Wednesday, May 16, 2018

20 years in the underground tour

Currently i'm on a really big tour. I left home on 4th of April and will come back on 8th of June. So in these two months i'm gonna have around 30 shows all over Europe and also Canada. It's been really hard and I'm seriously thinking to slow down, stay more at home and maybe do other things instead of only playing and traveling. We will see. But till then you can find me here:

18.05.18   Toronto, Canada, Owls club
19.05.18   Gatineau, Canada, Triple Seven
25.05.18   Paris, France, Le Non Jazz
26.05.18   Rennes, France, L'ancienne poste
30.05.18   Lyon, France, Superposition
31.05.18   Clermont-Ferrand, France, Relax
02.06.18   Barcelona, Spain, Magia Roja
03.06.18   Valencia, Spain, Sufre
06.06.18   Poznan, Poland, TAK
07.06.18   Krakow, Poland, Tworzywo

and here's video from the show in Debrecen, Hungary, few weeks ago

Sunday, March 18, 2018

new tape & further tour dates

this is how new tape looks like when you look to the light

Just recently released a new tape called "I". It's 3 tracks with almost 23 minutes of audio material. You will hear some new, sometimes unexpected things. Feedback is always welcome.
Edition of 100 copies, all covers are hand made. You can hear it on bandcamp below and order through there (-update - sold out).

"20 years in the underground" tour is gaining speed. With great experiences in Paris festival "Sonic Protest", Barcelona festival "A love supreme" and some smaller but not forgettable shows, I go further. And next week 4 shows in a row - Brno, Wroclaw, Dortmund and Berlin. See ya!      

Wroclaw poster
      21.03  Brno, Rumište
22.03  Wroclaw, Wyspa
23.03  Dortmund, Mex
24.03  Berlin, West Germany

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Agharta 2009 - 2018

Agharta (active 2009 - 2018) was a promoter from Lithuania devoted to adventurous music and noise. We organized irregular concerts in different towns of Lithuania. We had a few hundreds of artists and bands from all over the world. (see the list below).

In 2018 we did shows for (in alphabetical order):
Cassini, Waterflower.

In 2017 we did shows for (in alphabetical order):
Arma Agharta, Arnas Mikalkėnas, Christian Meaas Svendsen, Chrs Galarreta, Darius Čiuta, Don Vito, d.n.s, Erik Alalooga, Gana 2, Kacper Ziemianin, Kelyje, Les Spritz, Morrigun, Morken, Noise LadderPatris, Seht Zhan, Sciardac, Tatsuru Arai, Toms Auninš.

In 2016 we did shows for (in alphabetical order)
6P3S, Achim Zepezauer, Aerobica, Andrea Pensado, Arma Agharta, Autoknack, Duke S, Ensync, Florian Walter, Holzkopf, Juozas Milašius, Klaus Legal, Kojos Sopa, LCDD, MAG, MuozikPatris Židelevičius, Refusenik, Sajjra, Sheep Got Waxed, Toms Aunins, Weld Mignon, Will Mars.

In 2015 we did shows for:
Pierre Bastien, Puce Mary, Gnod, Maaaa, Don Vito, C-drik, Purgist, Awott, Adam Bohman & Tasos Stamou, Ensemble Economique, Mikko Savela, Olivia Neutron-John, Deafault, Zifferblatt, Upfall, Cutthroats, Pogrom, Vidinė Ramybė, McKaras, Re-drum, Noise Ladder, Big Debbie, Andris Indans, Vilkduja, LYS, Gana2, Atrac, Astma, S13, Darbo Džiaugsmai, Unheimliche, Hìldå, Antanas Dombrovskij, Toms Aunins, Dubna, Gailė Griciūtė, Orlandas Narušis, Arma Agharta, Dovydas Stalmokas, Antireality, Patris Židelevičius.

