Unholy Tongues, Akris, Derek Poteat | Nightlight | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week

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Unholy Tongues, Akris, Derek Poteat

When: Sat., Oct. 8, 9:30 p.m. 2011

The most amazing thing about watching early Ahleuchatistas was the speed and precision of the avant-math-jazz-rock trio's interplay. Derek Poteat left that band years ago, and, solo, his dizzying bass chops take on an even more alarming character. He mixes expressionistic washes of distortion and abuses tonality with loops and other effects. Sometimes he orchestrates massive soundscapes, sometimes he simply runs up and down undulating progressions. Wilmington's Unholy Tongues abandon the heady trudge of post-rockers like Mono or Eluvium for more confident, buoyant Maserati-style instro-rock. Riff-heavy murk metal, courtesy of Virginia duo Akris, rounds out the bill. Poteat opens. —Corbie Hill

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