Tonight at Williamsburg's Dead Herring, a scant $10 will grant access to a trio of great female musicians: Mirah, Tara Jane O'Neil, and Noveller. Between location, price, and lineup, this is one of the more exciting shows we've previewed lately.
Brooklyn's Noveller is Sarah Lipstate, an experimental/drone guitarist with some serious chops. Her guitar work is extremely colorful, in the vein of early Fennesz or some of the "bigger" Lichens recordings. And though she's working on a follow-up to her own first LP, she's no stranger to big-time collaborators. Her latest release was a split with unFact, otherwise known as David Sims from The Jesus Lizard. Also, here she is playing with Sonic Youth's Lee Ronaldo at Roulette.
Tara Jane O'Neil will bridge the night with her take on experimental/noise/guitar drone. Her mini-album, After A Dark Seven has been one of my favorites for a while. It's the perfect soundtrack for the slide into fall, a rust-hued meditation at the point Sir Richard Bishop and Six Organs of Admittance would meet. Her most recent album, a collaboration with Japanese vocalist Nikaido Kazumi, appeared on venerable K Records in May.
And how much introduction could you bring to K Record's own Mirah? Her latest collaboration with Thao Nguyen of Thao And The Get Down Stay Down is just one in a back catalog of dozens of partnerships, which really speaks to the versatility and energy of the artist. Mirah's worked with everyone from The Microphones to tUnE-yArDs, always to great success and usually to vast acclaim. Her unmistakable voice and refined songwriting cross the boundaries of pop and experimental music, drawing fans from across the spectrum.