Body/Head, Horsebladder, Burmese @ Rickshaw Stop
Jason Lytle @ Brick and Mortar Music Hall
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 // Noise Pop Festival Opening Night
Better than: The ambient soundtrack at your local Guitar Center.
Noise Pop 2013 kicked off last night with something relatively rare for the 21-year-old indie music festival: Actual noise.
Well, okay: Hardcore fans of the genre wouldn't consider ex-Sonic Youth member Kim Gordon's new avant-rock duo, Body/Head, to be proper noise. But her careening, chaotic set with fellow guitarist Bill Nace certainly fell more in the realm of art music than pop music. It was a surprise choice for the opening night of a festival that has seemed in recent years to be inching toward more mainstream sounds.