Porno For Pyros - August 14, 1995 - The Palace, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

Date: August 14, 1995
Location: The Palace, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
Recorded: N/A
Status: Confirmed / Canceled
Type: Concert
Lineup: N/A
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Show Information:

1995 Enit show.  Traci Lords, Moby, Këoki and Freaky Chakra vs. Single Cell Orchestra were also billed for this show.  It appears this event was originally scheduled to take place at the Shrine Expo Hall, but ended up taking place at the The Palace due to poor ticket sales.

Lollapalooza Fans Can Dance Till Dawn at Post-Concert Rave
August 12, 1995 | CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER | TIMES STAFF WRITER

As if 15 bands and 10 or so hours in the heat won't make Monday a full day for young rock fans at Lollapalooza, festival founder Perry Farrell is also inviting them to join an all-night rave at the Shrine Expo Hall afterward. It's one more step toward his goal of making Lollapalooza a 24-hour event.

Farrell and Lollapalooza organizers are sponsoring the dance party, enigmatically dubbed "ENIT," following the first of the two daylong Lollapalooza concerts at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. The elaborate affair will feature video collages, dance music and live performances by techno artists Moby and Traci Lords as well as deejays Sven Vath and Keoki.

"ENIT is more about how people are going to be entertained in the future, and it's more about what I want Lollapalooza to be--an all-night affair with a cabaret, party sort of atmosphere," Farrell said in an interview this week. "I wouldn't say I want to re-create a rave, but I just sort of want to ride the rave wave and the rave vibe. And I want to restructure the way a party goes down."

Farrell's band Porno for Pyros is included in ads for the ENIT show, but he says the group probably won't perform because he doesn't believe its music is "sophisticated enough" for the rave atmosphere of the event.

Though ENIT is part of Lollapalooza, organizers predict that the audience at the Shrine will include both alternative rock fans and dance music fans.

"I think we'll have a lot of people that don't go to [Lollapalooza]," said Philip Blaine, a Los Angeles concert and rave promoter who was asked by Farrell to help organize ENIT. "It's really going to be a whole different crowd and a whole different scene."

Monday's dance party is one of four scheduled on this summer's Lollapalooza run, but a Lollapalooza spokeswoman says it will probably become a regular feature of the annual tour in the future.

The idea for ENIT apparently came from a festival in South America that Farrell read about. It was a celebration held by tribesmen honoring their friendship with extraterrestrials. Word is, the aliens always made it to the party.

"If I can be the first person to start these festivals and bring in another race and introduce them to humans, do you realize what that might mean for the human race?" Farrell says. "The future of [ENIT] goes way beyond Lollapalooza."

* ENIT featuring Moby, Traci Lords, Sven Vath, Keoki, and Freaky Chakra vs. Single Cell Orchestra, Monday at the Shrine Expo Hall, 665 W. Jefferson Blvd. Dancing starts at 9 p.m., live music starts around midnight. $20. (213) 960-5077.

source: http://articles.latimes.com/print/1995-08-12/entertainment/ca-34292_1_lollapalooza-fans

POP MUSIC REVIEW : Enit Festival a Successful Mix of Traditional, Progressive
August 16, 1995|DENNIS ROMERO | TIMES STAFF WRITER

Whether or not kids still break into warehouses and throw all-night get-downs (they do), and whether or not the word rave is passe (it is), rave culture has been inextricably woven into our popular fabric. The Enit Festival--Lollapalooza's separate, after-hours rave--sanctified this evolution in popular entertainment on Monday at the Palace.

But, Enit--which ran from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.--also proved that a postmodern world of late-night entertainment doesn't have to be stereotypically anonymous. Deejays don't have to be in the shadows, computer-programming performers don't have to have their backs to the crowd, ravers don't have to be dancing in their own Warholian circles of fame. Despite theorizing about how rave represents an earth-shattering break with rock 'n' roll's formula of idolatry, Elvis' pelvis and encores, there still is, and probably always will be, a place for good showmanship.

The Enit Festival, therefore, successfully mixed the traditional with the progressive. Techno artist Moby schooled the new schoolers in punk by grabbing his guitar and covering Jimi Hendrix ("Purple Haze"), Led Zeppelin ("Rock & Roll") and Lynyrd Skynyrd ("Sweet Home Alabama"), all in thrasher style. German deejay Sven Vath programmed jackhammer jams (shall vee dance?), New York deejay Keoki tranced the house with bullet-train beats and L.A.'s Jason Bentley tweaked the funk. Traci Lords (yes, that Traci Lords) deejayed too.

source: http://articles.latimes.com/1995-08-16/entertainment/ca-35561_1_enit-festival

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Though the turnout was no doubt a disappointment for organizers (the event was moved from the 4,500-capacity Shrine Expo Hall to the 1,200-capacity Palace), perhaps no greater endorsement exists that rave culture's tenets should be on tour than the four-city festival (San Francisco wraps up the tour on Friday).

Moby, playing Hendrix and his own techno breakthrough "Go" back-to-back, seemed to be as much as the stage could handle. The skinny, bald New Yorker started his set with a four-piece band and ended it alone, nude, with his synthesizer, arms out like Jesus, awash in a machine-gun barrage of white light. "I know this is supposed to be a rave setting," he had explained to the capacity crowd, "but why don't we, for a second, be as open-minded as we possibly can?"

Wasn't that the idea all along?

http://articles.latimes.com/1995-08-16/entertainment/ca-35561_1_enit-festival