May 102017
 May 10, 2017

new(ish) releases … check em out:

Map Collection – Praxis parallelogram the subtle spirit warrior worn thru like shoes the day keeps on walking — there’s a forgotten logic to it all (BUY CDr or DOWNLOAD!!!)

PPTSSWWTLKTDKOW—TAFLTIA is the second album from Map Collection (after 2016’s s/t debut on Midori Records) & the Oakland duo continues to explore uncharted sonic terrain in a series of electronic & electro-acoustic excursions recorded between 2015 & 2017. Released as a limited edition Infinity Series CDr.


Black Unicorn – Insect Songs (BUY CDr and/or DOWNLOAD!!!)
Insect Songs is a series of short form sonic explorations by Black Unicorn. Drifting toward dissonance, IS seems a natural follow-up to BU’s earlier Alien Jewelry (Further Records, 2014) alongside the textural interstices heard on Traced Landscapes (Field Hymns, 2012) but gone are the blankets of ambience instead supplanted by noise and contrast and the certainty of void. IS comprises twelve songs, eleven ~3 minute tracks and a twelfth that finds all of the previous recordings layered in cacophony. Recorded 2016 at Mills College in Oakland, California using cassette tape and modular synthesizer, IS is a different sort of BU album while remaining a facet of the transdimensional jewel hinted at in earlier works. Released as a limited edition Infinity Series CDr.


Faangface – Cowboy Dynamo (BUY DOWNLOAD!!!)
Oh no! it’s another album from the infamous Faangface (Joshua Maxon Novak)… RCNDIG010


Curt Brown & Joseph Minadeo — Stone Land (BUY BOOK and/or DOWNLOAD!!!)
Stone Land is a book/album collaboration by Curt Brown (RCN, Eucarya Press) and Joseph Minadeo (Patternbased, Low in the Sky) that continues themes explored in 2011’s Wood Land (Infraction Records).

Stone Land is presented as a 6″ x 9″, 36pp trade book and digital download. The book consists of fourteen full bleed page spreads, each corresponding to a track on the accompanying digital album.



Peanut Twins – Blackout! b/w The Peanut Wins (FREE DOWNLOAD!!!)

Blackout! b/w The Peanut Wins is the debut album from Oakland, California’s very own Peanut Twins — presented here for yr listening pleasure as a pay-what-you-want digital album (free to dub, burn, lathe at yr leisure). Blackout! offers two extended form improvisations recorded at Mills College in Oakland during the Summer of 2016 by J.C. Brown Jr. & A.E. Cohen — the Twins craft a singular leguminous visitation equal portions catharsis and contemplation under the axiom of nothing is true, everything is Peanut Twins.


Dennis Franz Kafka — DFK (TAPE SOLD OUT, BUY DOWNLOAD!!!)
Dennis Franz Kafka (DFK) is an amorphous entity telecast from an alternate space-timeline: a paranoid police procedural gone renegade, soaked in cough syrup and non sequitur, tamed by the anomaly of observation. Rusted robot rebels all ‘roided out on relativity and revelation, ready to shout the ecstatic word, the electric now for the sake of why not. Or maybe DFK is a shadow corporation with transdimensional connections and unclear motives, channeling ineffable currencies from impossible worlds, smuggling illicit sound relics across the borderless boundaries of low art and high experience (or vice versa). Regardless of intention, DFK is here and the world(s) will never be the same.


blckdth — blckdth (BUY TAPE and/or DOWNLOAD!!!)
blckdth is a full-length cassette album built from free improvisations recorded during the summer of 2014 at Rare Books in Cleveland, Ohio by the trio of Ben Osborne (Tusco/Embassy, Fire Death, Rot Ton Bone), J. Guy Laughlin (Fire Death, Tanked, et al.), and Curt Brown (RCN, Black Unicorn, Mousecop) using an instrumentation of bass clarinet, guitar, drums, modular synthesizer, and various electronics (including the infamous Rot Ton Box).


Baingan Bharta – Peace Earth (BUY CDr and/or DOWNLOAD!!!)
the formation of a new paradigm
borne from the abyss
and sworn outward to stutter
the word held in the mouth like a mirage

PEACE EARTH is the second CDr album from BAINGAN BHARTA, the braindance alterego of RCN’s Curt Brown.

Presented as a pretty limited CDr w/ photo inserts.


Black Unicorn / Faangface Split (FREE DOWNLOAD!!!)
Limited edition 15 ∞ infinity series CDr & maybe more tape (ask squash).
Recorded 2014 in Northeast Ohio.

Jul 212015
 July 21, 2015


Yo we’re heading down to the farm to get some final things in order fr VOICE OF THE VALLEY NOISE RALLY VII (VOV7) down in Millstone, West Virginia. This is going down in just a few days, JULY 23-26 2015. This is not to be missed if you can make it out. Seriously, gonna be tons of fun.



