Drawing on the chalkboard is a common pastime at the Snooze.
Before arriving to South Florida, Tracey Trance had spent the month in Iowa, where his friends were letting him stay for free. When asked why he went there, he said he "just wanted to play and watch hockey."
"So you play hockey?"
"No, I watch hockey, and I played music in the intermissions."
How did that go over, we wondered, imagining Trance showing up to the rink with his shaggy blond hair carrying a keyboard covered in cardboard and duct tape.
"It was a men's league. It was awkward at first, but then they got used to it. And when I left, they had to start bringing their own music to play."
Trance's friend, Carlos Gonzalez, AKA Russian Tsarlag, was ultimately the reason for Trance stopping at the Snooze. We're glad he did.
"This is my favorite floor I've stood on in a while." - Tracey Trance
|"This is my favorite floor I've stood on in a while." - Tracey Trance |
Lovett says that his solo project represents a chance to experiment with "a totally different version of the music medium..." that playing in a band doesn't offer and that he looks forward to balancing the two.
Russian Tsarlag slices open a bag of unidentified green liquid with a spear.
Russian Tsarlag performed some durgy drones of music and spoken word, in between each, the echoing of the CLICK, CLICK, CLICK of the heels hit the floor as he slowly and decidedly took steps around the room.
The act finished with a dramatic imploring to all those who were "pregnant or lactating" to avert their eyes as he was about to resurrect the "most horrible, unnatural sight" ever seen, the "Jonestown Freak."
While we were actually able to capture a photograph of the freakishly creative "monster," we'd prefer to let your own imaginations run wild à la Hitchcock cinema.
All we're willing to tell you is that the Jonestown Freak wore a similar style of clothing to Tracey Trance. Coincidence? We think not.
The Jonestown Freak is resurrected, then leaves.
This drum was not like this before Nick Klein was handed a metal pipe.
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