[Beyond the Upstate Soundscape: Voice of the Valley Noise Rally 2012]

The orginal mission of the Upstate Soundscape was twofold; on one hand, the show/blog was meant to serve as a “sounding board for the diverse and thriving experimental community” in the Upstate region. That aspect of the twofold mission has been very successful.

The show/blog was also supposed to “keep its listeners up to date on what the rest of the world is up to in the experimental sound arts.” While the radio show has always mixed in a lot of music and sound from around the world, the blog has not made any attempt to cover things that originated from outside the region. That will now change with the new regular series called ‘Beyond the Upstate Soundscape.’

Our B.U.S. posts will feature interesting artists, labels, organizations, blogs, festivals, radio shows, and other experimental entities at work outside the region so as to better inform everyone on what is going on outside the region that may be of interest.

First up for the B.U.S. series is a the 4th annual Voice of the Valley Noise Rally. Set to take place this weekend in at Indian Meadows campgrounds in Pentress, WV, this festival of the weird will feature over 30 artists over the course of 3 nights. For those of you who have zero interest in the clusterfucks that are Bonaroo and all other ridiculously over-priced, over-crowded, shitty music scam-stivals, Voice of the Valley may just be what you’ve been waiting for.

The website for last year’s fest advertised the Spartan nature of the event in this way: “There are no vendors on site, no prepared food on site, no special activities, no dunking booths, no carnival games, just a stage with fucked up music.” Sounds like my kinda event. Check out these photos, too.

Here is the fest’s info:

$55 tickets June 21st – August 16th get a handmade ticket

FRIDAY – AUG 17th, 2012

DJ -2am
12:30am-1:00am Container
11:45pm-12:15am Nautical Almanac
11:00pm-11:30pm Gary War
10:15pm-10:45pm Tiger Hatchery
9:30pm-10:00pm Whiff
8:45pm-9:15pm Moth Cock
8:00pm-8:30pm Meager Sunlight
7:15pm-7:45pm Watchword
6:30pm-7:00pm Luigi Bbob Drake w/ J Guy Laughlin
5:45pm-6:15pm Ilza VS Fire DeathDJ Spooky TreeSATURDAY- AUG 18th, 2012

1:00am-1:30am Laundry Room Squelchers
12:15am-12:45am Telecult Powers feat. Bhob Rainey
11:30pm-12:00am DJ Dog Dick
10:45pm-11:15pm Clang Quartet
10:00pm-10:30pm J. Graf
9:15pm-9:45pm Unicorn Hard-On
8:30pm-9:00pm Bee Mask
7:45pm-8:15pm Grasshopper
7:00pm-7:30pm Skingraft
6:15pm-6:45pm Forma
5:30pm-6:00pm Sharlyn Evertsz
5:00pm-5:30pm WM. Berger
4:15pm-4:45pm Radio People


3:30pm-4:00pm Zac Davis
2:45pm-3:15pm Humanbeast
2:00pm-2:30pm Wether
1:15pm-1:45pm Reviver
12:30pm-1:00pm C. Lavender

SUNDAY- AUG 19th, 2012

DJ – 2am
12:15am-12:45am Jason Lescalleet
11:30pm-12:00am Noise Nomads
10:45pm-11:15pm Indignant Senility
10:00pm-10:30pm Newton
9:15pm-9:45pm Bromp Treb
8:30pm-9:00pm Thursday Club
7:45pm-8:15pm Drainolith
7:00pm-7:30pm Profligate
6:15pm-6:45pm Ryan Jewell
5:30pm-6:00pm Tusco Terror

DJ Big Trish

4:15pm-4:45pm Trogpite
3:30pm-4:00pm Chemtrails
2:45pm-3:15pm Bludded Head
2:00pm-2:30pm Terminator 2

non-stage performances by

Lexi Mountain Boys

Also a sound installation by Sea Bat

Saturday pavilion trading post organized by 905 Tapes

DJ Eggz & Bacon 8am saturday and sunday

Algebra coffee & egg w/ toast in the morning at pavilion, saturday and sunday 9am-11am

Children 13 and younger are free

TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR $55 PAYPAL: lizabela@sbcglobal.net

tickets held at gate under name and email

Tickets include camping at the 100 acre site for 3 days and 3 nights.
The best noise festival in the WORLD!

There are portable restrooms and running water, but no shower facilities will be available. There is however, a creek on the site for washing up.

No food is provided, BYO EVERYTHING, including toilet paper, camping equipment, soap, cooking implements, etc


NO Music at pavilion after 6pm 
NO Music at stage after 2am

Presented to you, by TUSCO/ EMBASSY East & West
sound system provided by Vertical Sound, and Ralph Hausmann
board operators this year are Chris Madak, & Ben Osborne

$60 at the gate
Children 13 and younger are free

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