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Comic Relief 

Wednesday, Jan 7 2009

Violent, licentious, and rife with bikers, dykes, and depraved demons, the comic art of S. Clay Wilson always made some people wonder if Wilson had mental damage. He didn't — at least not until an accident early last November left him with severe brain trauma and hospital bills to match. Tonight more than a dozen avant-noise iconoclasts raise benefit funds by doing with sound what a Wilson comic does on the page, i.e., create a dense mess of transgressive weirdness. Sonics range from shivering liquid phantasms (Amphibious Gestures) and fractal-smashing loop fabrications (Skullcaster) to double-bass-and-percussion improvs (Tony Dryer/Jacob Felix Heule duo) and beyond.

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