Kaki King performed The Neck is a Bridge to the Body at Rough Trade last Thursday; it is a show where the guitar is the main focus in more ways than one. Aside from Kaki’s always captivating style, the guitar itself acts as a screen and forms the narrative of the show.
Happy memorial day weekend! This has already been a great week for shows, with Courtney Barnett on Tuesday and TV On the Radio on Wednesday already setting things up nicely. If you’re away travelling, you’ll be missing some outstanding music!
I took a rare trip up to the Upper West Side on Saturday night for the Ecstatic Music Festival, which featured a collaborative performance from Kaki King, composer John King, and string quartet Ethel. The festival began in mid January and runs until April the 16th and has included the likes of Helado Negro and Julia Holter.
We were spoiled for choice last weekend with many acts en-route to SXSW, but now it seems like every band on the planet is in Texas, what have we been left with? Fortunately, there was no reason to worry about a vacuum being created.