Bowery Presents recently has been bringing in some amazing underground and indie acts to New Orleans. Wednesday night’s show at Gasa Gasa was no exception as New York-based A Place to Bury Strangers (APTBS) played to a near sold out crowd. Also on the bill were noise bands Creepoid and Dead Marshes. They were bot a perfect fit to the evening’s main event.
It’s not often that a bands name can almost depict the mood of music they play. APTBS is mood music at it best. The wall of noise that the band creates at the beginning of the set carries its way all through without missing a beat. The band is on tour in support of their latest effort, Transfixiation, of which the bulk of the set was built around.
The show for the most part was a three act march into complete destruction of any ideas you may have ever had about shoegaze music. The first act was the digital projection, followed by the strobes, and finished off with laser mayhem, all of which were accompanied by a healthy dose of fog to take the mood of the set to a whole other level. The small room was the perfect space for all those elements to collide. You can see a full gallery of photos here.