Hey noiseniks, it's time again to subject your auditory system to those 72 hours of awesome sonic abuse known as International Noise Conference.
As always, Rat Bastard and Laundry Room Squelchers will be helming the whole thing with backup from a sprawling roster of 100-plus gear freaks and brutal geeks, including locals such as Dino Felipe and Otto Von Schirach as well as non-Floridians such as Philly's FUN, North Carolina's Clang Quartet, and Australia's Occult Blood.
Now it's kind of difficult to actually define noise. Suffice it to say, there are no specific genre conventions, rules, or prescriptions. We're basically talking about the ear-blistering aural equivalent of anarchy and chaos. So expect a weird and wild range of phenomena, including no-wave freak-outs, scorched sound experiments, broken sax solos, and even half-naked dudes writhing in a nest of trash and contact mikes.
International Noise Conference 2011
Thursday, February 10, through Saturday, February 12, at Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com. Admission is free.
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Anyway, the official tag line still puts it best: "Three days, all noise, no cover." Sounds rad, right?