BLACK LODGE "HALLOWEEN/SAMHAIN SPECIAL EDITION" CLAN GATHERING
We are very excited to bring you this special gathering, on a very special night when the spirits of the dead also arise and join us at The Black Lodge. To guide us through this underworld, we will be joined by some truly exceptional psychopomps and necromancers:
CIVIL DUTY (LIVE) aka SHAWN O'SULLIVAN & BEAU WANZER
Civil Duty is a collab project between Beau Wanzer and Shawn O’Sullivan - both bonafide gear heads who come from a background on the more fringey side of techno, noise, industrial music, and minimal wave.
BEAU WANZER developed his dark, dank electronic excursions in Chicago after years of amassing synths and drum machines and firing off one-take experiments straight to tape. When Wanzer met fellow Chicagoan Traxx (Nation Records) it wasn’t long before they were collaborating as Mutant Beat Dance, and their twisted techno outings began to crop up on Rush Hour, Rong Music and L.I.E.S. However it’s Wanzer’s solo output that has marked him as the kind of fringe sonic manipulator many suspected him of being, as illustrated by his untitled debut collection of languid tracks that wade through the darker recesses of twisted industrial soundscapes, employing his darkly occultist vocals to conjure nightmarish visions.
SHAWN O' SULLIVAN grew up in the small community in Fairfield, Iowa, where he started experimenting with dystopian sounds pretty early and was quickly immersed into noisy sonics of beat driven techno. However it was New York, which shaped Shawn’s musical landscapes further on. Synth/minimal wave has emerged in his creative path, which resulted in his involvement in mellow post punk/wave explorers Led Er Est together with Sam De La Rosa and noirish monolith disco/wave duo Further Reductions with Katie Rose. He has some amazing solo releases as Vapauteen on L.I.E.S. as well.
Together this is a duo not to be missed and they will surely deliver an amazing, nightmarish, yet intimate live set for all the lost souls at The Black Lodge.
Fugitive ID: #061 AKA Caballero, Dan AKA DJ Dex AKA Nomadico
Status: Audio Architect
Weapon of Choice: Plain Sight Invisibility
Method of Operation: Constant Mobility
Crimes Committed: Theft of Programmer technology, Relocation without proper authorization
Current Charges: Inducing clarity of thought, dispersing of Mental Fog
Last Seen: Los Angeles, Detroit, New York, Angkor Wat
UR soldier Nomadico needs no introduction. His b2b session at the Black Lodge a few months ago with UR brother-in-arms Santiago Salazar was legendary. Fresh off his new release on his new label Yaxteq records, Nomadico joins us once again to praise the spirits, battle the forces of mediocrity, and continue to dispel the demons of illusion.
Although The Black Lodge is usually a free monthly event, this show is a special case. We are "highly suggesting" for a $5-$10 donation in order to support the artists and take care of their expenditures. ALL proceeds will go to them. PLEASE BRING CASH ONLY.
$5 beers til 2AM, BYOB after
9pm-??? - Costumes Encouraged!!!
Hyperion Tavern - 1941 Hyperion Ave., LA