After months of listening to Callers practice outside my office and neglecting to blog about their gigs, I’ve finally gotten around to pulling my weight in this relationship. I listen to great free music all the time, now it’s your turn. This Sunday at 7 pm in the district of cool (i.e. Williamsburg,) the band will perform their latest ditties.
Now, as use the term “ditty” may already suggest, I’m not much of a music critic, so the kind of music descriptions you’ll find on this blog will run something along the lines of “crooning voice” and “sparse and emotive guitar strumming”. You won’t read anything about comparable bands or micro-genre labelings, though I see they use the term Soul on their myspace page to describe their work, so I think it’s reasonable to mention that as a means of identifying the band. I can however say quite unequivocally that I have enjoyed the music a lot over the past several months, and that has nothing to do with the fact that one of the band members is a roommate. [Consider this your disclosure.]
One handy, albeit necessary perk in writing this plug: It’s actually art related. Hosted by the emerging artist gallery, Outrageous Look, in Williamsburg, listeners will also have the opportunity to view Ryan Sarah Murphy, an artist known for his pickling of clothing. Though there are many practitioners of this sort, Aganetha Dyck who similarly explored this topic in 1984, immediately comes to mind, I suppose it never hurts to see another one.
UPDATE: Looks like you probably won’t see Ryan Sarah Murphy since the exhibition information on their splash page shows it closed several months ago. Sorry for that folks.