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Norcal Noisefest 2011: Six Days of Noise!

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Norcal Noisefest 2011, Sacramento’s fifteenth annual gathering of experimental musicians and noise artists, returns this week for a six-day noise marathon featuring over 50 performers from across the continent.

Starting on Wednesday September 28 and running every day until Monday October 3, this year’s Noisefest has expanded in both time and space: on Thursday night, simultaneous shows will occur in both Sacramento and San Francisco, followed by an on-air Noisefest performance on KDVS, 90.3 FM, in Davis. All other performances take place in Sacramento–at the Naked Lounge downtown, the Geery Theatre in Midtown, Luna’s Cafe, and Sol Collective at the edge of Curtis Park.

Noise is difficult to explain. Like abstract art is to representational art, noise attempts to liberate music from the traditional constraints of musical form, to explore the outer edges of musical experience. Founded in 1995, the Norcal Noisefest features explorers reporting back from those edges, to share their sensory discoveries with the city of Sacramento.

All shows are all-ages, admission is $10 per day and includes earplugs.

An all-week festival pass for $40 includes admission to all shows, a Noisefest T-shirt, a copy of this year’s compilation CD "Noise Warning," and a commemorative Noisefest pin–and earplugs. Purchase tickets at the door or online via Brown Paper Tickets:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/194346

For updates and more information visit http://www.norcalnoisefest.com

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011- 8pm
NAKED LOUNGE DOWNTOWN, 1111 H STREET, SACRAMENTO
DELAYED SLEEP (sacramento)
MERDIQUE (seattle,wa)
klowd (sacramento)
SMITE! (sacramento)
KEVIN CORCORAN / WES STEED (sacramento)

THURSDAY, SEPT 29, 2011 – 7:30p – 10p
Wm.J.GEERY THEATER, SACRAMENTO,CA, 2130 L Street
NIGHT NURSE (sacramento)
PETE VON PETRIN (san francisco)
CHOPSTICK (sacramento)
VENETIAN VEIL (sacramento)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 – 8pm
LUGGAGE STORE GALLERY, SAN FRANCISCO, 1007 Market Street
XOME (sacramento)
+ – ERROR (Germany)
MARLO EGGPLANT (olympia,wa)
DARYL SHAWN/LAURIE AMAT (new york/san francisco)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 – 11PM
KDVS, FM 90.3. DAVIS,CA
stream @ www.kdvs.org
MATT KRETZMANN (sacramento)
CHAD E. WILLIAMS (sacramento)
LIVER CANCER (rocklin)
WES STEED (sacramento)

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011 – 7pm
LUNA’S CAFE, 1414 16TH ST, SACRAMENTO
INSTAGON (sacramento)
MARLO EGGPLANT (olympia,wa)
+ – ERROR (Germany)
NOISEPSALM (camino)
CJ BOROSQUE (richmond)
DARYL SHAWN/LAURIE AMAT (new york/san francisco)
ENDIF (reno,nv)
ONE INFINITE LOOP (medford,or)
DESTROY DATE (los angeles)
LORDS OF OUTLAND (san francisco)
THURSDAY, SEPT 29, 2011 – 7:30p – 10p
Wm.J.GEERY THEATER, SACRAMENTO,CA
NIGHT NURSE (sacramento)
PETE VON PETRIN (san francisco)
CHOPSTICK (sacramento)
VENETIAN VEIL (sacramento)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2011 – 3pm
SOL COLLECTIVE, SACRAMENTO,CA, 2574 21st Street
BIG CITY ORCHESTRA (san francisco)
+DOG+ (los angeles)
XOME (sacramento)
ACTUARY (los angeles)
THOMAS DIMUZIO (san francisco)
XDUGEF (los angeles)
ENDOMETRIUM CUNTPLOW (northridge)
LIVER CANCER (rocklin)
STRIATIONS (concord)
UBERKUNST (sacramento)
OVERDOSE THE KATATONIC (seattle,wa)
MOE! STAIANO (san francisco)
TRALPHAZ (san francisco)
JOLTHROWER (wet planet)
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF PLANET DWARF PLUTO
(los angeles)
DETH SIKE (seattle,wa)
THE TARAVAL TECHNIQUE (san francisco)
ACCIDENTAL MEMORIES (sacramento)
CARTOON JUSTICE (san francisco)
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 – 8pm
LUGGAGE STORE GALLERY, SAN FRANCISCO
XOME (sacramento)
+ – ERROR (Germany)
MARLO EGGPLANT (olympia,wa)
DARYL SHAWN/LAURIE AMAT (new york/san francisco)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2011, 4pm
LUNA’S CAFE, 1414 16TH ST, SACRAMENTO,CA
VANKMEN (oakland)
HOLLY HERNDON (oakland)
MEDICINE CABINET (tracy)
BLOOD INTO WATER (san jose)
THIRTEEN HURTS (pleasant view,co)
HYPNOTIC INJECTION (sacramento)
ORBLESS (oakland)
WELTSCHMERZ (san francisco)
BABY BEAST (vancouver,CANADA)
THEE AHMISH (huntington beach)
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011 – 11PM
KDVS, FM 90.3. DAVIS,CA
stream @ www.kdvs.org
MATT KRETZMANN (sacramento)
CHAD E. WILLIAMS (sacramento)
LIVER CANCER (rocklin)
WES STEED (sacramento)

MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011 – 7:30pm
NEBRASKA MONDAY WEEKLY EXPERIMENTAL JAZZ SERIES
WELCOMES NOISEFEST CLOSING NIGHT
LUNA’S CAFE, 1414 16TH ST, SACRAMENTO,CA
RITUAL WASTE [w/Jon Bafus] (sacramento)
LUCIO MENEGON (new york,ny)
ROSS HAMMOND (sacramento)
DONKEY FLYBYE [of Smegma] (sacramento)
LOUD ODD BASS (sacramento)

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