Dianekamikaze (Curator)

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Engineer, DJ, Artist. Retired tattoo artist. Queen Rocker. Occasional neck brace wearer.

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Dianekamikaze on 11/01/2011 at 09:06AM

Wild Flag & Zounds Live on Terre T's Cherry Blossom Clinic

Terre T hosted on her Cherry Blossom Clinic, 2 live bands: Wild Flag (all female quartet containing members of Sleater-Kinney, Minders and Helium) and UK DIY anarcho punk rockers Zounds! Yowza, now that's a show! I was asked to engineer both, and responded with a HELL YES, and so our work was cut out for us! Check out the archive of the program. Shock and Awetober, indeed!


Wild Flag is still out on tour; they played a scorching set on WFMU, here are some more of their dates that end near their home base of Portland: IMG_20111016_154711-1 

Nov 1st - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Nov 2nd - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Nov 3rd - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
Nov 4th - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music
Nov 5th - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Nov 7th - Arcata, CA @ Humboldt State University
Nov 9th - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
Nov 10th - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
Nov 11th - Seattle, WA @ Neumo's
Nov 12th - Vancouver, BC @ The Bitmore Cabaret

Zounds just finished a stretch in the US and Steve Lake has gone back tIMG_20111021_153136o the UK; they have a new record out -The Redemption of Zounds -and a box set of represses of their 7"s. Check their website to purchase. Here's a review of one of their west coast shows: recent Fun Machine/Peer Pressure Guest, Dave Edwardson of Neurosis/Kicker played bass with Steve in the Bay Area. 


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Dianekamikaze on 01/15/2011 at 02:00PM

Remembering Ari Up / Punky Reggae Birthday Party (Sunday)

AariAs a large percentage of you probably know, Ari Up (Slits, True Warriors, and a/k/a Medussa) passed away this past October, but not without leaving this planet with an abundance of music, memories and occasions to remind us of her soul. Ari struck me as someone who couldn't be "turned off"; sadly with her passing, we know that is not true, and it still seems unreal, in reflecting on the vibrancy she had. Those of us who witnessed her perform, witnessed her living life - exclamation after exclamation, present to every second she had. She would have turned 49 on Monday, and at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday 1/16, will be the "Ari Up Punky Reggae Birthday Party", featuring members of the Slits original and current; the True Warriors, a later group that Ari fronted, and many many more guests.

The show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday is a benefit and proceeds will go to The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Tickets are available here. Leading up to that, there were 2 special programs aired on WFMU this week;

On Miniature Minotaurs with Kurt this past Wednesday, we heard a set from the Ari Up & the True Warriors' performance from Santo's Party House from October 2008, courtesy of Punkcast.com- the playlist from that program here. 

On the Fun Machine on Tuesday of this week, I aired a True Warrior's set that I had the pleasure of engineering when they played on Pat Duncan's program May 8, 2003.

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