It's a noisy world, particularly on this Saturday night at the sold-out 285 Kent, where Dustin Wong is opening for Akron/Family. Most of the crowd can't see Wong—sitting alone on the stage with a guitar and a half-dozen pedals—at all. He leans over as he plays, layering single-note guitar lines into sparkling arcs, Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd mirrored to infinity and beyond. People dance and occasionally clap along. There are no words and, until the end, no singing. Even with the crowd and the din, though, the music is unmistakably intimate, a language of changing cloud patterns and strange, though hardly displeasing, rhythms. Every now and then, Wong stomps on a pedal, seemingly impulsively. The music vanishes, and, without... More >>>