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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Clawform, LiLa at Durty

Durty House Party

Durty house party, Durham
June 26, 2009


The creative talent in the bull city is in unrest this summer as art swells toward competition for who can be the most creative. 307 Knox gave us the outlandish Pin Projekt in May, BCHQ has summoned forth a double decker bike from the steel graveyard behind their shop, and Durty is hosting singularly purposed house parties of art display inside, outside, top, bottom, ears, eyes and if you were close enough to the fire breather, heat sensory receptors.

Not to be out paced, Durham's Prince of the Eclectic, Clawform , has carved a single seater genre of over driven, multiple tube amp powered, effect heavy, power chord focused banjo which pushes interesting in to the absorbing. My intention to describe Colin's work stops here because some things you just have to see to understand. The last number in Clawform's set was captured on the following video;




I regrettably disassembled the tripod too soon and missed capturing one of the most captivating hip hop performances I can recall, luckily someone else had the camera rolling and collected some footage. Lila and the Mid-Grade Lifestyle, unknown to anyone but themselves, marked their fifth official exercise as a group and first official public performance and instantly strung the audience like a puppet and started dancing them. Displaying originality within a frame of standards, the markedly boss ox trumpeting and timbre of their living breathing trombone recognized a since of place by bowing to classic Durham jazz roots while piling cherries on top of an already creamy arrangement of pre-digital American hip hop. Dirty corner drum kit, bouncy bass, and unnatural synth crazy keys grow together like limbs on the same tree and the resulting flow leaves no room for the ebb, just one hook building upon another. So fresh off the press that we don't even know where or when the next performance will come from, but so brightly lit that LiLa is not on the radar, the radar is on LiLa. --Carrboro Ninja


go to LiLa's myspace profile: myspace
go to Clawform's myspace: myspace

house party pictures:

Clawform

Clawform

Clawform

LiLa

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LiLa

Oyster Destroyster

Oyster Destroyster

Oyster Destroyster

Oyster Destroyster

party pics

Durty house party

Durty house party

Durty house party


house party slide show

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the pics! The group with the sheet music is Oyster Destroyster.

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  2. thank you,
    this is an exceptional recap of a great night!
    true journalism and I commend you..

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  3. Yo, LiLa is back!
    Sat 29th
    730 pm
    Riggsbee st.
    downtown Durham
    next to Rue Cler and the post office
    tell friends

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sweet baby jebus!

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