Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon w/special guest Liberty

Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon w/special guest Liberty

Natural Information Society, Frank Meadows

Sun, March 18, 2018

9:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL


Tickets at the Door

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Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon
Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon
Tashi Dorji (electric guitar) & Tyler Damon(drums/percussion) reside in separate locales but have come together from a place of mutual admiration. The pair has scarcely spoken of intention regarding their music yet channel a sound which seems to reference the familiar and the non-idiomatic at once. Flashes of ecstatic intensity, blurred timbral lines, fractal repetition, noir-ish, cinematic mystery and inclinations toward free play suggest that the two are pleased to follow a winding path to destinations yet unknown.
Is a saxophone player who´s music is defining a unique balance of uproar and beauty. Her ability to move between the often strict confines of genres and explore the elements makes her presence highly powerfull. She has encapsulated her own personal vision of acoustic music, by amplyfication expanding her range in dynamics and rocketing a more prosaic stem.
Natural Information Society
Natural Information Society
Since 2010 Joshua Abrams has toured North America & Europe with a shifting-line up of musicians as 'Natural Information Society’. The group uses traditional & electric instrumentation to build long-form intricately psychedelic environments, composed & improvised, joining the hypnotic qualities of the Gnawan guimbri to a wide range of contemporary musics & methodologies including jazz, minimalism & krautrock. The band's album, Magnetoception (eremite), was selected by The Wire Magazine as the #3 record of 2015 & by Pitchfork as the #2 experimental record of the year. Current & former band members include Lisa Alvarado, Jason Adasiewicz, Mikel Avery, Ben Boye, Hamid Drake, Ben Lamar Gay, Emmett Kelly, Norberto Lobo, Artur Majewski, Nick Mazzarella, Jeff Parker, Frank Rosaly, Jason Stein, Kuba Suchar, Nori Tanaka & Chad Taylor. In 2015, Natural Information Society & Bitchin Bajas collaborated on Automaginary, (Drag City).
Their latest album, Simultonality continues NIS's exploration of stasis, continuity, repetition and layering. Simultonality is released by eremite records & Glitterbeat/Tak:Til in Europe.

“it’s patient, layered music that’s always heading somewhere, sometimes spare and sometimes complex and shimmering.”

- Ben Ratliff, New York Times

“Abrams discovers new levels of mood and tone; his pieces seem to escape time completely. “

— Marc Masters, Pitchfork

“It feels startlingly new, in terms of how the music is extrapolated, how the players relate, even as it feels like an ur-music, primal, body-centered, essential.”

- David Keenan, The Wire
Frank Meadows
Frank Meadows is a bassist, sound artist and improvisor currently based in New York City. His solo sets for double bass touch on drone, modern classical, and free improvisation in and around prepared sound collage.

He has released recordings on Blue Tapes, Cabin Floor Esoterica, Bada Bing and Friends Records has contributed to several works by multi-media think-tanks Asystems and Cairn Desk, and has been directly involved with cutting edge curatroial spaces including Apothecary, Black Mountain College Museum, Hopscotch Music Festival, and The Stone
Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642