Dreamcrusher (NYC) + Guests – December 5/6th | 2018

Our second show of the season is a gnarly blast of charged energies. We’re beyond excited to be hosting NYC’s industrial provocateur Dreamcrusher aka Luwayne Glass at the Bus Stop Theatre on Thursday, December 6th. As Dreamcrusher, Glass creates a fringe, stylized kind of noise music informed by their experience as a black, queer, gender non-binary person hailing from America’s Bible Belt. Never one to underestimate the intelligence of their audience, the Dreamcrusher project has been challenging audiences every step of the way; be it through a near constant stream of short-format DIY releases or with their pummelling, force-forward live appearances. Rounding out the evening into total oblivion are local rawpunks Grief and the elusive earslime purveyor known as Junk Entity.

The evening before the show, Wednesday December 5th, we’re hosting a casual evening of conversation between Glass and local writer/filmmaker Francesca Ekwuyasi at the Glitter Bean Cafe. Ekwuyasi, who hails originally from Lagos, Nigeria, explores themes of queerness, loneliness, family and faith in her beautifully expressive and tension-filled work. We’re excited to see what intersections and divergences occur during dialogue between these two creatives. Following the conversation, the floor will be opened to sharing thoughts, questions and responses.

Dreamcrusher w/ Grief + Junk Entity

@ Bus Stop Theatre
Thursday, December 6th
Doors 9pm / Music 9:30pm
$20 / PWYC

Dreamcrusher:
Live in Conversation

w/ Francesca Ekwuyasi
@ Glitter Bean Cafe
Wednesday, December 5th
7pm / FREE / All Ages

Dreamcrusher

Playing a fringe yet stylized version of noise and industrial that is intelligent, expressive, and powerfully physical, Dreamcrusher is the solo musical endeavour of multidisciplinary artist Luwayne Glass- hailing from Wichita, Kansas. Formed in 2003, reveling in the aughts of myspace, tumblr, soundcloud and other social media sites, Dreamcrusher began as a project of self-discovery and self-release while contained in a queer, gender non-binary (they/them pronouns, not he/him or she/her), black body in America’s bible belt. Creating over thirty releases, splits, extended plays and singles all before 2014, without ever releasing a full-length album, each project shows a very individual growth while sitting in many scenes that often don’t lend themselves to explicit artistic morphing. The Dreamcrusher project and their releases have become increasingly more personal, confrontational, concise and challenging. After migrating from Kansas to New York City, their success hit new heights diving headfirst into the American live DIY scene. Dreamcrusher continues to alter the overwhelmingly rigid aesthetic of ‘noise’ and underground scenes by expanding the meaning of ‘genre’, and in many ways completely distorting ‘genre’ to form to them rather than the reverse. They choose not to underestimate the intelligence of their audience by challenging them at every sea change.

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Francesca Ekwuyasi

Francesca Ekwuyasi is a writer and filmmaker from Lagos, Nigeria.  Her work explores themes of faith, family, queerness, consumption, loneliness and belonging.  Find her writing in Winter Tangerine Review, Brittle Paper, Jalada/Transition Magazine Issue 05/123, Vol. 1 Brooklyn and Guts Magazine. She is the creator of ‘Black In Halifax’, a documentary interview series exploring the lives of black people living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is currently at work on a film project which navigates the intersections of queerness and faith.

Website

Junk Entity

Ear slime for the body juices

Bandcamp

Grief

Raw punk from Halifax featuring members of Frail Hands, Wax, Cutie, and Nightbummerz

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