Archive for October, 2009

Suckers at CMJ

Friday, October 30th, 2009


Photo by Kyle Tamlin for Beyond Race

I spent CMJ week of 2009 running around New York doing shows with Suckers. The New York Times caught their set at Bowery Poetry Club on video as part of their Urban Eye video series. There’s a short interview with Quinn and Pan along with a few flashes of live visual magic.


Photo by Liz Vitale for Pitchfork

Pitchfork caught their set at The Delancey and said “Suckers neither suck nor get fooled. They’re a savvy Brooklyn band who favor big moments and soaring chant-along choruses, and their reputation as a spirited live act drew an impressive mix of festival-going industry types and hometown fans.”

Meanwhile, MTV caught the set at The Studio At Webster Hall. While they did not capture any video from the show, they nonetheless concluded it was the best show “since Tanlines the previous month” in part because people were having sex in the audience, and also because a guy jumped onstage to punch Quinn in the face. Those things were exciting, but I think it was the best show because Webster Hall afforded me the chance to perform the best live visuals of CMJ using two projectors in their fantastic space.

Reviewed: Cinema Of Obsession

Friday, October 30th, 2009

I reviewed Cinema Of Obsession: Erotic Fixation and Love Gone Wrong in the Movies by Dominique Mainon and James Ursini at Vol. 1 Brooklyn


Read this book review at Vol. 1 Brooklyn

Neon Indian and Almighty Defenders at CMJ

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Above: Neon Indian

Live visuals for Neon Indian and Almighty Defenders – the postmodern gospel rock supergroup featuring members of The Black Lips and The King Khan & BBQ Show – at a CMJ Showcase curated by Jelly NYC at Root Studios in Williamsburg on

Almighty Defenders, photo by Chief Mag

Imposition 2: No Fun Productions

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

More photos by Nate Dorr at Impose Magazine

These visuals were not live, but a mix I put together for the show since I could not be there in person. My mixes are almost as good as the real thing though. Almost.

The Imposition 2: No Fun Productions was part of a series of events put together by Impose Magazine for the 2009 CMJ festival in New York City. Pale Blue Sky,/a>, Noveller, Slasher Risk and Oneohtrix Point Never performed.

Ninjasonik at The Imposition

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Live visuals for Ninjasonik performing at Impose Magazine’s CMJ Showcase at Don Pedros in Brooklyn on October 20th, 2009.

Ninjasonik – Gates Of Steel from Matthew Caron on Vimeo.

Ninjas covering Devo. Mind boggles.

Reviewed: Not Quite Hollywood

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

I reviewed Mark Hartley’s Ozploitation documentary Not Quite Hollywood for Vol. 1 Brooklyn


Read this film review at Vol. 1 Brooklyn

GDFX at Shea Stadium

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

I jam on my video mixer while Greg Fox performs a devastating solo performance as GDFX at Shea Stadium on October 15th, 2009.

GDFX at Shea Stadium from Matthew Caron on Vimeo.

The Creepy Touch Episode 10: Toilet Cobra Jumps The Shark & Fucks With Suckers

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

In this episode: If each episode of the Creepy Touch is like one of ICP’s joker’s cards then this. the tenth, is like the Wraith. That’s because it’s the final one. Watch the Toilet Cobra become increasingly aggressive as he attempts to interview the increasingly passive rock group, Suckers. See as he victimizes them and later becomes a victim himself. You’ve been creepily touched for the last time.

Originally published at the Mishka Bloglin

Bothering: Yr Friend Matthew

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Impose Magazine interviewed me as part of their Bothering series.


Continue reading this interview at Impose Magazine