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Powdered Wigs/David Wightman

9130 Regents Road Apt. G


La Jolla CA
(619) 987-9643
rrffddaa@yahoo.com
www.rf-da.com/powderedwigs.html
www.myspace.com/powderedwigs

Recordings
CDR on Tanzprocesz (fourthcoming spring 2008)
Gang Wizard/Occasional Deroit/Grey Skull/Powdered Wigs split on two cassettes on
Scumbag Relations
Three on Ratface Dreamangel
"violin" from Grown Zone Compilation on States Rights Records
"violin 2" from World War Zero Compilation on Deathbomb Arc
Slow Strobe on Breaking World Records
Split with Pedestrian Deposit on Hate State

Tours
April 2007 - Around the World Tour with Eats Tapes and Lucky Dragons
September 2006 – Back to School Tour with Chariots of Fire
June 2006 - Damage ConTROLL Tour with Kevin Shields

Selected Performance History


January 5 2008 - National City - The Smog Shop with Dommm, La Baterista, Self-
Loathing for Dummies
December 5 2007 - La Jolla - Che Cafe (playing bass with Damo Suzuki) with Riververb
November 9 2007 - Los Angeles - The Smell with Dommm, Babyland, Veil Veil Vanish
October 13 2007 - San Diego - Scolaris Office with Sword Heaven, Brian Miller and
Kevin Shields, Hours Days
August 1 2007 - Los Angeles - High Energy Constructs with High Places, Soft Circle,
Lucky Dragons
July 31 2007 - La Jolla - Che Cafe with High Places, Soft Circle, Pyramid World
April 21 2007 - Olympia - J.C.'s Basement with Lucky Dragons, Eats Tapes, Foque
Mopus
April 20 2007 - Seattle - at 1412 Gallery with Lucky Dragons, Eats Tapes
April 19 2007 - Portland - at Holocene with Lucky Dragons, Eats Tapes
April 17 2007 - Sacramento - at Fools Foundation with Lucky Dragons, Eats Tapes
April 16 2007 - San Fransisco - at Knockout Bar with Lucky Dragons, Eats Tapes
April 15 2007 - Tijuana Mexico - at Tentáculo Bar with Lucky Dragons, Eats Tapes, and
Kixly
April 14 2007 - San Diego - at Che Cafe with Lucky Dragons, Eats Tapes, Kixly
April 13 2007 - Los Angeles - at The Smell with Lucky Dragons, Eats Tapes, and
Tik///Tik
January 6 2007 – La Jolla – Che Café with This Song is a Mess But So Am I, Yacht,
High Places, V.V. Morgue, Kittykat Lollipop
November 10 2006 – La Jolla –Che Café with Dirty Projectors, Bunky

Related Projects
Extreme Animals – Recently performed at the MoMA in NYC with Paper Rad.
Recordings on Vicious Pop, FrequeNC, Scratch N Sniff, Breaking World and
Ratface Dreamangel.
Fortress of Amplitude – Tour with Mudboy, Lucky Dragons, and Paper Rad. Recordings
on Vicious Pop and Ratface Dreamangel.
PhD Candidate for music composition at the University of California at San Diego.

Press

"Powdered Wigs' "Stabot Mater" [sic] contends for my favorite side of the year:
exhibiting a lovely, pilfered (Dvorak?) string arrangement, the track magnifies (or
perhaps contracts) into a tasteful abstraction of the composition as an infected macro-
organism, parsed into a white-noise rainbow of color-tones and animal erasures; this is
fresh, well-conceived, and far, far too short .. an excellent teaser for things to come. Tape
comes with a handsome inlay in a brilliant crochet case that seals with a stick. Limited to
100 copies. Ultra recommended!" - animalpsi.com

"sonically, the pedestrian deposit and powdered wigs split cassette stands out....where the
pedestrian deposit track is familiar, however, the powdered wigs track is so very foreign.
'stabot matter' seems to disregard any sort of regularity that exists in noise structure. the
first minute is pure, unmanipulated classical music. as this fades out a progression of
mean, discordant tones dominates before disintegrating into a mess of twisted voice
manipulation. finally the noise fades and the creepiest victorian-era song you’ve ever
heard plays through the rest of the track." - smooth assailing blog

"Powdered Wigs is one of the strangest acts I've ever seen... and I'm almost ancient
enough to start using the phrase "and i've seen it all" ... electronic hardcore meets totaly
falling apart DIY meets chamber music meets foolish antics.... only even comparable act
i've seen lately is Tik///Tik... which is really funny because david of Powdered Wigs
asked if tiktik can be added to one of the shows on this tour (ill be emailing you cano)." -
Brian Miller of Deathbomb Arc

"('Slow Strobe' is) my favorite release of 2006, pulses and crushing noise splatters
supported by classical music samples (and a Panic! At the Disco sample for the kids)
create a crushing experience. Emotion and sound pushed to their extreme, without
becoming ridiculous." - entropictarot.com

"(Powdered Wigs)...a special show of practiced nonchallance, frenzy, pretend pretension,


carefulness, and peace...high concept emo noise, with accompanying dance performance.
unspeakably beautiful." - glaciersofnice.com

"There were a couple people there for the first act, Powdered Wigs. The one guy played
interesting, experimental music, blending classical music with classical CHANTING
music with loud airplane noises, but then would end with a top forty-esque song or
sporting event crowd noises. He sang, but it was mostly for sound effects, not for the sake
of actually singing. But for the last song, he got his keyboard and sat on the ground and
sang an extremely interesting song... something about Satan and a little boy. The song
was kind of warm though and it just seemed sarcastic/ironic to me, but it was an oddly
perfect ending to his set." - theinfi