By Brian Fox on
8/8/2013 3:21 PM
By Chris Jisi
The brave new face of bass was alive and well a few doors north of the former CBGB’s at The Bowery Electric, in New York City’s East Village, on July 8th. The triple bill boasted Owen Biddle and drummer Zach Danziger (minus their Mister Barrington keyboardist, Oli Rockberger); Felix Pastorius with the Hipster Assassins (second bassist Mike Bendy, guitarist John Bendy, saxophonist Chris Ward, drummer Kenny Gronowski, and guest keyboardist William Tatge); and Panagiotis Andreou, keyboardist Jason Linder, and drummer Mark Guiliana—better known as Now Vs. Now (whose critically acclaimed self-titled 2009 CD, was produced by Meshell Ndegocello).
Biddle and Danziger’s set, billed as Edit Bunker, employed video footage and the closing theme from the classic TV sitcom, All in the Family as fodder for their cutting edge, computer-aided improvisation. Decked out in Edith...