Saturday, March 7, 2009

Starving Weirdos and Other 2009 Musical Edge Conditions

Starving Weirdos LIVE in Tilburg at ZXZW


So far this year, Starving Weirdos have released the astonishing "Blue Heron" hand-crafted LP, and the even-more-amazing "Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate" live in Brussels cassette. Above is a 13-minute excerpt from GGPP.

We know that the year in mainstream music already has started out strong, with Bruce, Neko, U2, Antony, A.C., Morrissey, etc. At the same time, the year in improv is starting out riotous, with remarkable new stuff from Pelt, Ashtray Navigations, Astral Social Club, at least nine releases in two months from Sunburned Hand of the Man, and of course, Starving Weirdos. Even if the mainstream music industry melts down with the rest of the global economy in midsummer, handmade recordings will get us through a very healthy (in ideas, if nothing else) 2009.

4 comments:

John G said...

And Richard Buckner is touring!

Loring Wirbel said...

Gack! With Doug Gillard? Hope they come here.

otin said...

I really like most types of music, I was kind of a metal guy in my late teens, but really like anything that catches my attention. John Lennon was probably my favorite, because of his passionate views about love and life. I can listen to Johnny Cash going to work, and Johnny Rotten coming home! lol

Loring Wirbel said...

I find nothing more annoying than someone telling me, "I never listen to country." "I never listen to rap." Well, how do you know you might be missing something interesting? My Number 1 album last year was a rap album of sorts, Flobots, and I think the most talented new teenage artist is Taylor Swift, who's country.