ISSUE Project Room and Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation are pleased to present Dead Moon, J Mascis, Borbetomagus, and Das Audit live in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Few bands exude the DIY ethos more than the legendary Oregon-based trio Dead Moon. Formed in 1987 and recently reunited after an 8-year hiatus, their stripped down aesthetic crossing garage rock, punk, and country, has secured their status as one of the most enduring and revered Northwest underground bands of all time. The formidable guitarist, laconic songwriter and all-around grunge-deity J Mascis performs solo. Borbetomagus take free-improv to the extreme, creating a mass of relentless, take-no-prisoners noise. NYC quartet Das Audit open the night crossing kraut and folk in heavy, wind-driven instrumentals.
Fronted by the husband-wife team of Fred Cole on guitar and vocals, Toody Cole on bass and vocals, and the indefatigable Andrew Loomis on drums, Clackamas, Oregon’s Dead Moon have been churning out their own indescribable brand of rock and roll for over 20 years. After an 8 year hiatus the trio revived in 2013, and their intensity and vitality are as unquestionable now as ever. The model of DIY self-sufficiency, Dead Moon have recorded almost all of their output themselves, released much of it on their own label, Tombstone Records (“Music Too Tough to Die�?). The group even cut their own masters, on the same 1954 mono lathe used to cut the The Kingsmen’s “Louie Louie.�? Dead Moon’s most recent album, 2004’s Dead Ahead, was released domestically on Tombstone. They are subject of the 2006 documentary Unknown Passage: The Dead Moon Story. NYC improvising quartet Das Audit open the night with heavy instrumentals.