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Shows and Events featuring circuit bent and experimental musicians.

Louisville Experimental Festival 2012 – June 27th – July 1st.

NONE Productions Presents:

Louisville Experimental Festival 2012

An amalgamation of experimental music in Louisville, Kentucky.

Lineup and schedule:

Wednesday, June 27th @ Lisa’s Oak St. Lounge (1004 E Oak St.):
(Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8pm)
Bone Crusher, Morgan Evans-Weiler, Developer, XAMBUCA, Cosmological Constant, NO copper

Thursday, June 28th @ The Bard’s Town (1801 Bardstown Rd.):
(Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8pm)
Adeptive Radiation, Bear (The Ghost), Solace Media Corporation, Thriftsore Boratorium, Microwave Windows, Mu

Friday, June 29th @ Haymarket Whiskey Bar (331 E Market St.):
(Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8pm)
Noiseman433, Valerie Kuehne, Wet, Zack Kouns, Ashochious, Hardon Collider, Joseph Molinaro

Saturday, June 30th @ Zanzabar (2100 S Preston St.):
(Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8pm)
Shedding, Sick City Four, Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel, Heart of Palm, Tropical Trash

Sunday, July 1st @ Uncle Slayton’s (1017 E Broadway):
(Doors at 6:30, Show at 7pm)
R Keenan Lawler and Tim Barnes, Ut Gret, Lucio Menegon, Ryan Jewell, Black Kaspar, Kark

All shows: $5 suggested donation

Sponsored by Heine Brothers’ Coffee (

For more information visit-

Artist links:

Zack Kouns (Ironton, OH –

XAMBUCA (Asheville, NC –

Wet (Louisville –

Valerie Kuehne (New York, NY –

Ut Gret (Louisville –

Tropical Trash (Louisville –

Thriftsore Boratorium (Cincinnati, OH –

Solace Media Corporation (Cincinnati, OH –

Sick City Four (Louisville –

Shedding (Louisville –

Ryan Jewell (Columbus, OH –

R Keenan Lawler and Tim Barnes (Louisville –

Noiseman433 (Louisville –

NO copper (Louisville –

Mu (Louisville –

Morgan Evans-Weiler (Boston, MA –

Microwave Windows (Lexington, KY –

Lucio Menegon (New York, NY –

Kark (Louisville – featuring members of Sapat, etc.)

Joseph Molinaro (New York, NY –

Heart of Palm (Cincinnati, OH –

Hardon Collider (Cincinnati, OH –

Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel (Atlanta, GA –

Developer (Dayton, OH –

Cosmological Constant (Louisville – featuring members of Ut Gret, etc.)

Bone Crusher (Louisville – featuring music majors from University of Louisville)

Black Kaspar (Louisville –

Bear (The Ghost) (Cincinnati, OH –

Ashochious (Louisville –

Adeptive Radiation (Indianapolis-Bloomington-Evansville, IN – Chicago, IL – Louisville –

CMKT 4 on Over the Edge Radio

CMKT 4 is currently on their West Coast Hackerspace Tour and will be joining Don Joyce of Negativland on KPFA’s (94.1fm, Berkeley, CA) airwaves this Thursday night at midnight!  On the eve of our trip to the Bar Area Maker Faire, we’ll be adding noise with a variety of our circuit-bent devices, but you’ll be determining the flow of conversation with your calls – we want you to direct the conversation and join in the noise with YOUR devices.  Is there any escape… from noise?

CMKT 4 on Over the Edge Radio:

Friday May 18 (Thursday night) 12am – 3am KPFA 94.1 Berkeley, CA

Listen live here:

Call from a land-line if you can, don’t say “Hello,” just start making noise:


Come visit CMKT 4 at our booth at the Bay Area Maker Faire!


Experimental Garage Sale 5 on June 9 2012 in Chicago

Photo by Katherine Guza

The date has been set for our 5th Annual Experimental Garage sale in Chicago, IL.  On June 9, 2012 Electronic Kit Builders and Circuit Benders from Midwest and beyond will converge to showcase their latest products and part with their instrument prototypes.

If you have not been to the Experimental Garage Sale have a listen to Tony Youngblood’s excellent Theater Intangible Podcast about last year’s event. More announcements will be coming up shortly and we hope to see everyone there. Please show your support by joining our Facebook Event.

* Want to be a vendor? email me circuitmaster @ to apply.

Tim Kaiser on Tour Spring 2012

Our friend and experimental instrument builder Tim Kaiser is once again on tour with his new LP  “Number Stations” and a trunk full of custom Kalimbas. Please stop by to see him in the town near you.


