Adventures in Modern Music 2012 at the Empty Bottle (Micachu & The Shapes, Holy Other, Traxman, Biosphere, Vattnet Viskar, Nguzunguzu, R. Stevie Moore & more)
Micachu & The Shapes @ Terminal 5 (NYC) (more by Amanda Hatfield)
The Adventures in Modern Music Festival is set to take place for the 10th year in a row, at the Empty Bottle from October 3-7. The "five-day celebration of outsider sounds" features eclectic lineups from top to bottom, with acts from all over the world.
The series kicks off on October 3 with performances by L.A. production duo Nguzunguzu, the godfather of home recording R. Stevie Moore, Sao Paulo Underground, and Christina Vantzou.
Dark ambient duo Demdike Stare, black metal upstarts Vattnet Viskar, Demdike Stare's Modern Love labelmate Andy Stott, and Joshua Abrams' Natural Information Society will all be performing at the Bottle on October 4.
October 5 features locals Supreme Cuts (who recently released their debut LP), London-based psychedelic outfit Shit and Shine, Duane Pitre, and Tatsuya Nakatani & Vanessa Skantze.
Chicago footwork king Traxman, French minimalist Sylvain Chauveau, Norwegian ambient artist Biosphere (who recently collaborated with Lustmord), and Hallock Hill will take over the venue on October 6.
The series ends in a big way on October 7, with a show featuring Micachu & The Shapes, Holy Other, Lee Noble, and Joseph Van Wissem. Holy Other was set to make his Chicago debut at the Congress Theater on Friday night (9/7) with Amon Tobin, but that show got canceled. This will now serve as his Chicago debut, on his very first tour. Holy Other just welcomed his great debut LP, Held, via Tri Angle. You can stream the album via Spotify.
Tickets for each individual AIMM show go on sale TODAY (9/8) at noon CST. There won't be any festival passes for sale.
Full lineups-by-day for AIMM and some song streams are below...
Nguzunguzu - "Water Bass Power"
R. Stevie Moore - "Show Biz Is Dead"
Demdike Stare - "New Use For Old Circuits"
Vattnet Viskar - "Dispair"
Shit and Shine - "The Side of The Road"
Traxman - "Save Da World"
Micachu & The Shapes - "OK"
Holy Other - "Love Some1"
Adventures in Modern Music 2012
10-03 Nguzunguzu, R. Stevie Moore, Sao Paulo Underground, Christina Vantzou
10-04 Demdike Stare, Vattnet Viskar, Andy Stott, Natural Information Society
10-05 Supreme Cuts, Shit & Shine, Duane Pitre, Tatsuya Nakatani & Vanessa Skantze
10-06 Traxman, Sylvain Chauveau, Biosphere, Hallock Hill
10-07 Micachu & The Shapes, Holy Other, Lee Noble, Joseph Van Wissem