Monday, June 6, 2016

Moogfest Day 4: Weather Warlock and D-Town Brass at Geer Street Garden - 5/22/2016

Moogfest - Day 4
Featuring Weather Warlock and D-Town Brass
Geer Street Garden

But wait, there's more!  Moogfest was supposed to be over, but we got word that there would be a sunrise show featuring Weather Warlock and D-Town Brass.  Who is Weather Warlock?  It's Quintron of Quintron and Miss Pussycat playing his homemade synthesizer that changes it's sound based on the weather...sun versus overcast, rain versus shine, windy versus still...they all result in different sounds apparently due to the synth being wired to what is basically a weather station.  We got up at five in the morning and drove back over to Durham, because why the hell not?  How often do you get to see a musical performance at sunrise?  You can always take a nap later.  We got there right as the show started, Quintron and his crazy contraption on one side of the patio at Geer Street Garden, all of D-Town Brass on the other side, and a handful of bleary-eyed observers scattered around, coffee in hand.  To be perfectly honest I was prepared for a skronky free-form mess, but this shit was well organized - clearly some plans had been made beforehand.  It started out intentionally a little lol6ose, and then about a third of the way into the thirty minute set/single song, the drums kicked in and it turned into this unbelievably great blend of jazz and krautrock like I've never heard before.  I was mesmerized the entire time, and I really hope someone got a good audio recording and it sees the light of day in the near future.  I don't think it would be a stretch to say this was my second favorite performance of the whole event, and what a note to end on. 

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