Domingo 10 de Abril de 2011 — Domingo 10 de Abril de 2011
University of Southern California - Park Campus, Trousdale Pkwy & W 35th Pl, Los Angeles, 90007, United States
KXSC, USC's official independent student-run radio station, continues our 2010-2011 live music series with the 3rd annual KXSC FEST! A FREE, ALL AGES outdoor festival featuring LIVE MUSIC, ART, FOODTRUCKS +MORE!
Special Guest Announced!
++ ABE VIGODA ++
++ PURO INSTINCT ++
++ JULIANNA BARWICK ++ //named Best New Music by Pitchfork//
++ SISTER CRAYON ++
++ ANA CARAVELLE ++
++ BROOK AND RIVER ++
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Call it futuristic fusion, if you will, but the result is much more ahead of the curve than, say, Herbie Hancock's Future 2 Future (though it shares some similarities) and more on par with a Jaga Jazzist or a Four Tet release. That is, it's left of center. Free jazz plays a huge part, and Flylo draws deeply from his Coltrane lineage, but he also dips into past-prime electronic and dance styles. Techno, house, and drum'n'bass all take shape alongside IDM blips, dubstep, and disco strings or blaxploitation soundtrack orchestration, courtesy of OutKast and Erykah Badu arranger Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. As a mass of shape-shifting layers, the album mutates constantly throughout the tracks, in a dense soundscape that sometimes feels palpable and at other times becomes liquid, rife with bottomless possibilities. Cosmogramma is an instrumental genre-jumping journey for head-bopping intellectuals, and the meditative melodies by vocalists Thundercat, Laura Darlington, and Thom Yorke only add to the experience.
"Where Skeleton solidified their rep as 'tropical-punk' workaholics, spitting out blasts of chiming guitar and gnarled beats, Crush indulges their love of goth and coldwave, with synths often louder than guitars...evoking the drama of Psychedelic Furs or Echo and the Bunnymen. The music is hard-wired and overflowing with activity, even in the record's sparsest moments. Abe Vigoda's trademark is tightly-wound songs that spill into chaos, and that's here in spades."
"Puro Instinct are LA-based sisters Piper and Skylar Kaplan Pearl Harbor. Their debut album, the excellently titled Headbangers in Ecstasy sisters' gorgeous harmonies, cascading synths and keyboard riffs."
- The Guardian
" There's euphoric joy in slow-building choral pieces that celebrates the human voice with humility. The title track, in particular, ever-so-slightly shifts her vocal loops like translucent puzzle pieces. You only realize its repetitive simplicity when Barwick takes everything away and lets silence sing more than we ever thought it could."
The tunes usually put some sort of guitar — electric, acoustic, slide — upfront, except when cheap keyboards take over. The music is handmade, except where it’s blatantly artificial, and has a folksy twang, except where it’s more like progressive rock or 1970s pop or surf-rock. And while Delicate Steve often sets out a (more or less) straightforward melody and cycles through it, building each time around, there’s no telling when a track will take an abrupt, peculiar tangent.
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DJ sets by...
+ more (TBA)
Art installations by...
USC FISHER GALLERY
Food provided by...
SLICETRUCK | http://www.slicetruck.com/
COOLHAUS | http://www.eatcoolhaus.com/
(bring ca$h for foodtrucks)
FREE | ALL AGES
*Special thanks to USC Spectrum!