TLASILA Blog: A forum for all things related (and of interest) to the experimental collective To Live and Shave in L.A. Founded by Tom Smith in May 1990, TLASILA is antithesis, energized at the juncture of aesthetic revulsion. Genre is obsolete.
Exhilarating gig last night at Les Instants Chavirés in Montreuil (one of Paris' coolest and most bustling neighborhoods). A fairly naff free-jazz trio were on the bill too, and the atmosphere was thus somewhat muted, but by mid-set reserve was dissolved. My voice was rather frayed around the edges, but Kevin wailed throughout - his electronics shrieked and transmuted into '68 rioter's stones. Julie Huntington (Galen, The Hercules, Sucking Coeds) was there! Andy Bolus created an edition of one! (I bought a Clash t-shirt from H&M for Andy to customize and he detourned the fucker with aplomb.) We got drunk! And we recognized the third free-jazz circle of Hell. Great night. Merci, Paris!