Wovenhand and Git Some at The Marquis 1/15/11
Tom Murphy Wovenhand
With Git Some
01.15.11 | Marquis Theater
On the cusp of its tour with Wovenhand, Git Some seemed in high form to win over at least a few people in the audience on Saturday night at the Marquis Theater. Less chaotic than earlier incarnations of the band, one thing that was immediately striking was how Neil Keener and Andrew Lindstrom, while laying down a dense and finely textured rhythm, both seemed swept up in the moment. Luke Fairchild wasn't as unhinged as other shows, but he made up for that with well-executed vocals and a seemingly greater sense of timing while also sometimes looking like he wasn't in full control of his body with the marionette-like gestures and spontaneous dancing. Chuck French had his usual clear guitar and played it with the fire, finesse and conviction of Black Flag-era Greg Ginn. The set ended on "Bought the Ticket, Take the Ride" with Fairchild flailing his limbs in time with the instrumental onslaught.
David Edwards came on to the stage looking part haggard voyager and part shaman with his white armband decorated in a pattern someone versed in Native American symbols of the Southwest might have recognized. On the floor between him and Pascal Humbert was a blanket similarly styled but with zig-zag patterns instead of square.
Tom Murphy Git Some
Opening with "Heart and Soul" by Joy Division, it was clear this was a more sonically robust line-up of the band and its opening up of certain sonic aspects of the song gave it atmospheric depth without losing the bracing and desperate feel of the original.