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Extreme Animals, Frosty Valentine, Still Boys & Tone Deaf DJs


Kingston's annual festival of adventurous sound performance, Tone Deaf, and Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre are pleased to present a bewildering evening of multimedia performance by artists working at the intersections of art and music!

Performing in Canada for the first time in over 5 years, Extreme Animals ( is Jacob Ciocci and David Wightman. David Wightman is a software engineer who holds a PHD in music composition from UC San Diego. Jacob Ciocci is an Assistant Professor in the School of Cinematic Arts at DePaul University who holds an MFA from Carnegie Mellon. Over the past 17 years, this prolific duo has released countless CD-Rs, tapes, records, and videos, and has gone on many self-booked DIY tours, influencing a wide array of younger musicians, artists and video-makers with their unique combination of noise, dance music, and performance art. Their live show consists of elaborate, videos, guitar, and a range of sonic references from baroque, music to booty bass to mash-ups and metal guitar shredding, all imbued with a rawkus emotional immediacy. Their audience is a cross-over between art and music culture, allowing them to transition fluidly between galleries like Deitch Projects or museums like MoMA, to legendary underground music venues like Wham City and The Smell.

Making their Kingston debut, Frosty Valentine is a flamboyant and fiery visionary voice from the cartoon underworld. She is fragrantly flashy and famously festive, her fun and fiery vitalizing vocals take you on a vibrantly vigorous voyage! Delightfully delusional and dazzling dreamy dance music accompanied by a dramatic deliverance both daring and divine!

Also making their Kingston debut is Hamilton, ON's Still Boys. Still Boys is an unforgettable live-action, multimedia experience in which a larger than life-size cyclopic facial puppet is manipulated to confound,delight, and devour human audiences worldwide! Members of a well-groomed boy band have been fused into the facial features of a mysterious truncated pyramid-shaped alien being that performs an array of exciting music, and engages humans in breathtaking interactive scenarios. With equal doses of bewilderingly catchy pop songs, grotesque prop drama, and absurd interactive sitcom, the facial features themselves - Jason the Eye (Charlie Murray), D-Wayne the Lips (Sebastian Butt), and Randy the Tongue (Randy Gagne) steer the audience down a delicious and unfathomable performative encounter. They have performed at Pop-Avant, Summerworks, Wavelength, Rhubarb Festival, and Strangewaves 3, 4 and 5.

Tone Deaf DJs will close out the night on the 1s and 2s.

Admission is $10/PWYC