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Austin, Texas, United States | SELF

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF
Band Pop Avant-garde


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"MothFight at Beerland!"

Oh, the possibilities! Beerland may seem like an odd place for artrock experimentation, and yet it seems that just about everywhere in Austin venues are opening their doors to the creative, perhaps in hopes that some new art form will break forth and make them famous. But then again, a venue that runs from Fivehead to Dana Falconberry is certainly just right for MothFight -- an eclectic adventure nominally orchestrated by Hays High alumnus Kevin Adickes that featured the impresario on acoustic guitar and vocals on songs like "Hopscotch Part 2, Hopscotch Part 1, a remembrance of a tornado that hit Murfreesboro, Illinois, and more.
MothFight on this night was also a dress-up occasion for some cast members and one that also featured three visitors who apparently stepped right out of fairytaleland into their cardboard-like images (mortals may not be able to handle their real shapes?). Instrumentation (which included as usual some recorded noise run through an add-on sound system) consisted of viola, cello, two trumpets, a banjo, an autoharp, a keyboard, I believe a xylophone and even a small hand accordian plus bells and I probably missed something. Without being too nosy (or knowledgeable yet), my guess is that no two shows will ever be anywhere near the same for this art-theater-music mind-bending visionary excursion that truly seeks a larger stage (and one in which all is set up well in advance and sound-tested -- no distractions needed). - Flanfire


Springtime Haunted House (2007) Catholic Radio Stars Records (3 cd set sheathed in 3 8x11x1.5 pieces of individualized art)



Moth!Fight! (or Mothfight) is an Austin, Texas-based experimental pop outfit. The group, an always increasing cast of musicians, is directed by Kevin Adickes. Though their sound relies heavily on classic orchestral instrumentation (trumpets, cellos, violins, banjos, barbershop harmony), they also utilize hand-made tape loops, samples, circuit bent toys, and forms of musique concrète.

Kevin Adickes began composing the songs for a then untitled music project while juggling duties as a staff writer for the notably influential music review site, Pitchfork Media, and those of the average high school student. Following graduation he postponed forming a group, opting to join numerous Austin, TX based bands such as the Octopus Project and Single Frame. After receiving a favorable response to performances of his own material, he decided to focus on Mothfight full-time.