Once the elusive, highly feted, interview-dodging kingpins of Bay Area drone, Skaters have moved to Brooklyn to give Growing and Double Leopards a slow, meditative run for their money. And the super-prolific underground legends don’t end there! Kemialliset Ystavat is the highest profile act currently recording bleary-eyed Finnish psych-folk; R. Stevie Moore is simply the godfather of lo-fi home-recording madness (and finishing his May residency at Cake Shop tonight). — CHRISTOPHER WEINGARTEN.
THE SKATERS + KEMISALLISET YSTAVAT + R. STEVIE MOORE, Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow St., New York
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 27, 2008