A Post-Punk Band From Australia Reunites, in a Way By BEN RATLIFF Published: May 13, 2010
"I need to review the laws of reunion concerts. What are they, again? At least three-quarters of the original lineup is needed to guarantee authenticity? The original lead singer must be present? The band can’t have stopped and restarted several times in its working years, because then a reunion is just another start?
I can’t remember. I also, before this week, couldn’t remember that much about Venom P. Stinger, the post-punk band from Melbourne, Australia — 1985 to 1996, though not working throughout — which rose again at the loft space Shea Stadium in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Wednesday night. I never saw the band live back then, and certainly not with its initial singer, the excellent, untethered, charismatic Dugald McKenzie, who died in 2004. (The video footage remains.)"
Body Actualized Control throws ridiculous all night dance parties and we're PSYCHED to have them here at Shea. A benefit for SHOWPAPER, May 14 @ 8PM.
"The night begins promptly at 8pm with group meditation and chill nu yoga led by Austin Samsel (bodyactualizedcontrol) and Sasha Winn (Blissed Out), followed by a performance by Guardian Alien (http://www.myspace.com/theguardianalien), an open drone session (bring your own vibes) led by Taraka Larson (Prince Rama) and Cammisa Forrest, Macrobiotic BBQ, and then a late night hypnagogic dance party with DJ's Confused House (confusedhouse.org) and B.A.C. (bodyactualizedcontrol)"