[MusicNOW] Tim Hecker @ Memorial Hall 5.15.11

My problem with most ambient musicians is that they don’t really give me a lot to chew on; their music tends to be very airy and light. Tim Hecker is very chewy. No, my only problem with his show is that it might as well have happened in the dark. The audience was easily twice as well lit as the stage. But hey, I don’t think visuals are really the point of a Tim Hecker performance.

I enjoyed Hecker’s main set, but it really picked up with Bryce Dessner joined him on guitar. Electronic sets are great, but every now and then you just need a little guitar.

MusicNOW tickets now on sale! May 13-15 in Cinci

Owen Pallett: “the Great Elsewhere”

Cincinnati’s MusicNOW festival is back this year with a fantastic lineup (as always). They’ve got the National, Sharon Van Etten, Owen Pallett, Tim Hecker and a bunch of other great folks. Tickets are on sale now. Pro tip: if you’re planning on seeing the National and Sharon Van Etten’s show, buy tickets before you finish reading this sentence.

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