40th Anniversary Special

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One night, in the summer of 1986, two larger than life avant-garde legends played together in a one-off show in Coney Island. The evening was full of cacophonous electronics and vocal experimentation punctuated by long silences, a Cage trademark. The original recording was initially edited, removing about 25 minutes of material. In 2016, independent label Modern Harmonic remastered and expanded the coveted recording, and released the ...Read More
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North Texas electronic band, Def Rain, released their self-titled debut in 2014, and returned in 2020 with the album EXIT, featuring material recorded between 2015 and 2017 that further broadened the band's ethereal, bass driven sound. Here’s their exclusive performance for Night Flight for our 40th Anniversary Event.
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For Night Flight's 40th Anniversary, we look at Mexican Summer. The Brooklyn-based independent record label was founded by Keith Abrahamsson and Andres Santo Domingo, with a focus on experimental pop and specialty formats. Beginning the fall of 2008, Mexican Summer launched as a subscription service for limited edition vinyl, quickly snowballing into a full-fledged record label with brick and mortar locations and a recording studio. O...Read More
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Ross Schlesinger, the leather-clad force behind the Nebraska-based queer, industrial dance project Plack Blague started exploring electronic music in 2001. Plack Blague began as “anti-dance music” and has developed to creating sprawling and aggressive electronic tracks on albums like 2017’s Night Trax, which owe as much to metal as it does disco and dance music. Here’s Plack Blague with an exclusive performance for Night Flight's 40th...Read More
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Let’s “Take Off” to Sacred Bones, an American indie label founded in 2007 in Brooklyn, New York by Caleb Braaten. Throughout much of the label's history the focus was on dark, experimental sounds, signing Braaten’s friends dark punk bands and reissuing 80s post-punk from acts like 13th Chime and The Cultural Decay. The label’s current roster represents a wide-range of international artists creating music in a variety of genres and sty...Read More
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The anonymous and prolific quartet, the Residents, have remained a fixture in the avant-garde music and art scene for decades, releasing over 60 full-length records. Rejecting individual identities, the group disguises itself for public appearances in giant eyeball masks and tuxedos, avoiding interacting with media and issuing all statements through the “Cryptic Corporation.” For Night Flight’s 40th anniversary The Residents have ...Read More
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NFTV is a 24/7 live channel of original Night Flight, Cult films, music documentaries and so much more. Tune In And Take Off!
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For Night Flight's 40th anniversary, we have a complete marathon of Penelope Spheeris’s landmark documentary series The Decline of Western Civilization The first entry in the series sheds a light on Los Angeles’ punk scene of the late 1970s. Featuring interviews and performances by some of the most seminal acts of the era like Black Flag and The Germ, Spheeris’ intimate conversations set the stage for a series that would feature a...Read More
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Decline of Western Civilization III, the final entry in Spheeris’ influential documentary series, follows the lives of the homeless teenagers that made up the Los Angeles gutter punk scene. The film’s harrowing depiction of poverty among teenagers and the relationships she formed during its production moved the director to become a foster parent.
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Decline of Western Civilization Part Two: The Metal Years was Penelope Spheeris’ followup to the original Decline. Shifting her focus to Los Angeles’ metal scene and the clubs and bands that supported it, The Metal Years features interviews with stars like Ozzy, Lemmy and Megadeth, while also turning its eye to a number of aspiring club bands like London, many of whose members would go on to play in acts like Mötley Crue and Guns ‘n’ Roses.