Chris Cobilis
Chris Cobilis

Life Is Noise have quickly become a local institution, bringing out West a surfeit of innovative, exciting and rarely-spotted acts ranging from Deerhoof to High On Fire to Marnie Stern. To celebrate five years of noise, they’re throwing a party at the Bakery on Thursday April 2, featuring the skull demolishing Drowning Horse, rapidly rising ethereal shoegazers Fait and the inimitable weirdo stylings of Chris Cobilis.

Cobilis, who is soon to record an album with American poet, Kenneth Goldsmith, is the kind of audience-challenging artist that Life Is Noise has championed in its time, both locally and with touring acts.

“Life Is Noise has provided me with many great opportunities,” Cobilis told X-Press this week. “In many respects they are the only promoters who care about the bands I play in.

“I also got to see so many great bands that I thought I would never see like Wire, Neurosis and Earth.”

Tickets for Life Is Noise:5 are available from and