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Brain-Cave: Night Four

When the dust settled we were a joyous group of bleary-eyed zombies going out into the night.

Story and Photos by Teo J. Babini - teo@citizenbrooklyn.com
Maquina Supervium photo © Teo J. Babini

Maquina Supervium photo © Teo J. Babini

This is it. We’ve made it this far, subsisting on nothing more than suds and vapors. We’ve completely lost our minds, but we’re ready to go out with bang. And with a bang we did…

Maquina Supervium (Let’s Start the Show):

Everyone is this band is awesome.

Jon Mizrachi photo © Teo J. Babini

Jon Mizrachi photo © Teo J. Babini

Jon Mizrachi (Part 2):

My main man Miz did his thing, as always. I find him to be pleasantly on point during most performances. His music really opens up your mind. Looping hypnotically so that one could write or paint to it, a pitch perfect creative companion.

Stark & Nimo photo © Teo J. Babini

Stark & Nimo photo © Teo J. Babini

Stark and Nemo (Miami Men):

Just two super nice fellas with heads on their shoulders. I’m ashamed to say I have known them on many a drunken night, and never heard any of their music. Although, based on my experiences with Allen in the Pennsylvanian wilderness, I had high expectations. What a treat is was to see these guys in another light, a completely different element then the day to day. Brains functioning on a whole ‘nother wavelength.

David First photo © Teo J. Babini

David First photo © Teo J. Babini

David First (Lone Wolf):

A real minimalist. I saw, but a man before me, simply dressed. No bells, no whistles, just a man and his machines. The sounds that emanated from this being were not of this world. A journey through time and space. Extraterrestrial communication. I felt his noises in my skin rather than hearing them through my ears. Seeing only the black void in my mind’s eye.

Ancient Sky photo © Teo J. Babini

Ancient Sky photo © Teo J. Babini

Ancient Sky (Long Hair, Don’t Care):

The moment in the night you wished you ate some magic mushrooms. Ambient vibrations hitting you like beams of colorful light. I just want to walk through the empty city at night with some of this in the headphones, having visions in the dark puddles in forgotten gutters where the lost spirits live. All kinds of secret sounds sneaking in and out. Auditory overload in the best kind of way.

Black Salad photo © Teo J. Babini

Black Salad photo © Teo J. Babini

 Black Salad (Don’t Look at Me):

They pulled a Miles move this night, backs to the audience, playing and praying to the empty stage. Like the undead writhing over a human feast, they hunch over their tools. Supremely focused on the task at hand. Music creeping up the walls like shockwaves.

Bezoar photo © Teo J. Babini

Bezoar photo © Teo J. Babini

Bezoar (Metal Mania):

The first of the longhaired tribes that lurk in Scandinavian dungeons. Real head bangers, and the crowd followed suit. They were beginning of an energy shift from the strange enigmatic alien noise, to the rip roaring undeniable thrill of metal. By the time I stumbled away from the stage I realized why people where earplugs to shows, ‘cause I couldn’t here a goddamn thing, but that shrill ring, swan song if you will.

Mrs. Adam Schutz photo © Teo J. Babini

Mrs. Adam Schutz photo © Teo J. Babini

Mrs. Adam Schatz (More Horns):

Schatz was back with his usual troublemaking demeanor. This time doing a bit more vocal work and letting his fellow hornsmen blow a path for the lyrics. His relationship with the audience is almost conversational. Like he’s singing some grand story to a large group of friends, a nice break between the metal madness.

Belus photo © Teo J. Babini

Belus photo © Teo J. Babini

Belus (Dr. Doom):

What can I say about these guys, but that they bring serious intensity. Real horror show. The drummer looking like some possessed Russian mafya hit man. Midnight on doomsday. Apocalyptic nightmare. Hittin’ hard like Armageddon meteorites.

Public Speaking photo © Teo J. Babini

Public Speaking photo © Teo J. Babini

Public Speaking (Master Mind):

One-man band man. It bugs me out when you see these really nice soft-spoken guys hit the stage and come with the genuine crazy shit. Like a musical mad scientist concocting strange song serums. Head rattling like we’re witnessing the transformation of Dr. Jeckll to Mr. Hyde. Straightjacket genius.

 

Black Cobra photo © Teo J. Babini

Black Cobra photo © Teo J. Babini

Black Cobra (Kickin’ it Hardcore):

Two cowboys who rode in from the west… It was the final show down and they didn’t let Brain-Cave go down without a fight. The audience got so live it felt like we’d been at a hardcore show all along, the people had been camouflaging their true natures. The aggression spread through the audience like mustard gas. A monster mosh pit with people dancing violently like Maori warriors. Semi-controlled chaos; fists pounding, Cara Bella spin kicking like a Tasmanian devil, even Viento ran in circles around the pit like a wailing tornado….

Brain Cave 2013 photo © Teo J. Babini

Brain Cave 2013 photo © Teo J. Babini

… When the dust settled we were a joyous group of bleary-eyed zombies going out into the night. Something had happened here that we would not soon forget, but for now eternal rest. It would be a quiet couple days in Brooklyn.

Maquina Supervium photo © Teo J. Babini

Maquina Supervium photo © Teo J. Babini

Maquina Supervium photo © Teo J. Babini

Maquina Supervium photo © Teo J. Babini

Maquina Supervium photo © Teo J. Babini

Maquina Supervium photo © Teo J. Babini

Maquina Supervium photo © Teo J. Babini

Maquina Supervium photo © Teo J. Babini

Maquina Supervium photo © Teo J. Babini

Maquina Supervium photo © Teo J. Babini

Maquina Supervium photo © Teo J. Babini

Maquina Supervium photo © Teo J. Babini

Ancient Sky photo © Teo J. Babini

Ancient Sky photo © Teo J. Babini

Ancient Sky photo © Teo J. Babini

Ancient Sky photo © Teo J. Babini

Ancient Sky photo © Teo J. Babini

Ancient Sky photo © Teo J. Babini

Ancient Sky photo © Teo J. Babini

Ancient Sky photo © Teo J. Babini

Ancient Sky photo © Teo J. Babini

Ancient Sky photo © Teo J. Babini

Ancient Sky photo © Teo J. Babini

Ancient Sky photo © Teo J. Babini

 

Bezoar photo © Teo J. Babini

Bezoar photo © Teo J. Babini

Bezoar photo © Teo J. Babini

Bezoar photo © Teo J. Babini

Bezoar photo © Teo J. Babini

Bezoar photo © Teo J. Babini

Bezoar photo © Teo J. Babini

Bezoar photo © Teo J. Babini

Mrs. Adam Schutz photo © Teo J. Babini

Mrs. Adam Schutz photo © Teo J. Babini

Belus photo © Teo J. Babini

Belus photo © Teo J. Babini

Public Speaking photo © Teo J. Babini

Public Speaking photo © Teo J. Babini

Black Cobra photo © Teo J. Babini

Black Cobra photo © Teo J. Babini

Black Cobra photo © Teo J. Babini

Black Cobra photo © Teo J. Babini

Black Cobra photo © Teo J. Babini

Black Cobra photo © Teo J. Babini

Black Cobra photo © Teo J. Babini

Black Cobra photo © Teo J. Babini

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