International Noise Conference 2014's 140-Act Lineup and Set Times
Photo by Teajay Smith/teajayphoto.com INC founder Frank "Rat Bastard" Falestra.
Squeal, noise junkies! The transcendent din of INC 2014 is almost upon us.
Soon, there will be sabotaged guitars buzzing in the toilet, a sextet of howling amps getting kicked around the mosh pit, and maybe even obsolete electronics in flames.
But as any International Noise Conference vet will gleefully screech into your already bleeding ear: "No laptops!"
Over the last 11 years, founder and local noise-rock legend Frank "Rat Bastard" Falestra has welcomed thousands of screamers, shredders, and sonic sadomasochists of all sorts to the carpeted stage at Churchill's Pub for highly experimental and occasionally deranged performances featuring mangled mics, smashed axes, destroyed drums, amplified shards of broken glass, and horrendously abused Marshall cabs, as well as non-musical materials like vomit and other human bodily fluids.
In short, any uninitiated member of the INC 2014 audience should anticipate a totally unhinged and utterly unpredictable aesthetic experience. (Also, it will take place over the course of five consecutive nights. The sets will last "15 minutes or less," in accordance with longstanding conference protocol. The lineup will feature in excess of 140 artists. And the beer will cost about $5 per 16-ounce can. But the cover will be absolutely fucking free.)
Photo by Alex Broadwell Noise in a bubble with lips from INC 2013.
Officially, the skull-rattling cacophony begins Tuesday, February 4, at approximately 8 p.m. with this year's opening freakfest for which infamous Night of Weirds curator and freeform music aficionado Jeff Rollason has assembled an all-star roster of 15 aural berserkers, including Miami arty party boy Dino Felipe, the ominously named Vomitorium, and Rat Bastard himself. As far as Rollason's concerned, it could be "the best night of INC" because it's "Miami bands only." And duh, the 305 is awesome.
Of course, though, the conference's dozens of national noise purveyors -- from North Carolina's Clang Quartet to Philadelphia's Newton, New York City's Jane Pain and Reverend Mother Flash, and perhaps especially Minneapolis's self-proclaimed "pride of North American noise," Cock E.S.P. -- would certainly take exception at any suggestion of Miami's supremacy. And no one wants a Second Avenue noise battle to the death or a public crap-off to settle some obscure regional beef, right?
Well, actually, casualties would certainly suck, but a literal shit show might be the perfect finale for INC 2014.
Photo by Alex Broadwell
Tuesday, February 4
Curated by Night of Weirds
8:40 p.m. Dracula (Miami)
9:00 p.m. Laundry Room Squelchers 2 (Miami)
9:20 p.m. Ferrari and friends (Miami)
9:40 p.m. Self n Other (Miami)
10:00 p.m. Secret gg (Miami)
10:20 p.m. Liz Tracy (Miami)
10:40 p.m. Main Manatee (Miami)
11:00 p.m. F.U. (Miami)
11:20 p.m. Meandream (Miami)
11:40 p.m. Vomitorium (Miami)
12:00 a.m. Humbert (Miami)
12:20 a.m. Dino Felipe & "The Band" (Miami)
12:40 a.m. Bmg music club (Miami)
1:00 a.m. Fangus Humangus (Miami)
1:20 a.m. Prescott Winthorpe Sims (Miami)
All Night INC: Spending Noize Night, curated by Julian Del Rio, on the back patio