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The Tenses recorded live at East Village Radio archived online

on Fri, 06/24/2011 - 12:17

Rick Potts points to this online archived performance by The Tenses on East Village Radio, recorded during their recent visit to New York City. Thanks Rick!

"Ju Suk Reet Meate and Jackie Oblivia are The Tenses. Ju Suk and Jackie performed an amazing set using turntables, tapes, a strange guitar and coronet. As great as the performance was, the ensuing chat about the origins of Smegma, the Portland Punk scene of the late-70's, Wild Man Fischer, and Ju Suk's first concert experience (Captain Beefheart) made the night truly special. Check out the archive and get weird!"


Fredrik Nilsen print on auction at SASSAS benefit June 25!

on Thu, 06/23/2011 - 18:49

This year at Blast!, the annual garden party/fundraiser for SASSAS, the Silent Auction will feature a special artists proof from LAFMS co-founder Fredrik Nilsen from a series of LAFMS photos originally shot in 1979.  While attending the fundraiser will guarantee a great time with fantastic live music, DJs, food and beverage, all enjoyed at a special Malibu location, you don't have to be there to bid.

Fredrik Nilsen
Box O' Noise, Doo-Dooettes, LAFMS, 1979 / 2010
Piezo Pigment Print
24" x 24", unframed
Edition: AP
Courtesy of the artist

Retail: $600
Opening bid: $250

Proxy bidding ends Friday, June 24, 2011 at midnight. The form is here: and can be returned via email or fax.

Thanks again for your support of SASSAS and the LAFMS!

Photos from Live with Animals gallery - Ju Suk and Rock 'N' Roll Jackie

on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 03:15

Check out a couple of photos posted by Thurston Moore to his blog featuring two artworks hanging at Live with Animals gallery in Brooklyn.  The Tenses (Ju Suk and Oblivia) also played there, see the previous post.)

The Tenses hit NYC!

on Fri, 06/17/2011 - 19:23

This evening, Friday June 17, The Tenses (Ju Suk Reet Meate and Oblivia) will be at Live with Animals gallery in Brooklyn. Ju Suk and Oblivia have art in the gallery as well.

The line up:

John Morton & The Dunking Swine Of Chelsea
The Tenses (Ju Suk Reet Meate & Oblivia)
DJ Chris Freeman (Fusetron)

RIP "Wild Man" Fischer

on Fri, 06/17/2011 - 15:36

It is reported that legendary musician and LAFMS collaborator Wild Man Fischer has died.  Dennis Duck remembers, "We had some very interesting and entertaining times with the Wild Man. Sorry to see him go," while Tom Recchion remarks "Sad to hear. There was only one of him for sure." Rick Potts comments "Wild Man Fischer had a profound effect on me. I didn't write him off as a nut. The fact he was real made it more compelling and disturbing. Maybe he was using creativity to create a better world for himself. The zaniness was infectious. He was one of the people who made me feel like even I could make music."  Ace Farren Ford quips, "I will always remember the fun we had once; I am most fortunate to have spent time with the old boy..."

Byron Coley's review of Darker Skratcher

on Wed, 06/08/2011 - 01:27

There is a review of the 1980 LAFMS compilation Darker Skratcher by Byron Coley, which he calls a "REAL, REAL GOOD album" featured in his new collection of writing, "C'est la Guerre: Early Writings 1978-1983".  Copies can be ordered from Forced Exposure.

Forthcoming release: The Rodney Forest CDR

on Mon, 06/06/2011 - 16:32

Longtime LAFMS supporter and archivist Takuya Sakaguchi will be releasing a CDR version of the out of print The Rodney Forest LP on Qbico via his Osaka-based Neurec label.  We expect copies of the CDR to arrived in the next 4-6 weeks and will post them in the store.

Thanks to Bob Bellerue

on Thu, 05/26/2011 - 02:22

Special thanks to LAFMS supporter Bob Bellerue for his amazing donation to the LAFMS archives of hours of video footage he shot over the past few years.  Check out Bob's projects here. Thanks Bob!!

Photos from Sound Stove performance by Fredrik Nilsen and others

on Thu, 05/19/2011 - 21:43

Dewey Ambrosino adding corn starch/black paint "non-Newtonian" mixture to the sound stove "burner". Dewey invented the Sound Stove which serves as a conduit to translate sound waves into visual information. Performers run their sound through the Stove producing waves which ripple through the water in which the Stove sits and "boil" the materials in the pots on the burners which is on camera and projected onto the opposite wall. The rippling wave in the water are hit with a hard light and reflect on the walls around the performer.