Phi-Phenomena on Wheels Tour 2001

PHI-PHENOMENA is an annual festival featuring 10 bands performing in one hour, each playing a 5-minute set with 1-minute breaks in between. The festival was held in New York in 1996 and 1998, Boston in 1997, Minneapolis in 1999, Los Angeles in 2000, and Miami in 2001. The style of music performed at these festivals has included noise, free jazz, indie pop, electronica and no wave.

PHI-PHENOMENA ON WHEELS marks the first effort to take this festival on the road. Approximately 10 bands will travel from city to city in a RV from September 6-17, 2001, some groups were drawn from the local scenes of each city. a few bands did full-length sets as opening acts, then followed by 10 bands in an hour afterwards.

RV:15 passengers

Kyle Lapidus(ortho)
Clay Lacefield (ortho)
Nouri Zander(ortho)
Bruno(ovo)
Stephenia(ovo)
Nuuj(asthmatic)
Finkbeiner(pengo / finkbeiner)
Joe Tunis(pengo)
John Schoen(pengo / finkbeiner)
Dan Hosker(doersam)
Andy Alper(u can unlearn guitar)
Rat(lrs)
Rene(lrs / olivia neutron bomb)
Alex(lrs / xela zaid)
Tanya Bezreh(newcenturyschoolbook.com)

(RV is 29ft class C – trip 2972 miles)

CAR 1 – Eloe Omeo (Tim & Samantha)
CAR 2 – Unconditional Loathing (Greg & Matt & Paul & Jerry & Matt)
CAR 3 – Dixie Prix / LRS (Gerard K & Tom G & Paige & Jeff R)
CAR 4 – Temple of Bon Matin (Ed Wilcox & Leslie Q)

6 thur – New York
venue:Good/Bad
address: 383 South First Street Williamsburg, Brooklyn
time: 9pm
take: $222

Phi groups / times:
:00 – Newton
:06 – Doersam
:12 – Eloe Omoe
:18 – U can unlearn guitar
:24 – Asthmatic
:30 – Pengo
:36 – Ovo
:42 – Newcenturyschoolbook.com
:48 – Ortho
:54 – Laundryroom Squelchers
full set opening acts :Lotus / Vera Mere (Bob Schrepel) / Madame Chao / Xela Zaid

7 fri – Philadelphia PA
venue: Dotdash records
address:630 n. 2nd street
time: 9pm
take: $0

Phi groups / times:
:00 – Eloe Omoe
:06 – Doersam
:12 – Pengo
:18 – Ovo
:24 – Asthmatic
:30 – Newcenturyschoolbook.com
:36 – U can unlearn guitar
:42 – Ortho
:48 – Newton
:54 – Laundryroom Squelchers
full set opening acts : Demonophonic / Temple of Bon Matin / Lotus

8 sat – Washington DC
venue: Moca DC
address: 1054 31st ST, NW Washington DC in CANAL SQ off 31st ST
time: 8pm http://www.dc-improv.com/dcevent_det.cfm?id=59
take: $82

Phi groups / times:
:00 – Pengo
:06 – Newcenturyschoolbook.com
:12 – Doersam
:18 – U can unlearn guitar
:24 – Newton
:30 – Asthmatic
:36 – Ovo
:42 – Eloe Omoe
:48 – Ortho
:54 – Laundryroom Squelchers
full set opening acts : Rake / Lotus

9 sun – Pittsburgh PA
venue: Millvale Industrial Theater
address: 2100 E Ohio St (Route 28 South) Pgh PA
time: 3pm http://www.mit.telerama.com/
take: $20

Phi groups / times:
:00 – U can unlearn guitar
:06 – Ortho
:12 – Doersam
:18 – Newton
:24 – Asthmatic
:30 – Eloe Omoe
:36 – Newcenturyschoolbook.com
:42 – Pengo
:48 – Ovo
:54 – Laundryroom Squelchers
full set opening acts : Lotus / Manheringbone

9 sun – Columbus OH
venue: Madlab
address: 105 North Grant Avenue
time: 9pm http://www.madlab.net/
take: $21

Phi groups / times:
:00 – Doersam
:06 – U can unlearn guitar
:12 – Newcenturyschoolbook.com
:18 – Asthmatic
:24 – Pengo
:30 – Eloe Omoe
:36 – Ovo
:42 – Ortho
:48 – Temple of Bon Matin
:54 – Laundryroom Squelchers
full set opening acts :Larry Marotta / Dixie Prix

