[NHM] New Haven Music

February 3, 2010, 6:20 pm
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For those into the noisier end of the musical spectrum, four of the area’s more noteworthy avante-noise bands will be converging on Cafe Nine this Thursday, February 4th. Appearing will be Jerkagram, Brava Spectre, D. Gookin and 930 Moon.

Local duo Jerkagram and New London quartet Brava Spectre share a common love of full throttle guitar and drum noise, perhaps with a bit more bravado in the case of Brava Spectre who often create a wall of noise that must be witnessed. Jerkagram rides a bit more of the psych-rock line although rarely fall into any structure, especially in comparison to Brava Spectre.

New Haven’s D. Gookin on the other hand isn’t noise at all, at least not in an established genre sense. The one man band that is D. Gookin instead sprouts bright, propulsive synth-pop melodies filled with a seemingly never-ending bag of electronic effects. This is some inventive stuff, possessing equal amounts of dreamy complexity and technical proficiency as well as a degree of restlessness that keeps you engaged. It should be interesting how this all translates live.

Bridgeport’s 930 Moon, another one man band, rounds out the bill. Taking a step back from the noisiness and/or velocity of the bill’s other bands, 930 Moon instead seems to focus more on abstract arrangements and sounds, a majority of the time centered around guitar. At times 930 Moon seems to veer even into straight up indie/rock territory, although usually with a slight twist and only on a temporary basis.

For fans of music (or ‘noise’ if you will) pushed to its boundaries, this would be a great show to drop in on.

If You Go:
930 MOON

@ Cafe Nine
21+ / FREE
music starts after 9pm


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