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SATURDAY, JULY 23
ZOLAR X, RUINS ALONE feat. YOSHIDA of RUINS with GENGHIS TRON, PRAY TO ROBOTS
In what may be strangest slice of the rock this year, long lost glitter space aliens Zolar X are headlining over a bill of avant rockers. Planet Earth will never be the same. Zolar X opened for the NY Dolls and Iggy, wore matching spacesuits (with antennae), and despite a knack for impossibly catchy glitter rock, could not get a record deal during their ‘70s heyday. Jello Biafra heard their lost sides and considered them the missing link between Chrome and the Stooges. Alternative Tentacles reissued their ‘70s brilliance on the recent “Timeless” collection, which literally has to be heard to be fully absorbed. Ruins Alone features Yoshida Tatsuya, who is one of the most innovative drummer/composer/improvisers in the Japanese avant-garde music scene. Yoshida emerged with his drum and bass duo Ruins in 1985, winning over fans like John Zorn, Sonic Youth, Mike Patton, Glenn Branca, and Bill Laswell (even forming the band Painkiller with Zorn and Laswell in the ‘90s). Fans of the Boredoms, Wives, or any of the above mentioned artists take note.
More on Zolar X here.