10 mon – Cleveland OH
venue: Speak in Tongues
address: 4311 Lorain Avenue
time: 10pm
take: $45

Phi groups / times:
:00 – Asthmatic
:06 – Newcenturyschoolbook.com
:12 – Doersam
:18 – U can unlearn guitar
:24 – Pengo
:30 – Ovo
:36 – Temple of Bon Matin
:42 – Eloe Omoe
:48 – Ortho
:54 – Laundryroom Squelchers
full set opening acts : Dixie Prix / Scam Carnage vs Teenage Grandpa / Washout Corporation

11 tue – Chicago IL
venue: Fireside Bowl
address: 2646 W. Fullerton
time:10pm
take: $31

Phi groups / times:
:00 – Eloe Omoe
:06 – Newcenturyschoolbook.com
:12 – Doersam
:18 – Asthmatic
:24 – Ovo
:30 – Pengo
:36 – U can unlearn guitar
:42 – Unconditional Loathing
:48 – Ortho
:54 – Laundryroom Squelchers
full set opening acts : Panicsville / Dixie Prix / Zenith Flytrap / Temple of Bon Matin

12 wed – Buffalo NY
venue: Continental
address: 212 Franklin St.
time: 9pm
take: $100

Phi groups / times:
:00 – Olivia Neutron Bomb
:06 – Pengo
:12 – Newcenturyschoolbook.com
:18 – Asthmatic
:24 – Ovo
:30 – Unconditional Loathing
:36 – U can unlearn guitar
:42 – Doersam
:48 – Ortho
:54 – Laundryroom Squelchers
full set opening acts : Sound Asleep / Scrappy Joe

13 thur – Rochester NY
venue: Monty’s Krown
address: 875 Monroe Ave
time: 10pm
take: $120

Phi groups / times:
:00 – Doersam
:06 – Asthmatic
:12 – U can unlearn guitar
:18 – Ovo
:24 – Unconditional Loathing
:30 – Olivia Neutron Bomb
:36 – Newcenturyschoolbook.com
:42 – Pengo
:48 – Ortho
:54 – Laundryroom Squelchers
full set opening acts : Nod / Praying for Oblivion

14 fri – Providence RI
venue: Hive Archive
address: 14 Olneyville Square
time:10pm http://www.hivearchive.org
take: $60

Phi groups / times:
:00 – Doersam
:06 – Finkbeiner
:12 – Newton
:18 – Newcenturyschoolbook.com
:24 – Unconditional Loathing
:30 – U can unlearn guitar
:36 – Dance Assholes
:42 – Ovo
:48 – Ortho
:54 – Laundryroom Squelchers
full set opening acts :Cathy Cathodic / Lotus

15 sat – Easthampton MA
venue: Flywheel
address: 2 Holyoke St (Rt 141) Easthampton
time: 2pm
take: $55

Phi groups / times:
:00 – Doersam
:06 – Ovo
:12 – Newton
:18 – Unconditional Loathing
:24 – Finkbeiner
:30 – U can unlearn guitar
:36 – Django Reinhardt III
:42 – Newcenturyschoolbook.com
:48 – Ortho
:54 – Laundryroom Squelchers
full set opening acts : Foot / Lotus

15 sat – Lebanon NH
venue: AVA Gallery
address:11 Bank St
time: 8pm
take: $93

Phi groups / times:
:00 – U can unlearn guitar
:06 – Finkbeiner
:12 – Xela Zaid
:18 – Ovo
:24 – Olivia Neutron Bomb
:30 – Unconditional Loathing
:36 – Newcenturyschoolbook.com
:42 – Doersam
:48 – Ortho
:54 – Laundryroom Squelchers
full set opening acts: Frosting

16 sun – Boston MA
venue: Berwick Research Institute
address: 14 palmer street
time: 8pm
take: $90

Phi groups / times:
:00 – Doersam
:06 – Unconditional Loathing
:12 – Finkbeiner
:18 – Stelzer & Talbot Duo
:24 – U can unlearn guitar
:30 – Newcenturyschoolbook.com
:36 – Ovo
:42 – Eloe Omoe
:48 – Ortho
:54 – Laundryroom Squelchers
full set opening acts : Xela Zaid / MC Cathy Cathotic / Jeanne Bressner

17 mon – New York
venue: International Bar
address: 1st ave & 7th street
time: 9pm
Final assemblage and beers

1- Laundry Room Squelchers
An embodiment of obliterated rock and roll from
Miami. A disharmonic convergence is derived from
traditional instruments, bizarre electronic
gadgets, and anything else that might help create
some of the most unusual junk sounds this side of a
train wreck.

