No Fun Fest DVD update
Just got this info in an e-mail from Carlos Giffoni:
A quick Reminder:
May 7 at The Hook in Brooklyn Tarantulla Hill benefit with:
+ No fun Djs
starts at 7pm
no more advance tickets are on sale but there will be plenty at the
door for those showing up early.
Also, good news the No Fun Dvd (2004-2005 fests) to be released on
Load Records is finally finished and will soon be on the way to the
pressing plant. release date and teaser web-videos will be availible
thanks for keepeng us uptadet!
Neato...really would like to see this no fun dvd
No Fun 2004/2005 DVD
LOAD 087 DVD
Brooklyn in the year 2004 saw a meeting of the most unlikely minds. All the party wreckers of civilization that have been rattling in the closet for the 80's and 90's recording and performing that thing that is called "noise" and quietly drew close circle for a true oddity - a summit of some of the HI NRG soundmakers using every instrument within reach.
You hold in your hands a document of this strange thing. An open window in culture has allowed you to see this trade convention. The trade this convention is busking, you ask? the business of making human minds wrap themselves around furrowed brow sweat soaked oscillator operation, lap top foppery, cutlery amplification, guitar strangulation, and every other way to physically move air to the ear you can imagine. This is a DVD document of crazed live actions of sound pirates doing a log clog of frequency jam well outside the regular FM beamed crap that pollutes this stuffed melon hellhole: Battleship Earth. What are you waiting for, suit up.
Click here for an Ipod trailer of Prurient at the 2005 No Fun festival.
MP4 (67.9 Mb)
Oh, thanks for the notice Moshe. Does this mean it's out now?
A little mini-review thing because I forgot to post a review after going to the show mentioned above the DVD announcement...
I went to that Tarantula Hill Benefit Show and it was really really weird. First of all, it was pretty packed, not No Fun Fest Packed, but I would say there were at least 200 people there. That must have been great for Nautical Almanac and the Tarantula Hill crew considering it was a benefit and hopefully they got most if not all the proceeds.
Not so good for Nautical Almanac was that the majority of those people were younger kids probably (16 year olds through College Students) only there to see Lightning Bolt and Nautical Almanac actually got heckled at their own benefit show!!!
Like, seriously what the fuck? They actually played a great set... but the crowd was not into it all. It was funny like all these kids would crowd to the front before Kites and Double Leopards played and after like 5 minutes would just leave. Same thing during Nautical's set. Imbetween sets I heard a couple people saying stuff like "I like kept on waiting for the song to start..." Which made me and my girlfriend look at each other and crack up. It was half-good for us cause we got to stand front-row and center, but it kind of dampened the vibe, and when the Lightning Bolt fans actually got vocal when Nautical Almanac played it was just a fucking shame. Some guys to my left were giggling like something was funny (I guess nautical almanac look kind of funny when playing, but they use a lot of contact mics which require movement and it meshes with their noise-hippy image.)
This one kid was shouting stuff like "Stop acting!!!" and "Play you're instruments!!!" He looked like a music a student. Strange, I guess Lightning Bolt attracts closed-minded people who like them because of their technical abilities, or something? I thought people who liked Lightning Bolt would be pretty open-minded, but I guess because they have a Tech thing they attract that kind of element.
The majority of the crowd obviously didn't know that they were at a benifit for Nautical Almanac... that their money was going to them... and that the show was supposed to be a show of support for the rebuilding of Tarantula Hill. During this heckling Nautical Almanac looked visibly peeved to awkward/uncomfortable to a bit pissed off. They were really on though, played great stuff with limited equipment (Including a couple songs w/ drums, Twig on two string bass, and Carly on Violin), but I think they didn't play as long as they could have because the crowd was giving them shit. Carly announced they'd play their last song and people cheered... such bullshit. The only other person I saw toward the front of the stage having a blast other than me and my girlfriend was Kites who was grooving along.
Then Lightning Bolt played and were fucking intense awesome as usual. I just now have a bad image of their fans. Hell, at least Nautical Almanac got money from a shit load of people if not the love.
Oh, and does anyone know how different that NO FUN FEST 2004 gonna be than the limited release one I bought at the 2005 Fest? The limited one was pretty cool... and thanks to Chris Habib for putting it together but I hope the "official" release is a bit more comprehensive.
Huh. That really fucking sucks to hear about the Tarantula Hill benefit. But at least they got a good turnout and some cash to rebuild hopefully.
what the fuck, nautical almanac are amazing. idiots.
Nautical Almanac is heavy shit. I hope that they can restore the building.
Giffoni Nyoukis Duo at No Fun Fest 2004
can't wait to see the Aaron Dilloway, Smegma, and John Weise performances again oh and of course Thurston fucking shit up slaming the guitar into the roof and all
Kim G and the Sweet Ride at No Fun Fest 2004
I hope it is ok to share this...
that video is great!
interesting read moshe, thanks
The latest from Carlos Giffoni:
No Fun Productions recommends 2 killer gigs happening in bushwick
brooklyn this and next week.
this wednesday june 7 at 8 pm
at goodbye blue monday in brooklyn
(http://www.goodbye-blue-monday.com/ for directions)
Prurient/FFH (hospital productions, totally ugly stuff)
Oscillating Innards (hospital productions, the new hope from the weast)
Pedestrian Deposit (hospital productions, total destruction)
M.V. Carbon (from Metalux)
5$ suggested donation.
then monday june 12, 8:00pm, $5, goodbye blue monday,
(http://www.goodbye-blue-monday.com/ for directions)
shiflet / bernstein duo(gmby records / heavy tapes)
carlos giffoni (no fun productions)
bryan eubanks (god electronics)
on Other related news, the No fun 2004/2005 dvd on Load Records has a
catalogue numbers and is on its way to the pressing plant. and is
expected to be out and about in mid september. go to :
for a preview of whats to come!
No Fun Presents:
Monotract xprmntl lvrs cd release party (Ecstatic Peace Records)
No Fun Event 13
No Fun Party August 5th at The Hook, Brooklyn, 8 pm
+No Fun Party DJ Action
8$ in advance, 10$ day of the show www.thehookmusic.com or ticket web
for advance tickets
check http://www.nofunfest.com for killer poster by maya miller
The official release date for the double DVD is October 30!
There is also going to be a sneak preview showing of a good chunk of
it an anthology film archives in new york October 19.
More info will be available soon on
and if you are in Japan you can catch Carlos Giffoni live with Jim O'Rourke in a few weeks:
I'm pretty excited about this.
awesome! thanks for this.
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