Eric Copeland opened for Avey Tare at the Knitting Factory this December. After not being able to see him for years, we have been lucky enough to catch him live twice in the last two months alone, the last time being at Altered Zones. His set was identical to the one he played at Altered Zones but was still a treat to see performed live again.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Avey Tare (Dave Portner of Animal Collective) released Down There in October 2010. Though he had previously released other non-Animal Collective work on Crumbling Land, the Living Bridge compilation, and Pullhair Rubeye with Kria Brekkan, Down There marks Dave's official solo record debut. During interviews conducted upon the album's release last year, Dave seemed set on not touring with this material due to the nature of each song's material. However, an unexpected solo tour was announced for this winter. We caught his show at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn.