HEALTH's John Famiglietti on Rhino, Pictureplane and being flipped off on NIN tour

HEALTH came out of the circuit of underground bands that played DIY spaces in southern California like Ché Café, Il Corral and the Smell. It was that last place with which the band has become most closely associated. Combining avant-garde electronic music with noise and a frantic post-punk fury, HEALTH has made music perfect for our faced-paced world, the one in which everyone is seeking a form of peace and solace from the crack of the post-industrial world's whip to move faster and become increasingly more efficient.

See also: - HEALTH with Crystal Castles at Ogden Theatre, 10/17/12 - Review: HEALTH at Rhinoceropolis, 7/15/08 - Review: HEALTH at Monolith 2009 - Pictureplane picked up by Lovepump United, hits road with HEALTH - Q&A with Travis Egedy of Pictureplane - Travis Egedy's Pictureplane is taking off

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.