|Pharmakon aka Margaret Chardiet plays the Void in San Diego, tonight|
A pharmakós (Greek: φαρμακός) in Ancient Greek religion was the ritualistic sacrifice or exile by the sorcerers of a human scapegoat or victim. The victims themselves were referred to as pharmakoi and the sorcerer was referred to as a pharmakon. (WIKIPEDIA ENTRY FOR PHARMAKOS)
Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
PLAN A: Pharmakon, Body of Light, Sunwheel, Elvissa @ The Void.
Pharmakon is Margaret Chardiet, a New York-based industrial-noise artist who makes intense, visceral compositions out of raw, punishing sounds. Her new album, Abandon, is white-knuckle all the way, and closing highlight "Crawling on Bruised Knees" is likely to give you nightmares. In a good way! (SAN DIEGO CITY BEAT IF I WERE U)
What happens when an Artist who plays uncompromising, not-popular, experimental style of music hooks up with critical respect from Pitchfork, the hottest indie record label in the biz (Sacred Bones) and major label level PR? You get Pharmakon. With only 30,000 Last FM plays, she has attracted critical attention far in excess of actual listeners. There is nothing wrong/problematic about that, but it certainly raises questions about how many people will show up to see her on a Tuesday night in San Diego. I, for one, will be there.