Two Abstracts by J.S. Aurelius (from L’Ascete No. 2)
Boys Of Paradise recording in the Kofa Mountain Desert.
On Sunday (2/11/14) I went to Frankie’s (diy-slo.blogpot.com) with little expectation and was entirely blown away. I had researched Suzie’s band Pod Blotz online before hand and liked the sound, but I had not prepared myself for such amazing artists. (Not only was Suzie’s performance entirely astounding, damn she can work that synth, but she was so lovely to talk to as well!) Little Debbie, Pod Blotz, Some Ember, and Thrones played. I caught the end of Little Debbie’s set, about the last two songs, and was disappointed I hadn’t come earlier to see the beginning because I loved his voice so much! I have posted a video taken at the show of a great track ‘hypnotized’ below. Pod Blotz, as I had mentioned earlier was amazing, her style is very unique; very drone-y in combination with unrecognizable shrill lyrics, timed just right. Some Ember was perhaps one of the most entertaining bands i’ve seen live and were just flat out fucking cool. Both members of the band showcased not only talent on the keyboard, but vocally as well. Besides begin super cute, they looked like they were having just as much fun playing as we were having listening. I am not normally a dancer, but being transported to what felt like a goth-ish club in the eighties, I got up and showcased some moves because I just couldn’t hold it in! (their inter-set song selection was great too). Finally, I had the pleasure to see Thrones, Joe Preston’s solo project. I don’t even know where to begin describing what he does on stage. His sound is beyond and the production value of his pieces is just through the roof. I feel so lucky to have had the chance to see him live, he is truly an enigma. Please, please, please, please, I implore you to check out the songs I posted below of each of the artists and support their music! Check out their websites: