Joe & Rick Potts + Potts Vetza Potts Trio + Vetza
Aside from being founding members of Los Angeles Free Music Society, Joe and Rick also performed in legendary, early-noise group Airway, which Vetza’s electrifying vocals contributed much to, amid the subliminal messages, crashing drums and walls of tape delay. Airway is the brainchild of Joe Potts who controls the flow of chaos from the mixing desk, he has also recorded several solo documents and played in Extended Organ with Mike Kelley and Paul McCarthy. Rick Potts is a multi-instrumentalist and visual artist, he played mandolin/guitar in Airway and appeared in Solid Eye and Dinosaurs With Horns, both with Joseph Hammer.
The evening will begin with a screening of ‘LAFMS: how low can you go?’. A short film portrait of the Los Angeles Free Music Society. These irreverent, LA-based experimental musicians have been fearlessly exploring sound since the early 1970’s. The collective is bonded by friendship and a love for blowing apart boundaries. The influence LAFMS has had on the explosion of international DIY culture is immeasurable. Explicitly acknowledged as a motivation for the emergence of the Japanese noise scene in the 1980s, as well as being cited specifically by the likes of Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) and John Olson (Wolf Eyes), the collective that emerged in LA in 1973 resulted in countless adventurous music lovers tasting the delights of a new kind of creative freedom and getting out there and doing it for themselves.