House Show #1: Colby Nathan & Tom Kovacevic
South Portland housemates and left-field songsmiths, Colby Nathan and Tom Kovacevic kick off SPACE House Shows, our new weekly live stream series on Instagram, every Tuesday night at 8pm EST.
Tom Kovacevic is the oud-playing Arabic-music cognoscente, whose dream-like dirges are crafted with an expressive subtlety that is rare to find. His 2014 debut on Immune Recordings (recorded by Big Blood’s Caleb Mulkerin) is one the truly essential and enigmatic records to come out of the state of Maine in the last decade.
Colby Nathan‘s performances are a grab-bag of uncommon possibilities, with a free-wheeling spontaneity spilling across noisy loops, introverted sing-song, suitcases of toys, and the occasional costume change. He’s a welcome addition in a world always in need of more honesty, a good jostling, or a healthy dose of pure eccentricity.
These shows are member-supported and it’s because of our members’ generosity that we’re able to run this concert series and ensure that all performers are paid. We firmly believe in compensating artists fairly and these times are no different.
To further support this program, please donate to @space-gallery on Venmo during each concert and we will split these additional funds 50/50 between the artist(s) performing and re-investing in this series, so it can last as long as we’re unable to gather together in the same room again.