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Kee Avil (Montreal), JoAnn McNeil, Trull/Cunningham

  • Kismet Creative Center 3409 Iowa Avenue St. Louis, MO, 63118 United States (map)


Kee Avil is a solo song project based in Montreal, QC. It combines guitar, voice and electronics into weird song forms that stagger between structure and improvisation. Kee Avil evolved from playing the guitar with broken cymbals and drumsticks into creating strange beats glued together by samples of screws dropped into crystal bowls.


"While the world at large continues its sluggish, incremental awakening to the embodied artistic brilliance of black women, it would be easy to say that JoAnn McNeil has quietly birthed a collection of living sound and sight fully immersed in the lived-in dystopia that many black women experience on this very same world. The noise of it all (and, yes, in fact “noise” as evidenced by pieces like “Invisa Cell” with its Suzanne Cianni-esque dirge or the ambiance of “Blind Eye” and its Top 40 dance hit in a post Weyland-Yutani world) suggests that nothing from this oeuvre could materialize quietly. Yet, here we are, finally witnessing an artist gently exploding (if you will) from the strange environs of her birthplace of St. Louis (as documented in the photography series “Broken Homes”) and onto stages, galleries, and afro-futurist festivals from St. Louis to Philadelphia." - Alex Smith


Free improvised electric guitar and violin duo of Chris Trull (Yowie, Grand Ulena) and Alex Cunningham (Vernacular String Trio, Hardbody).

BRING $5-7 for the touring artist and buy their merch!

Earlier Event: July 13
The RED Mango Kickback