Live without dead time on Thursday with R. Stevie More, Unicornicopia, Telethon Veginald Chesseburger, the Ocean Floor, Wordless Music Orchestra, Tim Hecker.
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E4E1: DIY Pop Oddities
Awesome alert: Unicornicopia is the charming performance pop project of multi-instrumentalist and general weirdo Natalie Weiss, formerly of Florida, now of Brooklyn. With a voice as warm and expressive as Christine Fellows', elaborately arranged songs with a theatrical drama, and strange songs about early lesbian experiences at religious summer camp (I think?), this seems worth getting excited over. Weiss has been doing this stuff in various incarnations for ages, apparently, and has an album produced by a Pschedelic Fur, but I've only just heard of her, and given the relative lack of internet breadcrumb trail, I'm guessing this is true of you as well. So take this chance: there'll be four Unicornicopia appearances in the got appearances in the next couple weeks, and another in January.
What then of the rest of this bill? R. Stevie Moore is probably here more as a reigning monarch of DIY recording than as an actual must-see headliner these days, but is worth a listen. Telethon Veginald Cheeseburger, hailing from Orlando, are probably old friends from Unicornicopia's Florida days and share some esoteric pop leanings. Ditto for Portland's the Ocean Floor, except without the shared Florida heritage. Go to this show. It is a mere five dollars.
Tim Hecker, The Wordless Music Orchestra at le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St. btwn Sullivan and Thompson, West Village. 18+. 6:30pm doors, $15.
Ambient noise composer Tim Hecker has put out four albums of static-submerged melodies, but it was the last, 2007's Kranky debut Harmonies in Ultraviolet, that earned him widespread critical accolades. A year and a half later, his follow up is on the way. And Wordless may well be you first opportunity to catch the new material. Preceded by three modern classical selections from conductor Ryan McAdams and the Wordless Music Orchestra: Andrew Norman's Gran Turismo for eight violins, Arvo Part's Tabula Rasa, for viola, violin, string orchestra, and prepared piano, and Jeff Myers' Metamorphosis, for violin and string orchestra.
Friday December 05: Ghost Hunters Club Co-op Label Launch with Aa, Dinowalrus, Say No! to Architecture, EFFING, Liturgy, Orphans, Magnet City Kids, Antimagic at Death By Audio, 49 South 2nd St btwn Kent and Wythe, Williamsburg. All Ages. 8pm doors, $5.
Saturday December 06: No Courage, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Gold Eyes, Indian Style, Joe Finkel & the Marauders, Kate Ferencz, Bigger Princess at Silent Barn, 915 Wycoff btwn Hancock and Weirfield, L to Halsey, Ridgewood. All Ages. 8pm doors.
Sunday December 07: Ceramic Dog at the Stone, Ave C and 2nd St, East Village. All Ages. 10pm, $10.
Monday December 08: Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez, Pwrfl Pwr, Oars at the Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St. btwn Stanton and Rivington, LES. 21+. 8pm doors, $6.
Tuesday December 09: Skoal Kodiak, Knife World, the Gamut at Death By Audio, 49 South 2nd St btwn Kent and Wythe, Williamsburg. All Ages. 8pm doors, $tba.
Wednesday December 10: Venetian Snares, Otto Von Schirach, Cyrusrex, NAHA at le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St. btwn Sullivan and Thompson, West Village. 18+. 10pm doors (10:30 show), $20.
Thursday December 11: Dan Deacon, Dirty Projectors, So Percussion, at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple, 317 Clermont Avenue at Lafayette, Clinton Hill.