Ruined, A Glow Has Drained From My Heart, and CATMOM


Billowing distortion, muffled vocals, and a meditative pace. Ruined have mastered all the elements of shoegaze. But where much shoegaze frolics in the summer twilight, this Grand Rapids duo plods through the cold night. With just bass and drums, they’re able to cover a lot of dark ground. Sometimes their sound is delicate and lovely, sometimes harsh and heavy, but always bleak and dejected. There’s something strangely invigorating about such a sustained look into the shadows.


You can’t remember a time before this chord, and every inch of the air is buzzing. Is this a metal riff or an ambient drone? A Glow Has Drained From My Heart is the name used by Muskegon’s Anthony Burns when he’s exploring the gray area he calls “dream metal.” This is what happens when heavy music leaves its body: all that remains are twinkling motes of dust, and a mournful memory haunting the amplifier.


CATMOM is the stripped-down side project of local friends Social Werq. They’re performing as a drum-and-guitar duo, but if you know Social Werq, you know what to expect. Lyrics about sexual and mental health. Music that ranges from D-beat to power non-violence. In short: everything good and loud.

 Small Craft

Small Craft

Maybe you’ve wondered about the odd little masks scattered around our stage. Or maybe you were at the Small Craft Second Anniversary Party, and you remember the liberating feeling of wearing a mask at a show. Either way, you’ll want to be there when Small Craft’s mask-making table returns to the Trumbullplex. All the tools and materials you need will be provided, so you can move freely in a face of your own design.

Tuesday, May 27
7 pm
All ages
$6 suggested donation
4210 Trumbull

About trumbullplex

Mission statement circa 1993: We have formed the Trumbullplex; also know as the Wayne Association for Collective Housing, to create a space where we control our own lives. We are a not-for-profit project dedicated to self-sufficiency in all facets of our lives; in our housing, our work, and our energy. We support other projects that share our goals of dismantling racism, sexism, homophobia, and the oppression of poor people through activities in our theater and housing collective. We want to create a positive environment for revolutionary change in which economic and social relationships are based on mutual aid and the absence of hierarchy. Through consensus decision making and full participation in carrying out our decisions, we create the circumstances and expectations for collective empowerment. Ultimately, we strive to realize these goals through respect and constructive communication among ourselves. Theater Collective Mission Statement We partner with the Trumbullplex residents, neighbors, artists, people of conscience, and any potential allies to build a safe space for sharing art and ideas free from oppression.
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