Thursday, September 26, 2013


Three acts.
One legendary guitar/multi-instrumental genius, veteran of 300,000,000 shows and one synthesizer explorer, playing his first show.
Good listening at the Red Room.

Ron Anderson and the Molecules with Imaginary Friends (Mike Allender on Ekdahl Polymgamist)

WHERE: The Red Room at Normals Books and Records, 425 E. 31st Street Baltimore
WHEN: September 29th, doors open at 8:30, music at 9 PM


The Press on Ron Anderson:"Part musical genius and part delirious madman, when you're listening to Anderson's music you're never quite sure whether you're listening to the ravings of an insane musical genius or the genius moments of a totally unschooled dilettante."

Ron Anderson was born in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1959. He is a self-taught rock composer who starting experimenting with new rock concepts, noise, free improvisation while in high school in the mid 1970’s. In 1980 he was one of the founding members of Rat At Rat R in Philadelphia. He moved to New York City’s Lower East Side in 1982. He started working in his home recording studio experimenting with tape editing, found sounds, noise, and improvisation. He combined these elements with composition and released his first LP entitled Fever Dream in 1987.

Ron moved to Oakland, CA in 1989 and shortly thereafter formed The Molecules; they released a total of 6 CD’s. He and The Molecules were introduced to the European music community at the Musique Action Festival in Nancy, France in 1993 and since then he has been a regular on the European festival and club circuit, as well as touring in Japan, Canada and the United States. After living in Geneva, Switzerl and for one year, he moved back to New York City in 1999 where he formed PAK. He has collaborated with many musicians on numerous projects. He appears on over 60 releases, most recently Ron Anderson’s PAK - Secret Curve on Tzadik and R. Anderson/Robert L, Pepper/David Tamura/Philippe Petit – Closed Encounters Of The 4 Minds on Pubic Eyesore.

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Also on the bill is the world's premier "Boing-Core" unit: MUGWUMP... with Neil Feather leading a quartet of Dan Breen, Eric Franklin and Bob Wagner. To paraphrase the words of the immortal Al Ackerman, "Like Plastic Man and a Taffy Puller Dancing Turkey in the Straw." More proof of Baltimore's supremancy when it comes to sliding pitches and rubbery corners.

Imaginary Friends

Mike Allender on Ekdahl Polymgamist.  The birds on the tree outside Mike Allendar's house:  "Squeep squip squip squip, wheeet tit!""