Secret Boyfriend [Cedar Village, NC] ::
Secret Boyfriend is the long-running music and performance moniker of Ryan Martin. A key figure in the east coast North American underground music scene, his record label [Hot Releases] unearths the finest contemporary avant garde, outsider, and weirdo sounds and his Savage Weekend festival attracts a wide range of performers and attendees. Secret Boyfriend’s music is also quite diverse, ranging from tender acoustic guitar lullabies to cold wave-inspired ‘pop songs’ to ear-splitting contact-mic-on-metal. Equal parts meticulous and improvised, Secret Boyfriend carefully corrals many influences into a cohesive cathartic experience. With a slew of releases on labels such as Blackest Ever Black, this project has entered its golden years – not to be missed.
Housefire [Cedar Village, NC] ::
Housefire is Luciann Waldrup. Pummeling mesmeric walls of environmental, electronic, various detourned and subliminal sounds bombed through cassette 4-track and digital sources with destructive/transformative force; furtherest techno immolation lit by an unseen hand. A natriarchal trance. An after-image lingers. Known along underground veins of the east coast for being ‘the ultimate late night 4-track fest destroyer’ (-Rene Nunez, Horoscope). Her most recent releases are a 12″ and cassette tape via Hot Releases, as well as a limited lathe 7″ on Primitive Languages.
Lauren Tosswill ::
Patrick Carey ::
Lack (DJ) [Unorganized Territory of South Oxford, ME] ::