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Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero to screen at the Little Art


Indie experimental band 3RA1NA1C (Brainiac) formed in 1992 in Dayton, Ohio. They were known for their loud, expressive indie, synth punk attitude and music and quickly rose through the ranks of stardom before the death of Tim Taylor in 1997. After his sudden passing, the band members went their own ways, ultimately disbanding the group.

Brainiac had deep roots in the Dayton area and are often praised because they “championed their midwest roots”. Filmmaker Eric Mahoney set his sights on crafting the legacy of the band 24 years later with Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero.

Mahoney visited the WYSO studio for a conversation with Excursions host Evan Miller. The pair remembered fondly the Dayton events in 2019 that showcased the documentary, even bringing up Warped Wings signature Brainiac Beer with the hopes of bringing it back. Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero, will screen at the Little Art on Thursday November 11th at 7 pm with a Q&A session with Eric after the show. For more info go to https://www.littleart.com/.

Evan Miller is a percussionist, lover of sound, and is probably buying too many cassette tapes online right now. Evan got his start in radio in 2012 at WWSU at Wright State University, where he was studying percussion performance. He followed through with both endeavors and eventually landed a lucrative dual career playing experimental music at home and abroad, and broadcasting those sounds to unsuspecting listeners Sunday nights on The Outside. Maintaining a connection to normal music, Evan also plays drums in bands around the area, and hosts WYSO's Midday Music show. When not doing something music-related, Evan is most likely listening to podcasts or watching food videos at home with his cat.