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Friday, March 03, 2006

Tonight: Greg Davis

Vermont's latest musical performer swooning the Pitchfork crowd, Greg Davis, will be in Burlington this evening with Nest Material and Hammer & Saw.

Greg Davis w/ Nest Material and Hammer & Saw - March 3 - 8 PM - Narthex, Burlington

Mr. Davis pushes the field of experimentalism in his combining of field recordings, acoustic guitar, vocals, and electronic sounds on a laptop to create what is commonly referred to as folktronica, laptop folk, or pastoral electronica. It has a feeling similar to that of The Books (with whom he'll be opening for in Vermont & Montreal in May), Prefuse 73, and Compass. But make no bones about it, he's into some pretty wild stuff, which can be illustrated in a post on his blog about an Alvin Luceir performance of "Music for Solo Performer." Alvin Lucier hooked himself up to a machine which translated his alpha brainwave signals into bass frequencies which were fed to various loudspeakers around the space. On top of or touching the loudspeakers were various drums, cymbals, gongs, and other percussion. Alvin's been doing this stuff since the mid-60s.

Nest Material is a project related to Tanner, blogger of the always random yet insightful Highgate, which also utilize found sound, but in a manner that I find at times to be a bit more accessible.

And on the topic of random, the three-woman bluegrass outfit Hammer & Saw is scheduled the scheduled opener.

If you miss this evenings performance, you can catch Greg Davis and Nest Material on Thursday, March 23 at the Firehouse Gallery on Church Street in Burlington.

Greg Davis @ Lofi - Seattle, WA - 11/6/04 - Stream

5 Comments:

  • At 1:50 AM, Blogger Tmoore said…

    I just got back from playing - that show rocked; greg blew my mind; and a bunch of nesters sat in with him on the gongs and bells; lovely. And Hammer and Saw were perfect; take us out of our headspaces and planting us firmly in warm earthy soil; they payed their set then did two songs with us as their backing band; filling in with some atmospherics and drones - then we went on; and on, and on.

    So much fun, wish you could have been there!

     
  • At 12:49 PM, Blogger schwartz said…

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  • At 12:50 PM, Blogger jds said…

    I hope to catch a show soon. Dang concert congestion always makes it tough (which is what will be happening during you Firehouse show - Arctic Monkeys and Editors). Hopefully you guys will be playing a few more in the spring. Thanks for sharing your experience!

     
  • At 9:19 PM, Blogger the le duo said…

    Hey this is the le duo- also connected to Nest Material and Tanner. We (Nest Material) are playing at the Langdon St. Cafe sat. night @ 10 after two great solo performers Ryan Power and Aaron Hornblas. See ya there? Word

    jB

     
  • At 2:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    old time, not bluegrass.

     

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