free103point9 9th Anniversary Show, New + Used

Mar 25, 2006 - Mar 26, 2006
free103point9 Project Space + Gallery (1997-2006)

97 South 6th Street | Brooklyn, NY 11211 | 718-599-5955

Performances from Eys Tek (ex-Telepathy), Brooke Gillespie aka Holy Experiment, Stars Like Fleas, The Occasion, Latitude/Longitude,DJ Matt Mikas, and many others.

Free admission. Ninth anniversary benefit show for free103point9, which started March, 1997. Performers are all using radio as an instrument or theme in their performances, and recordings will be made for possible inclusion on free103point9's "Radio Action III" CD.

Audio and video of the show will be streamed live on free103point9 Online Radio. Curated by Matt Mikas and Tianna Kennedy.
About the performers

DJ Matt Mikas
Matt Mikas is a sound artist with a history of involvement with microradio. A sonic anthropologist, Mikas uses turntables alternately as a historian and performer. In January 2000 he curated the sound program for Dave Hickey’s Ultralounge at the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa. "Of The Bridge," a collaboration with Matt Bua and Tom Roe, premiered in Brooklyn! (2001) at the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, sampling the Williamsburg Bridge and Sonny Rollins (who often rehearsed there). Mikas’s current project "Interactive Audio Response Kit" is a musical composition and listening tool created for two identical LPs.

The Occasion
Formed Spring 2001 in New York City. In 2003, completed self-titled debut album for Say Hey. Toured w/ Interpol. Released split 10" w/ The Double on Wobblyhead. Spent two years rmaking second LP Cannery Hours, out now on Say Hey. 2005, logged 20,000 miles touring the US with The Ponys, Acid Mothers Temple and Make Believe. Currently working on third LP, due October 2012. On the road in March - see calender.

Stars Like Fleas
Having quietly created 2 highly-murmured about and mostly hand-traded cult releases over the past several years, Stars Like Fleas emerged from their cubby holes in 2005, immediately creating a stir and an overnight name for themselves in a sentiment-suspicious Brooklyn, selling out exponentially larger shows with the likes of Deerhoof, Grizzly Bear, Blevin Blectum, Hrvatski, Black Lights (Kyp Malone of TV On The Radio), Greg Davis, Bird Show, Mark Morgan (Sightings) and Akron/Family. People have written many words about them from within the New York press machine: chunka chunka. In contrast to similarly free-minded groups currently fusing folk, noise, electronics , and as in the works of Marcel Dzama (who created the cover art for their last record) Stars Like Fleas stands out for the delicate way they commingle the disturbing, harsh and confrontational with something undeniably direct, sincere, silly, joyous and unashamedly romantic.

Latitude/Longitude (Michael Garofalo and Patrick McCarthy) weave melodies, lush textures, and loops into electro-acoustic dream songs. Conjuring unfamiliar sounds from familiar sources such as guitars, radios, synthesizers, clarinets, and toy instruments, the duo chart the diverse sonic terrain of their own insular world.

Additional Performers
Tom Mulligan, Matt Mikas and Ron at the turntables
Joanne Hsieh - vox, percussion, flute
Jane Cramer- vox, percussion
Carter Thornton (enos slaughter) - on homemade multi-instrument
Brooke Gillespie (holy experiment/scarcity of tanks) - guitar, vox, percussion
Allie Alvarado (eys tek) - samples, guitar, etc (with Matty on clarinet - didn't catch last name)
Warren Ng (this invitation) - guitar, cello
Jordi Wheeler (the Occasion)- guitar, effects, vox
tianna kennedy (stars like fleas) - cello, percussion, vox
Hannah Marcus - Violin, vox
zeke healy (the boggs) - steel guitar, vox