Thurs., Oct. 20: Music Music Music at Littlefield
Sarah Register and Andrya Ambro allied as TALK NORMAL in 2007, after years of friendship, and haven’t stopped moving. Since their lightning-strike first appearance, TALK NORMAL’s sound has stormed upward and outward, referencing few and relating to many, a jarringly songful gale of rhythm and noise supporting pleas and plaints, signal-calls and marching orders. Each show builds on past ones: up-to-the-moment updates of ideas previously stated, new phrasings of old upheavals delivered with increasing focus and joy. Darkness and light; fury, silence, space and sound.
Frankie Rose photographed in her Williamsburg loft Aug. 15, 2010. / Photo by Jackie Roman www.jackieroman.com
As a founding member of the Vivian Girls, and a drummer/vocalist in both Crystal Stilts and Dum Dum Girls, Frankie Rose has been an integral part of Brooklyn’s still vital music scene for years. Her highly anticipated solo project not only reflects the aesthetic earmarks of her musical past, but reveals her as a fully-formed artist in her own right.
Amen Dunes’ album was recorded under solitary conditions at a ramshackle cabin out in the Catskill Mountains (oh right, another one…), but unlike Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago, this album sounds very unlike the introspective loner endeavors of some heartbroken troubadour. In fact, Dia is more in line with the fuzzy, garage-verb of In The Red’s roster or the early lo-fi output of Love As Laughter
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Doors at 7 p.m., Show at 8 p.m.: tickets
622 degraw st, Gowanus