Tim Fite and BJ Snowden
Called a “cultural gadfly” by the New York Times and “ferally original” by the New Yorker, Tim Fite spends the bulk of his time cranking out genre-bending pieces of art and music. In addition to recent gallery exhibitions at Gallery Tom Blaess and The Beam Center of Brooklyn, Fite has toured internationally with wildly diverse artists such as Bonaparte, Phiharmonie Zuidnederland, Man Man, My Brightest Diamond, Les Claypool, Ben Kweller, Azure Ray, and others. He has released three full-length albums on Anti Records, as well as plethora of genre-bending self-releases. His multimedia live performances are joyfully alive and infectious, while staying culturally relevant and hyper-aware.
BJ Snowden is an outsider artist who has been heralded far and wide by the likes of Fred Schneider of the B-52’s and Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys, and appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, MTV’s Oddville, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and The Daily Show. A school-teacher by trade, she’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face with her all-original Casio-laden singalongs and unapologetic adoration of all things Canadian.
Opening the evening will be a special collaboration between Portland’s resident noisenik, sound-poet, and sometimes spiritual guide, id m theft able and Argentinian-born, digitally-minded vocalist, composer, and improviser, Andrea Pensado.
We can think of no better way to end the eight-week run of Trail Off than with this showcase of spirited, unique, and uncompromising performers.