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Music seen at the DoorYard, June 15, 2008
By CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  June 18, 2008

The people at the DoorYard have been hosting some of the most interesting events in town ever since they took over the space that once was known as the Soundpost. On Sunday, a gathering of musicians from around New England played for the numerous and attentive crowd.

When someone from the audience asked the first band what their name was, no one on stage knew what to say; they seemed a little surprised by the question. With members from Visitations and the Saw Orchestra, the band’s lineup was promising. The folky songs had a singer/songwriter foundation, but with the accompanying distorted banjo, toy drum set, and synth (not to mention lyrics depicting an apocalyptic romance), the set blurred the line between folk and noise, and maybe even punk.

The following act was solo artist Asa Irons, who has played in the folky Feathers and the psychedelic Witch. His soft but somehow bellowing voice followed his intricate guitar lines symphonically, relating romance to the Earth, with casual sorrowful references to an end-times kind of world. There seemed to be a rising sensitivity in Sunday’s music to the idea of love in a troubled world, and the DoorYard turned out to be a little haven where the romantically disenchanted could finally feel at home.


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