Thursday, February 19, 2009

Autonomous Battleship & Mystra present

Thurston Moore(solo)
Ralph White
Ron Schneiderman/Andy Crespo duo

@ the Bookmill, Montague Feb 27th 8:00/$8

THURSTON is expected to play a rare acoustic set for this special event.

It's also the first night of RALPH WHITE's first 'real' US tour(though he's been playing forever..more info below)

Ron Schneiderman is a prime mover in the now famous SUNBURNED HAND OF THE MAN and runs an amazing label called 'Spirit Of Orr'. Andy Crespo is another local legend whose played in great area bands like BARN OWL & THE GUTTERS for dozens of years. This is a rare duo performance.

White was a member of well-loved punk bluegrass outfit Bad Livers but his solo work is possessed of a much more lonesome spark, Exaggerating the implied drone at the heart of the music of Dock Boggs and The Stanley Brothers. White plays wooden six-string banjo, violin, accordion and kalimba and his voice has a high, eerie quality to it that allows it to blend with the various primitive strategies that the music employs to reanimate traditional and original material alike. The use of kalimba situates aspects of the sound in some avant hillbilly fourth world, while the combination of dense matrices of string and White's transporting vocal is extremely psychedelic.
David Keenan - THE WIRE (Dec 3, 2008)////

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