In 2014 we did shows for:
Sudden Infant. Natten, Batalj, Barberos, Umberto, Voyvoda, Staer, Kaseciarz, Alpha Strategy, Traps, Poino, Liudas Mockūnas, Onderstroom, Sic, Yumiko Yoshimoto, Any, C_C, Al doum & the faryds, Maan, Gas of Latvia, Oorchach, Obšrr, Los Turbos, Beyt Al tapes, Tiese, Arma & Refusenik, Sovijus, Plattetozti Noise Orkestra, Arma Agharta, Antireality, Gaute Granli, Core of the Coalman, Bruzgynai, Vyazkiy Sharab, Tasos Stamou, Miglaukas, Schelvis en de Pelvis, Faršas, Negative sex bed, Gailė Griciūtė, Patricia Kokett, S13, Flesh flash, Zifferblatt, Raguvos, cutthroats, Hassokk, Studio Maruko, Transactions, Audrius Ramuva, Donatas Tubutis, Mws, Groja Magas, Patris Židelevičius, Grįžulo ratai, QQ, ne_.

In 2013 we did shows for: 
Felix Kubin, Z'EV, Cut Hands, Buvette, Natten, Saigon!, Tonstartssbandht, Kodek, Asian Women On The Telephone, PAS/Brandstifter, Staer,  Driezhas, Jaakko Vanhala, Girnų Giesmės, Grunt., Talbot. Maaaa, Sala, Sovijus, Girių Dvasios, Oorchach, Pogrom, Vihr, Nüm Nüm, Danil Akimov, Alexander Markvart, Darius Čiūta, Gintas_K, Holzkopf & Botfly, Wouter Jaspers, Ivars Arutjujan and Edgars Rubenis, Jiku55, Dorcelsius, Lys, Flesh Flash, Public Enema,, Moon Disco, Assassid,  96wrld, Jikuuuuuuuuu, arma, Helved Rum, Los Heraldos Negros, Hassokk, Vidinė Ramybė, Bruzgynai, Obšrr,  Gana2, Tiese, S13, Forget me nots, Marburg,  Aerobica, Vdts, Working Hobo.

In 2012 we did shows for:
Nadja, Ni, Aspec(t), Buvette, Natten, Container, Girnų Giesmės, Oorchach, Alpha Strategy, Zack Kouns, Andrea Pensado, Jaras Ramunas, Stefano Ferrian, Simone Quatrana, Diskrepant, Btong, The Grand Astoria, By Haruo, Voyvoda, Crimes, Jonny Teardrop, Daina Dieva, Galm Quartet, Sovijus, Sebastian Wesman, Jelena Glazova, Angelanina, Vilkduja, Rumunija, Feine Trinkers Bei Pinkels Daheim, Scant Intone, The Picturesques Episodes, Moemlian, Umiko, Flesh Flash, Laser Poodle, Unicorn Hard-on, Killorgiveup, Lava Larva, Keira Is You, Bruzgynai, Arturas Bumšteinas, Dominykas Vyšniauskas, audio_z, vtol, Gana2, Patris, Lys, Lapot, Vrr, Tytia Mina Teremina, atrac, Skeldos, TCH, Left Hand Cuts Off The Right, Rokas Kašėta, Laisva Struktūra, Raimundas Eimontas, Spiral, Without Letters, Pichismo, Ingra Miller, Rose Staff, Kimberly Bianca, Zaizras X Kudirka, Outsider, 96wrld, Java Delle, Tiese, Archilear, Ersha, Devita, Company Fuck, Borovik Eralash, Sheep Got Waxed, Gražvydas Kardokas, Yranti Gazele, Lukas Petraitis, Betoniniai Triušiai. 

