Date: Sunday, July 15, 2012
Start Time: 8:00 PM
Event Type: Concerts, Special Events
Last Updated: July 09, 2012
Codeinewith Animal HospitalBetween 1990 and 1994, the New York City based band Codeine released three groundbreaking records on Sub Pop - "Frigid Stars LP", "Barely Real", and "The White Birch" - that have continued to intrigue and inspire. On May 22, the acclaimed reissue label Numero Group will release all three records as vinyl double-albums with cd's, adding previously unreleased songs, b-sides, demos, and live material. All 6 lp's will also be available as a limited edition box set with a bonus 7". To celebrate these releases, the original lineup of Codeine (John Engle, Stephen Immerwahr, Chris Brokaw) will play a short series of live dates - just under 20 shows between April and July 2012, including the All Tomorrows Parties (Tokyo and London) and Primavera Sound (Barcelona and Porto) festivals.Animal HospitalAnimal Hospital is Kevin Micka's one-man musical recording/performance entity. Formed at the tail-end of Micka's time with Boston band The Common Cold, Animal Hospital slowly began to take on a life of its own in 2004. A self-titled debut CD by Animal Hospital was released on Boston's Mister Records that year and displayed Micka's ability as a composer and engineer in communicating his creative expression. Since then, Kevin has consistently toured the United States, the U.K., and Europe throughout France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark and Iceland. Within the last 5 years Micka has continued writing and releasing several additional tracks on various compilations around the world. Animal Hospital has won followers from all corners of the music world, earning himself spots with bands as diverse as The Jesus Lizard, Beirut, No Age, Neptune, Thrones, Dosh and The Great Redneck Hope (not to mention a recurring role as bumper music on Boston's NPR station).During performances, Micka buries himself in a pile of electronics-shelves of effects, mixing consoles, amps and delay units-while patiently constructing a layered nest of loops consisting of live drum beats, guitar chords, scrapes, chucks, chimes, and melodies resulting in anything from more conventional songs to meticulously crafted ambient movements on to full on improvisation.Long a hidden treasure in Boston recording circles as a freelance recording engineer (for diverse projects such as Neptune, Helms, and Harry and the Potters) and a trusted electronics fix-it man, Micka has approached Animal Hospital over the last four years in the nooks and crannies of his schedule. Over the past year and a half, Kevin has been able to devote more time than ever to writing and recording and it has yielded two new albums' worth of music - a digital release in January 2009 from the Chicago label - Mutable Sound titled Good or Plenty, Streets and Avenues and a CD release in March 2009 from the New York/Boston label - Barge Recordings titled Memory.
Location: (Le) Poisson Rouge
Address: 158 Bleecker Street, New York
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