2- Ortho
Three peanuts in an electromagnetic DNA
duplicator, Kyle Lapidus, Clay Lacefield, and
Nouri Zander will change your life forever.
ORTHO has performed at Scrape and Pry, Free103.9,
Madagascar Institute, 12-turn-13, Fort Thunder,
The Flywheel, TT the Bear’s Place. ORTHO has
several releases on Noesis and has many
forthcoming releases and articles.

3- Ovo
OvO is a open duo playing experimental music with
a very wide range of expression. From pure power
electronics to improvised grindjazz, from ambient
sounds to no wave the music changes for
situations, mood and guest musicians. Led by
Bruno Dorella (head of Bar la Muerte records and
a musician in several bands) and Stefania
Pedretti (of Allun), in the last 4 months they
toured Italy, Switzerland, Greece, Turkey,
Bulgaria and Macedonia with such groups as Cock
ESP; NNY, and Rollerball, playing more than 50
concerts in a row, recording an album (Assassine)
with Jacopo Andreini, Claudio Parodi, Capoccia,
Hermit. For info: bdorell@tin.it

4- Unconditional Loathing
Official Minneapolis noise
Unconditional Loathing
offers percussion/power electronics and female
impersonation. For samples and
more information, access
Samples of work:
**Unconditional Loathing:
http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/79/unconditional_loathing.html
If necessary, I have an Unconditional Loathing
CDR to lend. It’s noise.
http://www.servusindustry.com
http://www.mp3.com/finding_nowhere
http://www.mp3.com/loathing
http://www.mp3.com/trippingonfalling
http://www.mp3.com/appliancide

5- Pengo / Finkbeiner
Pengo is a three-headed avant/drone/noise/psych
hydra spawned in the toxic wasteland of Rochester
New York(a.k.a.-the Flower city). Many disparate
strains of underground sounds mesh to form the
perplexing and at times alienating music that
Pengo performs. They seem to have tapped into the
long standing outsider/freak vibe that has been a
constant in Rochester since the late 60’s (See:
Armand Schaubroeck, Lydia Lunch, Coffee and Nod.)
They have been described as sounding like the
following, Sun Ra, AMM, Art Ensemble of Chicago,
Throbbing Gristle, Couch(U.S.), Suicide, NNCK,
Les Rallize De Nudes and even Rema Rema on couch
syrup. While Pengo is flattered by these
comparisons they feel that they simply sound like
Pengo. The one constant in Pengo is change, you
will never see two Pengo shows that are the same.
Personnel: John Schoen, Joe Tunis, Jason
Finkbeiner.
Birth: Summer of 1998, Rochester, New York.
Releases: Climbs the Holy Mountain CD,
Miami Made a Mess of Me (collaboration with the
Laundryroom Squelchers) CD, Split cd with Pelt
and several compilation cd’s.
Upcoming LP:A Nervous Spender fall of 2001.
Brief list of bands they have performed with:
Arthur Doyle, Pelt, Melt Banana, Hijokaidan,
Solmania, Flying Luttenbachers, TLASILA, Wolf
Eyes, Bobby Conn, Jacopo Andreini Orchestra
etc……….
For mp3’s and more info please go to
http://www.carbonrecords.com/bands/pengo/index.html
and
http://www.carbonrecords.com/songs/songs.html.
Contact info via Carbon Records, PO Box 10718,
Rochester, NY 14610, www.carbonrecords.com,
pengo@carbonrecords.com.