In 2011 we did shows for: 
Z‘EV, PAS, Tesa, 9 Horizon, Liberez, Ilia Belorukov, Laisva Struktūra, Pogrom, Body Cargo, Bruzgynai, Christien Galarreta, Lost Harbour, Raimundas Eimontas, Tobias Faar, C.J. Boyd, Patris, A_g, Lys, Vidinė Ramybė, Holzkopf, Benas Šarka, Antanas Dombrovksij, Lafidki, kIRk, Flesh Flash, Re-drum, Flesh Flash, Umiko Kotori, Edgars Rubenis, Tiese, Die 7.te Krawallerie, Oorchach, Left Hand Cuts Off The Right, Pogrom, Branduolinis Aš, The Ceramic Hobs, Massive Ejaculation, Rajfajh, Pichismo, Woodpecker Wooliams, Golden Cup, Cikados, Okean Ognya, Sala, Alkis Įšalusiai Aušrai, Arma Nada, d.n.s., Girnų Giesmės, Manifesto, Rovar 17, Ganzer Maschine, Lys, Jaras Ramunas & band, In Embero, Delchia, Serdnation, Surdr, Volksmorg, Zack Kouns, Rory Hinchey.

Collecting data for 2010 - 2009

More about the main events: 

SPEIGAS festival - (eng. "Frost") the main event, which was started in 2010 and finished on 2015. It took part each February in Vilnius and Kaunas. The festival is quite dynamic type - mixing genres, changing spaces, but it's mostly  about rough experimental and noise music. Format: concerts, lectures and workshops.

SOTU festival Lithuania -  ("sounds of the underground") joint festival with Amsterdams' SOTU. This one and only edition of this festival took part in September 2014. It included alternative and experimental music concerts, lectures and workshops. Events held in Vilnius, Kaunas, Ukmergė and Jonava.


Outermost - were the series of concerts held in Kirtimai culture house in Vilnius. The idea was to present cross genre music in the furthest venue of the city. Four editions took place during the year 2014.

Meno trikampis - ("eng. "art triangle") was the art project in central Lithuania. Started in 2012, and finished in 2014. Ukmergė, Jonava, Kėdainiai - these three towns are in geographical triangle, and the idea was about the cultural collaboration between these towns in forms of exhibitions, concerts and workshops. Information about the events can be found here and here.

Sūpynės festival - the annual summer open-air festival held in beautiful Lithuanian woods. Agharta had a showcase there, presenting experimental music in a broad way. Here's the showcase program: 20142013.

Monday, January 29, 2018

20 years in the underground tour

Yep. It's gaining speed. With 3 performances in January, including amazing All Ears festival in Oslo, also OTO cafe project space in London and Yucatan Extension - underground venue in Vilnius I enter February with 3 shows in southern Italy, starting this week (info below)

live in Yucatan Extension, Vilnius, 2018
But first let me say about this anniversary a bit. In the year 1998 I got involved into the worldwide underground by publishing my first paper fanzine called "Sperm oil" (this is not what you think, check the dictionary!:) ). The zine was about punk, grindcore and anarchism in english language. Of course now it looks silly but, I was only 16 years old, so you can't expect much from such a kid. Anyway I got super enthusiastic about entering this underworld and no surprise i'm still here even if activities and the taste has changed. How else?! My biography section tells a bit more about the evolution, but yeah I'm still happy to be here and more as never seeing and hearing lots of interesting sounds and art in different parts of the world. So, no surprise this tour is all about that. To get even more connected is the aim of this tour and firstly with Europe. There are still so many places in Europe I haven't performed, like some smaller cities in Hungary or Romania or Italy where I go this week. 
Also looking forward to meet friends and people I know in places I've already been. Later this year I plan to go to Canada, South America and maybe even Asia by the end of the year - so I can basically call it a world tour...again ; )... the third one. 

