Archive | May, 2012

“The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye” At Metro Cinema

23 May

Genesis P-Orridge has been one of the most innovative and influential figures in music and fine art for the last 30 years. A link between the pre-and post-punk eras, he is the flounder of the legendary groups COUM Transmissions (1969-1976), Throbbing Gristle (1975-1981), and Psychic TV (1981 to present), all of which merged performance art with rock music. Celebrated by critics and art historians as a progenitor of “industrial music”, his innovations have transformed the character of rock and electronic music while his prodigious efforts to expand the boundaries of live performance have radically altered the way people experience sound in a concert setting.

But that’s just the preamble to the story. Defying artistic boundaries, Genesis has re-defined his art as a challenge to the limits of biology. In 2000, Genesis began a series of sex reassignment surgeries in order to more closely resemble his love, Lady Jaye (nee Jacqueline Breyer), who remained his wife and artistic partner for nearly 15 years. It was the ultimate act of devotion, and genesis’s most risky, ambitious, and subversive performance to date: he became a she in a triumphant act of artistic self-expression. Genesis called this project “Creating the Pandrogyne”, an attempt to deconstruct two individual identities through the creation of an indivisible third.

 

USA 2011, 65 min, Digital, Dir: Marie Loser

Friday May 25 at 9:15PM

Saturday May 26 at 2:00PM

Saturday May 26 at 7:00PM

Sunday May 27 at 1:00PM

Sunday May 27 at 9:00PM

 

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“2012” Hits #1 on CJSR!!!

22 May

When I posted that the RDP compilation “2012” hit number 3, it was because I thought that was as high as it would get! Silly me.

I suppose this means shit just got real.

Thank you to all the artists on the compilation and to everyone involved and a huge thanks to all the djs who have been playing this.

Nicola Ratti, Mark Templeton, and Taiwan

17 May

Nicola Ratti comes to us all the way from Milan with Edmonton’s prince of ambiance, Mark Templeton! Taiwan brings their the-twin-peaks-soundtrack-that-never-was stylings to table to complete what may be one of the best electronic shows Edmonton will see this year:

:::::: Nicola Ratti (Milan, Italy)
www.nicolaratti.com
::::::: Mark Templeton
www.fieldsawake.com
::::::: Taiwan
www.taiwan.bandcamp.com

All Ages & Licensed.
Doors at 8, Music at 8:30 (for real).

Tickets $10
Available in advance from YegLive.ca
www.tinyurl.com/c9h4jva

The Elevation Room
10349 Jasper Avenue
www.elevationroom.com

RDP “2012” Compilation Reaches #3!!!

15 May

Big thanks to everyone at cjsr 88.5 fm

Holzkopf + FEMALE BLUE BALLS 2012-05-01

15 May

No Face 10101010101010101010 – Edmonton Edition

15 May

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A while back a bunch of Edmontonian noise makers were lucky enough to head down south to Cowtown. Even luckier, Aaron Sereda recorded it. Amazing stuff.

 

RDP MAY 22: ZEBRA PULSE // LAKES // DAVID FINKLEMAN & ROBERT BURKOSKY

12 May

ZEBRA PULSE

5 years in, they add a drummer, but not just any drummer…. the BEST drummer.

http://ramshackledayparade.bandcamp.com/track/wild-bros-party

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LAKES

beetz ‘n’ noyze

http://soundcloud.com/mnnws

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A Special Performance from David Finkleman and Robert Burkosky

From Energetic Action, always a surprise, always awesome

http://parkhives.bandcamp.com/album/rdp-feb-2012

 

$5

music at 8pm

Bohemia 10217 97 st

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