Non-Event and the Goethe-Institut Boston present
a very special, intimate lounge show
PORTER RICKS (Thomas Köner + Andy Mellwig)
DREW McDOWALL (Compound Eye, ex-Coil)
and DJ NING NONG
170 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116
8 p.m. (doors: 7:30pm)
Advanced: $15 / $12 members and students
At the Door: $18 / $15 members and students
About the artists
PORTER RICKS is the duo of dark ambient pioneer and multimedia artist Thomas Köner and sound engineer Andy Mellwig. In the mid to late 1990s, Porter Ricks re-framed the techno sound on a series of 12”s and a pair of albums on the legendary Basic Channel sub-label Chain Reaction and the experimental imprint Mille Plateaux. After the re-issue of their classic full-length debut Biokinetics on the Type label in 2012 (described as “the holy grail of dub techno”), the duo is again performing at festivals, such as CTM and Unsound, as well as this special intimate lounge show at the Goethe-Institut Boston.
DREW MCDOWALL is a Scottish musician who has been a member, collaborator, and remixer for various influential music groups. McDowall was formerly a full time member of Coil and several of his remixes have been released on the album Further Down the Spiral. McDowall formed art-punk trio Poems in 1978 with his then-wife, Rose McDowall. During the 1980s, McDowall was a member of Psychic TV. McDowall performed with Coil regularly for several years, becoming an official member in 1994. McDowall currently is a member of the groups CSD (formerly Captain Sons and Daughters) and Compound Eye (with Tres Warren of Psychic Ills). The notoriously reclusive musician, who resides in New York City, has done a number of public performances for the Modular Synthesizer Solstice and Equinox series in Brooklyn, beginning in 2012. In March 2014, McDowall and collaborator Tamaryn provided the score to Are You Okay, a short film written by Bret Easton Ellis.