Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Porest Report #5 Summer, 2006

Sure as the sun bores into our sorry skins, Summer is here in California. Anyway, up in Seattle, "Radio Thailand:Transmissions From the Tropical Kingdom" a double CD on Sublime Frequencies has been unleashed along with another incredible batch of disc and DVD and is now available at shops or at ( for your listening. Disc 1 assembled by Porest. Disc 2 assembled by Alan Bishop.

There are two new compilations featuring Porest this season.

1. "Femme Toupee"-issue #1 a compilation book/CD-R put together by Oakland's Jorge Boehringer (Core of the Coalman)
( and features two cuts from Porest's "Mood Noose" CD along with exclusive
tracks by Liz Allbee and others.

2. A Japanese compilation called "Hip Hop Shop Sweepers Vol.1" CD-R on the 777was666 label features 2 exclusive Porest
tracks: "Dim Timplet" & "Halfway to Palestein"

Porest will be performing live and the new film by Mark Gergis and Alan Bishop will be premiering in the Bay Area.
See the posts below for details....

Porest permorfs live at the Hemlock in SF 7/15/06

Reserve your tomb now for the first announced Porest show of the year. Porest as you've never seen it before. Bring the kids, bring the cops! I don't fuckin care. Just be there at 9:30PM sharp so you don't miss anything, cause the Seattle contingency is coming down here to stir the sauce! The lineup is as follows:

Herb Diamante/Porest/Climax Golden Twins/Sea Donkeys

Hemlock Tavern
1131 Polk Street @ Post
San Francisco

Also: Don't miss Herb Diamante and Climax Golden Twins at 21 Grand in Oakland on Thursday, July 13

"SUMATRAN FOLK CINEMA" Bay Area Premiere 7/14/06

SUMATRAN FOLK CINEMA - A film by Mark Gergis and Alan Bishop -will make its Bay Area debut at ATA (Artist Television Access) on Friday, July 14th, 2006 at 8PM- screening with Rob Millis' incredible new film shot in Northeastern Thailand, "Phi Ta Khon-Ghosts of Isan". It's a double feature not to be missed if you're in the Bay Area.

See the trailer here:

Sumatran Folk Cinema is a flowing psychedelic collage of images and sounds from the heart and soul of Sumatran culture. Witness classic Dangdut rock music, street and country scenes, Pop culture, raw TV excerpts, Minang Orchestras, night markets, folk music, and much more wrapped in a 60-minute kaleidoscope complete with an epic soundtrack. Filmed in and around Medan, Padang, Bukitinggi and beyond with some of the most amazing pre-tsunami footage ever captured from Aceh province. Shot by Mark Gergis and Alan Bishop on location in 2004 with a segment from Bandah Aceh filmed by David Martinez in 2003.