BARDO POND Chicago Oct 2016


Sun 10/9 w/Poison Arrows, William Fowler Collins & James Jackson Toth The Owl 2521 N. Milwaukee LOGAN SQUARE

Sat 10/8 appearing as ALUMBRADOS w/Poison Arrows, Mako Sica with Mark Shippy Burlington Bar 3425 W Fullerton Ave

It is an honor to play- Three Lobed Recordings’ Sweet Sixteen Spectacular!!!


Three Lobed Recordings is proud to present a daylong showcase to celebrate its sixteen improbable years of existence. Similar in scope and purpose to the Three Lobed day shows during Hopscotch at Kings, this show was organized as a loose celebration of all of the various sorts of sounds that the label has been associated with over the course of its existence.

Come out and enjoy a relaxed day of experimental music alongside some like-minded friends.

More details, exact schedule, etc. very soon. Tickets are currently on sale at the link above.

(Related note, if you are coming in from out of town and would be interested in seeing if we could put together a discounted hotel block at a local hotel [like the Raleigh downtown Sheraton, a few short walking blocks from Kings], please let us know. We have initially looked into the idea but had no idea what sort of demand there would be and didn’t know what size of a block to look into. Drop us a line if this is something that appeals to you…)

Bardo Pond appearing @ATP 2.0 APRIL 2016 CURATED BY STEWART LEE

ATP Stewart Lee c 2016_NEWS

“Of all the ATPs I’ve attended, the 2001 weekend, when Tortoise curated it and laid American free jazz, European improv noise, alternative country rock, alienating stand-up comedy, ambient electronica, Eighties hardcore, Seventies CBGBs nostalgia, smart-arse post punk, Dutch anarcho-jazz and all manner of unexpected cross-currents on curious young people, remains a pivotal point in my musical education. It’s a great honour to be allowed to attempt something similar. Bring bucket, spade, swimwear and an open mind.”
Stewart Lee

It’s an honour to be invited to this event. Stewart Lee is one of the best. 

He has achieved more for world peace than any politician has.

Thank you Stewart, Thank you ATP

Out Now 500mg “To The Firmament’ on Drawing Room Records





500mg  ‘To The Firmament’

“To The Firmament” is the third and finest album released from 500mg, Michael Gibbons of Bardo Pond. Unlike his previous and primarily acoustic guitar affairs, Mr. Gibbon’s latest album showcases a higher level of experimentation and varied sounds and techniques. Samples of viola, cello, trumpets, and other various sound forms are incorporated in the well-established 500mg guitar-based framework. Voices (and not just the ones in your psyche) can also be heard, even prominently on two tracks, one being Mr. Gibbon’s take on the Stones’ “Sister Morphine.”Programmed and sequenced as two suites, “To The Firmament” takes the listener on a cinematically dreamlike stated journey. Through the album’s use of spoken-word, sub-conscious visions may appear real upon multiple listens. All of this, of course, is quite heavy.

Pressed on 180-gram vinyl with an 22/11” foldout poster included, the LP is limited to 350 copies. An unlimited download version is also available.


released 31 July 2015