Monday, April 18, 2005

The Art of Shooting (not what you think)

After the Undertones show at Knitting Factory last night, I went to Williamsburg, where Goldstreets were playing a show in a recording studio with a bunch of other bands. Unfortunately, I got there too late to see them, but I got there just in time to see a fantastic band that they played with called The Art of Shooting. It's 2 women (one on guitar and one on bass; both of them sing, sometimes at each other at the same time) and 2 guys (including a fantastic drummer named Oliver who plays like Ikue Mori, formerly of DNA, meaning that he plays more like a guitarist than a drummer; he paints a canvas of sound instead of just merely keeping the beat).

When they came on, I was immediately impressed with their sound, which was reminscent of the new crop of experimental post-punk bands like Erase Errata or maybe even Ex-Models, though guitarist Kelley's vocals reminded me of Corin Tucker from Sleater-Kinney on occasion. Their secret weapon is their other guitarist, Ellis, who ensures that everything stays together when it threatens to fall apart. If you like post-punk skronk in the vein of the bands on the No Wave compilation or any of the bands I mentioned above, then you should definitely check them out.


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