Live: AIDS Wolf Lead A Raucous, Ripped-Pantyhose-Heavy Noise-Rock Spectacular At Death By Audio

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Meet Rat Bastard. All pics by Rebecca.
AIDS Wolf/Rat Bastard/Etc.
Death by Audio
Saturday, January 15

Saturday night, Williamsburg's Death by Audio witnessed "Throat Razor," a noise showcase put together by Throat, a collective of five recent female RISD grads. The goal was to raise funds for a planned non-profit art co-op like one they admired back in Providence, "an unjuried space where any dreamer with vision could display their pieces, without barriers." Montreal's AIDS Wolf headlined; in addition to being experimental noise-rock stalwarts with over a dozen releases to their credit, they're visual artists themselves: Core members Chloe Lum and Yannick Desranleau also collaborate as Seripop, a prolific printmaking and installation duo, with international acclaim.

Miami growler Rat Bastard was another highlight; eight years ago, he founded the sprawling International Noise Conference with the motto "No droning, no laptops." (Here's a fascinating Vice interview with this character.) On the other end of the noise spectrum, Shawn Greenlee performed earlier in the evening with a novel approach: He uses a camera that interprets drawings in a notebook as sounds, which he then manipulates live through a laptop and various other effects devices wired into the mix. Photos of all of the above, plus guys in ripped pantyhose, cat-meowing, and "Mongolian sausage"-chanting, below:

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Shawn Greenlee
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The vocalist from Detroit's Holy Sheet opened their set by meowing like a cat (with a reprise halfway through)
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He closed the set by chanting, "Mongolian sausage"
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Humanbeast featured a lot of performative writhing
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Lipstick on the shoe
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Shoe on the face
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At some point, the guy on the right took off all his clothes except for these ripped pantyhose, and tied his ankles together with rubber tubing
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Rat Bastard makes noise the old-fashioned way
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Chloe and Yannick of AIDS Wolf
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Chloe is a queen mother of the noise scene
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Holding hands with a fan who knit his own beer cozy -- aw!
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Their shows are always filled with young guys who worship her
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Recession special (shhhh)
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Flying bodies were the norm...
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Show's over -- throat ya later

Also, video of the night by Kyle Marler

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