Polaris Hall North
Fri Feb 1, 8 pm 21+
Recommended by Chris Stamm
Godspeed You Black Emperor founder Efrim Manuel Menuck’s second solo album, Pissing Stars, was inspired by Entertainment Tonight personality Mary Hart’s mid-’80s romance with Mohammed Khashoggi, son of oilman-cum-arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi. The fitful exultations of GYBE do not exist at this intersection of wealth and fame and terrestrial devastation. Instead, Menuck summons plaintive drones and ghostly chants to transform a tabloid love story into a late-capitalist lament. Pissing Stars isn’t a slow riot or a skinny fist lifted to heaven, but a sad howl sent up to the sharp sliver of a waning moon.
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