DJ FRANCES MAY MORGAN
Thursday 26 April
Nog Gallery, 182 Brick Lane, E1 6SA
8pm | £3 | Advance tickets only from www.wegottickets.com
BARR is the project of LA's wandering pop-dynamo Brendan Fowler, in which he half-sings over half-tunes, creating a set of confessional songs that challenge the listener's preconceptions of truly inventive music. Brendan's second full length 'Summary' is out now on Upset The Rhythm and is his darkest and most complex yet. Holding impassioned and articulate dialogues over deceptively simple, yet emotionally disarming melodies, formed from a sparse arrangement of bass, drums, piano and sometimes xylophone, he produces candid and exploratory songs about love, absence, realisation and personal politics. Returning to the UK for the third time, Brendan has dispensed with his iPod and will instead be backed by a full live band, featuring Ethan Swan and Corey Dieckman on piano and bass, and Kevin Shea (of Storm & Stress and Talibam!) on drums.
www.barrbarr.com | www.myspace.com/barrbarr
London-based Amy Prior writes stories that appear on both sides of the Atlantic, often in books and sometimes galleries, though she was first published in music fanzines. Her fiction has appeared alongside pieces by other writers who also cross borders into music and visual arts, showing with work by writer/musician Sara Jaffe (ex-Erase Erata) and visual arts-linked Trinie Dalton from LA on a recent US tour. For this text-based event Amy will use two of her new fictional pieces in the galleries. '(The Story), Morning Glory' is written in response to cover version of a Daniel Johnston song and recently appeared as a dazzlingly visual record insert for a 7” single. 'I Can’t Believe How Great I Feel' is her new book, with drawings by artist Sarah Doyle, that creatively transforms trashy tabloids and bad Hollywood movies. The result: two innovative gallery pieces where words meet music, projected animation and some performance. New Tzadik signing Pamelia Kurstin provides an original soundtrack using the theremin, while new Textile Records-signing and painter Jo Robertson plays a short solo set in the gallery.