It’s gonna be a wild night at Pro Arts, with performances by noise aktionist, Lucas Abela, local lovely, Sharkiface’s Slumber Party Massacre, plus other sonic provocateurs, Ven Voisey, and Carl with Records.
What’s been described as “a trumpet player trapped in a two dimensional universe” is in fact the unique work of Lucas Abela, best known under his former nom de noise, Justice Yeldham. He is a maverick musician with an unhealthy obsession with sheets of broken glass. In his infamous show that has astonished and bemused countless people in over 45 countries, yeldham ecstatically purses his lips against panes of amplified glass whilst deftly employing various vocal techniques ranging from throat singing to raspberries, turning discarded shards into crude musical instruments. The results are a wild array of cacophonous noise that is oddly controlled and strangely musical. The instruments simple, original and effective premise is a welcome respite to the technically complicated musical performances of modern times. A one of a kind act re-defining the expression ‘don’t try this at home’ this show quite simply needs to be witnessed to be fully appreciated, let alone understood
Her prolific collaborations range from Replicock, Pigs in the Ground, Tarantism and Caroliner to Tainted Pussy and Jeweled Snakes but to hear her solo as Sharkiface is to glimpse the anchorline beneath it all. In sunless depths where noord, tranoe, toe fetish and larynx converge, an immense hunger hunts without rest. Now, as the sonic ocean roils about your thighs, is an excellent time to realize that if you can hear it, it can hear you! Tonight is a rare opportunity to witness the giallo-influenced performance of Slumber Party Massacre.
Oakland-based artist Ven Voisey attempting to play futurist love dirges, broken karaoke, drowning choirs of self, courting various pedestals, the medicine of gun powder/progress, and other shared fiction.
Carl with Records
Pink punk cabaret from former-Cockette Carl Linkhart with Jason Wade, long associated with confrontational noise act, Cock ESP.