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Dismal Niche presents: Kevin Greenspon, Tippy, Lifestyles with Steph & Em; $5

  • Cafe Berlin 220 North 10th Street Columbia, MO, 65201 United States (map)

Kevin Greenspon
An audio/visual performance. 

Kevin Greenspon is a cassette-culture renaissance man. As the sole proprietor of his long-running Bridgetown Records imprint, KG curates a roster of little-known luminaries somewhere along the experimental spectrum between what could be called “rock” and “ambient.” He designs his cassette and LP artwork, dubs his tapes, does his own PR, and sells his music from his own web-based storefronts. But Greenspon elevates the practice of label-heading to a higher stratum by musically participating in his own scene — or, perhaps more accurately, serving as a shared focal point for dozens of loosely connected scenes across America. His exhaustive tour schedule, whic...h tends to place him somewhere around the 100-shows-a-year benchmark, connects him with more nooks of the US underground on a regular basis than anyone should ever be able to keep track of in their brains. His tightly synced audio-visual sets, which time abstract visual expanses to the drifting layers of his synth-based compositions, have captivated normies and heads alike in an untold number of basement spaces or DIY living rooms. Find Kevin somewhere out on his tour schedule this year, and take the opportunity to get to know him a little before he schleps back onto the highway — headed to the next town on his circuit that you never imagined to have any sort of DIY infrastructure. - Tiny Mix Tapes
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Tippy (WI)

Headed up by Spencer Bible, who also plays in some other Madison bands including Midwaste and Christian Dior. Tippy has put out two releases in 2016. The first is called Public Displays of Affection, a solo record Bible wrote and recorded in three days in May (finishing it on the day it was released), using sampler, synthesizers, vocals, and lyrics inspired by his relationship with his partner Mollie Martin, who is an artist and made the cover.

Lifestyles with Steph and Em (como)

A collaboration between Nevada Greene instrumentalists Steph Foley and Em Downing.


Earlier Event: November 6
Vita and the Woolf w/ Shades of I; $7
Later Event: November 9
SAND w/ Arc Flash and Smokeseeker; $5