285 Kent Gets Weird with Spy Music Fest

July 6, 2012 12:00 AM

285 Kent Gets Weird with Spy Music Fest

" The Spy Music Festival has been going on for about a week now, but they continue to have some of the best lineups around. Saturday, wonderfully grimy Williamsburg DIY venue 285 Kent plays host to an eclectic lineup of prominent experimental musicians. 

The night opens with PC Worship, one of the city's most resolute genre-blending groups. As a self-described "mutant soul band," PC Worship traffics in what is certainly rock, though beyond that, it's kind of hard to get a handle on what's going on. Fractured melodies spiral from guitar and saxophone alike, and half-sung, half-spoken vocals meander in and out at an unhurried pace. It's a bit like the Pixies at times, though with a keener eye towards avant-garde freakouts.

White Out is an experimental music duo formed around the core of Tom Surgal and Lin Culbertson. Working with a host of other musicians, the pair form deeply odd music around a wide assortment of instruments, ranging from analog synthesizers to the autoharp "

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