Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Hitting the highs

Got a little show preview of the Thrill Jockey band called High Places up today at Philadelphia Weekly…where I went all frustrated poet and said the band “filters calypso’s warmth through a Vaseline-smeared lens, its double-dutch skipping beats dissolving into dream-sequence masses of looped voices.”

Catch up on the whole preview and the other shows that you could see, if you lived in Philly, here.

And yes, I got fired from PW last fall and am tentatively, modestly back, so there.

You can see High Places for yourself if you live in certain cities on the Eastern Seaboard (and Canada), namely:
Feb 5 Philadelphia, PA Danger Danger Gallery w/Soft Circle
Feb 6 Northampton, MA Pearl Street Nightclub w/Soft Circle
Feb 8 Boston, MA Institute of Contemporary Art w/Soft Circle
Feb 9 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern w/Soft Circle
Feb 10 Hamilton, ON Pepper Jack Cafe w/Soft Circle
Feb 11 Buffalo, NY Soundlab w/Soft Circle
Feb 12 Princeton, NJ The Terrace Club w/Soft Circle
Feb 13 New York, NY The New Museum w/Grouper

Who knows, I might turn up at that Northampton show.

Here’s High Places doing their thing in Brooklyn.

That mix I promised a couple of days ago…I’m working on it, sorry.

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