Archive for March 22nd, 2011

Incoming! Opera Mort, Kevin Shields + Derek Monypeny, TONITE!

“Strange” and “frightening” are a couple of words to describe Opera Mort, the French Faust-meets-Bastard Noise-ish nightmare of a sonic machine. The intensity is heavy here, in purpose and intent; a greeting and an assault, at once. I don’t know if a random stitch can be found in this, although so many other noise bands seem based in randomness. In October 2009, local label S-S Records released the debut LP from El-g, revealing a softer side of this Opera Mort member, through its dreamy, fractured French pop-folk warbling blues weirdness. We’re hoping he steps out for a few solo numbers during this show. Portland’s noise queen Kevin Shields (written about here last Oct.) teams up with ex-Oaxacan improvised guitar hero Derek Monypeny, for a set that is certain to conjure a similar feeling of warm greeting, mixed with the proper amount of damage and assault. Fun for the whole family! –TM

the hub, 8:30 $5