aus Kanada. Doors: 21:30 Uhr.


thisquietarmy is the experimental guitar-based project of Eric Quach from Montreal, Quebec, Canada – active since 2005. Revolving around improvised drone music, he takes his sonic experimentations further by adding textural and structural elements of post-punk, shoegaze, krautrock, post-rock, black metal and doom metal to them. The results can be described as dark, melodic, expansive and engaging dreamscapes. His live performances are mostly presented as a real-time score to hypnotic ethereal visuals, which he creates himself for each performance.

thisquietarmy has also collaborated extensively with Aidan Baker (Nadja), Monarch!, Scott Cortez (Lovesliescrushing) and Yellow6, and has several side-projects (Destroyalldreamers, Mains de Givre, Parallel Lines and Ghidrah). He sometimes perform under the moniker hi my quiet tsar for his synth-drone/noise project.

With already such a large body of work released and over 200 performances all over Canada, USA & Europe, thisquietarmy is a forward contender as a pioneer of the experimental music scene emerging from Canada.


AUN are a Montreal-based band that melt the boundaries between psychedelic, electronic, ambient, industrial and doomgaze music. AUN have performed at the Mutek, WGT, FIMAV, Swingfest festivals, and are now set to appear at the 2012 Roadburn. They have released numerous praised albums with such labels as Alien8 Recordings, Important, Cyclic Law and now with Denovali.


Polite Sleeper

Polite Sleeper is a folk mess from New York City. Nothing else sounds quite like it. The trio with a long punk history earned its chameleon reputation as both a wild live act and three gentlemen troubadours over countless tours and three lovely LPs. They make no apologies. The latest TURF is available now, while the band continues to haul a stage piano and homemade trap kit around the world.

Victor Villarreal

Victor Villarreal is perhaps best known as the mastermind guitarist behind Cap‘n Jazz – a band which has, in no small way, helped shape the evolution of indie rock. A Chicago native, Victor’s high school band has influenced a shit-ton of bands, and channeled fist-pumping energy into just about every angsty emo/punk kid for the last decade. Post-Cap‘n Jazz, Victor has played in amazing bands like Owls, Ghosts & Vodka, and most recently, Joan of Arc.
Victor Villarreal is widely considered to be one of the most inventive and cutting-edge guitarists of modern indie rock. His unique guitar style includes elements of classical, spanish, indie and even metal. Victor is in a world all his own. And unless a cantaloupe is involved, he is probably unaware of it. That is to say: Victor’s intentions are ingenuous, and his art is pure.


Berlin’s mOck deliver an intricate brand of post-whatever, they are toying with the conventions of punk rock, of indie rock, of various, yet specific, underground sounds. As precise as they are playful, they unfurl their patterns gracefully, one puzzle piece at a time, capturing you in the most clever way, then letting you go just to repeat the ensnarement ad infinitum. mOck are releasing their debut full length album. mixed by John McEntire (Tortoise), in February 2012, offering the style of oblique smart rock which they know best. Keep your eyes and ears peeled, because every moment is a waking one, every beat is a gesture, every note is a delicately placed object, and mOck promises much for the future of their niche and beyond.