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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Tonight in Music: Big Black Cloud, Prince Rama, Nick Jaina

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 9:49 AM


DRUNK DAD, BIG BLACK CLOUD, PRIZEHOG
(The Know, 2026 NE Alberta) Veteran garage-noise peddlers Big Black Cloud have unleashed the hounds of disharmony and devilishly great spaz-punk on their latest LP, Black Friday. The crew's affinity for fuzzed-out chord mashing, bionic low-end blasts of beautiful fuckery, and raucous abandon are but a few aspects of Black Friday that stand out; their deftness at articulating rage and lethargy in equal measure via writhing tunes like "Pile of Shit," "Bomb My Brain," and "Wastoids" is about as vehemently punk as it gets. At the core, Big Black Cloud represents an underground renaissance for the rowdies, while also appealing to the somewhat more honed arbiters of noise-fuzz artists like Mudhoney and... sure, Big Black. RJP Also see My, What a Busy Week!


PRINCE RAMA, LAVENDER MIRROR
(Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) Prince Rama are not your typical wide-eyed Williamsburg mystics. Their performance is embued with a sincere connection to the occult, a spiritualism honed by their mutual upbringing in a Hare Krishna commune. The two sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson craft a heady brew of dense tribal electronic psychedelia, like a darker incarnation of Enya or Cocteau Twins sent through the rabbit hole. With their past two releases on Animal Collective's Paw Tracks label, Prince Rama's contributions to the self-proclaimed "Now Age" also include art installations and performance pieces, apocalyptic concept albums, and now a film, Never Forever, which will be screened this evening as part of the show. WYATT SCHAFFNER


NICK JAINA, JENNIE WAYNE, JAY WILLIAM HENDERSON
(LaurelThirst Public House, 2958 NE Glisan) Nick Jaina put out an album in April, Primary Perception, built on the notion of spontaneity. But there's always been something lush and intentional about Jaina's work, all smoky and smooth. So don't miss another chance to see him. DENIS C. THERIAULT

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