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Free Salamander Exhibit


Web of Mimicry is delighted to open the doors to the Free Salamander Exhibit. For an anticipated duration of years 4/5ths of the staff of the legendary Sleepytime Gorilla Museum have been assembling this installation behind the spindly curtains of their collective creative cocoon. Insiders will have heard the rumors — tales told over campfires at their yearly assemblies — of a silent germination taking place somewhere in the wilderness of California. And now, suddenly and without warning, the collective bursts forth — the doors fly open and the Exhibit's long-anticipated unveiling is upon us!

Nils Frykdahl – vocals, guitar, flute
Dan Rathbun – bass, various homemade instruments
Michael Mellender – guitar, trumpet, percussion, percussion-guitar
David Shamrock – drums, glockenspiel
Drew Wheeler – guitar, glockenspiel, Theremin

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Future performances by this artist:

date venue location details
 May 26, 2018 Cafe Du Nord San Francisco CA with Cheer-Accident and Faun Fables
 May 27, 2018 The Crepe Place Santa Cruz CA Tour with Cheer-Accident
 Jun 01, 2018 Mississippi Studios Portland OR Tour with Cheer-Accident
 Jun 02, 2018 Columbia City Theater Seattle WA SEAPROG 2018 festival w/ Cheer-Accident, Faun Fables and more
 Jun 04, 2018 Metro Music Hall Salt Lake City UT with Cheer-Accident and Faun Fables
 Jun 05, 2018 Larimer Lounge Denver CO with Cheer-Accident and Faun Fables
 Jun 06, 2018 recordBar Kansas City MO with Cheer-Accident and Faun Fables
 Jun 07, 2018 First Avenue & 7th St Entry Minneapolis MN with Cheer-Accident and Faun Fables
 Jun 09, 2018 Beat Kitchen Chicago IL with Cheer-Accident and Faun Fables
 Sep 08, 2018 Poppodium Duycker Hoofddorp, Netherlands
 Sep 15, 2018 Maison de la Musique Le Garric, France
 Sep 21, 2018 Blauer Adler Würzburg, Germany
For other artists, see the Calendar.


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(WoM 051) - 2016

Free Salamander Exhibit - Undestroyed

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Undestroyed delivers a genre-damning assault of clarity, confusion, tottering riffage and apocalyptic joy to the listener. What is probably most distinguishing is that, Lo and Behold, Free Salamander Exhibit is a band in the truest sense of the word. A very real, well-honed, cared-about and labored-over band that builds upon its ancient and true chemistries with their new ideas. Forgoing any suggestion of cheap imaginary elaborations into digital simulacra, we are rewarded with Free Salamander Exhibit's preference for their arsenal of imaginative homemade musical instruments (in addition to their guitars, basses, and drums). Though it's difficult-as-ever to characterize much about this collective with any accuracy, Undestroyed sees them embracing their true art-prog-rock (in opposition) calling as never before. Both initiates and newcomers are better off abandoning all expectation as they step into their new curatorial realm.

What better way to punctuate the headlong stumble "Into the night, into the dark, into black silence” than to walk across the threshold of Undestroyed?

  1. Unreliable Narrator
  2. The Keep
  3. The Gift
  4. Time Master
  5. Undestroyed
  6. Atheists' Potluck
  7. Oxen of the Sun



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