Wednesday, September 22, 2010


The Glass Lands, Williamsburg, NYC, March 20th, 2010
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Today on the EQUINOX, we will return you to the current-day Excepter STREAMS already in progress, however delayed by one-half solar year. We will return to pick up the older STREAMS we missed along the way following the next EQUINOX. More STREAMS surprises coming up in 2011, including limited vinyl and cassette editions and a second volume of compact disc edits. Watch the skies for magic info ...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010



Syrup Room, Bushwick, NYC, December 2005

Excepter had already played two shows with The No-Neck Blues Band, one earlier in the year at the Eardrum Festival in Atlanta, GA, and another a few years before at the Hint House (as a JFR-Caitlin Cook duo performing “Forget Me” and playing one tape piece over the PA.) This one felt like a proper reunion with both bands playing full sets and both on the same label at the time (5RC). Kill Rock Stars boss Slim Moon can be heard greeting JFR as he plants the microphone pre-performance. Show promoter, a “pre-interns” Todd P, had hoisted up the speakers and hung the pepper lights only moments before. JFR, freshly initiated into the Secrets of Capitalism, would correctly intuit the way to get paid at the end of the night by staying up later and getting up earlier than everyone else.

NB: This would be the last STREAM to use the “X” decimal naming convention.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Webster Hall, NYC, Fall 2005
The one and only (?) time Excepter played a show with their eventual label patrons The Animal Collective. There were about a thousand teenagers in attendance. We asked the lighting engineer to turn on the “specials.” Even Dan Hougland stood up. Lala and Hira delivered a giant grey squash onstage which the band proceeded to run through with steak knives. For the final number, JFR changed into his camouflage “tiger” gear and dove into the audience, knocking heads with a young girl in the process. (There are no accidents: JFR would continually run in to her for years afterward as Excepter played her various attended educational institutions.) On the floor, with a bloodied lip, JFR would be refused re-entrance to the stage by security on account of his wristband removal prior to the set. Finally reaching the backstage area through a circuitous series of stairs and hallways lined with the masks of the Old Gods, JFR would be directed to the Manager's Office, where he would be revealed the Secrets of Capitalism and paid five times the promised fee.
Songs: Entrance / The Lock / Web Star / Auto Fuel / The Last Dance