Stephen O'Malley (1/3 of Nazoranai) @ Big Ears Fest (more by Joshua Ford)
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Improvisational trio Nazoranai, which consists of off-kilter noise heavyweights Stephen O'Malley (SunnO))) // Khanate), highly influential Japanese musician Keiji Haino, and Australian multi-instrumentalist Oren Ambarchi, will be embarking on a brief North American tour in May. That tour includes a performance at the Empty Bottle on May 20, and the show just so happens to be a part of the Red Bull Sound Select series. The trio will receive excellent support from local thrash outfit Oozing Wound and psych-folk auteur Ryley Walker, and you can RSVP for $3 "tickets" now. You have to show up before 10PM to get the deal, otherwise it's $10 thereafter (which is also worth it for this lineup).

As discussed, Oozing Wound will also be playing at Do Division 2014 with High on Fire, J Mascis, Screaming Females, and others. Their live show is every bit as crushing and caustic as their great 2013 full-length Retrash, so do yourself a favor and catch 'em live as soon as you can.

All Nazoranai dates and videos for the three acts lie after the jump...

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Nazoranai -- 2014 Tour Dates
05.17 - FIMAV, Victoriaville, Canada
05.20 - Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL, USA
05.21 - The Wick, Brooklyn, NY, USA