Buffalo’s Albright Knox Museum hosted its annual summer concert Friday, June 18, to a crowd of a few thousand. A full review of the show is forthcoming, but the Post’s own Heather Ainsworth caught a few of the highlights on film.
But not all of the weekend action took place out of town. The biggest event occurred when Missouri’s The Bottle Rockets stopped by Friday, but other activities included a large Juneteenth Celebration Saturday afternoon, a strawberry festival, and Saturday night, side by side shows at the Chapter House and at The Giving Tree.
Secret Audiovisual #3: Screwed Anthologies, Thursday, June 17, at The WildFire Lounge
For Keir Neuringer’s third installment in his Secret Audiovisual Series, an occasional program that returned to The WildFire Lounge Thursday, June 17, Ithaca welcomes Screwed Anthologies, the duo of Houston-based musicians David Dove and Lucas Gorham who perform slowed-down improvisations influenced by the work of the late DJ Screw. The two played around with samples by Screw while performing on trombone and slide guitar.
The program also included two videos by Zia Anger and a film by Marcie Farwell, as well as a new audiovisual work by event curator Keir Neuringer featuring music by Alexas Dominique Esposito, T.J. Borden, Patrick Murphy and Josh Oxford.
“Places,” Neuringer’s piece, was a multimedia performance involving a small ensemble of musicians, a projection and a large ream of paper. “There were 280 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheets, all cut in half,” Neuringer reported. The work, which ran approximately 25 minutes, set the stage for the rest of the night, which included two arresting early pieces by the filmmaker Zia Anger, and the duo from Houston.
The Bottle Rockets, Friday, June 18, at Castaways
The Bottle Rockets jetted into town Friday, and though a full review is forthcoming from Dan Aloi, but Justin Zoll caught the band as well.
The Bottle Rockets weren’t all that was going on Friday night. The Ithaca Post’s newest photographer, Alexas Esposito, caught Wingnut at The WildFire Lounge.
Stewart Avenue on Saturday was hopping, with Thousands of One at The Giving Tree and The Blind Spots at The Chapter House. Thousands of One features Jake Roberts, the band’s new guitarist; Roberts has performed before with Jhakeem Halstom, and he sounded at home with the band’s grooves.