Tonight the Starlab in Somerville
plays host to Philadelphia's M AX NOI MACH (Robert
Francisco) and MARK LORD (Christopher Forgues), a Providence noisemaker formerly known as
Francisco's work touches upon
power electronics, industrial noise, and even experimental hip-hop, but he
tends to eschew the traditional imagery and content associated with each style.
Forgues, a true eccentric, is known for his intermittent and electrifying
performances as well as his graphic novels and forays into visual art. I've
added his debut LP under the new moniker, "Pussy Street," to my playlist in
preparation for the show. Tonight, Karlheinz and Shane "Shame" Broderick, two
local power electronics stalwarts, are joining the touring acts; Karl is recognized for his obstreperous live sets, aggressive, tactless demonstrations
of his subversive ideas. Broderick, an
imposing figure on the local scene, is often associated with his previous
project, Two Dead Sluts, One Good Fuck, a group that revived the phrase
"banned in Boston."
Broderick, who usually performs as Corephallism, assembled tonight's lineup and
promises to set the tone for the rest of the evening. The show was originally scheduled
at Jacques Cabaret; when the club decided to, ahem, pull out, Egan Budd of
Existence Establishment made things happen and salvaged the show. He'll be appearing
tonight as DJ XDementia and spinning between sets alongside DJ Gape Arson.
8pm, $7, email
email@example.com for directions.