performance :: twi comes out of hiding

last night i went to bushwick for the first time to see anthony play an electronic set at blue monday. blue monday is a cafe/thrift store/art house that features experimental music and of the indie types on certain evenings. i'm not sure if this show was only for twi, but rolyn was sure to point out that twi hasn't played in a year and we were all thrilled to see anthony on stage again.

che and rolyn of the true primes took stage first; their music is a blend of noise improv, loop pedals, beats, and vocals. their stage presence was almost like bro and sis quarreling in good fun, pushing on each other and smiling. che was playing some kind of oscillator machine, maybe a signal generator or something, i dunno, pretty cool.

twi's set was a beautiful one piece electronic blend. mixing in his various recordings of ambient, electronics, and samples. some of his pieces i recognized. and i was glad he squeezed in some vocal recordings for a second. twi's music has two sides, his electronic field noise recordings, and then his childishly melodic and trained vocal and acoustic works. it's a great contrast.

the set was ended by a charming all-girl group from missouri called the leah quinelle all stars featuring happy. their songs really put a smile on my face, cute, 2 - 3 minute twee pop tunes, with endearing vocal harmonies. they all rotated instruments, each switch from vocals to drums to banjo and guitar.

::listen to the blue monday set::
true primes
:: untitled
:: best friend

:: untitled

the leah quinelle all stars featuring happy
:: that's love
:: house of broken hearts


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