Goodbye, 285 Kent Ave

Our thoughts on the NY venue’s final shows

Alex Gray (D/P/I, Deep Magic, Sun Araw Band)

“It’s more-or-less joking with the listener at that point, giving them a ‘control,’ so I can test their patience with other sounds.”

Lucrecia Dalt

“I like this method very much; it’s very dysfunctional.”

Stefan Jaworzyn

“When I used to read what musicians actually ‘think,’ it regularly put me off listening to them.”

Royal Trux

“I really liked it. I think I liked it more than I remembered I liked it.”

Zahava Seewald

“I think language is very important because when you speak, you enter into a different world, and this influences everything that happens around you.”

James Jackson Toth (Wooden Wand)

“For better or worse, there is no Wooden Wand sound.”

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