Concerts

Shira E., Glass Popcorn, Straight Straws - Trunk Space - 8/9/2013

Wednesday night, I watched three sets of fully fleshed-out pop music performed solo, augmented by samplers, laptops, and pedals. It was something that probably couldn't have happened a century ago and probably has some implications on technological development contributing to an egalitarian artistic landscape but also having some unintended consequences. But neither Utopia nor Skynet happened Wednesday night, so I'd rather talk about what did happen.

Opening up the night was Glass Popcorn, who has had a pretty good run in the media recently with a piece on this blog, on Vice's Noisey blog, and an essay about art and the institution, so I don't feel compelled to explain what he's all about since he has done a really good job of that himself.