The Government Center
Tue June 20 7:30 pm $10 adv/$12 door
advance tickets on sale at The Government Center
or directly from the members of Rated Eye and Hardac
scrap metal industrial junk rock
Northern Spy/Table of the Elements recording artists from Boston
with special guests
Neptune's origins trace to 1994 as a sculpture project by Boston artist/musician Jason Sidney Sanford, who forged the band's haphazard guitars and reluctant drums from scrap steel and found objects. Nine lineups, multitudes of releases, and hundreds of instruments later, the band continues to wrench its sound-spatter on homemade stringed, electronic, and percussion instruments to often confounded audiences around the world.
In 2008, they released the album Gong Lake with avant arbiter Table of the Elements, home to art heroes Tony Conrad, Rhys Chatham and Faust. Following that, the band released two LPs with the esteemed label Northern Spy Records. In late 2021, Neptune released the damaged puzzling sprawler Mother of Millions, originally recorded in 2009 and currently available via cassette.
The lineup that made Mother of Millions - Jason Sidney Sanford, Mark William Pearson, and Daniel Paul Boucher - have reconvened and will embark on short tours beginning in 2023, marking the first performances from the trio since 2009.