TLASILA return to Atlanta for their 25th birthday and The Bakery, Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery, and Face of Knives are throwing them a party
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TLASILA is comprised of Tom Smith (Peach of Immortality, Pussy Galore) and Rat Bastard (Miami-based producer, INC founder). In 1993 they created the first TLASILA EP, "Spatters of a Royal Sperm," complete with a video directed by Exploitation pioneer Doris Wishman. "We knew what we wanted to be from the outset," Smith explained to Spin in 1995. "High and low. (Marcel) Duchamp and (Russ) Meyer. (Marguerite) Duras and (Roberta) Findlay. (Ezra) Pound and (backwoods Pentacostal radio minister Lester) Knox."
The duo has time and again asserted that "It's never a good idea to plant a flag ... We like what we like. Genre is obsolete."
At the intersection of harsh noise, musique concrète, punk, spoken word, and anti-fascist sermonizing you begin to pick up the trail they have been blazing for a generation. In their wake, nearly one hundred albums, one thousand EPs, a barrage of reconfigured compositions and improbable mashups.
Signal works include "30-minuten männercreme" (1994), "An Interview with the Mitchell Brothers" (1995), "Tonal Harmony" (1997), "Noon and Eternity" (2004), and "The Wigmaker in Eighteenth-Century Williamsburg" (2002).
Recent albums of note: "The Grief That Shrieked to Multiply" (2013), "Apfel - Messe - Fliege," a 2015 recording with free-jazz pianist Matt Mitchell, and 2018's "Beyond the Wealth of Associations, the Damp," a punishing live set featuring Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, Bastard and Smith.
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Hospice: Dark synthpunk/coldwave on Scavenger of Death Records
Rin Larping: Solo meditative drone for guitar and selenite
Takumi Ogata: GA Tech Music Technology Masters student and Instrument builder. For this show they will be performing a hand-built instrument and modular synthesizers
Dux: Deeply unsettling noise duet for Cello and Synthesizers
Robby Kee: ATL/Chattanooga minimalist noise/glitch papa showing the pups how it's done
Alec Livaditis: Minimalist Microtonal Experimentation
$5-10 suggested donation