Post Number: 11619
|Posted on Wednesday, May 07, 2008 - 10:52 am: || |
While I am not affiliated with it (Of course I expect the mods to take it down if it is considered advertising) the Bohemian house is a great place being re-stored by people in the community. The building is great but the music is always the true centerpiece. So with out further ado here is the most recent e-mail I received from them:
OPEN OPEN OPEN! We're breaking with tradition and will be open every night this month, Tuesday-Sunday. If there isn't a show, it's no cover at the door, and special guests and special sounds whenever possible.
A couple great adds this week- 200 motels tonight, Cloudland Canyon on Thursday and MISSION OF BURMA in JULY!
UPCOMING AT BOHEMIAN NATIONAL HOME
Tonight! Tuesday, May 6th: Movie Night with 200 Motels
Sprawling and trippy, Frank Zappa's 200 Motels is one of the last great works he produced. An experimental film merging with some kind of rock opera, 200 Motels was the first feature to use both video and film. Starring Ringo Starr as Zappa and featuring his chauffeur as a fill-in for bassist Jeff Simons who quit at the start of filming, 200 Motels also features Keith Moon and Theodore Bikel alongside The Mothers of Invention circa 1974. Doors at 8:30; film at 9pm. $1-5.
Thursday, May 8 through Saturday, May 10th: gallery opening with Slippery Weasel Society (Jeanne Bieri, Carl Butler, Todd Erickson, Matt Hanna, Mary Fortuna, Arthro Rodriguez)
As we're part of Art Detroit Now's big gallery weekend, we're going to have a 3 night opening reception where you can see our new show and enjoy some live entertainment as well. Slippery Weasel Society brings together a wide range of work from these well established Detriot artists, including installation, painting, graphics and fibres.
JUST ADDED! THURSDAY MAY 8th: CLOUDLAND CANYON
We didn't have a music act for the first night of the Art Detroit Now show, until our friend Regina Greene let us know about an emergency fill-in show. Cloudland Canyon mines several different sounds, including psyche, krautrock and ambient drones. Music at 9:30 pm. $5.
Friday, May 9th: Clangstrum
Electro-acoustic music with a multi-media presentation by experimental trio Clangstrum. Jerry, Mary and Marko love to mix in unusual instrument combinations, concert music cerebralness and wild improvisation. With video projections! Music at 9m; $5-10.
Saturday, May 10th: Demons with Roger Stella, Sick Llama, Tyvek, Helicoptere Sanglante
This bill has grown quite a bit, with the addition of Tyvek's danceable and angular take on electric guitar primitivism. Demons and Rodger Stella will combine droning, textural electronics and really big robots! It's a little dark, but not too scary; the Demons are of the friendly sort! Plus tape-culture experimentation from Sick Lama and France's Helicoptere Sanglante- who'll feel right at home with the Michigan folks and their assorted broken gadgetry!
Doors for music at 9 pm; $5.
Wednesday, May 14th: OFFONOFF (members of The Ex and Zu)
This trio has been described as the intersection of Last Exit, James Blood Ulmer, Sonic Youth and Locust. Guitarist Terrie Ex is best known as a founder of Dutch avant-rock group The Ex, who often employed the talents of of non-rock experimenters like the late cellist Tom Cora. As a label head, he has put out records by Han Bennink and Konono No. 1. Massimo Pupillo is the bassist for Italy's Zu, another group that blurs the lines between rock and experimental music. Paal Nilssen-Love, a veteran of groups with Peter Brotzmann, Evan Parker and Ken Vandermark, brings his distinct drumming to Bohemian National Home for the third time. Doors at 8:30 pm; $5-10.
Friday, May 16th: Dave Daniell and Josh Abrams
Guitarist David Daniell, last seen here working with Rhys Chatham, makes experimental rock with a nod in the direction of minimalism. With musical cells less precious sounding than many of the famous minimalists, he gradually evolves compositions in an additive manner that avoids dull repetition. He's joined by Josh Abrams, a bassist equally at home playing with rock related groups- like Sam Prekop, The Roots, Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Tortoise, Will Oldham and his own Town and Country- as he is with Chicago's free jazz leaders like Fred Anderson, David Boykins, Nichole Mitchell. The collaboration of these two musicians is full of exciting potential. Doors at 9 pm; $5-10.
5/18 Brad Duncan curated poetry night with Steve Bloom, Kim Hunter
5/23 Detroit Summer and Allied Media Conference Benefit with Viki, 'Munk and Underground Resistance
COMING MAY 30 & 31: The Third Annual Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music
Sponsored by: Robert Loomis and Assoc., Pat Frisco, Niraj Ganatra, Stormy Records, Barberella, Avalon International Breads, Modati.com, International Minute Press (now@ 450 W. Fort), Car City Records, Slows Bar BQ, Cass Cafe
A couple additions to the lineups:
Friday, May 30th doors at 5 pm
Matthew Shipp Trio with Joe Morris/Whit Dickey
The Raw Truth
Faruq Z Bey and the Northwoods Improvisers
Joe Morris/Ben Hall/Hans Buetow
Michael Carey/Piotr Michalowski
Saturday, May 31st workshop at 2pm; music at 3 pm
Fred Anderson/Skeeter Shelton/Hakim Jami/Ali Allen Colding
Sabir Mateen Ensemble (Michael Wimberly/Warren Smith / Jane Wang / Shiau-Shu Yu /
Raymond A. King)
Andrew Lamb Trio (Tom Abbs, Warren Smith)
Ellery Eskelin/Sylvie Courvoisier
Saris (Sara Schoenbecck, Harris Eisenstadt)
EDGE (Jason Hwang, Taylor Ho Bynum, Ken Filiano, Andrew Drury)
Hasan Abdur Razzaq/Ryan Jewell
members of New Music Detroit