Slick Idiot, Mona Mur/En Esch, Caustic, Promonium Jesters Club Anything 8 July
Featuring 2 former members of German industrial legends KMFDM, Slick Idiot will be performing with equally legendary vocalist and composer Mona Mur, Madison's Caustic, and special guest Promonium Jesters on Sunday, 8 July at Club Anything for the local stop of the Classick North American tour.
Slick Idiot, a band including En Esch (vocals) and Guenter Schulz (guitars), performs music that can be best described as a crossover between techno and metal with heavy industrial influences. Formed in 1999, around the same time they parted ways with KMFDM (which was later resurrected by founder and remaining member Sascha Konietzko in 2002), Slick Idiot's sound is somewhat similar to that of KMFDM and includes the use of sampling, drum machines, and vocal distortions.
Vocalist Mona Mur's appearance on this tour adds a female touch. Her credentials include working with Fm
Einheit, Marc Chung, and Alexander Hacke of Einsturzende Neubauten, and go back as far as her punk musical beginnings in 1982.
Caustic is a one-man studio band that magically increases its member number when appearing live, this time with members of Madison-based darkwave electronic 3 piece band Sensuous Enemy. The Madisonian who IS Caustic, Matt Fanale, also known as DJ Eurotic, calls his brand of auditory entertainment "jizzcore" (a name chosen, he says, as a joke on the ridiculously high number of "self-indulgent, artist-created subgenres of industrial"). His music ranges from industrial to powernoise, with words set to it including lyrics to songs entitled "Appetite for Distraction", "I Play Computer!", and "Big Goth Mama". This performance will feature songs from his upcoming "The Man Who Couldn't Stop" album.
Also appearing on this portion of the tour will be Canada's psychedelic industrial rockers Promonium Jesters, a band which comes complete with its own video and light show.
Doors open at 8 pm and cover charge is $10.