Friday, November 09, 2007

Support the Scene

For my first post, I'd like to report on the show I went to last night. It was night one of the 4 Million Tongues Festival, held at a cool loft space called the AV-aerie. The main reason I went was to show love for the dirty south, as Chapel Hill rockers Horseback were on the bill as part of their current northeast/midwest tour. Horseback is the drone project of Jenks Miller, and he was joined in this incarnation by Aaron Smithers and hired sax Crowmeat Bob. In talking with Jenks and Bob beforehand, I was appraised of their multiple run-in's with the fuzz, putting even the hi-jinks of a certain tour that shall not be named to shame.

As for their performance this night, I thought it was terrific. My only complaint was that they could have played longer, but since they were one of 2 side-stage bands (and one of 6 bands overall), they had to be limited. It's ok though, they made the most of their time, pumping out some sweet drones for the first part of the set before adding a friend of Aaron's on drums for the last song, which was quite rocking. The crowd seemed appreciative as well.

I bought a Horseback album, as well as a 4-disc mega collection from Crowmeat, documenting his Death Jazz series at the Bickett Gallery (includes a certain Teenage Horses cover model on one of the tracks!). Today I'm going to try and show the lads around my hood, as they're staying in town for night two of the festival. I've got dinner plans tonight in Chinatown, but I'm going to try and make it back in time to see Charalambides and Alasdair Roberts. Until next time, Stinge out.

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