Had Noah’s Ark Was A Spaceship played a month ago as planned, their Turner Park set probably would have happened amid warm and gleaming dusk.
Last night was somehow better. Rained out twice, the trio’s discomforted rock music was backed by sunless twilight and fervently migrating birds. It was an efficient performance from a band that’s played infrequently in the last year or so, and a crowd accumulated in the dark, right in front of the stage (something that hadn’t happened in prior weeks).
Snake Island! opened the evening billing, using the expansive soundstage of Turner Park to stretch out their already-distant psychedelic rock. The layers of the four-piece really popped as the underlying blues fundamentals of their driving songs existed on one plane, while Garrett Schmelzel’s filtered voice and Alan Schleich’s phased-out lead guitar clung strangely on top.
The two bands concluded our four-part summer series with Hutch. Many thanks to all who attended and performed, and we hope to see you next year.
See photos by our Will Stott below.