Improv-noise at The Bridge, Rock at the Southern

March 21st, 2012 · 1 Comment · By

I’ve just been notified about an event at The Bridge tonight; it’s the first of several cool music events happening there over the next few days, organized by The Bridge’s Noise Committee. First of all, I love that The Bridge has a “Noise Committee” (now in the hands of a fellow named Kevin, now that Jonathan and Wendy and Carey have left town). Tonight’s show features two acts: Natura Morta, an “acoustic trio (viola, bass, drums)” from Brooklyn, who do improvisational contemporary-avant-garde stuff. The opener is local cellist Kevin Davis, who put the show together — I’ve not met him nor heard his music, but he’s got an impressive resume: he’s played with Pauline Oliveros, Ben Vida, Josh Abrams, David Daniell, and Tatsuya Nakatani, all of whom do good things. It starts at 8pm, there’s a “suggested donation” of $5, and the press release says “complementary refreshments,” whatever that means (probably just S.O.P. for low-key shows…). I’d be checking out this show for sure, if I hadn’t scheduled myself to work tonight (y’all gotta announce these things ahead of time, folks!).  Please investigate on my behalf; I’m hoping to catch at least one of the other two similar things this week, on Friday and Sunday (more about those soon).

There’s also a show at The Southern tonight; Penny Pistol are a new-ish local band who will be releasing their debut EP at this show; I haven’t heard them before, but the line-up includes a few dudes I know (Wes Webb and James Moore); James says: “We’ll be giving out free downloads of our ep to anyone who shows up.” Camp Christopher are also local, though unfamiliar to me, and have apparently just returned from SXSW. James says “they are also The Hill and Wood and Nettles,” by which I think he means they share members with those bands? The third band on the bill is Due Diligence, touring down from New York. The doors open at 8pm (show at 8:30), the cover charge is $7.

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