ANLA COURTIS UK TOUR
Argentinian uber-musician Anla Courtis emailed me a couple days ago w/ details of his forthingcoming (and first) UK tour. I first crossed paths with Anla when I interviewed the mighty (but now defunct) Reynols for Bizarre magazine about 3 years ago...
In his time, Anla has collaborated w/ Pauline Oliveros, The Nihilist Spasm Band, Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Damo Suzuki, Masonna, Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple), Sir Rick Bishop (Sun City Girls),Toshimaru Nakamura, Yoshimi P-Wee (Boredoms, OOIOO), KK Null, Lasse Marhaug, RLW, Mats Gustafsson, members of Kemialliset Ystävät, Avarus & The Anaksimandros, Glenn Donaldson (Jewelled Antler, Thuja), Kouhei Matsunaga, Rudolf Eb.Er (Runzelstirn & Gürgelstock), MSBR, Yoshida Tatsuya (Ruins), Ashtray Navigations, Günter Müller, Solid Eye (L.A.F.M.S.),The Moglass, Uton, John Oswald, Tetuzi Akiyama, Seiichi Yamamoto (Boredoms, Omoide Hatoba), Dylan Nyoukis, The New Blockaders, Paul Dutton, Tabata (Zeni Geva/Leningrad Blues Machine), Thomas Dimuzio, Zbigniew Karkowski, Culver, Stilluppsteypa, Francisco López, Jazzkammer, John Hegre, CJA, Jason Kahn, Birchville Cat Motel, Tom Carter (Charalambides), Decaer Pinga, Armpit, Dave Knott, Masami Kawaguchi (Miminokoto), Bill Horist, PBK, Dan Warburton, Aaron Moore (Volcano The Bear), Campbell Kneale, Astro (C.C.C.C.), Kei, Kazuya Ishigami, Sunao Inami, Illios, French Doctors, Goverment Alpha, Manabu Yuasa, Higashi Hiroshi (AMT), Rokugenkin, Ichiraku Yoshimitsu, Axel Dörner,Taku Unami, Ezaki Masafumi, P Reche, Masato Matsumura, Maria Eriksson, Kenichi Nobunaga, Kondo Hideaki, Imany, Nishide Takehiro, Xabier Erkizia, Mattin, Alan Licht, Tore H. Boe, Damion Romero, Mitchell Brown, Leticia Castaneda, Joseph Hammer, Albert Ortega, Nick Castro, The Skaters, Andrey Kirtichenko, Sir Dupperman, Jun Kawasaki, Muraoka Ju, Arnaud Riviere, The Golden Serendaes, Nicolas Marmin, Arnaud Riviere, N Diab,Ved, Klingsor, Billy Bao, David Bremer, Jari-Pecka, Ayami Yoko,Tadatsu Atsunobu, Michael Snow and, er...jeez, that's some fucking CV!
Anyway, go an' check out Anla at the following venues; seriously, you won't regret it:
July 9th - UK. Newcastle. Vamos Festival/No-Fi (w/ Culver)
July 10th - UK. Edinburgh. Tea Rooms (w/ Culver & Fordell Research Unit)
more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
July 11th - UK. Leeds. The Fenton (w/ Culver, Ashtray Navigations, Astral Social Club & Julian Bradley) 161 Woodhouse Lane Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 3ED
tel: 01132453908 starting time: 8:30pm
July 12th - UK. Sheffield (w/ Culver, Stuckometer & Chora) venue tbc
more info: here (yum!)
July 13th - UK. Blackpool (w/ Culver, Stormy Weathers & Nigel Joseph) venue tbc
July 14th - UK. Leicester. Upstairs at Charlottes (w/ Aaron Moore & Clarence Manuelo of Volcano the Bear, Stew Brackley of Gragon or Emperor & Culver) Oxford Street. starting time: 9pm. www.thecharlotte.co.uk
July 15th - UK. London. Alma Enterprises(w/ Eddie Prevost, Mattin, " " [sic] Goldie & Culver) as Part of the Arsenal exhibition
address: 1 Vyner Street, London E2 9DG starting time: 6PM
July 16th - UK. Brighton. The Prince Albert (w/ Dylan Nyoukis, Raised By Wolves & Culver)
address: Trafalgar Street, Brighton starting time: 2PM
July 17th - UK. London. (w/ Cheap Machines & Culver) venue tbc
July 18th - UK. London. Resonance FM. tbc
When Anla tried to play the UK with Reynols, he got deported by UK customs...so I wish him luck in stepping ashore this time, though it did result in the wonderous "Deportation Symphony" 7" in wh/ the group played photocopies of their deportation papers!
If I wasn't tied up w/ a magazine deadline right now (and just flat-out knackered!) I'd capsule-review Anla's vinyl LP freedrone "Culver-Courtis" collab. w/ Culver (aka Lee Stokoe of Matching Head Tapes) for ya, and also his recent "Kokura" vinyl LP w/ Rokugenkin and Kawabata Makoto of AMT...
Groovy stuff, indeed! And I promise to return to it when things are a little less hectic...it would also be great to make one of the shows and hook up w/ Anla, but I'll have to check the child-care calendar. Certainly, at the v. least, I'll try and snag an interview w/ him while he's over here...'cause I know you thrill-crazy groovers're just hungry for new kicks!
In the meantime, you can check out that great video of him playing gtr w/ a broom!