Recommendations for Saturday, February 6, 2006
this week's New York Night Train show list - go
Stiffd - Nublu $5: Beans,
who’s dropped a couple of bumpin’ solo albums
since Antipop 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.
Shiffman & The Land of No, Picastro, Lonesome Rhode, Slow
Dazzle - Cake Shop $6
Like a lot of my favorite stuff, Picastro
are hard to place, but have really intricate compositions
punctuated with more than a few musical surprises –
and seem to know how to swing it. Toronto songwriter Steve
Schiffman’s band The Land of No play some
fine lo-fi Stonesy rock and twangy ballads. Lonesome
Rhodes features members of the two lush and layered
ensembles Argentine and Shoes and Rider. And, Slow
Dazzle, named after the 1970s John Cale record, and
featuring Mendoza Line’s Shannon McArdle and Timothy
Bracy, create fuzzy mellow post-Velvets tenderness with male
and female vocals.
His Name is Alive - Bowery Ballroom $15: Low’re
still at it and if you love ‘em, you really love ‘em.
And, if you don’t you’re probably like me and
at least respect ‘em. And His Name Is Alive continue
to play their intricate adult indie rock.
Moonlighters -Rodeo Bar: The Moonlighters
are the brainchild of Bliss
Blood of Painteens
fame. While Bliss is a noise-rock goddess, she’s also
done a few lighter things such as Michael Gira’s Angels
of Light. The Moonlighters are an all-accoustic Hawaiian band
who do lots of beautiful Andrews sisters harmonies. I haven’t
seen them since they had Daria from Mellowmane and Henry from
Helmet, but will definitely warm up a February night
Monumentals, Richard Bacchus - Rothko: The
Monumentals have been at it for some time and
have rightfully earned their place as one of New York’s
best party bands that exist on the sort of hard-rocking mid-tempo
Motorhead/Kiss/ACDC side of punk.
to NYNT's Live Archive here.