Friday, June 19, 2009

Jim Black's AlasNoAxis @ BPC 6/18/09

I had a crazy workweek, so I didn't get to much yet. But, if you are only going to get one weekday show, this is a damn good one to get. I didn't know about them, but this is their first tour or any kind of playing in 3 years. That's just too long. Jim Black is incredible. The other guys are amazing as well. Although, being a drum addict, they tended to serve as amazing background music for me. When I did focus on them, they really impressed me.

There was one part toward the end of the 1st set where the guitar was especially interesting. He was interesting all night, but this part might be described as Middle Eastern or Pink Floydish. It was great whatever it was. There was another part where he was playing with a bow.

This was an incredible show with an incredible band. The first set was about 50 min and the 2nd was about 30 min and then an encore. The new cd is called "Houseplant", so they had a bunch of houseplants they were giving up for adoption. That was cute. They already sold out of the CDs they had, so he had to buy some from Downtown Music Gallery to resell at the gig. I like it - got to support DMG. Presents: Jim Black's AlasNoAxis CD Release Show $14/$10 with student ID
Featuring Chris Speed - tenor sax
Hilmar Jensson - guitars
Skuli Sverrisson - electric bass
Jim Black - drums & laptop.

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