Jackie-O-Motherfucker Tonight


FOREVER proudly presents

Jackie-O-Motherfucker
plus guests: Valet & Inca Ore
Nov.
3rd, 2008
Whelans, Dublin
tickets: €15.00 on the door.

8pm

formed in 1994, jomf have influenced countless contemporarysound-makers and musicians with both their freeform, moderninterpretations of traditional folk, and their cut and paste,collective style of band membership. spiritually aligned with thefree-music
experiments of the late 60's and early 70's, as well as the lonesomefolk and blues produced in the roadhouses and juke-joints of early
1900's america. jomf have fused together the traditional song form andthe improvising ensemble, into a powerful and engaging live band,
and 2008 finds the group finally honing in on the sound they have been searching for.
the current line-up features honey owens, who has been cultivating herown music as VALET, recording for kranky records in chicago, andplaying live all over america with her own music, and with atlas sound.honey has been an important part of jomf in the past, palying guitarand singing in early formations of jomf (flat fixed, fig. 5) and alsocontributing both as a vocalist and a producer on FLAGS OF THE SACREDHARP. as a part of the current touring line up, this is a rareopportunity to experience, as honey will no doubt be concentrating onher own projects in the coming years.
nick bindeman, jomf guitarist, has also been continually refining hisown sound and style, with his band ETERNAL TAPESTRY, they have a brandnew crd out now on the jomf imprint U-SOUND, titled SUN ARISE and havereceived the thumbs-up from kraut rock archivist JULIAN COPE earlierthis year. also just released on U-SOUND, is a live recording of theduo of TETUZI AKIYAMA and TOM GREENWOOD, titled STONED RUNES, thisrecording was made in tokyo earlier this year, when jomf performeddates in japan, performing with OM, MERZBOW, AND JIM O'ROURKE, and is aquiet and beautifully wandering document of zonked folk/blues acousticguitar playing.
earlier this year, jomf signed to the influential uk label FIRERECORDS, and are hard at work recording a brand new studio release forthe label, titled BALLADS OF THE REVOLUTION. many of the songs to bereleased on this record will be performed live on the upcoming tour. inthe meantime, FIRE will be issuing an incredible recording this fall,made in the studios of VPRO radio in amsterdam last year. titled THEBLOOD OF LIFE, this record contains two jomf classic songs from thepast, HEY! MR. SKY, and THE GRAVE, both completely new versions ofthese songs, produced in a very minimal but powerful style, as well astwo new songs, a traditional ballad THE LOST JIMMY WALEN, and a brandnew track, THE BLOOD OF LIFE, which is a ground breaking piece of newmusic for the band. also coming out this fall on visual artist chrisjohansons AWESOME VISTAS imprint, is THE CRYIN' SEA, another recordingproduced in europe, this LP only release features an incredible screenprinted cover, with artwork done in a collaboration between TOMGREENWOOD and CHRIS JOHANSON, who have also been working together on amajor exhibition of johansons work at DEITCH PROJECTS gallery in nyc,which opened sept. 4th.
one more jomf release to look out for is FREEDOMLAND just issued byVERY FRIENDLY/CARGO UK, this lp/cd release was recorded in the USAduring two long tours in 2005/06, and features the vocals of EVASALENS. eva has been busy in the meantime working on her own music, andwill be on tour this fall supporting jomf in europe as INCA ORE.
extraordinary drummer danny sasaki, (enemy mine) who has been on boardwith jomf since 2005, will also be a part of the jomf line-up thisouting, rounding out this incredible live band.

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3 comments:

November 3, 2008 at 7:17 PM cletus_buckley said...

are you goin ste,
ill bring maus and the two re animator vhs I have of your for the last 5 years with me just in case.

November 4, 2008 at 4:56 AM LoLo said...

Any use? I got an EP by them about 2 years ago and thought it was good but never investigated further.

PS- MurMur design is cool and not rippyoffy! ;)

PSS- My word verification was "woomen"

November 4, 2008 at 5:12 PM ctrl/alt/delete said...

when they play live they are improv, so record is not a good judge of them live, they released a folk album a while back and have to my knowledge never played any songs of it live.

ps thanks