On Saturday, July 14 Red Light will be hosting a noise festival. “Noise could be described as a futuristic style that doesn’t have any remnants of other music,” Jared said, “there are a lot of different sub-genres like Smegma who [play] psychedelic ‘found sounds’ which are all cut up, versus a band like Merzbow that’s just a brutal wall of noise.” Jared got into noise while playing with Iceburn during the mid to late 90s; “We were kind of experimenting with different types of noise sounds. Our guitar player and drummer were from Minneapolis and they were into a lot of bands that I had never even heard of. Those guys introduced me to that kind of music.” Jared said.
As far as current noise music. Jared had many recommendations. “ I’d recommend Wolf Eyes for sure. If you check them out, you can be introduced to a ton of different music because each guy in the band runs their own label, and are friends with handfuls of artists, so there’s this weird inter-breeding between these projects.” Some other artists in the top of his list include SPK, Throbbing Gristle, Death Roes, and Whitehouse.
The Doon’n Sick Noisefest, organized by Jared, Tia and Aaron Zillionaire, will be held at Red Light Books on Saturday, July 14th at 7:00pm. Black Seas of Infinity will be headlining the showcase. The festival will also feature The Tenants of Balthazaar’s Castle, The Schwas, Breakers of Men, Zach & Jessie, Added Oil, Sterile Garden, AODL, Weak Sisters, Nosferatu (Eli Morrison/8ctopus Records), Waxen Tomb, Ghastly Hatchling, Nolens Volens, Norwhal and Gudgeguh. Local filmmakers will also be showing their short films between the musical performances. If you’re a big fan of the style, or curious about what noise is, this festival is not to be missed. Red Light Books is located at 179 East 300 South in the Broadway district of downtown Salt Lake City. To find out more about upcoming events visit their Myspace page at www.myspace.com/redlightbooks.