Bill Nace (Body/Head), Jake Meginsky, Cedro Denado
Thu., Jan. 14, 8-10 p.m. 2016
From the venue:As a seasoned guitarist and avant-garde explorer, Bill Nace has spent a career summoning unearthly sounds. His style hinges on a meditative fluency, where his guitar tones shift in the moment to complement his collaborators or fill up the room with a metallic roar. Over the years Nace's career has shape-shifted from his own solo work to collaborations with Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, electronic artists Jake Meginsky and John Truscinski, percussionist Chris Corsano, jazz saxophonist Paul Flaherty, and many others, most notably Body/Head with Kim Gordon. With Body/Head, Nace tempered some of his most dissonant inclinations to wrap swells of distortion around Gordon's jagged lyricism. As a solo performer, Nace is at his most unhinged, allowing the visceral impact of his improvised sounds to create compelling and unsettling moods.