Slapping Purses

Dance party eccrine and experimental noise abrasion may seem like distinct corners of the musical universe, but those with their nose in the Twin Cities underground know the explosive potential when the 'tween do meet. Like a methed-out Afrikaa Bambaataa scratching your itch for brain scrambling distortion, Slapping Purses is this nexus. Kick drum whumps, bass boom throbbing, garbled bombardments of sharp noise, and the most sinister command of breaks, breaks, breaks, since Marley Marl and Co. reinvented James Brown-Jason Power (AKA Slapping Purses) is a one-man self-sampling electronic noise-dance party to go. Bamboozling brains and bouncing booties with classic old school Roland electronic drums sounds, vocals pushed through a homemade jewel encrusted Microphone/kill box and a madman's grab bag of voltage controlled oscillators and amplitude modulators, Slapping Purses packs diamond tight the harshest boom shakalaka you ever slashed a rug to.

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Experimental music? That's a wide net. Cast it into the ocean and you're likely to drag up more boots and tin cans than rock lobsters. But there's Slapping Purses, thrashing about on the forward deck among all that offal like some bizarre, deep-water lungfish. Cheap Casio keyboards never saw Slapping Purses coming, and that sucker punch has left all those bleeps and bloops in a crumbled heap, disintegrating into a stew of battery acid. Noise dance is a coming craze. From Crystal Castles to Skoal Kodiak to Unicorn Basement, DIY punks are finding newer and better ways to shake ass, and Slapping Purses is the movement's most valuable export. Low-bit, defiantly crude, and searingly over-amped, a Slapping Purses show is a gunpoint marriage of grimy bass lines and boom-bip rhythm, and the sound is an imperative command to swap sweat by any means necessary. [City Pages, Best Experimental Band 2009]

Past Shows


Dec
5
th
2011
7th St Entry
Dec
5
th
2011
7th St Entry

Mike Mictlan

with Spyder Baybie Raw Dog & 2% Muck, Kill The Vultures, 2% muck and more!
May
19
th
2011
7th St Entry
May
19
th
2011
7th St Entry

Slapping Purses

with SATELLITE STRANGE, Votel and Chelsea Boys
May
9
th
2011
7th St Entry
May
9
th
2011
7th St Entry

The Death Set

with Win Win and Slapping Purses
May
5
th
2011
7th St Entry
May
5
th
2011
7th St Entry

Har Mar Superstar

with Slapping Purses and Seawhores
Mar
6
th
2011
First Avenue
Mar
6
th
2011
First Avenue

GAYNGS

with Doomtree, Solid Gold, Megafaun and more!
Dec
31
st
2010
7th St Entry
Dec
31
st
2010
7th St Entry

MPLS.TV

with Chelsea Boys, Fort Wilson Riot, Claps and more!
Sep
13
th
2010
7th St Entry
Sep
13
th
2010
7th St Entry

ALLEGRA’S BIRTHDAY SMASH WITH THE VIRGO ( + special guests! )

with Marijuana Deathsquads, Slapping Purses and Roller Rink
Aug
21
st
2010
7th St Entry
Aug
21
st
2010
7th St Entry

Spyder Baybie Raw Dog & 2% Muck and 2% muck

with Slapping Purses, Secret Colours and DJ KAYNE & MC LONGSHOT
Aug
17
th
2010
7th St Entry
Aug
17
th
2010
7th St Entry

Broken Spindles

with Touch People and Slapping Purses
Jul
21
st
2010
Mainroom
Jul
21
st
2010
Mainroom

The Faint

with Slapping Purses and The Chain Gang of 1974
Jun
18
th
2010
Mainroom
Jun
18
th
2010
Mainroom

Lookbook

with Slapping Purses, Bight Club and Zoo Animal
Jun
7
th
2010
7th St Entry
Jun
7
th
2010
7th St Entry

Daniel Francis Doyle

with Slapping Purses and Mr. Hide

More Shows

Dec
9
th
First Avenue

The Lemonheads

with Juliana Hatfield, Bass Drum of Death and On Being an Angel
Nov
9
th
Fine Line

Blu DeTiger

with Tiffany Day
Oct
21
st
First Avenue

Dessa

with Open Mike Eagle
Oct
28
th
Turf Club

Margo Cilker