By Margaret Wright
— Excerpts from Friday night, May 3, 2013
Small Engine Gallery (1413 Fourth Street SW) co-conspirators Lukas Hussack and Scott Williams are showing new work, titled “Together Forever,” through Monday, May 27.
Inside, a rowboat is moored on stilts amid a flood of panels.
The paintings are reminiscent of graphic alphabet lessons (“G is for giraffe!”). These symbols, however, appear to be building blocks of a biting tongue—one that’s transmitted via jingles, written splashes on highway signage and spoken word locked in comic strip bubbles.
Folks from the Tannex next door (a performance/community space that opened in March) showed off impromptu jig skillz.
I was bummed that I missed Lindy Vision’s set and tried to console myself by ogling their shoes. The three siblings from southern N.M. play dark, synth-y electro against lead singer Dee Dee’s swerving vocals.
Broken Water from Olympia, Wa., have been playing on on the road since April 22.
There’s detectable throwback grunginess in their compositions, though nostalgia gets interrupted by dreamy, psychedelic melodies woven through the guitar noise.
Singer Kanako Pooknyw switched instruments throughout the set.