taylorshit.net is a newish group, filled with members from all over the place. Anchored by visual artist Bryan Allen Moore (whom I believe resides in NYC), some of the folks I recognized included Herschel Hoover from out of DC, Emma Jane Tracy of Deathhouse Blues, former Feral Conservatives Matt Ryan and Dan Avant, with Fantastic Planet's Chris Litz. Eric Baylies and BANGZZ' Erika Libero also contributed to the sonics. The group is a powerhouse noise band with some experimental elements. Think Daydream Nation with some Sun Ra thrown in the mix. Tracy plays Nico to Moore's John Cale with abstract wails overhead. This is some fine Noise-Rock: You can check out more at the website taylorshit.net -- duh!).
Broken Beaches contributed a heaping slab of shoe-gazey rock-n-roll with their customary largess -- one of my favorite bands in the city. I hear work is progressing on a new record and I can’t wait to hear it!
BANGZZ, a riotous punk duo from out of Durham tore the roof off with a spectacular set. Rocky Mount's Bitter, Inc., brought a hard-charging industrial sound featuring some incredible vocal work from lead singer JC Meyers anchored through some innovative industrial synth/soundscapes in collaboration with Ryan O'Doud. Opening duties were handled ably by New England noise artist / writer, Eric Baylies.
A good time was had by all, and then we went home.
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Durham. Indie Folk Rock .
Va Beach. Shegaze / Alt-Rock.
Rocky Mount. Noise-Rock / Industrial.
New England. Noise-Art-Rock.