Even if I wasn’t a few beers in, I would probably still have laid on my belly on the floor of the Nick & Eddie back bar Thursday night to get this shot of Holly Newsom playing guitar. Even in a town with no shortage of improvisational electronic noise music bands, Thursday’s set by Newsom, Jon Davis, and Grant Cutler was pretty epic.
Cutler took care of the electronic pulse and other laptop-n-keyboard duties; Davis played drums; and Newsom played guitar, later switching with Davis. Once her guitar was on the floor, Newsom physically played it with her effects pedals, then eviscerated one of the pedals and threw its little electronic guts at our feet. (Davis reassembled the pedal when he picked up the guitar; someone had to find its innards and hand them to him.) Noisy and awesome.
More of my photos from last night are in Jahna Peloquin’s Vita.mn post; other photos will go up soon on the Daily Planet, with Sarah Heuer’s review of the Hood Internet show.