Saturday night in Chinatown: M/R/X-Wolfpak Gets Wierd (sic)

Saturday night in Chinatown: M/R/X-Wolfpak Gets Wierd (sic)

Xeno & Oaklander live at M/R/X-Wolfpak, 3/01/08. (Photo and text by Liz Ohanesian)

Pieter Schoolwerth, proprietor of Wierd Records and promoter of the Wednesday night New York City club of the same name, has some allies at L.A.’s Chinatown-based monthly party M/R/X-Wolfpak. Both follow a similar path, championing the minimal synth sounds that are developing in pockets of young artists living across the globe. And so it only makes sense that M/R/X-Wolfpak, who previously promoted live performances from Wierd artists Xeno & Oaklander and Martial Canterel, would host the listening party for the label’s most ambitious project yet. The Wierd Compilation Volume II: Analogue Electronic Music 2008 is a four-piece vinyl compilation (a digital version is also available on iTunes) featuring 39 tracks from 30 bands performing on analog equipment and including a 32-page book filled with photos and band information.

The M/R/X-Wolfpak DJs will be playing the entire compilation tomorrow night (Saturday, August 2) beginning at 9 p.m. Also on schedule for the evening are live sets from Magick Daggers and VV Morgue.

M/R/X-Wolfpak is at Roberto’s Sports Bar, 686 N. Spring Street, Second Floor.

MP3: Xeno & Oaklander “Celeste” from The Wierd Compilation Volume II. Posted with permission from Wierd Records.

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