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Friday, May 20, 2011

Neon Marshmallow Fest 2011 Chicago

Experimental music lovers will be treated to yet another incredible festival next month when the second annual Neon Marshmallow Fest comes to the Empty Bottle in Chicago from June 10-12. Sadly this means that it conflicts with the
Utech Records Music Festival in Milwaukee but if you must go to that (which is understandable) you can still catch the Sunday and Friday shows of the Neon Marshmallow Fest. Those that goes to both will be treated to a double dose of James Plotkin who is scheduled to play the fest on Friday.

I am personally most excited to see harsh noise wall legend The Rita on Sunday and most disappointed that I will miss Sword Heaven on Saturday. According to Sword Heaven’s Myspace one of their members will be moving out of the country soon so this could very well be their last show. Saturday will be a tough choice for concert goers. Here’s more about the fest and you can see the full 3 day line up after the jump:

Neon Marshmallow is an international experimental festival that was created and curated by Daniel Smith & Matthew Kimmel in 2010.

The event focuses on a wide variety of electronic and electro-acoustic music, ranging from noise and free jazz to EAI and music concrete. The inaugural event was held the Viaduct Theater in Chicago from August 19-22. Comprised of five shows in four days, the 2010 edition hosted 105 performances. Some of the most cutting edge sound artists and experimental musicians from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the U.S. were united under one roof.”

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Friday, June 10th - 6pm
Lucky Dragons
White Rainbow
Rene Hell
James Plotkin
Michael Zerang / Michael Colligan / Jim Baker trio
Spiral Joy Band
film: Experimental 1/2 Hour
DJ set by Beau Wanzer

Saturday, June 11th - 6pm
Oneohtrix Point Never
Bill Orcutt
Outer Space
Sword Heaven
Dylan Ettinger
Leslie Keffer
film: Selected animated works of Alice Cohen
DJ set by John McEntire

Sunday, June 12th - 6pm
Morton Subotnick
The Rita
Pulse Emitter
Telecult Powers
Mike Shiflet
Sick Llama
Beau Wanzer
Tiger Hatchery
film: Selected works of Amy Ruhl
DJ set by Massacooramaan (Dave Quam)

Sunday June 12th -3pm
WNUR Sonic Celluloid at Neon Marshmallow featuring:

Sam Prekop (the Sea and Cake)
Zac Davis (Lambsbread, Sky Juice)

scoring selected silent films live

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