Caught on Tape, the duo of Thurston Moore and John Moloney.
Photos by Tim Bugbee
The feasibility of mounting large-scale experimental and underground music events in the U.S. has grown increasingly questionable in the last few years. Festivals that forgo corporate sponsorship, like the once-venerable All Tomorrows Parties, have pulled out of American operations, and smaller one-offs like Neon Marshmallow and Terrastock haven’t made much of a peep lately. In their place, operations like the Red Bull Music Academy have stepped in, funding events like this year’s Drone Activity In Progress, a one-night noise extravaganza at a disused glass factory in Queens. It offered a convincing snapshot of the scene for a $8 cover fee and the incongruous sight of coolers full of Red Bull Silver being hawked as Pharmakon obliterated a black-clad crowd of misfits in an adjacent room.Read More