ImageTonight is a pretty rad  opening party  at San Francisco’s The LAB for the Division Of  Labor Festival 2013.  The Festival opens up with the  “Temporary Services” exhibition, which is  looking  refreshingly eclectic and unique, and SF/LA industrial psychedelic freak-scene ers BAD NEWS (Chondritic Sound) are opening up the festivities with a FREE performance tonight, as well as  a cast of  other  activities and performers. We  hosted BAD NEWS a few months back at LCM in Oakland, and they did NOT let us  down.  GET THERE. Free shows don’t exist like T H I S . Support these  efforts………Here’s the  info below from the Lab’s  website……

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Artist Reception: 6:00pm until 9:00pm
Opening Night Party: 9:00pm until 12:00am


Celebrate the beginning of the Division of Labor Festival! The evening begins with an opening reception for Temporary Services with DJ sets by The Ladies of Issues. At 9pm, we switch into party mode with performances by Bad News and AMO A NIA, plus DJ sets by Nihar and Chasms.

The Ladies of Issues (Noella Teele and Kiyomi Tanouye)
Bad News (Chondritic / Sleep Genius)
AMO A NIA (Performance Art)
DJ Nihar (Haçeteria)
DJ set by Chasms (Jess and Shannon)

Artist collective Temporary Services presents “Temporary Services: 15 Years of Printed Paper”, a gallery exhibition of their literary works. Temporary Services are renowned for their ethic of urgent and unlimited collaboration, especially with people who never before participated in an art project, resulting in projects like Prisoner’s Inventions and Group Work. Founders, Brett Bloom, Salem Collo-Julin and Marc Fischer, are based in Philadelphia, Copenhagen, and Chicago. They have existed since 1998, producing exhibitions, events, projects, and publications where the distinction between art practice and other creative human endeavors is rendered irrelevant.

Bad News is the duo of Sarah Bernat (16 Bitch Pile Up, Work, Limosine) and Alex Lukas (Copy Lake). They operate in the heavy industrial and noise zones, with an awareness of vivisect-era Skinny Puppy, incorporating guitar, synthesizers and drum machines writhing like mercury under sharp female vocals.

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“The Lab presents the Division of Labor Festival 2013 – 8 nights of experimental music, performance, and art. Division of Labor Festival runs from Thursday, June 13th through Friday, June 28th for three weeks of ambitious adventures in sound and performance.

Co-curated by Sarah Lockhart, Sky Madden, James Decker, and Theresa Rebecca Lucy Currie

Division of Labor presents a diverse community of performers in the genres of improvised music, experimental instrumentation and composition, electronic music performance, interdisciplinary performance, literary and media art. Division of Labor showcases the breadth of the Lab’s acclaimed experimental performance programming and features local, national and international artists. This year’s festival will kick off the Lab’s 30th Anniversary season. The festival takes its name from The Lab’s former occupant – the Labor Temple.

Advance tickets and festival passes: http://divisionoflabor.brownpapertickets.com/
Tickets and passes also available at the door

Festival Schedule:

(click date for more info!)

Thursday, June 13th
6pm to midnight
Opening Night Party for Division of Labor
Artist reception for Temporary Services
Bad News (Chondritic / Sleep Genius)
DJ sets from Nihar (Haçeteria) and Chasms (Jess and Shannon)

Friday, June 14th
Doors at 9pm, performances at 9:30PM
$7-10 sliding scale

Malcolm Mooney and the Tenth Planet
Fairlight Empress
Allegory Chapel LTD
Ava Mendoza’s Unnatural Ways with special guest, Carla Bozulich
DJs Dominique Leone & Geeta Dayal

Saturday, June 15th
Doors at 9pm, performances at 9:30pm

$7-10 sliding scale
Half of Half
Freddy McGuire
Zeek Sheck
DJ That Hideous Strength

Thursday, June 20th
Doors at 9pm, performances at 9:30pm
$7-10 sliding scale

Lucky Dragons (LA)
Jeweled Snakes (OAK)
Bulbs (LA)
DJ Joshua Kit Clayton

Friday, June 21st
Doors at 9pm, performances at 9:30pm
$7-10 sliding scale

Pharmakon (Sacred Bones, Brooklyn)
O.P.P. (members of Ale Mania & Beaters)
Gerritt Wittmer (Misanthropic Agenda)
DJs Rachel Aiello and Kerri LeBon (Twitch/Red Light)

Saturday, June 22nd
Doors at 9pm, performances at 9:30pm
$7-10 sliding scale

Denis Kolokol (Krakow, Poland)
ID M Theft Able (Portland, Maine)
Glochids (Tempe, Arizona)
Christina Stanley
DJ Loachfillet

Sunday, June 23rd
Doors at 8pm, performances at 8:30pm
$7-10 sliding scale

Russian Tsarlag (Providence)
Humanbeast (Providence)
DJ Obscuratron

Friday, June 28th
Doors at 9pm, performances at 9:30pm
$10 – 15 sliding scale

Faxed Head (Coalinga)
Jean Street (Detroit)
DJ Different Dentist

For more information, visit divisionoflaborfestival.tumblr.com.


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