Blues Control

Russ Waterhouse and Lea Cho are Blues Control, the Queens, New York duo that makes a righteous racket with guitars, organs, tape loops, drones, and beats. Capable of creating pristine grooves or bottom-of-the-bong sludge, Blues Control veers from psych- and acid-rock to garage-rock to noise-punk to quasi-jazz fusion to hypnotic trip-hop. The shifts are fascinating on album, and even more exhilarating and engrossing onstage, where they’re known to improvise madly. The pair has opened for everyone from Animal Collective to Fucked Up to Bill Callahan, which makes no sense and perfect sense all at once – you’ll understand better when you catch them live. And you’ll definitely want to catch them live. With Little Claw, Brother Raven. MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG

Sun., Nov. 1, 9:30 p.m., 2009

 
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