In 1991, improvising percussionist-about-town Weasel Walter launched ugEXPLODE. Then based in Chicago, the label documented his projects like "brutal prog" ensemble the Flying Luttenbachers and his intrepid foray into experimentalism with his myriad collaborators. But since then, the now-Brooklyn-based ugEXPLODE has taken on a roster of maverick musicians from all over the country. From the radical guitarists Ava Mendoza (Oakland, California), Sandy Ewen (Houston), and Mary Halvorson (Brooklyn) to chamber-rock terrorizers Normal Love, Pittsburgh noise-rock duo Microwaves, and electronic composer David Earl Buddin, Walter has amassed a stable of... More >>>