The Manhattan retail location for Hospital Productions, run by Dominick Fernow in tandem with the experimental/noise record label of the same name, has been closed since the begining of last December with little hope of ressurection. However, Fernow, who makes music as Prurient, and performs live with Cold Cave, is making room in his schedule for another project.
Over the next two weeks Fernow is curating 12 nights of shows at The Stone in the East Village. The Stone, a not-for-profit curatorial performance space, will be charging just $5 for each set, which is half off the average $10 admission price. What a steal! Each night a different artist performs, many of whom have released music through Hospital Productions, or have collaborated with Fernow in the past. Hospital Productions website promises even more excitement in the form of free Hospital Productions CDs and one-of-a-kind fliers. The Hospital Productions store was a physical space where those interested or involved in noise music could go to learn and listen. For the next fifteen days at least, The Stone will be continuing their tradition.
Here's the full schedule. It's worth it on many of the nights to let John Zorn kick you out of the Stone after the first show, wait on the sidewalk for 20 minutes, and pay the second $5 fee to be let back in.