It’s refreshing to hear earnest backpack rap at a time when some of the most topically vile, base and offensive music in the genre’s history (read: Odd Future) is what’s buzzing.
There’s little I can say to add to the conversation about our reigning Best in
(though that’ll change when next week’s <i>Gazette</i> hits the
racks), except that the last two years, while being low-key in terms of
activity, have definitely preserved their live skill as players.
The Non are
experimental and progressive, sure, but you can count on them being consistent
in that progression, wherever and whenever they play. I still have yet to see
them play show that’s anything less than thrilling.
But yeah, they did their usual instrumental ping-pong in space thing we all love so much. It was Zach Zeller’s (pictured) second show of the night, and bassist Tom Bishop and guitarist Wil Norton flew in from Norman (Bishop’s a certified pilot) and out in the same night, just to play. Gotta admire that determination.