Started in 2005 by Don Haugen, the Eugene Noise Fest has been the place where the local experimental artists can get together and show off their stuff. In some ways modeled after the NorCal NoiseFest in Sacramento, the Eugene Noise Fest has made an effort to feature artists of every kind, sonically and culturally, keeping the event all ages, and out of bars. This year, it is being held at The WOW Hall for the first time ever, bringing this event to a bigger audience, and featuring an incredible line-up of amazing artists.
For more information about the show, I recommend checking out:
The Eugene Noise Fest Page (Line-Up, flier, etc.)
Advance Tickets ($8 in advance, or $10 on the day at the door)
In this show, I feature a number of performances by artists that will be playing at this show tomorrow, and in the second hour, stick around for a conversation with Don Haugen, as he calls in via Skype, to tells us about the event history, what to expect, and a little about the incredible artists, too.
And, if you like what you hear, meet us at The WOW Hall tomorrow. I’m actually playing as part of the line-up, too.
Eugene Noise Fest Preview
Part I: Swarm Descending
01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Swarm Descending [Excerpt] * Aume * Swarm Descending * Self-Released (2016)
03.) Shallow * Esperik Glare * Shallow * Self-Released (2017)
Part II: Live
04.) It’s Not All That Bad (Live on KFJC Radio) [Excerpt] * Microwave Windows * It’s Not All That Bad * Self-Released (2016)
05.) World * Chefkirk * Make Post * Self-Released (2018)
Part III: Minor Miscalculation
06.) Minor Miscalculation * [view] * Orbit Decay * Self-Released (2006)
Part IV: Interview w/ Don Haugen
History Lesson, started in 2005, on-again-off-again status, the venue dance, wanting it All Ages and not at a bar, The WOW Hall & Joshua Finch, The Line Up and assembling the groups, the age range and the sonic pallet, Eugene is an “older” scene with a lot of outsiders, putting the experiment in experimental music, and the benefits of limitations of DIY.
07.) FOUR FEET [Excerpt] * Deadly Discs * Bury Me Deep, For I Am Cursed * Self-Released (2017)
08.) Sangre-Katadesmos-No! (Live rehearsal) [Excerpt] * Sleeping With The Earth * Sangre * Self-Released (2008)
09.) Phalanx * Acre * New EP * Self-Released (2004)
Part V: Don & John
10.) Live Performance * Don Haugen & Klowd * Live Performance * Mid-Valley Mutations (2018)
Part VI: Depleted Your Live-ium
11.) Tarnish * Entresol * Tender Need(s) Tour Split * Self-Released (2018)
12.) Live Performance * Depleted Your Cranium * Live Performance * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)