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Event Archive - sLICK IDIOT, Mona Mur, En Esch, Stayte

Wed. August 1st 2012 Rickshaw Theatre (No Minors)
8:00pm - 11:45pm
Tickets at: $10 Scratch Records, $10, $13 At Door
CrowsNest Productions/Scratch Records/DSoL Presents

En Esch, Günter Schulz & Mona Mur play selections of KMFDM and material from their current projects Slick Idiot/MM&EE
with very special guests Stayte

LIVE at The Rickshaw

$10 Advance
Visit ( or pre-pay your ticket at
The Rickshaw Theatre or Scratch Records during business hours.
$13 At the door

Slick Idiot:

“.. a twisted brand of techno-driven industrial rock, yet still retaining those signature elements that many still miss from KMFDM –EN ESCH’s gritty and sexually charged vocals and GÜNTER SCHULZ's versatile and technical fretwork.” (ReGen Magazine)

SLICK IDIOT combines techno-driven rock with harsh industrial strength and groovy tunes resulting in a distinctive dancefloor sound with unexpected twists.

Legends in the Industrial music world, EN ESCH and GUENTER SCHULZ met up in their native Germany in the 1980’s and have worked together ever since. In 1986 En Esch & fellow bandmates Sascha Konietzko & Raymond Watts released their first official album as KMFDM "What do you know, Deutschland?" With many illustre collaborators, a whole lotta sampling technology, drum machines, guitars and vocal processing, the members of KMFDM laid the foundations for the industrial rock scene with fellow colleagues such as Skinny Puppy, Ministry, Die Krupps and many more. A classicly trained percussionist & skilled multi-instrumentalist, programmer and composer, En Esch has also enjoyed success with the diverse ensemble PIGFACE since the early 90s

Günter Schulz joined in 1990 KMFDM's release "Naive" with a fierce understanding of the guitar, introducing some of the most remarkable and unmistakeable guitar riffs of his time. ESCH and SCHULZ then left the groundbreaking industrial powerhouse forming their own project, SLICK IDIOT. SLICK IDIOT has released 5 albums and toured North America six times.. In 2011, on the 37th episode of HBO's acclaimed show True Blood, entitled "She's Not There," a remix of the Slick Idiot track XCESS was used in a scene featuring the local vampire club.

“This is how crossover between guitars and electronics have to sound: pure cyber-rock & roll! “

The heaviest of the heavy beats.True Rock n Roll with attitude.”
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Mona Mur & En Esch:

German vocalist and performer MONA MUR, will again be part of the SLICK IDIOT show. Backed by the SLICK IDIOT musicians, MONA MUR & EN ESCH will present songs from their 2nd collaborative album collaboration "Do With Me What You Want” (Artoffact/Danse Macabre 2012)

Hamburg-born vocalist MONA MUR first graced the music scene in the '82 punk explosion. She hooked up with FM Einheit, Marc Chung and Alexander Hacke (“Einstürzende Neubauten”), straight away conquering London NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS's Single of the Week slot with the 12" "Jeszcze Polska". Featuring a violently orchestral sound of darkest shades, her concerts in manic intensity and morbid slowbeat-chic were were foundation stones for her cult image. 1989 sees the release of her first full Album “Mona Mur” procuced by JJ Brunel and Dave Greenfield.

Since 2007, german post punk diva MONA MUR and Industrial Music legend EN ESCH (exKMFDM) collaborate on stage and in the studio. Unleashed drum loops and synthesizers, wreckless feedback guitars and the signature vocals of two extraordinary vocalists create a unique blend of rock, tekkno, industrial, chanson, postpunk avantgarde and melodrama, “half Marlene Dietrich, half Black Sabbath“, “strange and scary Rock `n’ Roll Cabaret".

“If this music was a movie, it would be a film noir remake of Saturday Night Fever. It sounds like a nightmare take on Donna Summer... a sultry prowl 'n' growl through a musical landscape as atramentous as anything Tricky's ever done... like the Modern Jazz Quartet gone stoner-techno. It's time to hit the post-industrial dystopian disco.”
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Stayte is Joshua Bradford (vocals, lyrics) and Clayton Worbeck (guitars, electronics). They are joined live by Rick Warner (bass) and Byron Slack (drums).

Stayte signed to Nefer Records in 1999 and released its first album Growing Pains that same year. The follow-up release Abandon in the Amber [2002] propelled Stayte to sell-out shows at the Whiskey A Go-Go, the Roxy and the House of Blues. This success led to Stayte being managed by Vicki Hamilton (Guns 'n' Roses, Motley Crue).

Stayte commenced work on Cognitive Dissonance (The Art Of Lying To Yourself) in late 2005. The EP featured one of industrial musicʼ pioneers, Paul Barker (Ministry, Revolting Cocks).

In early 2006 Stayte came to the attention of Ministry founder Al Jourgensen and his label 13th Planet Records. After developing a rapport with the industrial icon, Josh and Clayton joined Alʼ infamous side-project The Revolting Cocks, alongside such luminaries as Jello Biafra, Gibby Hanes and former member Trent Reznor.

As lead vocalist for RevCo, Josh wowed audiences and critics across North America on the 2006 Ministry/RevoCo tour, garnering a rare 5 ʻʼreview in Kerrang. The 58-city tour was a coup for Stayte: the band won over new fans nightly and album sales skyrocketed.

Josh and Clayton co-wrote the next two RevCo records, Sex-O Olympic-O [2009], Got Cock? [2010], with Al and Sin Quirin. Josh also contributed vocals to Ministry tracks featured on the Saw V soundtrack, TV show NCIS, and video games NHL 10 and Rockband. Clayton became a sought-after remixer, remixing over 40 tracks for Filter, Ministry, RevCo, Prong and IAMX.

Josh and Clayton toured again with RevCo in 2009, hitting 40 cities on RevCo's first headlining tour since the 90s.

Amid all this, Josh and Clayton remained firmly focused on Stayte. 2007 saw the release of Cognitive Dissonance and the composition of their next record, The Two Sisters. Stayte signed with Spiralchords Records in early 2010 and released The Two Sisters shortly after.

In February of 2011, Joshua and Clayton released the Stayte documentary - Walking in the Land of Wind and Ghost. The film features footage shot over the last 12 years intertwined with a powerful narrative and brand new music from the bandʼ forthcoming release.

2012 promises to be a busy year for Stayte including their first live shows in years plus the release of the highly-anticipated new record.
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