Who's in the mood for some "aphotic tekno/psychedelic noise"?
Awesome. 'Cause local cult of experimental tuneage Roofless Records and its high priest Matt Preira are convening a kickoff ceremony for the Spring of Rites Florida Tour at Wynwood's Gramps tonight.
Go forth. Descend into the eternal out-there. And enter the ranks of what Roofless seems to be calling the "Black Acid Tabernacle."
Over the course of a single weekend, the Spring of Rites tour will sweep across this penis-shaped landmass, like some kind of occult audio storm system, from Miami to Sarasota, Ybor City, Gainesville, and back.
Among Roofless's so-called dark party devotees will be Miami's Dim Past ("making techno a threat again /// no computers"), North Carolina's Lambskin ("cold/tekno/necromantic"), and Tampa's Diamond Hymen ("handsome electro pop b/w mindfuck spectacle") -- not to mention practitioners from far-flung places like France.
The night is loud. The cup is full. The big cat is asleep. The lizard is flying. And the microphone's on fire.
As high priest Preira ominously intones: "Florida, do you believe?"
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Roofless Records' Spring of Rites Florida Tour
Spring of Rites Tour Kickoff. With Lambskin, Dim Past, Body Garden, Lover's Revenge, and For the Virgin Mary, plus DJ Superior Mix, AKA DJ Waterbed Kev. Thursday, May 2. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami. The show starts at 10 p.m. Call 786-752-6693 or visit grampsbar.com.
Spring of Rites: New College of Florida. With Lambskin, Dim Past, Diamond Hymen, Andrew Hunneycut, Body Garden, and Craow. Friday, May 3. New College of Florida, 5800 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota. The show starts at 9 p.m.
Spring of Rites: Cottage Sleaze. With Lambskin, Dim Past, Diamond Hymen, Andrew Hunneycut, and Body Garden. Saturday, May 4. Cottage Sleaze, Ybor City. The show starts at 9 p.m.
Spring of Rites: Sunday Bloody Sunday Cinco de Mayo. With Penthotal, Popol Gluant, Sobak Mouzouzoute, Lambskin, Dim Past, Diamond Hymen, Andrew Hunneycut, Black Jail, and Pewbert. Sunday, May 5. Mars Bar, 239 W University Ave., Gainesville. The show starts at 9 p.m.
Spring of Rites: Audio Junkie HQ. With Greg Da Jellyfish on visuals. Monday, May 6. Audio Junkie HQ, Miami. The show starts at 9 p.m.