March 22, 2011 § Leave a comment
Couldn’t wait on this one
So I was going to post a good countdown list of my favorite and least favorite shows from last week’s SXSW, but I just came across this and couldn’t wait to share my excitement. Walking into The Parish for the NPR day party on Thursday afternoon, it was quite exciting to see a dark, quiet room, completely focused on the stage and solo saxophonist Colin Stetson “wailing” on his sax. This Avant-garde style was unique to my other experiences last week and I can see why musicians like Arcade Fire, Tom Waits, and David Byne ask Colin to accompany them on their tours. See why on NPR below
February 24, 2011 § Leave a comment
If the Gorillaz were from Berlin and played avant-garde hard rock you would have Formelwesen.
They consider themselves to be an audiovisual, pop extravaganza and they are complete with guitars, drums a sax player and a bass clarinetists. Nicolas de Leval Jezierski handles the animations that feature a stubby and creepy little man who makes an appearance as a big dancing tomato at the end of this video that showcases their technical musicianship as well as visually stimulating supplements.