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THEFADER.COM PRESENTS

R. STEVIE MOORE
LIVE AT TONIC, 107 NORFOLK ST, NYC
FRIDAY 20 JANUARY 2006 10:15
SUPPORT: ODAWAS


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tentative SETLIST (50min):

Soul Experience (Iron Butterfly)
Delicate Tension
Take Back
Even Me
Employees Must Wash Hands
Look At You (Kavoussi/Moore)
Money Is Not Our God (fragment) (Killing Joke)
The Residents
The Happy Misanthrope (Steinberg/Moore)
Schwann Catalog (Yung/Moore)
Cathy Cline (Daniel Johnston)
CGI Bin Laden Beheaded (Leone/Moore)
I Hate Your Radio Show
Girl Go
You're Lost Little Girl (Doors)
Amerikan Flag Pin
Name Tag The Entertainer (Yung/Moore)
Ol' Gaptooth
Sky High (Jigsaw)
Pow Wow
Hair (Cowsills)
What Was I Thinking About?
We Love Ourselves, Don't We?

Timothy (The Buoys)
Alecia

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artist personal assisted by krys_o
photos + adscans by -max-
chauffeur + vidcam #1 by phil catalano
vidcam #2 by bill janoff
vidcam #3 by mitch friedman
vidcam #4 by mike jodry
vidcam #5 by mike marshall
rear stage vidcam by rsm

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special thanks to attendees:
billy anderson family
lane steinberg family
james kavoussi
irwin chusid
ira robbins
jim coffman
neal boile
steveo cohen
nick booke
tom priester
peter tomlinson
michael noble
randy fairbanks
pete feldman
preston spurlock
alex wagner
and buncha others

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Odawas:
michael tapscott, isaac edwards, brad cash | KIDS



TGIFADER

Can you feel it? Coming in the air? Um, tonight? Yes! We are putting on a show. It's not quite Our Town or Guys And Dolls, but it should be a blast. FADER favorites R. Stevie Moore and Odawas are performing tonight at Tonic. Become better acquainted with the amazing Odawas by reading our GEN F article in F32, written by our resident two-fisted poet, Will Welch. And then, just when you thought it was safe, peep game on Mr. Moore with our Field Note from F30 by the fearless Alex Wagner. You must learn!

WATCH FOR THE HOOK
Odawas doesn't bother

In theory anyway, any great song has a hook—a chorus; a refrain; a “theme” if it’s classical music or a “head” if it’s jazz; whatever…the part that everyone remembers and wants to hear over and over again. The whole point of a hook is not just that you want it again, but also that you’ll get it—usually at least three times over. But on “The Golden Fog”, the fourth song on a record called The Aether Eater by a band from Bloomington, Indiana called Odawas, you can’t have what you want. There’s guitar picking with so much reverb that it’s hard to tell which notes were actually picked, and there’s a fragile voice singing a pretty almost-melody, and there are post-production effects that pan across the speakers, but it’s all spooky and elusive until WHAM—all the loose ends suddenly braid together when Michael Tapscott sings, “But then we all started dancing around/ Making up rules and constructing a crown.” The words are belted out by what seems like hundreds of layers of that once-fragile voice and the melody is ecstatic and the singer is thrilling in a swollen, subversive, triumphant freedom. In other words, it’s a strange and beautiful setup and a monstrous hook, but—sorry—Odawas doesn’t double back. The band continues to push the linear trajectory of the song upwards and onwards, so the synths wash and the gleams gleam and then woosh…it all falls apart into a violent crash of static. The music tells you what you want, then indifferently gives you noise instead.
Pleasuring in the wonders of The Aether Eater isn’t just masochistic, though—there’s an unself-conscious beauty in music that treats a song as something greater than a Fedex box in which a catchy hook can be packaged and delivered. Not that Odawas is precious. At a recent gig in a weird Brooklyn club, equipment malfunctions and a soundman who took a little too many liberties with the effects basically ruined the show. But Tapscott walked around the rest of the night barefoot, pushing his blond hair around his forehead and shrugging. Keys player Isaac Edwards joked that everyone in the crowd was from Bloomington anyway. And new drummer Brad Cash tried to fix his broken glasses (the previous drummer had declared Tapscott and Edwards “Satanists” and holed himself up in a church for two days in want of exorcism).
Later, the three of them all laughed and shrugged some more, then packed their gear up and headed for West Virginia, where they would camp out en route to finishing the tour. In a week or so, they’d be back in Bloomington and back in the studio, proceeding onwards and upwards, presumably not doubling back for anything.


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lower the FADERblog sez: ODD SQUAD 1/24: Indiana indies Odawas and lo-fi legend R Stevie Moore jammed the ultimate tweeeek out sesh at Tonic last Friday — which should come as no surprise if you’ve been reading our massive pre-game coverage of this little "FADER Presents" concert.

Odawas was reverbalicious and quietly epic, and we’re psyched to hear the new tunes on their forthcoming album (and rumored solo record from singer Michael Tapscott). Initially shirtless, RSM appeared on stage with Guthrie-esque guitar emblazoned with the phrase, “THIS MACHINE KILLS FASCISTS” (holler) and proceeded to launch into a series of uber-trippy numbers that ranged from airing out WFMU, to something called “CGI Bin Laden Beheaded” to our personal favorite, “Employees Must Wash Hands [Before Returning To Work]”. It bears mentioning that on his website RSM thanks all of his six camera men—and although we really only saw one—we’re counting down the days till we can get a videostream of the madness. Long live psych folk!


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