Sunburned Hand of the Man

Chuck Johnson

Thu, March 24, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Union Pool

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00 – $12.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Sunburned Hand of the Man – (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Sunburned Hand of the Man is America’s most prolific underground
psychedelic punk collective operating today. 2014 is Sunburned’s 20th year into a life sentence and they’re taking the celebration to the road for the first time in years.

‘Sunburned Hand of the Man (aka “Sunburned”) are a loose knit gang of musical artists from the urban wilds of Eastern Massachusetts. Founded as a way to let off steam from years of obsessive weirdo record collecting and perversely decoding the hand jive of wanton talents from the psychedelic and punk rock hardcore scenes in the Boston zone Sunburned was born to be awesome. The nucleus of the group is a small ragtag contingent of fascinants completely focused on the idea of spontaneous composition within the framework of religious experience: the rock n roll EVENT. Through the years many a legend has passed time dusting their select broom in the delectable maelstrom grooves brought forth by the Sunburned van. They eat the road UP and leave the stage in ashes.’ – Thurston Moore, London 2014
Chuck Johnson – (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Chuck Johnson began playing fingerstyle acoustic guitar in the early 1990′s, inspired by the North Carolina Piedmont blues of Elizabeth Cotten, Rev. Gary Davis, and Etta Baker, as well as the “American Primitive” approach to steel string guitar as a solo concert instrument. These influences can be heard in his contributions to the Idyll Swords and in his music for film.

Chuck Johnson is a composer and musician residing in Oakland, CA. He approaches his work with an ear towards finding faults and instabilities that might reveal latent beauty, with a focus on American Primitive fingerstyle guitar, experimental electronics, and minimalist composition. Recordings of his work have been published by Strange Attractors Audio House, Communion, Amish, Merge, Umbrella, Phaserprone, Squealer and Three Lobed.

Johnson has performed with Eugene Chadbourne, Frank Gratkowsi, Peter Kowald, Miya Masaoka, and Pauline Oliveros, among others. He has performed at the Hopscotch Music Festival (Raleigh, NC), the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Siren Fest (New York), BENT (New York), the Festival of New American Music (Sacramento), Music for People and Thingamajigs (San Francisco), and the San Francisco International Film Festival. Johnson’s credits as a film composer include scores for several feature-length films, such as Brett Ingram’s award-winning Monster Road and Cynthia Hill’s Guestworker. In 2009 he received an MFA in Electronic Music and Intermedia Art from Mills College.

Johnson views his current work – both electronic and acoustic – as folk minimalism. In addition to solo performance, Johnson collaborates with Danishta Rivero in the electroacoustic duo Blood Wedding, and he lectures in Computer Music and Music Technology at University of the Pacific.
Venue Information:
Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.union-pool.com/
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