Saturday, March 24, 2012

Merge in Long Beach and WVE4 in Wonder Valley

We are rolling right up to Merge in Long Beach next Saturday the 31st of March. The phog masheeen team (William Almas, Dr. Kaplan and Mr. Masheeen) will be performing with Eric Strauss for his project "Cerulian Cheer." For this event the sound of horns are featured. The Shambler, the Shambone, the Pick-0-Phone and Dr. Kaplan's household percussion will be featured. We will be performing at 350 3rd st. from 5:30 to 10:00 PM. Look for LOUD in our performance. As one might expect from a band that references bands with Cheer in the name. Please bring ear protection.

Don't put the earplugs away just yet. On April 14th Wonder Valley Experimental 4 rolls into the Palms in Wonder Valley. Perhaps the press release states it best...

The Wonder Valley Experimental Music Festival Returns to The Palms in Wonder Valley!
Saturday April 14 2012 the fourth annual Desert Experimental Music Festival kicks off at 3:00 PM. Bringing a challenging line up of experimental performers to the legendary concert venue in Wonder Valley, The Palms Bar & Restaurant, 83131 Amboy Road, Wonder Valley, CA 92277.
Drawing performers from all over the state of California as well as desert locals, the festival is free and open to the public. 
The evening promises to be festive and noisy! For noise aficionados it promises, to be a must-go event. 
Ear protection is suggested.
What: Wonder Valley Experimental Music Festival
When: Saturday April 14 2012 3:00 PM Till Midnight and beyond.
Where: The Palms Bar & Restauant, 83131 Amboy Road, Wonder Valley, CA 92277
Who: Wonder Valley Experimental Music Festival 2011 line-up (NOT  in order of performance )
CONFIRMED Performers
Astro (from Japan)
phog masheeen
The Sibley’s
Brutal Poodle
Overdose the Katatonic
Nopse (from France)
Heating  Metallurigal Schions
Yard Goat
New Brutalists
Sleepwalkers Local

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Recording of Palm Springs performance, Video of My Funny Valentine!

Stimulating the Steel with Dry Ice.
The Recording of the Palm Springs Museum of Art performance is available now at  The four story high atrium is an active participant in this performance. Enjoy! Thank you to Eric Strauss for the pictures! Thank you to Brother Andy and Shawn Savage for hosting the reception at the Savage Gallery. Thank you to Glen and the staff of the Palm Springs Museum of Art for making things so smooth!

Palm Springs film maker Brother Andy has released a video of My Funny Valentine recorded at the Savage Gallery Reception! You can find it here: It is a spectacular work! Check it out now.
Sawing on the pick heads with a threaded bolt.

Aerophone in operation.

Ariel view of the application of Dry Ice.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Palm Springs Museum of Art and Savage Gallery Reception Sunday 3-11-12

Imagine our surprise and delight when we were invited to have a reception after the Palm Springs Museum of Art show (1:00 PM) at the Savage Gallery from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Sunday 3-11-12.

Here are some of their comments.

Experimental musicians Phog Masheen will attend a reception in their honor at the Savage Gallery on Sunday March 11, 2012 from 5 pm to 7 pm, following a live performance at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Phog Masheen is a sound art/video collective from Costa MesaCalifornia, who use aerophones, idiophones and electronics for performance and sound design. They have performed at large venues such as Disney Hall.  Please RSVP.
"What other gallery in the Coachella Valley is offering experimental or avant guard arts?"  announces Savage, gallery owner and fine artist. "We are becoming THE cutting-edge venue for artists of all kinds and we are proud to be able to host this reception for Phog Masheen."
"No idea is off-limits with this group," explains Brother Andy, who has produced several music videos for them.  "There is freedom when not confined to format and these are the kinds of artists who create the future."
Free admission.  Free parking.  Free refreshments.  Event produced and hosted by Savage and Brother Andy.
Where: Savage Gallery and Boutique 870 Research Drive, Suite 1, Palm Springs, California 92262 760.464.5978 
Regular Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11 am - 4 pm.
When: Saturday March 11, 2012 5 pm - 7 pm.