Glorytellers and Curtis Harvey @ Mohawk Place
by Geoff Kelly - posted 8:30 am, December 5, 2009
Tonight Mohawk Place welcomes two important pioneers of indie rock. As leader of the Boston area band Karate in the early nineties, singer/songwriter Geoff Farina explored abstract terrains of music while still being able to find the beauty in a song. Like contemperaries Slint and Tortoise, Karate were termed “math rock.” However, Farina was able maintain artistic credibility without boring pretensions. Forming Glorytellers a few years back, Farina has toned down the sound, concentrating on more folk-oriented sounds and finding beauty in quieter environments.
Co-headlining with Glorytellers is Curtis Harvey. Harvey was the founding member of slow-core godfathers Rex. Alongside bands such as Red House Painters and Red Red Meat, the Brooklyn trio produced slow yet extremely powerful rhythms with pounding noise and intense emotional narratives. Since Rex’s demise at the turn of the decade, Harvey has been working on solo recordings that strip away the intensity and leave behind a delicate country folk sound. Neither act should go overlooked. Opening is Vox Humana.
Please note that this is an early show and will be done by 10:30, followed by a late show by Buffalo’s Chylde, who are playing their last three gigs of the year in as many days, coming from NYC through Buffalo and on to Rochester. This stop is part of a mini-tour with Tee Pee Records’ Quest For Fire, featuring former members of Cursed/Deadly Snakes. Johnny Nobody and Velvet Elvis open.
Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St. | 7pm | $8 | 855-3931 | myspace.com/mohawkplace