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Black Pus

Black Pus

Saturday, May 4


Black Pus is not for the faint of heart. The music is loud, distorted, and chaotic, but what else would you expect from Brian Chippendale, drummer of noise rock band Lightning Bolt? Masked and sitting behind a disheveled drum kit, Chippendale pounds out ferocious, raw drumbeats layered over droning bass lines. This is maximalist music made with minimal parts. Drums, sub-human vocals, and an oscillator triggered by the kick drum are his instruments as he loops and repeats rhythms creating trance-like vibrations. As part of Lightning Bolt, Chippendale worked with weirdo-rockers the Flaming Lips and Björk before releasing his first Black Pus record in 2011. That record was titled Primordial Pus, a rhythmic and frantic collection of powerful tracks including “Ha Ha Havok” and “Police Song.” This year, Chippendale released his second full-length album as Black Pus titled All My Relations, which, if possible, stepped up the level of experimental noise one human can make. Black Pus will come to Slyboots on Ellicott Street this Saturday (May 4) with support from the Slyboots Drumming Ensemble, Rochester doom-stoners Tuurd, and Buffalo’s C/V Duo. — cory perla

9pm Slyboots, 350 Ellicott Street (768-2291 / $7

“Hear No Evil” by Black Pus