MELTDOWN: Body/Head Featuring Ikue Mori + Mystical Weapons
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Thu Jun 20 2013
Time Out says
Posted: Thu Apr 4 2013
Playing the night after her estranged husband and former Sonic Youth bandmate Thurston Moore, New York art-rock queen Kim Gordon links up with dissonant guitarist Bill Nace as Body/Head. At their performance for Yoko Ono's Meltdown festival, the duo will become a power trio thanks to Japanese-born drummer Ikue Mori, who first picked up her sticks for the hugely influential no wave band DNA. With all of that pedigree behind them, it'll be no surprise to hear they make exquisite, haunting and discordant soundscapes of shattered noise-rock. In support, Sean Lennon and Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier do their improvisational, percussively jazzy thing as Mystical Weapons.