Friday, October 2, 2009

Dewanatron's Coming to Town!

Leon, Brian and Big City Music invite you to come check out Dewanatron! The guys will be showcasing their new Dual Primate Console. The new DPC is modular in essence, making it more portable than before. There's some new features too. If you've never seen Dewanatron in action, here's your chance. This has to be one of the most fun and entertaining shows we've been to. Leon and Brian are great people and the atmosphere they create is open and friendly. This time you can join them. Bring an instrument!

SHOW DETAILS (more below)

Ghettogloss presents: The Dewanatron Experiment at Spaceland

Tuesday, Oct 13, 8:30 pm onwards

Admission: $10 at door, $8 in advance, $5 if you show up with a musical

Dual Primate Console -Check out the nixie tubes!

Some shots from the inside of the DPC. Handbuilt... Let's see a machine do that!

In honor of Dewanatron coming to town we made a short video with the Melody Gin.

We're having some fun with the Dewanatron Melody Gin. The Melody Gin's envelope is being triggered by the Elektron Machinedrum's Impulse machine. The Impulse machine allows you to send out gate pulses which can be super handy. The Melody Gin's audio is patched into the Machinedrum and we're using a bit of the built in reverb. The Melody Gin is a truly original synthesizer, hand-built by Leon and Brian Dewan in New York. It's basically a two oscillator, four LFO synth with cross modulation, an envelope and some other really neat features like the "Slice" function.

Oh yeah. There's a cool new Dewanatron documentary you should check out by William Dickerson too.

More show info from Dewanatron band member Mark Blackwell...





Ghettogloss presents THE DEWANATRON EXPERIMENT at SPACELAND - Tuesday, October 13th at 8:30pm! Bring a musical instrument to the show, receive a discount on the price of admission, and be a part of the groundbreaking Dewanatron Experiment at Spaceland!

"Ghettogloss presents: THE DEWANATRON EXPERIMENT" at SPACELAND, Tuesday, October 13th - featuring an extremely rare Los Angeles performance by world-renowned electronic music pioneers Brian & Leon Dewan, plus a star-studded full-band array of special guest musicians - including YOURSELF if you're so inclined!
In a groundbreaking FIRST for the legendary Spaceland, anyone can bring their own musical instrument to the show, receive a discount on the price of admission, and personally be a part of this historical event!
The New York Times calls Dewanatron "eccentric inventors and visionary entrepreneurs exploring and sharing a new, offbeat world of music, technology and homespun craft," while The Los Angeles Times raves that in Dewanatron's last mindshifting L.A. appearance, the expanded supergroup "at full roar...howled and warbled with demented mid-1960s fervor, all simple rhythms laced up with complex and freakish electronic wails, a retrofuturistic journey to the reinvention of the synthesizer" (see L.A. TIMES LINK).
Let us digress for a moment here and pose an important music-related question to you:
Do you ever wish you could go back in time and actually perform on stage with the Beatles at The Cavern Club, groove with The Velvet Underground at Max's Kansas City, be an integral player in Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable at The Factory, or personally be a part of legendary formative shows by groundbreaking, inventive artists such as, say, Radiohead, Devo, Kraftwerk, or (insert your favorite band here) at their respective historically-significant early venues?
Well, sorry, that's ridiculous, you can't.
(And if you did happen to be around at any one of those watershed musical moments and you could've actually been there, you more than likely wouldn't have even gone out that night anyway, because you probably wouldn't have found out about the show until the next morning, or you would've been too jaded, depressed, drunk, and/or high and sitting around at home watching TV and whining about how nothing cool ever happens and how everything sucks - and if a freakin' miracle occurred and you did manage to actually be there, none of those bands would've let you show up with an instrument and actually play with them anyhow...)
So now's your chance to finally be a part of musical history! Join in The Dewanatron Experiment at Spaceland, Tuesday, October 13th from 8:30 onwards! If this show doesn't eventually become legendary, at least you will have given it a shot and enjoyed an amazing Tuesday night out with a bunch of great people! And if you don't show up and participate, you just might regret it for the rest of you life...
Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and only $5 if you show up at Spaceland with your own instrument (random percussive objects, acoustic whatnots, strings, woodwinds, small portable keyboards, and/or/etc are welcome - anything you can reasonably carry on your person, nothing too bulky or on wheels or that will be irritating, intrusive, and/or unwieldy - all instruments subject to Spaceland and/or Dewanatron approval) to personally join in the exciting, engaging, and explosive experience of The Dewanatron Experiment!

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