Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Cellular Chaos September 2014 Tour Dates



9/16 - BOSTON - Whitehaus, Jamaica Plains
9/17 - PROVIDENCE - AS220 with Whore Paint and Finished
9/19 - ROCHESTER - Hazelwood Lodge, Ellison Park - 5 to 10pm
9/20 - ANN ARBOR - Dreamland Theater
9/21 - CHICAGO - Township
9/22 - MINNEAPOLIS - Hexagon Bar
9/23 - MADISON - Mickey's Tavern
9/24 - KALAMAZOO - Satellite Records
9/25 - LAFAYETTE - Spot Tavern
9/26 - COLUMBUS - Bourbon St Tavern
9/27 - PITTSBURGH - Gooski's with Microwaves
9/28 - KUTZTOWN - Rat Milk

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

here's my 2012 edit of Burke Patten's mid-90s audio documentary of the Chicago No Wave scene. it is streamable or downloadable for free and features oral history and music from Bobby Conn, Condeucent, The Flying Luttenbachers, Math, Duotron, Monitor Radio, The Scissor Girls, Dot Dot Dot, Couch, All-Insect Union, Jim O'Rourke/Kevin Drumm/Fred Lonberg-Holm, The Many Moods of Marlon Magas, D.O.G., Vanilla, Quintron, Chuck Falzone/Matt Weston/Michael Colligan and Lake Of Dracula

Thursday, March 13, 2014

More updates at the ugEXPLODE Bandcamp page

There have been many more updates at the ugEXPLODE Bandcamp page including full albums by The Flying Luttenbachers, Chan/Evans/Blancarte/Walter, Den Svarta Fanan, Ewen/Smith/Walter, Microwaves and Hatewave. There will be more updates as time goes on and we fill in more blanks in the catalog. Bon apetite.

Monday, February 17, 2014

ugEXPLODE bandcamp update: Normal Love

Now at the ugEXPLODE Bandcamp page: 2012's explosive "Survival Tricks" by Normal Love. If you missed it the first time, don't miss it again. This madcap melange of influences shatters all notions of logic. If the idea of futurist no-wave prog chamber noise insanity appeals to you, don't sleep on this one. I'm not embedding this stuff to force you to go to the page and find it. If you're too lazy, sod off, as the British might say.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

updates at ugEXPLODE Bandcamp page (new albums uploaded)

Although the label will not be issuing any new material, I will attempt to update the Bandcamp site with as complete a collection of the digital versions of the catalog titles as much as feasible. Some licensed material (like many of the Nondor Nevai-related titles and the four Skin Graft Flying Luttenbachers releases) will be left blank, I will fill in the remaining cracks in the discography over the next year.

New to the site (link above) are:

ug13 - The Flying Luttenbachers "Trauma"
ug 22 - Weasel Walter "Firestorm"
ug 54 - David Buddin "Canticles for Electronic Music"

CD copies of these releases are still available through retail outlets like Downtown Music Gallery, Squidco and Wayside Music

Please remember that there was cause and effect in the end of the label operations. People were decreasingly paying for the releases, which meant I was not able to recoup the budgets, or budget for new releases. This is a buyer's market and the market decided that ugEXPLODE was no longer economically viable.

Please feel free to enjoy the free streams of the material here (or purchase them if you like), but posit that the reason why there will be no more releases is largely because not enough people supported the label financially. Life will go on - there's plenty of music in the world to listen to. This chapter is over and others will begin.

Monday, October 21, 2013



oct 27th - brooklyn, ny - death by audio w/ child abuse, staer and nebadon
nov 1st - norfolk, va - the iguana w/ bermuda triangles, scoughs
nov 2nd - chapel hill, nc - the cave w/ future crimes
nov 3rd - atlanta, ga - tba (contact robby kee/gavin frederick)
nov 4th - pensacola, fl - sluggo's
nov 5th - new orleans, la - parse gallery
nov 6th - austin, tx - beerland
nov 7th - houston, tx - mango's w/ cop wormth/bitch teeth/rape worm
nov 8th - mobile, al - tba (contact ryan jetten)
nov 9th - chatanooga, tn - sluggo's north
nov 10th - asheville, nc - static age
nov 11th - richmond, va - strange matter (early show)
nov 12th - morgantown, wv - 123 pleasant w/ the furr/haggard wulf
nov 13th - pittsburgh, pa - howlers w/ microwaves
nov 14th - philly/allentown, pa - tba (contact: stephen buono)

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Preview Track from Cellular Chaos LP available on tour right now

The track "Chinese New Year" from the self-titled Cellular Chaos debut album, released July 1, 2013 on ugEXPLODE Records. Right now this release is only available directly from the band on tour. It will be distributed to record stores during mid August. ugEXPLODE mailorder is closed through the end of the summer, so please ask your local record store to order it, via distributors like Revolver, Carrot Top and Stickfigure.