Recommendations for Thursday, February 16, 2006
this week's New York Night Train show list - go
here. Click the names in bold to learn more about
If I had to pick
one show tonight it would definitely be Bloody Panda: and
Floriculture at Tonic. Bloody Panda is either a metallic experimental
band or an experimental metal band – whichever you prefer.
With a whole lot more brains, taste, and musical sophistication
than the recent crop of indie metalists and a whole lot more
balls than your average art band, they have a lot more in
common with either the sort of art-core lineage that has over
the years frequently bridged New York downtown avant jazz
forays into heaviness with Japanese masters of abrasiveness
– which makes since because singer Yoshiko Ohara is
from the Osaka art scene, Dan Weiss is an accomplished jazz
drummer, Blake McDowell’s played with a slew of forward-thinking
metal bands, and guitarist Josh Rothenberger and bassist Bryan
Camphire double on synths and samplers. Pure tooth-grinding
Weiss also play with
openers Floriculture who are celebrating the release of their
new CD Between The Lines. Led by composer/pianist Chris Maguire,
Floriculture also features a notable downtown jazz players
Chris Mannigan on alto sax and Trevor Dunn on bass.
to NYNT's Live Archive here.