LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… Kicking off the evening of music was an artist that was new to me Nico Turner. In doing a little research via Google, I learned that Nico has been performing since at least 2008, which is the year her band VoicesVoices dropped their EP Sounds Outside. Five years ago, she dropped a solo EP Legends (which you can check out by clicking on the photo above). I learned that this multi-instrumentalist has played with such notable musicians as Brightblack Morning Light, Prefuse 73, Vincent Gallo, and most Cat Power, and was known in the underground scene as a real contributor to the experimental music scene.
Nico was visibly nervous to start her set and apologized to the crowd explaining that it had been a while since she had performed live in front of people. No apologies were needed, however, as she quickly gathered herself and powered through her seven-song set. She played four songs from Legends (“Augur”, “Whatever You Want”, “Meaning of Life”, “Something In The Way”) and several songs that I’m assuming were newly written (“Lighter” and “Watcher”).
Nico’s performance was a really nice primer for what was to come for the rest of the evening. She brought a certain heaviness and melancholy to the night that was accentuated by the magenta than shined from the stage lights. I could only imagine how much more impactful her music would be with a full band and atmospheric elements accompanying her…”