VOV7UPDATED LINEUP: Forma//Mister Matthews//Rodger Stella//Lexi Mountain//Mark McGuire//Headboggle w/ Hillboggle//Laundry Room Squelchers//Panicsville//Guardian Alien//Imaginary Softwoods//Long Distance Poison//Tatsuya Nakatani//Nick Klein//Angela Sawyer//Crank Sturgeon//Leslie Keffer w/ Sharkiface and Fletcher Pratt//Quicksails//Glacial23// Khaki Blazer//Styrofoam Sanchez//Clang Quartet//Baat//Shingles//Whorlweaver//Jenny Moon Tucker w/ Pony Payroll Bones//ADT//Ian McColm/Nate Scheible//Fire Death//Ryan Jewell //Nows//Fluxmonky//Brett Naucke//Eartheater//Ben Bennett//Moltar//Chillem Dafoe//Trogpite//Karl Vorndran//Strep Torso//Greg Fox//Indek//Sugarm//Hunted Creatures//Mousecop//Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman//HolyKindOf//Zack Kouns//Machine Listener//Bag 90//Power Monster//FleshControl//Close Your Eyes I’m Changing//Secret Boyfriend//Good Willsmith//Radio Shock//9-Volt Haunted House//Hood Ghandy//Breakdancing Ronald Reagan//John Doe USA//Sound Out Light //Boy Harsher//Shredderghost//Layne Garrett//hicksoncompactgroup//Jack Smiley//Hatchers//Strange Brew//Adam Miller//Brat Pitt//Cestine//Gator Boi//Aunt’s Analog//Floral Print in the Woods//DJ Soaking Wet//DJ Radiopeople//DJ Dr. Quinn//DJ Roadchief//DJ Phil Dagaps

Apr 172015
 April 17, 2015

whats up? check this out:

yup that there’s a super sweet collaboration between RCN heartthrobs MOUSECOP & Experimedia badboy superstar JEREMY BIBLE. you can buy it now from Hausu Mountain.


Apr 222014
 April 22, 2014


Friday – April 25, 2014
8pm ~ $5

Aaron Martin / Sontag Shogun / HolyKindOf / Cave Quartet
Audio/Visual installation Accelerationist Graffiti by Jeff Schleis
DJ Baat / DJ Dolph Lundgren / DJ Mousecop & more disc jockeying throughout

Thank you everyone fr the love & support toward the RCN CAVE these past few years. This will be our last show at the 68 W. Exchange St. location before we return to the Wandering Cave (this means Rubber City Noise will *still* be throwing shows elsewhere, putting out albums, and other kewl stuff)

So… come out and help us say farewell to a rad space w/ this awesome bill. Bring yr friends, hang out, enjoy, kick it, have fun, we love you all. Thanks!



Mar 142014
 March 14, 2014

Panoply, Future Death To

Saturday, March 22 at the RCN CAVE…

$5 – doors 8pm – BYO etc.


Panoply Performance Lab (NY) – Panoply Performance Lab is a collective, a performance space, and a moniker for collaborations between Esther Neff and Brian McCorkle. Each site-and-context-specific operation theorizes philosophies of mind, modes of production, and diverse epistemic genealogies via actions, composed and queried sound, homemade contraptions, and found objects. Often participatory and created in the moment with a collaborating audience, situations swing violently between the hyper-structural and the indeterminate. (

Future Death Toll (NY) – Forged from the figurative beauty that dance and movement provides, Future Death Toll aims to introduce work that uses light, sound, and movement as a metaphorical stand-in for issues like mortality, death, diseases, prison as a corporation, intellectual property rights, bdsm, and subjective destitution. (

Van Baat – Zurvan (Ram Youseffi & Bryan Parks) + Baat (Lisa Miralia).

From Beyond & Friends (Marcia Custer, Joshua Goran, Beth Tree, Alyssa D’Amico and more t.b.a.) – Performing “Some Good Things Are Good, and Some Good Things Are Bad”
A journey: Manipulation / Exploration / Exclamation

Jeremy Bible – Fractured rhythms and noise from the experimedia boss evolving out of fragments from his recently completed conceptual studio album “Fractures” being released later this year by UK experimental label Entr’acte. Dysfunctional sampler/sequencer workouts against washes of grainy cassette recording reductions and player manipulations. A challenging mix exploring contrasts between electronic & acoustic, analog & digital and composed & generative elements. Composites of composites of composites. Jarring transitions and fast paced. Accompanied by a backdrop of his flickering audio responsive black and white light films, live manipulated by friend, assistant and collaborator J Bryan Parks. (

Rot Ton Bone – Ben Osborne (Fire Death, T / E & BCF, Wyld Stallyns) heavy heady meditations of electronics and bass clarinet. (

Mar 042014
 March 4, 2014

rcndig003 faangface oboeFrom the dirge-like opener “Teeth as Currency” to the two part noise epic of “Desert Lawyer Plays the Oboe,” Faangface is in full form on his new digital album Oboe. Stream and free (or donation) download here & below.

Dec 252013
 December 25, 2013


Diamond Shiners 10th Annual Wassail Party


DJ Lisa Miralia (The Mysterious Black Box)

“All of this and more or less”

Saturday December 28th
8ish DJ & Wassail // 9:30ish bands start
at RCN Cave in Akron, Ohio