TOTAL CEREALS – SLUG Magazine
In bran porridge, SLUG picnic is back for our September showcase featuring NARC, Gag order, TOTAL CEREALS and MUTIZED, which bring a pugnacity of pop-culture, politics and punk. SLUG picnic will take place on Saturday, September 25 at 230 S. 500 West in Salt Lake City. Tickets cost $ 5. Picnic spots start at 5 p.m. and music is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. SLUG picnicthe sponsors are Dented brick distillery, Electric sparrow, Gem City Fine Foods, Squatters, Madeleines and GREENbike.
There is a video of TOTAL CEREAL playing for a small crowd on the waterfront in Duluth. Shot late at night, the reflective moonlight backlit the group’s rag-tag setup with a serenity that, coupled with their noisecore guttural performance, becomes an emblematic scene of the group’s philosophy. “We just drove, settled down and played in this random space where we were hoping the cops wouldn’t show up,” explains Sam Rodriguez, who founded TOTAL CEREAL with his brother, Conrad Callirgos. The premise: create one song per day with influences from noise bands like the one from Japan SETE ETOILE SEPT.
“If you put on a song every day, it’s like an advertisement,” Rodriguez says. ” This is an advertisement ; it’s a brand ; it’s merchandising. Corn [it’s done] understand that this is all really stupid. Appropriate the logos of monoliths of mega-companies such as Mcdonalds is an essential ingredient of the TOTAL CEREAL brand as is the recontextualization of the iconography of pop-culture – of Jean Charpentier hentai to Mighty Morphin Power Rangersis TOTAL CEREAL.
With local places often reluctant to book them, the brothers created the label CITY OF DIS to carve out a place for local noisecore and powerviolence groups and attract tours. Totaling more than 70 outings with dozens of groups, their serialized ambitions have come true. “The last house show was crazy… It said a lot about the stage. Hopefully all of these people will start their own band, ”says Rodriguez. “I hope they play fast – quick and bad sets.”