March 27, 2009

Everything Absent or Distorted takes on NYC with Jesse Malin


The wonderful fellas in Everything Absent or Distorted (my favorite Denver band) played a show in NYC a couple weeks ago — to an audience of “card-carrying members of the East Village punk aristocracy.” Even though they couldn’t fit all 8 members onto the small stage (and spilled into the audience), they undoubtedly gave it their all because they always do. The event at the Bowery Electric was hosted by Jesse Malin and I hear filmmaker Jim Jarmusch was lounging out front. Sweet. At their second New York show two nights later, my correspondent on the scene reported sightings of both Franz Nicolay from The Hold Steady and The National’s drummer Bryan Devendorf, for an exuberantly passionate show as can be expected.

The positive review and attention from the musician community gives me boundless joy; as I wrote in my review of their album, they deserve a bigger stage (literally and figuratively). Let EAOD ring. Good job, boys!

Aquariums – Everything Absent or Distorted

[pic by laurie scavo]


  • i was at this show on your recommendation and it was amazing. thank you so much for telling me about them — it was a great night.

    jeff — March 28, 2009 @ 12:15 pm

  • Heather, I hate to hijack a random entry, BUT BUT BUT… 2 weeks since the new Superdrag album came out and nothing from you? I’m astonished. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it. Or reading, I suppose, as I jam “Slow to Anger” on repeat.

    Lauren — March 29, 2009 @ 12:30 pm

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Bio Pic Name: Heather Browne
Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
Giving context to the torrent since 2005.

"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
—Nick Hornby, Songbook
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—Hunter S. Thompson

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