Monday, February 11, 2008
the tale of a bird hit by lightning



On Friday, I walked down to the Biltmore to help CJSF celebrate the 5th anniversary of the station jumping to FM.

They brought cake and also the Secret Mommy Orchestra.

I think I've spoken to their prowess live a couple of times. And, even though I'm over the initial (and very pleasant) surprise of finding out that a Secrety Mommy performance was going to be so much more than Andy and a laptop, I'm still impressed by just how alive the very processed music sounds when it's performed in front of an audience. That's not a knock at the record, by the way. Electronic music should sound electronic, it's just nice when there are some extra elements live.



If I were to describe CR Avery, I would probably come up with a description of the exact type of thing that I despise, especially since he was sans band on Friday. He beatboxes, does what you can really only describe as some sort amalgamation of spoken word and a poetry slam, and he sort of seems like he belongs in that whole Commercial Drive hippy music scene... except he doesn't suck. In fact, he's pretty mind blowing.

I missed the first act, but I hear they were pretty good.

The Long Blondes are at Richard's on May 30th.

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3 Comments:

2/15 Siberian w/Kay Kay @ His Weathered Underground and Octoberman @ the Media Club

this show is actually on 02/17. couldn't find an email on ur site, but nice work otherwise!

By Blogger Chiba Chiba Y'all, at 11:20 PM  

thanks

By Blogger Quinn, at 9:29 AM  

cr is the commercial drive hippy scene. he started the shitty thing

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:32 PM  

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