ROTFLOL & Extreme Animals Tour 2010

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extemeanimalstour10.jpgNew videos and music by Jacob Ciocci and The Extreme Animals on the west coast! "Music is a Question with No Answer" September 5: The Silent Movie Theater. Los Angeles, CA September 7: Southern Exposure. San Francisco, CA September 8: Joe Crowley Theater. Reno, NV September 9: DIVA. Eugene, OR September 10: TBA Festival. Portland, OR September 11: Northwest Film Forum. Seattle, WA September 12: VIVO. Vancouver, BC September 17: MOCAD. Detroit, MI September 18: Skylab. Columbus, OH September 19: Oberlin College. Oberlin, OH September 20: SoundLab. Buffalo, NY September 21: SPARK. Syracuse, NY September 24: Brown University. Providence, RI September 25: Eyebeam. New York, NY


ROTFLOL on 20 Jazz Funk Greats!

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adr076_500.jpg"Just when we thought things couldn't get anymore delirious up in this bermuda shortz party, in steps Jacob Ciocci..... And as we might expect from the unparalleled stream of creativity that is the man behind ROTFLOL, we get the unexpected. 'Lost Inside the Stress Boxes' bequeaths us with mind frazzling home-made bounce styles we never even saw before. Skuzzy filters open up the mind and 25 years of 16-colour popular entertainment come pouring in, all at once. " -20jazzfunkgreats


ROTFLOL: "The Peace Tape"

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story Julianne Escobedo Shepherd (from The Fader blog) With Paper Rad, Jacob Ciocci has been jamming our brains with recessive pop culture memories and post-adolescent-acquired ADD for a hot minute now, not to mention helping to redefine art for the YouTube generation. "The Peace Tape," though, feels like he's topped himself in the rapidly firing synapses category, shooting creepily unfamiliar found-footage with splats of wacky animated faces that pile up on themselves until it's a terrifying alternate universe, suggesting psychedelia and technology are a caustic pair. But also, really fucking fun. This comes from a DVD of Ciocci's videos, forthcoming on Audio Dregs, which will also release an album of his music and "old school Paper Rad soundtracks" under the moniker ROTFLOL. Read more: http://www.thefader.com/2010/04/19/jacob-ciocci-of-paper-rads-the-peace-tape/#ixzz0lsBXSUgQ