Post SXSW – Arcade Fire’s Saxophonist, Colin Stetson

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

Colin Stetson Live in Concert on NPR

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Formelwesen, Avant-Garde and Frightful Animations

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.

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