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March 15 @ 8:30 pm
The dense compositions of NYC-based trio Kill Alters crash into you as a glorious mess
of hyperactive vocal lines, pulsing electronic textures, and interwoven percussion patterns.
Primary composer and producer Bonnie Baxter leads the band with her impassioned vocal
performances, pummeling drum machine beats, and peals of chaotic synthesis. In addition
to Kill Alters, Baxter has released solo albums and is 1/2 of the duo Prolaps alongside
Machine Girls’ Matthew Stephenson.
In Kill Alters, Nicos Kennedy serves as the project’s co-producer/mixer, sound engineer,
and synthesist, both shaping their sound in the context of performance and rendering
their final recorded output in all its overloaded detail. Hisham Bharoocha (formerly of
seminal US underground projects Lightning Bolt and Black Dice, and a solo artist under
the Soft Circle moniker) provides his signature battering ram drum performances, which
collide with electronic percussion elements to animate the band’s ballistic compositions
both on record and in the context of their live shows.
Baxter and Kennedy started the Kill Alters project as an outlet to recontextualize the audio
from an archive of home-recorded tapes made by Baxter’s mother, which date from the 1970s
through the 1990s. The care and the vulnerability with which Kill Alters infuses their music
with these archival recordings recasts the trauma and confusion documented within them as a source from which to draw power and achieve a new sense of clarity.