Back after summer with GIFGROND#72 – SEPTEMBER 28


TWINS is the mutant machine-pop project of Atlantan producer, label operator, and all-around aesthete-visionary Matt Weiner. Having spent the better part of a decade reveling in a moody murk that intersects seductive synth-pop with Featureless Ghost and grotesque industrial-dance grooves in his own right as TWINS, Weiner has more than proved his sincerely sinister and auspiciously artful finesse of synth-based music. Operating from his home studio, arrayed with various tools of the trade, Weiner tempers his subtle scourges of sound with an unending sense of bold exploration, processing tracks of pulse-heavy aural catharsis. When not making music as TWINS, Weiner also runs the CGI Records label and co-runs the DKA label. Weiner also performs in the duo Pyramid Club with Chris Daresta, and produces music in the studio with Stefan Ringer as SM42 and with the esteemed CH Rom as Wo.

FORCED INTO FEMININITY is Chicago-based multimedia performance artist Jill Lloyd Flanagan. Forced Into Femininity punctuates her unhinged vocal performances with screams and stentorian spoken word proclamations that sound out alongside fragments of melodic quasi-crooning. Her voice fuses the bark of post-punk or hardcore with the wailing catharsis of Diamanda Galás, while the composite sum of her vocals and productions reaches us as an alien breed of industrial noise performance at its most transfixing heights of confusion. Flanagan’s raucous compositions burst with peals of raw noise static and thick drum machine thuds that collide in seemingly random configurations of loping rhythm. Her live sets streak off into chaos with any number of performative touches : including but not limited to donning grotesque body-horror costumes, and climbing any available structure in venues and their surroundings.

BIG DEBBIE, Born in USSR in the early 1980’s, discovered Western pop music and Soviet new wave first through her father. Who at the time as a navy officer, had access to smuggled media and an underground distribution network. This and the time spent in San Francisco’s punk / noise scene (from 2000-2012) continues to shape and influence, what is known as Big Debbie. 
Originally the solo project was titled Little Debbie, strictly a bedroom, recording experiment and a way to cope with alcohol addiction. She relocated to Los Angeles, soon after the demo’s release , and multiple tours and collaborations followed, – “Dos Lados” EP featuring Ciriza and Terror Apart out on Fantasy1 Records. And a full length LP is out on Ratskin.

DJ IBRAHIM KAZOO III – This legendary deejay will spinn one delicious flavor into another! Come on along and find your spot on the dance floor!