is Vern Avola?

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Veronica "Vern" Avola, an Italian-born composer and multimedia artist based in Portland, Oregon, infuses a cheerfully unhinged flair to the music scene with their unconventional approach and dark sense of humor.

Avola spearheads EMS Records, a sanctuary for their own, unconventional and peculiar sounds, mostly in the form of limited run cassettes and compact discs, while also releasing albums under labels like Sige Recordings and An Out Recordings. Partnering with musicians such as Daniel Menche (Bear Spray), Erika Anderson (EMA+EMS), Australia's DEAD, and Ian Gorman Weiland (Elrond), Avola navigates through a variety of sonic terrains, from drone, to rhythmic dance music, to ambient and returning to harsh noise.

Their live performances, celebrated for their unconventional charm, have graced stages worldwide. Avola's residencies at esteemed institutions like Pioneer Works and involvement in organizations such as Residency Earth showcase their commitment to pushing artistic boundaries. Avola has had their music described as "a sprawling dustbin of cosmic oddities shot through with shuddering blasts and shuffling full spectrum noise" and "electronic music that combines wall noise with a delirious, Amanita Muscaria-soaked sense of dynamics."

Avola's interests span beyond composition and performance to the airwaves and the karaoke stage. They host a radio program on Repeater Radio in the UK, sharing eclectic tunes of all kinds. Off the air, Avola indulges their love for karaoke by hosting a bi-weekly event in Portland, Oregon called Road Hog Bitch Karaoke.

In addition to their solo endeavors, Avola collaborates on occasion with with Daniel Menche (as Bear Spray), Ian Gorman Weiland (as Elrond), Vo Vo (An Out Recordings) and Erika Anderson (EMA). Avola was a founding member of Prizehog (2006-2015), and a long time member of Shrew Florist (2005-2012).


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Trigger Object is the latest sonic adventure brought to you by weird maker Vern Avola. Why make music under this name? Well... we wanna have some fun and spice things up!
Trigger Object will be going on tour with DEAD from Australia, this May/June AND a new album, "Ghost Bros OST" will be coming out in July on Eat My Shit Records.
There will be much more coming very soon, so stay tuned!
TRIGGER OBJECT - New album dropping on free slurpee day! Will be available on CD and Cassette via Eat My Shit Records. Stay tuned for more information!!!

Psykor Made it to Wire Magazine's top 50 albums of 2023!! Available on Cassette on Sige Records.

Upcoming Events

5/21 - VERN+JEM NOISE SET - The Owl - Livingston, MT &
5/22 - VERN+JEM NOISE SET - Rhythm Records - Bismark, MT &
5/23 - Silver Plus - Minneapolis, MN#
5/28 - Harold's On Main - Moorhead, MN
5/29 - Ojata Records - Grand Forks, ND
5/30 - Prarie Sky Breads - Minot, ND
5/31 - Rhythm Records - Bismark, ND
6/1 - The Cave - Rapid City, SD
6/2 - TBA - Casper, WY
6/4 - ZACC - Missoula, MT
6/6 - High Water Mark - Portland, OR+
6/9 - New Frontier - Tacoma, WA

June 8 - Details TBA - The Chapel at Good Shepherd Center Seattle, WA
June 15 - Daniel Menche, Zachary James Watkins, Kole Galbraith, Trigger Object at Seizure Palace Portland, OR

april 20 high water mark

Management/ US Booking: rachel@elasticmyths.com
International Booking: email@verns.world

Vern's World On Repeater Radio

Alternating Saturdays 1pm PDT / 9pm GMT

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Photos by Michael Raines, Corbin Corbin