Live: Showpaper Hosts a Benefit at Silent Barn with Dan Friel and Starring


While Baltimore-based one-man guitar chorus Ecstatic Sunshine never made it to Ridgewood, Queens for Friday’s Silent Barn-hosted benefit for the local DIY broadsheet Showpaper, Dan Friel of experimental Brooklyn act Parts and Labor did. Those in attendance didn’t seem to mind–it was a mellow night that just happened to feature one of the weirdest sounding bands we’ve heard in awhile. Let’s call Starring–a Brooklyn avant-garde super-group of sorts, featuring members of Pterodactyl, Skeleton$, Talibam!, and more–“circus metal.”