Recommendations for Wednesday, February 2, 2006
this week's New York Night Train show list - go
w/ Holy Fuck, APSCI, Free Blood - NYU Kimmel Center $5: Beans,
who’s dropped a couple of bumpin’ solo albums
Consortium split, describes himself as “The
Ornette Coleman of this rap sh*t / The link between Suicide,
Sun Ra and Bambaata is Ballbeam.” While he might not
be exactly that, he has some of the best flow going and some
funked-up electro behind him. Holy
Fuck do messed-up electronic music with toy keyboards,
film tape, drums, and found objects by the seat of their pants.
This is the place to get shocked.
Circle, Lexie Mountain, Sandcats, G Lucas Crane Vs Non-Horse
– Cake Shop $7: This is a promising bill packed
with formerly-of's. Soft Circle is a one-man-band comprised
of one of the underground’s more prolific figures, Hisham
Bharoocha – a member of Lightning Bolt
in their first couple of years as a band, Black Dice up until
2003. In Soft Circle, Hisham is accompanied onstage by only
drums, guitar, and tape loops. Lexie
Mountain 'Boys' are as much boys as Sun City
Girls are “girls.” I could probably best describe
them as retarded field hollers in a pasture of dying cattle.
They’re from Baltimore – as are husband and wife
- comprised of electronic musician Cex and Roby from powerpunk
band Milemarker – there seems to be a lot more Cex than
Milemarker here . Thank god. G.
Lucas Crane Vs. Non-Horse, AKA Gabriel Lucas
Crane of Wooden Wand and the Vanishing Voice and Dufus, plays
with cassette decks and circuit bent children's toys. This
whole bill is so very art school, but somehow worth it
Growing - Knitting Factory Main Space $8: The Young
People had to cancel this show due to illness.
Ex-Models is one of those bands that’ve
been around so long that you tend to forget about ‘em
– but you shouldn’t. While I always liked them,
their new stuff, which is a departure from the post-punk and
a step towards the industrial, finds them finally in their
are a decent heavy drone-y band from Olympia on kranky
Hayes - Irving Plaza $37.50: I really don’t
need to tell you why to go see
Black Moses - do I?
Diddley, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill $35.00:
One of my absolute favorite musicians of all-time, the immortal
Bo Diddley, who helped invent everything you
love about contemporary music and do it better than anyone
since, like Mr Hayes, needs no introduction.
Lonnie Smith Trio, Iridium, $25-27: Turban-topped
Hammond B3 master Dr.
Lonnie Smith is one of those rare artists who
has been able to cross effortlessly back and forth between
the jazz and r&b worlds without having to abandon his
style – which is a bit more subtle than Jimmy Smith
or McGriff, but every bit as soulful.
Dr. Israel - Tonic $8: Israel’s
long gone classic Inna City Pressure was just re-released
on ROIR along with his new one Dreadtone International:
Patterns of War. The good doctor takes the dub seriously
– knowing good and well that its best features are its
element of surprise and inclusive nature. By the way, you
don’t know what dub has become in the last decade or
so until you’ve heard it applied to Black Sabbath.
John Zorn's Book of Angels: Music from Masada Book Two w/Mark
Feldman, Sylvie Courvoisier - The Stone (8PM) Astaroth: John
Zorn's Book of Angels: Music from Masada Book Two Jamie Saft,
Greg Cohen, Ben Perowsky - The Stone (10PM) $10:
Zorn assembles another impressive cast of musicians
once again to perform music from Masada. For more, see yesterday’s
as Policewoman - The Living Room: Joan
as Policewoman is actually uber-talented vocalist/violinist
Joan Wasser in disguise. OK, it's really not much of a disguise.
While best known in the 1990s as a the violinist for the Dambuilders
or Those Bastard Souls, she’s gone on to play with Lou
Reed, Nick Cave, Antony, and essentially anyone else worth
a damn (builder). Joan as a Policewoman however emphasized
the violin less and explores Joan’s singing, songwriting,
and keen compositional skills. The stuff is difficult to classify
– but I’d call it soulful pop.
Awards w/ The National, Cage, Beans w/ Holy Fuck, Chad Van
Gaalen - Webster Hall $20
It looks like indie rock now has its own awards show. I knew
I got off of this carousel for a reason but didn’t remember
why until now…
to NYNT's Live Archive here.