Last night, SPACE was in listening room mode. Tables, candles, red wine, etc. It was a fitting break from this fog that’s been sitting on Portland for what seems like forever. Brooklyn post-experimental-chamber-punk group Zs (glad we got that out of the way) brought their short East Coast tour to Portland, obliterating any notion of what modern music might be through intense dynamics, repetition, and volume. Locals Mystic Out-Bop Review opened and complemented the headliners well with their own improvised experimental jazz, featuring Kit Demos’ latest toy: an acupuncture machine-turned-synthersizer, which sound not entirely unlike a cracked-out theremin.
Photos by Jon Donnell.
Check out all of Jon’s photos from this show here!