Throwaway at the Blind Pig with Louis Picasso and Scissor Now – Jan 24

Photo by the ottolab.
Photo by the ottolab.

We’re all weirdos or strangers or awkward stumblers in this life… Throwaway faces that inherent eccentricity and denies it any ability to make one feel alienated by dramatizing alienation by way of accentuation: like a paper bag over one’s face.

You might call this guitar/drum duo punk, or noise-rock, but that’s a result of your having no idea what other bag to put it in… When really, what we’re hearing, is deceptively complex and expressive guitar phrases aggressively riveted onto girder-like rhythms that hold up a vocal delivery that is designedly erratic. That singer/guitarist Kirsten Carey whips her voice in such a way is just a natural extension of Throwaway’s essence…a startlingly self-realized embrace of all the rough or uneven edges of existence, being taken by the proverbial spirit and shouting, whispering, crooning or seething…

Carey has been developing Throwaway here in Ann Arbor, then in California, then back to Michigan, where she’s settled into the Detroit music scene. She’s coming back to one of her many musical homes on Thursday, January 24th, at the Blind Pig.

Joining Throwaway is Ann Arbor’s experimental rock band Scissor Now, aptly pairing their takes on angular post-punk and no-wave acid-jazz like deconstructionalism with Throwaway’s authentically herky jerky energy.

Louis Picasso is featured in this month’s print edition of The Current, and that’s where he discusses embracing a genre beyond hip-hop (…a category he was prematurely corralled into…). Let’s call it “alternative-Lou…,” where the dynamic lyricist delivers his forthright and fierce rhymes while being backed by a versatile rock ensemble known as The Gallery.

Blind Pig | 208 S 1st St
Thursday, Jan 24 | Doors 9 p.m.

$8 cover | 18+
Tickets: https://bit.ly/2Tu2ozj