Prairie Visions and Noise Vibrations: A night of sound and visual art hits PS1 Thursday

Public Space One will host a night of “prairie visions and noise vibrations” this Thursday at 8 p.m. The show will feature the works of three musical acts and two local filmmakers, all of whom will be collaborating to make an evening of otherworldly art. Although the show is free, feel free to bring some donations for the touring bands.

The two touring bands, Albuquerque’s You and Pours out of Burlington, Vermont, would make for a can’t miss show on their own. You released their debut full-length, Ambivalence, in late April, but their music inspires anything but ambivalence. With tracks that nearly reach the 14-minute mark, their sound is epic and sweeping while still maintaining a bluesy touch, like Godspeed! You Black Emperor went on tour with The Black Keys.

Vermont’s Pours features Chris Shar (a former member of Man Man and Santigold) and specializes in a softer psychedelic sound, and should be a perfect contrast to You’s intensity.

Local filmmaker Remington Smith will be kicking off the show, debuting a new short film (a 12 minute long post-apocalyptic drama) which will be scored live by Nicholas Rys of Norma Desmond. Norma Desmond will be playing a set of experimental guitar music apart from Smith’s film, too. local animator and filmmaker Kelly Gallagher will be “film jockeying” during each musical act, projecting 16 mm film through a variety of filters, which will be sure to complement the spacey odysseys of each band.

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