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Needless to say, the blinding sea of frail Brooklyn whiteness—on and off stage—could not make proper kinesthetic sense of Friedberger’s off-tempo art-rock. On stage, she seamlessly coupled the warmth of Patti Smith with the outlandish glamour of Kate Bush, while playing songs that she must have discovered somewhere in Bowie’s k-hole
Though the romanticized torch singer is a heavily-sought title for many contemporary female vocalists, few approach it through such an experimental lens. Anomie Belle’s collaborative failures (see: Mr Lif’s verse on the title track) and weakness of production all seem to fall short of, or even complement, the strength of her uniquely apposed voice.
There was one moment, I think it was during the Aaron K DJ set before White Ring was due to go on, the lights were pulsating at the “Warning; If You’re Prone To Seizures, You Are Having One” level, that I heard a girl right next to me let out a very loud shriek. I stopped, pulsated and moved toward the direction of the scream. It turned out she’d just spotted a “veeeerrrrryy good friend”, and as all living beings have done for millions of years, announced this fact to everyone at full hilt.
It was scary, it was amazing and then all of a sudden everyone was there to hear it.
Fujiya and Miyagi, Walter Meego, Cory Chisel and Shugo Tokumaru
Cut Off Your Hands, The Ruby Suns, Violens, Amazing Baby…
Fischerspooner performed a secret surprise show in NYC last week. They
played a short but sweet set which included “The Best Revenge,” “Danse en
France,” “Supply & Demand,” and “Money Can’t Dance.”
On the eve of the primary elections, Craig Wedren of Shudder to Think presented NYC with this fine, festive night …Read the Rest