> May 1-  Studio 327 – LaCrosse WI <

> May 2- Super House Partay (sold out) – Chicago <

> May 3- Bela Dubby – Lakewood OH <

> May 4- Frequency Fridays  at  Wild Goose Creative – Columbus<

> May 5 – Rake’s End -Cincinnati <

> May 6 – Groucho’s -Louisville <

> May 7 – Brick Factory – Nashville

> May 8 – travel day <

>May 9 – The Shop – Pittsburgh <

>  May 10 – B-Bop Records Art Walk After Show! – Toledo <

> May 11 – Mexicains Sans Frontieres – Grand Rapids, Michigan <

> May 12 – eSymposium – Chicago <

Spring Tour 2012 – Talking Computron , Ring Toss Twins

Tour Dates:

March 29th, 2012 – Madison, WI – Dragon Fly Lounge

March 31st, 2012 – Columbus, OH – Circuit Bender’s Ball

April 1st, 2012 – Louisville, KY – Groucho’s Bar

April 3rd, 2012 – LaCrosse, WI – Cavalier Lounge

Tomorrow Talking Computron and The Ring Toss Twins will hit the road for our Spring Tour 2012 making our way down to Circuit Benders Ball in Columbus OH. Where we will be also teaching a workshop on building a Transistor Theremin. Bend a voice recorder workshop is also going on earlier in the day.

More information and complete lineup of events on Fuse Factory website. Please come see us on the road!

CMKT 4 SE Hackerspace Tour 2012 and New Bending Buddies

Our friends in the band CMKT 4 are headed back on the road with a “Build an EconoMIC Bottle-Cap Contact Microphone” workshop and performance tour to the South East this February. This tour is jam-packed with Build a Microphone workshops/performances as well as several not-to-be-missed, multi-act shows!  We’ve done workshops at over 30 Hackerspaces and by the end of this tour we will have done workshops at over 40 Hackerspaces!  Check out our tour dates, like us on, and see our events calendar there for the full details of every show.

CMKT4: “We have also updated our Creme DeMentia Bending Buddy circuit-bending probes. Fully assembled Bending Buddies are now available with a button in a variety of colors. They are now also available as a kit, which includes a comic adventure/instructions, a circuit-bending basics overview, and a parts bag – you supply the solder and hot glue. Visit for all of CMKT 4’s Creme DeMentia products.”

CMKT 4 SE Workshop Tour 2012

2/17 –  Louisville, KY –

CMKT 4 w/ Ben Traughber and No Copper,

Lisa’s Oak St. Lounge,
1004 Oak Street

2/18 – Knoxville, TN –
Mic Workshop, Technology
Cooperative, 130 W. Jackson Ave., 2pm

2/18 – TBA – Knoxville, TN Area

2/19 –  Asheville, NC –
Mic Workshop, Mojo Coworking,
4 Wall Street, 2pm

2/19 – Asheville, NC – CMKT 4  w/ “Nightmare of Noise” Puppet Show,

and special guests Hellblinki,
Bobo Gallery, 22 N Lexington Ave

2/20 – Winston-Salem, NC –
Mic Workshop, Fablocker, 1020 Brookstown Ave #17, 7pm

2/21 – Raleigh-Durham, NC –
Mic Workshop, Splatspace, 331 W. Main St., Durham, 7pm

2/22 – Charleston, SC –
Mic Workshop, Makelab Charleston, 1370 Ashley River Road, 7pm

2/24 – Jacksonville, FL –
Mic Workshop, Shantytown Pub,
22 W. 6th St., 7pm

2/25 – Orlando, FL – Mic
Workshop, FamiLAB, 1355 Bennett Dr, Unit 129, Longwood, FL

2/25 – Orlando, FL – CMKT 4 w/TBA, Sip, 724 Virginia Drive, 9pm

2/26 – St. Petersburg, FL –
Mic Workshop, The Venture
Compound, 2621 Fairfield Ave. S, 2pm

2/27 – Atlanta, GA –
Mic Workshop, Freeside ATL,
675 Metropolitan Parkway
Suite 6066, 7pm

2/28 – Murfreesboro, TN –  CMKT 4 w/TBA, Boro Bar, 1211 Greenland Drive, Free

2/29 – Nashville, TN –  Mic
Workshop, Brick Factory, 209 10th Ave. S, Suite 126, 7pm

Audio Recordings from the MEECAS 2011

Photo by Tom Young.

Each year the MEECAS event in Chicago aims to organize a venue for new experimental musicians and to showcase the latest sonic trends from the mainstay performers. The 2011 event was no exception, it was a great opportunity to meet in person, chat about experimental electronics, and have a great time.
Check out the ustream channel for videos of the performances and the soundcloud pages: Open Mic, MEECAS 2011, and MEECAS 2011 Cont for quality board recordings.
11 – Roth Mobot (radio version) – MEECAS 2011 by MEECAS 2011
12 – CMKT4 – MEECAS 2011 by MEECAS 2011
13 – Space Gun Bunny – MEECAS 2011 by MEECAS 2011
14 – Dustin E. – MEECAS 2011 by MEECAS 2011
15 – adamon – MEECAS 2011 by MEECAS 2011 (continued)
16 – Talking Computron – MEECAS 2011 by MEECAS 2011 (continued)
17 – The Ring Toss Twins – MEECAS 2011 by MEECAS 2011 (continued)
18 – Mother Daughter Crime Team by MEECAS 2011 (continued)
19 – Alex Inglizian and Rob Frye – MEECAS 2011 by MEECAS 2011 (continued)
20 – Tim Kaiser – MEECAS 2011 by MEECAS 2011