'Abandon Ship Showcase'
Telecult Powers will bring the candles. And the weird boxes. And the long, droney explorations that somehow turn Cake Shop's weirdly slanted basement into a peaceful zone in the midst of Manhattan's thrum. (The venue's Christmas lights also help.) Chaw Mank, meanwhile, will bring the ear-piercing sludge wallsor one imagines, anyway, their CD-Rs being a bit rare. But between its primary membersSightings' bassist Richard Hoffman and Mouthus guitarist Brian Sullivanand a sole YouTube video distorted like a mangy cassette release, this seems a bit foregone. Bliss awaits at many volumes.
Tue., May 12, 8 p.m., 2009
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