• Seen Live: Boris

    27 Oct 2007, 22:51 by ns9977a

    Fri 26 Oct – Boris, Damon & Naomi, Michio Kurihara
    The Black Cat
    Washington, DC

    It's been awhile since I posted a show review, despite having seen several acts (the Meat Puppets, Do Make Say Think, and the Melvins for a second time). However, this show completely floored me, so I had to do a write-up.

    For starters, everyone on that stage last night is a musician in the truest sense of the word. There's no ego involved. Everything they do is musical and for the song and the show before anything else. The dynamics were spectacular, ranging from eerie quiet to "ear-plugs rendered irrelevant"ly loud, all with fantastic swells in volume.

    Kurihara was especially impressive, appearing with both Damon & Naomi and Boris. His guitar work is simply amazing, and he uses an E-bow to maximum effect (I so want one of those things now).

    Boris' stage presence is truly a sight to behold. Takeshi serves as the perfect anchor between Wata's stony stoicism and atsuo's frantic drumming and stage antics (at one point…