top-notch bill at the Cake Shop is jam-packed with bands that are
not only all headliners in their own right, but from the more adventurous
end of the spectrum.
For me the
highlight is the two Texas expatriate bands – the Psychic
Ills who relocated to New York and Indian Jewelry
who moved to Los Angeles. Both have a completely contemporary
almost avant-garde minimalist take on psychedelic music which renders
both relatively difficult to describe. And despite lots of differences
that there isn’t room to go into here – are out to blow
your mind. Additionally, take my word for it - two of the most interesting
bands out there.
A few great
equally eclectic experimental bands not from Texas are also on the
bill. The no-wavy Electroputas feature longtime
scenesters Joe Frivaldi and Jaiko Suzuki. It has been rumored that
Suziki quickly became one of the best drummers in town via a pact
with the devil. But you didn’t hear it from me. Mazing
Vids have been doing their thing for a few years –
that being – keyboard torture, drum machine jamming, and post-punky
guitar. Brooklyn’s Excepter is also synth
based, abstract, and groove-oriented.
shows for the price of one. But get there early as I imagine that
the crowd may be a bit more than the little basement of the Cake
Shop can handle.
© New York
Night Train , 2005