St. Louis is in for a great night, we have two pretty serious events going down one after another and less than half a mile apart – how can you lose?
“For nearly fifty years, experimental sound and visual performance artist, Tony Conrad, has been making drone music and short films that re-examine and re-invent their form, content and structure.
Conrad was one of the early pioneers of New York minimalism and deep listening microtonal music. He worked in 1962 on LaMonte Young’s “Dream Music” project with the likes of John Cale and Angus MacLise (both moving on later to form The Velvet Underground). Since then, he has remained the purest and most ascetic of the minimalists.
Violin has remained his trademark instrument, although he has also manipulated sound through electronics, studio techniques, and projects with various collaborators.”
After having your mind thoroughly blown by Conrad, talk a short stroll down to the Gramophone for Smoove, a new dance party (with your’s truly getting it in on the 1s and 2s from 11-12) guaranteed to make you shake down the walls with a solid line up of disco, house, booty and moombahton. Be prepared to get messy, though, because this is a glow paint affair, so plan your outfits accordingly – or just leave your outfit at the door, your choice.
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