Either playing solo or with a mutable group of collaborators, Ben Vida spent 2005 establishing Bird Show as a standalone, ongoing musical entity. Vida devoted a good part of 2005 to live performance: touring Italy and going coast to coast in N. America alongside Greg Davis and Keith Fullerton Whitman. Live Bird Show becomes a group ceremony, Ben at the center surrounded by percussionists with songs morphing and looping, stretching out and becoming charged rhythmic meditations. Lightning Ghost is the product of that extensive performance experience. Besides Lightning Ghost, 2006 will see Bird Show contributions to compilations on Audio Dregs and Amish Records as well as a Bird Show/ Lichens collaboration for Rebis Records. More touring is planned for 2006 beginning with shows out west in January and in Japan in March.
The franco-american duo The BERG SANS NIPPLE consists of (but is not limited to) Lori Sean Berg and Shane Aspegren. The former is a suave Frenchman from the dirty rues of gay Parieee and the latter is a lanky Scandinavian-looking fellow who actually hails from the dusty plains of Nebraska.
Once rumored to have been Siamese twins separated at birth (according to them, their relationship is really much closer to that of Ghost Dog and the ice cream vendor), the reality is only more mundane at first glance: two kids (both best known as drummers) trapped in a tangled mess of cables, keyboards, samplers, horns, bells, machines and drums.
Recorded over two sessions in a house in a far-out Parisian suburb with Antoine Gaillet, "Along the Quai" is easily the BSN's most ambitious recording to date. Stretching all of the previous hints of influence even deeper, the album somehow manages to easily weave dreamy electronica, percussion-heavy afro-beats, layers of feedback, pop melodies and dub blankets, creating a cohesive, beautifully bizarre collage. going back: The music for the short film Marie-Madeleine, soundtrack-EP (2002) was a first glimpse into one of the more landscape-filled directions that the bsn has taken, combining textured minimalism, emancipated-rock, a distorted view of chanson francaise (with guest vocals from the contemporary French legend Dominique A.) and electronica.
Berg Sans Nipple
18+ or accompanied by legal guardian. This show is General Admission, first come, first serve. Seating is Limited. A purchased ticket does not guarantee you a seat. There is a two item minimum for all seated performances.