The schedule of the tour can be found here, for any questions contact me via email or facebook.

poster of Naples show

      Italy shows for the beginning of February:

     02.02.18   Naples, Spazio Anarchico 76A, fb
     04.02.18   Messina, Dalek studio , fb
     05.02.18   Altamura, Muzic plus

     this mini tour is supported by
     Lithuanian culture institute

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

2017 videos

December 14th | Spatif | Warsaw | Poland

December 10th | Volta | Mexico city | Mexico

December 7th | Terapia Auricular | Guadalajara | Mexico

December 1st | FIME festival | Queretaro | Mexico

October 18th | Yucatan | Vilnius | Lithuania

August 9th | CAMP festival | Potsdam | Germany

July 28th | documentary clip release about me | Lithuania

July 5th | clip release of the band cutthroats featuring me | Lithuania

February 14th | Kapallorek artspace | Seri Iskander | Malaysia

January 26th | Ruthless | Quezon | Philippines | from 00.56'

January 25th | Green Papaya | Quezon | Philippines

Monday, January 1, 2018

photos from 2017

September 24th | SSI: Noiseroom | Rostov on Don | Russia

July 26th | Sodų 4 | Vilnius | Lithuania

June 28th | Supynes festival | Lithuania

May 13th | Menų zona | Klaipėda | Lithuania

 May 12th | Kauno menininkų namai | Kaunas | Lithuania

 April 19th | Jauna muzika festival | Vilnius | Lithuania 

February 9th | Artistry | Singapore

February 4th | Suniyragi #4 | Cirebon | Indonesia

January 13th | XX gallery | Panevėžys | Lithuania

Thursday, December 28, 2017

2017 / 2018

Was thinking for a while what should be the final word for descending year 2017 and because I have finished traveling, it seems that everything stopped and nothing happened this year. This is the trick of extreme change - from intense traveling to the passive stay almost alone at one place. I live that way for quite some time and it's always more hard to return than to move out. Few days is ok when back home, but then what? I think it's good that this year I've refreshed the organization of the events as this is the way of keeping connected with Lithuania. This year organized 11 events and gonna keep on doing it, even if it's sometimes a struggle and I loose the sense, but I'm not here for the easiest way, I guess... More, I even have thoughts about the bigger events in the near future, cause probably time has come, as the last festival I was involved in, happened in 2015. 

The same year the number of my performances increased and last few years it varies between 60 and almost 100, and this year it was 88 performances. Yep, that is quite a big number, so you can imagine how intense this year was. I want to mention that the big number of shows doesn't mean that I can simulate and play not in the full energy, even for 5 people. No! This is not my way, I give all I can on stage and believe me it takes time to recover after each show. I don't wanna say that I'm so devoted and so cool, i'm just sincere with myself and I would like to see it in the others. Cause you know, sometimes better do not do it, then  to do it in a half hand. I can't say that all my shows were good, of course, there's were some bad ones and I know the reasons, it's either something wrong with emotions or physical state, but most of the cases the problem is the sound. Yes yes, the sound system or my gear. If I can't open my self through the sound, then that will be felt and hardly can be hidden. But I'm learning to cope with all the bad situations and with emotions after.

Anyway, this year I played in such places as Greenland, Philippines, Malaysia, USA, Mexico, Indonesia, Singapore, Portugal, France, Finland, Russia, Turkey, Italy, Bulgaria, Spain, Estonia, Poland, UK, Germany, Czech republic, Romania, Latvia and Lithuania. Visiting such culturally distant countries made big influence on me and i'm really thankful for all who helped with it. Such a different places...such different vibes and reactions at the events...this diversity is cool, keeps me on developing the performance and on being not so sad about the bad end or so happy about the good end, because what happens is what has to happen and this understanding, when you get more deep in it, gives me more lightness to the existence...which I wish you all, my friends and enemies ; )

Earlier I wanted to prove something with my activities, and that was my problem I guess, but now I don't feel like this, I don't wanna compete, that's maybe because I find peace inside and a place in the world, which is the whole World and, friends, this wouldn't happen without You! 

Next year I'm celebrating 20 years in the underground. True shit. Planning to release few tapes and below is the tour plan of the first few months. At the beginning is mostly Europe, cause I wanna get more connected and still haven't played in countries like Switzerland, Croatia. Then comes Canada, summer brake and autumn 2018 will start in South America, and I'm very excited about it! Feel free to get in touch via email or facebook if you have any ideas, suggestions.

And last, check videos from this year, also the last tape has been uploaded to bandcamp.

See you, hear you!