May 5, 7-9pm
This performance is presented in partnership with Carbon Records and accompanies the exhibition Carbon Records: 25 Years of Cover Art
Admission: $7/5 for RoCo Members
About the Bands
Alexander is the solo guitar music made by New Haven, CT native David Shapiro (who also performs with Kath Bloom, in Headroom, and in Nagual). Drawing from a wide range of guitar traditions, Alexander live sets vary from fingerstyle acoustic guitar music to psychedelic feedback-oriented improvised electric guitar excursions. Equally influenced by the melodic stylings of Robbie Basho and John Fahey, the guitar-damage of Alvarius B, and the electric echoes of Keiji Haino, Alexander offers a unique synthesis of guitar vocabulary imbued with a deep emotionality. He has shared bills with Kath Bloom, Daniel Bachman, Sarah Louise, Loren Connors, Kate Village (Major Stars), and more. His self-released debut LP is distributed by Forced Exposure.
Will Veeder is mostly instrumental, guitar based, finger-style, sometimes folk, sometimes blues, sometimes eastern, sometimes experimental.
joe+n plays guitar improvisations, sometimes incorporating found-sound, tape manipulations, various feedback sources, and more, taking everyday background sounds and re-presenting them as pure sound, etc. joe+n has also played numerous day-tours, a concept he came up with, for playing multiple shows around the Rochester NY area all in 1 day, every hour on the hour. With over 55 releases to date on Carbon Records as well as other labels.