THURSTON MOORE GROUP + ROGUE SQUARES + THE RENDERERS @ ZEBULON
Photos by Patrick Do Words by Neelofer Lodhy
Tucked in the nooks of Echo Park, Los Angeles’ newest music locale Zebulon, was host to a special evening with the Thurston Moore Group.
Fans darted out of the rain and packed into the sold out space to catch the legendary singer/guitarist perform songs from his latest effort, Rock n Roll Consciousness, which was released almost a year ago.
Moore performed in true fashion with lengthy mid-song guitar break downs, making it feel like an special jam session along with his extremely talented cohorts guitarist James Sedwards, bassist Deb Googe (My Bloody Valentine), and former Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley. While Moore could have easily booked a larger venue, it felt and sounded extra special inside the intimate space.
Finishing up a string of small tour dates across the States, we were treated to what seemed like a short set of tracks such as “Heavenmetal,” “Cease Fire,” “Speak to the Wild,” and latest single “Smoke of Dreams.”
Support came from Rogue Squares, an electronic duo formed by Carlos Giffoney and Elaine Carey. The set was comprised mainly of loud, ambient sounds made by modular synthesizers.
New Zealand-based band, The Renderers kicked off the evening with some experimental psych, folk-country sounds.