Review & Photos: Whirr, Nothing, Lycus @ Bottom of the Hill, 8/28/13

Nothing (Photo: Nicole L. Browner) Whirr and Nothing's month-long tour of North America swung through town on Wednesday night, bringing a singular, serene shot of shoegaze noise to the hallowed halls of Bottom of the Hill. Despite hailing from Oakland and Philly, respectively, the two acts have apparently become quite chummy since they kicked things off in Phoenix at the end of July -- Nothing frontman Dominic Palermo joined Whirr onstage to provide vocals on one track and, for the night's best trick, the bands actually linked their two sets together with a cloud of feedback and distortion. [...]

By |August 30, 2013|Tags: , , |

Whirr playing last Bay Area show of 2013 at Bottom of the Hill tonight

A few years ago, The Bay Bridged did a survey of local shoegaze bands -- and one of those acts that has been particularly quiet, though making sweeping moves with their latest EP Around, is Whirr. They're playing tonight at Bottom of the Hill with Nothing and Lycus, and we wanted to take a closer look at the mysterious and constantly evolving shoegaze outfit's approach to Around, released in July by Graveface Records. The four-song collection is rich in reverb, massively slow, and despite how heavy the guitars ring out, it's also somewhat delicate to the ear. Guitarist Nick Bassett [...]

By |August 28, 2013|Tags: , , |
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