Friday, September 29, 2006

Thomas Truax

Just a note then to say that the Sonia and I saw Thomas Truax at the intriguing new Aberdonian venue Musa (small attractive church converted to classy art-cafe-meal-music type place). Predictably, it was an entertaining evening with The Hornicator, Sister Spinster and new 'band' member The String-a-ling all on good form. Truax's noise experiments are many and varied, but they always remain welcoming and melodic. Add to that fantastic showmanship and audience-involving wandering, and you have a great night for a surprisingly broad demographic. My only note on this evening was that the show does feel better in a darker and more bustling setting; I saw Truax sometime ago in the sadly missed single dark room that was Dr Drakes (supporting Chris TT, but blowing him away) and I know he plays the excellent Tunnels here in town. Even with the lights low at Musa, the venue felt a little posh. Having said that it meant Sonia got a well-tasting pot of green tea, so she was happy. I can't quite imagine ever getting that at the one-beer-and-you'll-like-it Drakes!


Blogger Lisa Rullsenberg said...

What I want to know is did Truax get lost trying to wander off and come back again (as he did at the Social in Nottingham!)

Shame it wasn't more unlit, but glad the evening was enjoyed!

And I rather liked the String-A-ling!

29 September 2006 at 23:45  
Blogger George Walks said...

As the doors were quite hard to negotiate, he stayed inside and just wandered into the kitchen. However, at Dr Drakes he left by the back door and then came in by the front and went bar-side, hence I was no longer safe-at-the-back but right on the front-line for the 'He's coming home' line!

1 October 2006 at 13:51  

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