In honor of the upcoming Helga Fassonaki (Yek Koo) interview and my interview with Nick Mitchell (who is playing in the U.S. as Chalaque) here are the dates, courtesy of Emerald Cocoon Records that you shouldn’t miss.
Fri 15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn w/ Non Horse
Sat 16 – Boston, MA @ Smokey Bear Cave w/ Witch Wolf, Double Awake (no J. Collin)
Sun 17 – Hadley, MA @ Flying Object w/ Bill Nace Chris Cooper duo
Mon 18 – Albany, NY @ Helderberg House W/ Zaimph and Burnt Hills
Tue 19 – Hudson, NY @ The Spotty Dog w/ Zaimph
Wed 20 – Ithaca, NY @ Angry Mom Records
Fri 22 – Detroit, MI @ M.U.G w/ Moon (Ypsi)
Sat 23 – Chicago, IL @ The Dustbowl w/ Circuit Des Yeux
Sun 24 – Bloomington, IN @ Sound Workshop (no J. Collin)
Mon 25 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Comet w/ Pete Fosco (no J. Collin)
Tue 26 – Lexington, KY @ Sidecar (no J. Collin)
Wed 27 – Baltimore, MD @ 5th Dimension w/ Metalux (no J. Collin)
Manchester based ruminative, minimal guitar playing. Reminiscent of John Fahey (electric period) and Loren Mazzacane Connors. Runs the wonderful Winebox Press cassette label.
Chalaque (Manchester, UK)
Solo guitar noise from Nick Mitchell of Manchester’s Golden Lab records.
One guitar, two amps, wall of feedback and high-pitched soloing.
repetitive guitar freakout unit CHALAQUE. Drum machine patterns fall over one another while keyboards drone and guitars attack like a simpleton John McLaughlin.yek koo
yek koo is Helga Fassonaki, half of Metal Rouge, appearing in a stripped down, raw outfit of guitar play and wailing vocal punk-chant poesis comprising a sound that is composed yet free, dirty yet pure – nu-psych.