First Parish of Cambridge
Friday, June 8, 2018

Non-Event and the Boston Hassle present


3 Church Street, Harvard Square
8pm | $15 gen / $12 students & Non-Event members

Eventbrite - Lonnie Holley + Bill Orcutt


“He makes the kind of sculpture–and produces the kind of music–that changes people. It gets into their emotional and intellectual core and forces them to rethink art and history, as well as their own assumptions about how the world works.” – SF Weekly

LONNIE HOLLEY is a self-taught sculptor and musician from Atlanta. His sculptures, constructed from found materials, are in the collections of The Whitney Museum, The Smithsonian and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2012, at age 62, Holley made his debut as a recording artist. His improvised songs defy easy categorization, but their humanity, unconventional beauty and surprising catchiness have brought Holley critical acclaim. He has released two albums on the Dust-To-Digital Label, and performed with David Byrne, Daniel Lanois and Bill Cunningham and many others.

Holley’s songs and lyrics are improvised on the spot and morph and evolve with every event, concert, and recording. No two songs, and no two shows, are the same. The layers of sound in his music are the result of decades of evolving experimentation.

“Orcutt plays with the spirit of a doomsday preacher, spewing surreal, dark imagery from a guitar with only four strings running down the neck of his acoustic.” – Pitchfork

BILL ORCUTT’s sound is a hiccup-stuttered reimagining of blues guitar. One can hear familiar Southern folk scales between Orcutt’s jagged solo acoustic phrases, pulling and pushing melodies into unresolved fragments that eventually come unmoored in vast and satisfying note-torrents. Former guitarist and founder of the noise/punk rock duo Harry Pussy, Orcutt was already a significant name in experimental noise circles when he released his solo debut in ‘96, and has published a string of releases since confirming his essential role in the contemporary experimental scene.

Non-Event’s programming is supported in part by the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and admistrated by the Mayor’s Office of Arts + Culture.