6- Asthmatic
Asthmatic is not free jazz. Asthmatic makes
people pay for Jazz. Recent works can be found
at:
http://www.carbonrecords.com/photos/..\videos\pengo_05_18_01\asthmatic2.asf
Technical requirements needed are:
Two (2) Microphones, preferably not crappy vocal
microphones. These should be amplified as much
as possible without feedback. A DI feed to the
PA for a contact mic may be asked for. Asthamtic
likes to be as loud as possible. Asthmatic is
only one person. Namely me, Nuuj. For more info
contact: www.nuuj@rochester.rr.com

7- U can unlearn guitar
When not rallying his pitiful troops and trying
to burn his audiences as co-frontman for the
no-wave magnates, Bunnybrains, Andy Bunny is a
sweet and nice young man. In his fun and
informative classes you can unlearn guitar in as
little as five simple minutes. From the
beginning of time, humankind has attempted to
unlearn the stale riffs and lame ass solos that
have plagued it’s existence. Now it’s easy as
A-B-Q sharp. “Unlearning has never been so fun.”
– Time-Out New York. “I never knew I could
unlearn so much in so little time.” – Slash. New
album on Freedom From Records in August. Will be
available for private lessons after the show.
For more info contact: bunnybrains@aol.com or by
phone 310-450-7485.

8- Eloe Omoe
Blistering bass and drum explosions from Boston.
sam = bass = sam@infrasound.org
tim = drum = tim@infrasound.org.
+ blistering bass and drum explosions and
expulsions. an atonal and arhythymic free
association exploring various modes of refusal.
+ no sing. no song. no shit.
here’s what Mr. Velocity Hopkins had to say
after his first experience.
“By far the big standout: Eloe Omoe.
I had thought that they were a blip bloop
electronic band but they turned out to be
the loudest ROCK band in Boston. Amazing.”
…and “rock” to him is NOISE to you.
Eloe Omoe are self contained (don’t need a PA)
but require enough space for a drum kit
and bass cabs, which have 60″x16″ footprint and
must be circumnavigable, and 3 outlets.
They plan to coordinate with the touring bands to
have a plan to have their stuff all set to
go before the phi-phenom starts.

9- Doersam
Doersam is the solo project of Dan Hosker, best
known for being the former guitarist of Harry
Pussy.
http://www.geocities.com/doersam_inthebirdhouse/

10- newcenturyschoolbook.com/tenderness
a. mother love raffle (the raffle winner is
invited inside my costume while I sing)–3
minutes each but I may have several costumes so I
could do like 3 sets as long as I had time to
change.
and/or:
b. Tanya with Tanya (video+ultrareality
one-on-one experience)–ongoing
and/or:
c. tenderness (a video+nurture sleep
experience)–ongoing
For more information access:
http://www.newcenturyschoolbook.com

other groups:
Temple of Bon Matin http://scribble.com/~bulb/tobm.html
Dance Assholes http://scribble.com/~bulb/suaves.html
Newton http://newtonbreathe.freeyellow.com/newton.htm
Foot http://www.malco.net/nemocore/foot.htm
Madame Chao http://madamechao.com/
Lotus http://www.the-lotus.cjb.net
Larry Marotta http://www.larrymarotta.com/
Stelzer & Talbot Duo http://www.intransitiverecordings.com/
Panicsville http://www.ink19.com/issues_F/00_02/wet_ink/music_mp/137_panicsville.shtml

Consolidated Financial Highlights:

City Gains Satellite Car Gas
New York …..$ 222 – 25 EO
Philadelphia …$ 0 – 15 NE
Washington ..$ 82 – 10 EO
Pittsburgh ….$ 20 – 10 NE
Columbus ….$ 21 —-
Cleveland …..$ 45 – 5 EO
Chicago …….$ 31 —-
Buffalo ………$ 100 – 20 UL
Rochester ….$ 120 – 25 UL
Providence …$ 60 – 15 UL
Easthampton $ 55 – 15 UL
Lebanon …….$ 93 – 23 UL
Boston …….. $ 90 – 20 UL
Total ………. $ 939 $ (- 178)

Miscellaneous
– 10 train RV pick up
– 7 road map
– 10 toll
– 5 toll
– 2 toll
– 7 RV lav fluid
– 2 motor oil
– 36 hotel
– 7 toll
– 7 toll
– 3 towel rack
– 10 toll
– 10 toll
– 2 toll
– 2 toll
– 15 RV lav dump
– 6 RV wash
– 10 RV lav dump
– 161 xtra mileage
– 15 train RV drop off
Total $ (- 327)

