The Alternative Guitar Summit w/ Nels Cline, Thurston Moore, Mary Halvorson, Gyan Riley, Vijay Iyer, and more



Many friends of LPR are joining in Joel Harrison’s Alternative Guitar Summit, which is being held at the Rockwood Music Hall this coming weekend. The show is going to feature guitar luminaries like Nels Cline, who is doing a set with Thurston Moore (Cline has sets both Friday and Sunday), Mary Halvorson playing with Vic Juris, and Gyan Riley playing with Mark Stewart, plus other great non-guitarists are performing like Vijay Iyer and Chris Potter.

Last year Harrison put together what he called the “Alternative Guitar Festival” at the Cornelia Street Cafe, this year he is joining with the New York Guitar Festival to present the Alternative Guitar Summit as a part of the NY Guitar Fest. He’s put together a great lineup if you’re a fan of free-form playing, noise, feedback, and otherwise non-traditional uses of guitar. The whole weekend is sure to be interesting and diverse with jazz performers like Halvorson, Iyer, and Juris, playing along side new music guitarists like Stewart and Riley, and the noisier, punkier side with Cline and Moore. We recommend you head down there this weekend and check out a set or two.

More information here.

(photo above of Nels Clin and Marc Ribot performing at LPR in June courtesey of Brooklyn Vegan)

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