back in berlin (w/ alienata, umberto, irradiance cache and noisekølln)

for my first jam back in berlin, we’re taking this grimy bassment and turning it into a rave cave, with Alienata, The Irradiance Cache and myself providing sounds after the UMBERTO show upstairs.
(don’t) be skurrrrrred..
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more to come…


weird magic presente: Geneva Jacuzzi as Auto Garvo in Idiot Menagerie of the Automatic Dream Crud (+ Ital, Veronica Vasicka, Steve Summers)

we are thrilled to co-present this special full theatrical performance by geneva jacuzzi, who, if our last encounter with her is any indication, is pretty much the epitome of our weird magic, and this time, for the first time, geneva’s music will come to life with an “elaborate theatrical set, geometric choreography by the dance-troupe Spazz Hands, elaborately bizarre costuming, and absurdist aerial acrobatics.” i’ll be opening the night with a 2-hour set, followed by geneva’s performance, after which the train will be chugging all night with beats provided by minimal wave’s veronica vasicka, and a tag-team set between steve summers and ital. let the full description tantalize you, below.
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WEIRD MAGIC SESSIONS: WORLD BANK

announcing weird magic sessions, a different kind of party where a revolving cast of djs and sound technicians go head to head, collaborating and exploring new sonic terrain, weaving an eclectic sonic tapestry while you dance. we’ve teamed up with cool places soundsystem to bring you this supremely talented cast of djs and noiseniks. expect the unexpected!

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TOP8 mix for ✿★♪ CYBeR-PReTTY ♪★✿ サイバーかわいい

BRA DAY BEAUTIES MIX by TOP8

here’s a new mix from our internet crushes TOP8 for ✿★♪ CYBeR-PReTTY ♪★✿ サイバーかわいい tonight. they can’t be with us IRL, but sent this over from montreal (9 hours ago via web)

rez & i will be playing the hits 2nite at the morgan with LF Wind (@teengirlfantasy), Sasha Desree (#DESREESLOUNGE), @Shock_Diamond, & Emilie Friedlander (@alteredzones); @ryder_ripps (dump.fm/@okfocus) & @amycakesDD will be providing virtual and analog makeovers, respectively - but if you’re not in nyc, you can always call (/text/skype/myspace/second life IM) a friend and get pretty at home to this mix


Pitchfork and the New Museum Present Altered Zones October 22 in New York

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gig: full service @ tandem w/ samo sound boy, fonda, knifeshow

gig: full service @ tandem w/ samo sound boy, fonda, knifeshow

this friday, weird magic takes a break from the usual d.i.y. shows, dingy house parties and illegal warehouse raves to perform at a legit dance night with real djs — bushwick’s “undisputed dance party champ,” no less. weird magic will be throwing down an eclectic mix of body-twerking jammers, alongside fonda of team facelift, residents knifeshow and samo sound boy, coming in from L.A., who as you can hear below, knows a thing or two about crafting dancefloor voyagers.

brooklyn, prepare yourself. this friday night tandem bar (and presumably the surrounding 3-4 block radius) will be throbbing to its core.

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Friday, June 17 2011

Tandem Bar
236 Troutman St
Bushwick, NY

$2

for your ears:
samo sound boy – the bandit
samo sound boy – bort sampson riddim
knifeshow compilation: now that’s what i call fancy, vol. 5
fonda – ramadan pajamathon [bandcamp]


wm afterparty: john maus, gary war, holy shit, dj intl tapes

wm afterparty: john maus, gary war, holy shit, dj intl tapes

just added to this bill of avant-pop genius alongside lovers international tapes. curated by popgun. glasslands is the place. stay late and dance, we’ll be handling the afterparty.

aside from john maus, who we’ve caught a bunch recently but will never tire of, we are particularly psyched for holy shit‘s return from isolation (we’ll devote a whole post to that later in the week). will be a night to remember, without a doubt.

PopGun Presents…

Mon, May 9th @ Glasslands Gallery

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JOHN MAUS
GARY WAR
HOLY SHIT!

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DJ SETS by INTERNATIONAL TAPES DJs

afterparty by WEIRD MAGIC

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21+, Doors at 8:30pm

$10 ADV / $12 DOS
TICKETS

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=200743383293436

that new john maus, which u should be listening to on repeat:

john maus – believer


WEIRD MAGIC TAKES ON SXSW

WEIRD MAGIC TAKES ON SXSW

03/16: WEIRD MAGIC PARTY

UPDATED LINEUP:

330am GUESTS
230am DJ TAMEIL+BRICK BANDITS CREW
130am GHE20 GOTHIK DJs
1245 am LAUREL HALO
1145 DJ RASHAD AND DJ SPINN
11:15 HOLLAGRAMZ
1030 STARFOXXX+GHETTOPHILES
10 SILENT LAND TIME MACHINE
915 LA BIG VIC
830 GRIMES
8 SHAMS

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3/18: WEIRD MAGIC x FRIENDSHIP BRACELET FRIDAY DAY SHOW

10:00: GEM TRAILS
9:15: NIKE7UP
8:30: SPECULATOR
8:00: JANKA NABAY
7:30: ——–mystery—–
6:45: TOOTH ACHE
6:00: HOW I QUIT CRACK
5:15: DOLDRUMS
4:30: HUBBLE
3:45: HUMAN RESOURCES
3:00: IVAN MAIRESSE
2:15: TOBY ARONSON
1:30: MATTHEWDAVID
12:45: PINK PRIEST

(d’eon unfortunately isn’t making it down to sxsw anymore)

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03/18: FRIDAY NIGHT ALL NIGHT PARTY

