Wednesday, June 3, 2009

EVENTS: Friday. June 5th: Tom Carter, Shawn McMillen, Steve Gunn

Fox's Book of Martyrs, 1782, available at Brickbat Books

Friday, June 5th at 8PM:
Tom Carter
Shawn McMillen
Steve Gunn

Tom Carter is a guitar player best known for his work with acclaimed psych-drone iconoclasts Charalambides. Since 2000, however, he has become increasingly active as not only a solo artist but as a collaborator. He has performed with improvising musicians as diverse as Thurston Moore, Jandek, Tetuzi Akiyama, Matt Valentine, and many others, as well as being a key member in groups like Badgerlore (with Ben Chasny of 6 Organs of Admittance), Friday Group, Mudsuckers (with Robert Horton and the Yellow Swans), and Zaika (with Marcia Bassett of the Double Leopards and Hototogisu).
Carter's solo work covers a lot of territory, but latter-day sightings show him to be concentrating on looped guitar drones of immensely stacked tonal collisions, with heaps of psychedelic melodic content missing from the repertoires of many noise and drone bands."

Shawn David McMillen:
“shares the peculiar sense of temporal and topographical resonance that exemplifies the soporific, glazed music created by artists from Texas. Through their music references psychedelia (a notionally 'placeless' aesthetic), there is something very specific about the manifestations of place and space in Texas psych….” (The Wire)

Steve Gunn:
"Steve Gunn walked the streets of Philadelphia growing up, and for a
while now calls Brooklyn home
He's perhaps best known for the major role he plays in the group GHQ.
His recent solo work is a mix of improvisational and blues acoustics
and he also is currently working with an electric rock band that is
trying to sound like a cross between void and quicksilver messenger

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