Monday, May 21, 2007
No More Fun.
The last night. I missed American Band + Air Conditioning and Deathroes, and I left before Thurston Moore hit the stage. But whoa. Another amazing night.
Ludo Mich - Embarrassed to say that I didn't know anything about this Fluxus artist. Spoken word and wild vocalizations that led the crowd down a dark path. Unsure at first, the entire room was sold by the end.
Stegm - Prurient's Dominick Fernow joined Ryan Bloomer of Stegm for a performance so intense I almost burst into tears at the end. Physically overwhelming. Hell, yeah.
Leslie Keffer + Rodger Stella - What it would be like if your spaceship had a rusty hull and about 80 million miles into your journey a girl power disco party broke out. Awesome.
Enema Syringe - When Merzbow teamed up with Pansonic a few years ago everybody was disappointed with the results. If they had made an album as ferocious and loose as this set and thrown in Alan Vega for good measure everybody would have been a lot happier.
Aaron Dilloway - The tectonic plates are shifting and you're running down the faultline. That's what this set was like. Glorious abstraction. Dilloway left nothing on stage.
Burning Star Core + Zaimph - This was one of the collaborations I was most looking forward to. BSC's direction is never stable or predictable and that's why I like it so much. Zaimph's assured and hard-edged drones were the perfect foil for their pounding and loping drives. This was a transporting set. The perfect way for me to end 4 nights of noisy bliss.