PRESENTED BY WEIRD MAGIC & SWEAT

JUST ADDED:
//TENSE//
S U R V I V E
NIKE7UP

PICTUREPLANE (LIVE)
PURO INSTINCT (DJ)
SFV ACID (DJ)
TODD PENDU (DJ)
HOLLAGRAMZ (LIVE)
TEARIST (LIVE)
FRIENDS (LIVE)
SWEAT (LIVE)
WEIRD MAGIC (DJ)

+ MORE
+ VERY SPECIAL GUESTS

RSVP: weirdmagicrsvp@gmail.com

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DJ GIGS

WEIRD MAGIC WILL BE DJING:

3/16: altered zones weds day show w/ john maus, puro instinct, pictureplane, sleep over, laurel halo, matthewdavid, grimes
3/18: dovecote/heart music group thurs day show w/ big freedia, hooray for earth, baths, jonquil, dominique young unique, trash talk


guest radio mix: wills glasspiegel

guest radio mix: wills glasspiegel

this past thursday on our radio programme, we were joined by wills glasspiegel, a brooklyn-based media producer and music manager who manages Janka Nabay and Shangaan Electro. he is currently managing The Present and working on a program now for All Things Considered about juke music in Chicago, his hometown. wills stopped by newtown armed with exclusive chicago footwork, field recordings, janka jams, shangaan electro, and tribal cumbia. he also talked to us about african/shangaan music, and had janka give us a call. check his blog, soundtravels.

listen/download:
guest radio mix: wills glasspiegel

weird magic joins janka nabay, dutch e germ (ggd), and bonjay tonight at the knitting factory.

excursions is our weekly radio show on newtown radio. tune into newtownradio.com thursday from 5-7pm for musical journeys and special guests. two weeks ago for our inaugural broacast we premiered a guest mix by gatekeeper. this thursday, we will feature a special in-studio performance by greatest hits (featuring sam from outer limits recordings).

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this weds: janka nabay w/ weirdmagic, dutch e germ, bonjay

this weds: janka nabay w/ weirdmagic, dutch e germ, bonjay

this wednesday at the knitting factory, weird magic joins bubu king janka nabay and the bubu gang, alongside toronto dancehall duo bonjay, and gang gang dance’s dutch e germ. this show is a benefit to help janka and crew bring bubu to the austin for sxsw this year; they’ve also set up a kickstarter project.

tickets $10-12. | buy

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weird magic & newtown radio présente: the weird magic hour

weird magic & newtown radio présente: the weird magic hour

this thursday, weird magic initiates a weekly hourlong hijacking of newtown radio’s humble airwaves. for our first show, the first half-hour will be us riding the frequencies, followed by a 30-minute mix by one of our favorites, and just one of the greatest doing it right now, gatekeeper.

our show will feature sound experiments, in-studio live performances, dj sets, and whatever else we can conceive of, with appearances and contributions from an array of musicians and friends on that cutting edge.

lock in thursdays from 6-7pm on newtownradio.com from here going forward, or download the sets/mixes to your harddrive for maximum playback. the choice is yours. see you on the air.


boat party!

boat party!

this saturday (tomorrow), weird magic is djing [more along the lines of jamming. -ed] on the bottom level of the frying pan, an old ship docked on the hudson @ pier 66 in manhattan. we will be spinning from 12-1am and probably frightening most in attendance. featuring vox/fx by a very special secret guest [EDIT: ok, fine, it's evan brody of family portrait/underwater peoples!]

saturday night // boat party // warmth // weird magic sound transmissions // and it ends at 1 so let’s let the party continue after shall we? …. check the image above for an idea of this cavernous space, perfect for weird magic ceremonies to take place.

limited $10 tickets here
2 free drinks if you arrive before 11pm. limited to only 25.

reg tickets here/$15 @ door.

Location: Starboard Hudson @ The Frying Pan; Pier 66a, W. 26th Street @ West Side Hwy
Other acts: Atypicals, Moon Hooch, Dave Markowitz
Time: 09:00PM (weird magic midnight to close).
This event is 21+ only and will conclude at 1AM.


foto: weird magic nye

foto: weird magic nye

well, well, well.
happy to announce that we survived new years.
who woulda known that a group of friends could send a few emails and end up flying out and working with some of our heroes.
the show garnered interest beyond any of our expectations.
thousands flocked in, with even more lined up outside.
weird magic manned the decks on the massive soundsystem.
autre ne veut writhed on the floor, burning through favorites like “demoneyez” and “drama cum drama”.
outer limits recordings were the perfect party band, as the vid below indicates.
ariel played a show in classic tradition: by grabbing the mic and being himself.
sam from outer limits recordings spun a rapid-fire set of obscurities and favorites on the decks, as ariel did his thing.
fans mobbed ariel as security tried to bring down the ruckus.
midway through the set, he announced “i’m actually quitting after 30 years… you will have to find somebody else to take my place”
what a weird and wacky spectacle.

to the people who had trouble getting in, we apologize. sincerely. we were inside trying to make sure the music was running smoothly. we didn’t know the extent of what was going on outside and nobody had proper control over it.
it was a gigantic, unprecedented (clusterfuck).
we curated, working to make it the best party possible with an amazing lineup. (ariel pink, outer limits recordings, autre ne veut, innergaze, dj rashad, magick mountain, physical therapy, beautiful swimmers)
it imploded at 2:15a, with the cops shutting us down due to crowding in the streets.
the party unofficially continued to market hotel late night, with dj rashad and magick mountain.
it was all pretty decadent, thrilling, weird, special.

photos below.

also check my photos from ariel pink’s rock n roll circus performance on pitchfork:

IMG C/O PITCHFORK MEDIA

photos by erez avissar & ian perlman unless otherwise noted

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