Thursday, April 7, 2011

PCR:

 Reg Bloor / Paranoid Critical Revolution
at Kent Place School 4-7-11
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Reg Bloor / Paranoid Critical Revolution
at Kent Place School 4-7-11
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(photos by Mariana Do Carmo)


Reg Bloor / "Paranoid Critical Revolution" performance at Kent Place School as visiting artist 4-7-11 for all upper school students and faculty.  She played a killer set, roughly 40 minutes straight through.

Guitarist Reg Bloor has been performing with Glenn Branca (to whom she is married) since 2000. She played in Branca’s Symphony # 12, Lesson #3, his rock band Branca/Bloor, in his trio, eventually becoming concertmaster for his Symphony #13 for 100 Guitars. She can be heard on Branca’s CD “The Ascension: The Sequel”. In the late 90’s she was a founding member of the Boston-based band TWITCHER, who released the CD “Leg of Lamb of God” in 1999 and appeared on the soundtrack of the Troma film “Terror Firmer”. In 2010, I saw her perform as Paranoid Critical Revolution in Brooklyn and at Le Poisson Rouge in NY.  She also played in the NYC debut of Glenn Branca’s Symphony #15 /Running Through the World Like an Open Razor.

The Paranoid Critical Revolution has been playing the NYC club scene since 2006. PCR’s debut CD “Death of the Cool” came out in Dec. 2007 just in time for the band to play ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES, “A Nightmare Before Christmas” in Minehead, England. PCR played at the South by Southwest Music Festival in 2009, and at many other venues since.

6 comments:

Michele said...

a delirium of finely wrought overtones ... euphobia!

* said...

exactly...

--Ken

Matt said...

"Sometimes with a percussionist/drummer, sometimes without) has been playing the NYC club scene since 2006."

That sometimes drummer was a full fledged band member until recently. She is Libby Fab and she is one hell of a great drummer.

* said...

Matt-- I didn't mean to slight Libby in any way. I thought she was great both times when I saw her play with Reg as PCR. I wrote / adapted this little blurb knowing that Reg would be playing solo for us at KP, so I was just wanting to have it make sense to people who were not going to see a drummer.

--Ken

* said...

...the post has now been slightly revised...

--Ken

Matt said...

Ken, you are a good man for the change and even the acknowledgment. Ive been a fan of Reg and Libby since the beginning.

Libby is a great musician and I just didnt, as a PCR fan, like the idea of her contributions being slighted. I also see now it wasnt that type of article.

I also wish Reg all the luck moving forward as she is a great talent.