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Recommendations for Tuesday, March 22, 2006
Motherfucker, Sir Richard Bishop, The Bunnybrains - Union
had to go pick a show tonight, it's a no-brainer, I'd be,
OK, what the hell, I'll definitely be at Todd P's super-bill
in the friendly confines of Union Pool's backroom. Jackie-O
Motherfucker is the experimental tri-city project led by Tom
Greenwood and Jef Brown. You have no idea exactly what kind
of instrumentation to look forward to – it could anywhere
from a sextet or an orchestra of twenty. What is guaranteed
is saxophones, guitars, and lots of percussion over a foundation
of tape-loops. No description does their unique and eclectic
sound justice – but let’s just call them a contemporary
indie underground less-jazzy version of the mid-period Arkestra.
While I’m a fan of Jackie-O, the true highlight for
me tonight will be the man whose arguably the best guitarist
going, Sir Richard Bishop. If you don’t recognize Bishop’s
name, you will certainly recognize his inimitable style if
you’ve ever witnessed a Sun City Girls performance.
While Bishop continues to dip into a variety of international
influences on his own, his work differs from the Girls in
that it’s entirely solo acoustic. Completely mesmerizing.
As for the Bunnybrains, they’ve been around for almost
twenty years and seem to be making a bit of a comeback with
a new box set. If I had to endure some New England performance
art with some music, I can’t decide if I’d rather
watch their singer or the dude from Les Savy Fav.
for the Painfully Alone, the Donkeys, Zeke Healy, Hola Chica
- Glass House Gallery
The Go! Team - Northsix $15
Exene Cervenka and the Original Sinners - Avalon $18
Steve Adams and Jon Raskin - The Stone $10
PG Six, Lucky Luke, Apothecary Hymns, Function, Coach Fingers
- Tonic $10
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