Thursday, January 28, 2010

Reader on 2/2 Show

From The Chicago Reader

Fortieth Day + Noise Crush, Neil Jendon, Fluid, Kremlin, Bachir Gemayel

When: Tue., Feb. 2, 9 p.m.
Phone: 773-276-3600 or 866-468-3401
Price: $5, $3 in advance

Local guitarist Neil Jendon cofounded Catherine in the late 80s and more recently put in time with ambient psych outfit Zelienople, but over the past few years he's also emerged as a noisenik, playing solo as well as in partnerships both formal and fleeting. At first he favored heavily processed guitar pieces that sounded like tinky satellite noise or maybe an empty crisper bin outfitted with contact mikes, but more recently he's turned to laptops and crystalline, oceanic static. He issues his own music in editions of 50 on a CD-R label he calls Gutflora. —Jessica Hopper