Hot Ticket: Fern Knight @ Comet Ping Pong, 2/5/11

If you are in the mood for pizza on a weekend evening, Comet Ping Pong on North Connecticut is one of the fine choices you have in our fair city. Most weekends there come with the bonus of live late night music with excellent, mostly local musicians often featured. Coming this Saturday night are two excellent variants of the psychedelic folk world.

Martin Bisi’s music is edgy and exciting with a wide variety of shifts between quiet and loud, spacey and grounded, linear and obtuse. Even if I did not enjoy the music I have sampled from him, I would go just to see his special guest: Brian Viglione of the Dresden Dolls. The last time, I saw the Dolls, Viglione impressed me as one of the finest drummers I had seen that year.

Fern Knight also plays psychedelic folk music and through their several albums have moved their sound around quite a bit. One thing is guaranteed, there will be strings. Cellos, violins, violas, along with percussion and more. No matter what else they dream up, you can be certain it will be an exciting personal journey. They have dazzled DC before at the Velvet Lounge and I can’t wait to see what they will come up with this Saturday.

Martin Bisi & Fern Knight
Comet Ping Pong
Saturday, Feb. 5th

Born in 1959 in the same hospital as Bob Dylan, David survived the progressive excesses of the early 70s to embrace the fledgling Dayton Ohio punk scene in the late 70s. After managing Toxic Reasons, working on shows with DOA and Husker Du, publishing zines, and hosting a radio show, he moved into a more lucrative career (while collecting a massive record collection in the mean time). Retired from real work, he has resumed his music work with his blog DC ROCK LIVE. He also reviews CDs for the European magazine Folkworld.

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