Mileage RV Gas in $ Station Location
14125 (start) ny
14335 – 55 phil
14685 – 63 dc/pitt
15003 – 66 col/cle
15340 – 69 cle/chi
15460 – 25 chi
15739 – 75 tol/cle
16043 – 60 buf
16247 – 55 alb
16604 – 55 eh/leb
16839 – 56 bos
17097 – 55 ny
Total 2972 miles / $ (- 634)

$(-178) + $(-327) + $(-634) = $(-1139)

$939 – $(1139) = $(-200)

RV rental 11 days / $780 + 2500 pre-paid miles / $625 + insurance / $140 + tax / $95 = $(-1640)

$200 + $1640 = $(-1840)

$1840/16 = $(-115)

$115 – the cost for each RV passenger

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Phi-Phenomena on Wheels Tour: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Phi groups / times:
:00 – U can unlearn guitar
:06 - Ortho
:12 – Doersam
:18 - Newton
:24 - Asthmatic
:30 - Eloe Omoe
:36 - Newcenturyschoolbook.com
:42 - Pengo
:48 - Ovo
:54 – Laundryroom Squelchers

full set opening acts :
Lotus
Manheringbone

@ Millvale Industrial Theater – Pittsburgh,  Pennsylvania

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Phi-Phenomena on Wheels Tour: Washington D.C.

Phi groups / times:
:00 – Pengo
:06 - Newcenturyschoolbook.com
:12 – Doersam
:18 - U can unlearn guitar
:24 - Newton
:30 – Asthmatic
:36 - Ovo
:42 – Eloe Omoe
:48 - Ortho
:54 – Laundryroom Squelchers

full set opening acts :
Rake
Lotus

@ Moca DC – Washington D.C.

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Phi-Phenomena on Wheels Tour: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Phi groups / times:
:00 – Eloe Omoe
:06 - Doersam
:12 – Pengo
:18 - Ovo
:24 - Asthmatic
:30 – Newcenturyschoolbook.com
:36 - U can unlearn guitar
:42 - Ortho
:48 - Newton
:54 – Laundryroom Squelchers

full set opening acts :
Demonophonic
Temple of Bon Matin
Lotus

@ Dotdash Records – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

~

PHI-PHENOMENA is an annual festival featuring 10 bands performing in one hour, each playing a
5-minute set with 1-minute breaks in between. The festival was held in New York in 1996 and
1998, Boston in 1997, Minneapolis in 1999, Los Angeles in 2000, and Miami in 2001.  The style
of music performed at these festivals has included noise, free jazz, indie pop, electronica
and no wave.

PHI-PHENOMENA ON WHEELS marks the first effort to take this festival on the road.  Approximately
10 bands will travel from city to city in a RV from September 6-17, 2001, some groups were drawn from
the local scenes of each city. a few bands did full-length sets as opening acts, then followed by 10 bands in an
hour afterwards.
RV:15 passengers

Kyle Lapidus(ortho)
Clay Lacefield (ortho)
Nouri Zander(ortho)
Bruno(ovo)
Stephenia(ovo)
Nuuj(asthmatic)
Finkbeiner(pengo / finkbeiner)
Joe Tunis(pengo)
John Schoen(pengo / finkbeiner)
Dan Hosker(doersam)
Andy Alper(u can unlearn guitar)
Rat(lrs)
Rene(lrs / olivia neutron bomb)
Alex(lrs / xela zaid)
Tanya Bezreh(newcenturyschoolbook.com)

(RV is 29ft class C – trip 2972 miles)

CAR 1 – Eloe Omeo (Tim & Samantha)
CAR 2 – Unconditional Loathing (Greg & Matt & Paul & Jerry & Matt)
CAR 3 – Dixie Prix / LRS (Gerard K & Tom G & Paige & Jeff R)
CAR 4 – Temple of Bon Matin (Ed Wilcox & Leslie Q)
CAR 5 – Lotus ( Newton, Keith, Abbie, Andrew Gaspar)

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Phi-Phenomena on Wheels tour: Brooklyn, New York

Laundry Room Squelchers
Ortho
Newcenturyschoolbook.com
Ovo
Pengo
Asthmatic
U Can Unlearn Guitar
Eloe Omoe
Doersam
Newton

full set opening acts :
Lotus
Vera Mere (Bob Schrepel)
Madame Chao
Xela Zaid

@ Good/Bad Art Collective – Brooklyn, New York

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