photos by Marfa Capodanno

Thurston Moore, John Moloney, White Mystery, Mavis Staples @ Union Station
Station to Station - Chicago
Station to Station - Chicago
Station to Station - Chicago

Union Station here is effectively a gigantic stone cavern: enormous, hard-surfaced, and blessed with reverb that seems to tiptoe all the way around the room before it slaps you in the back of the head. So a lot of the acts who played at tonight's Station to Station event figured out how to use the mammoth presence of the room to their advantage, beginning with No Age, who traded the high-volume art-punk of their earlier sets on the tour for a hushed, tense, constantly evolving wave of instrumental drone that began with a couple of their associates playing a slap-and-clap game in front of their microphone. [WIRED]

Doug Aitken and Levi's brought a rotating cast of visual artists, musicians, filmmakers, and more 'Station to Station' in September. The Chicago stop, which came after NYC and Pittsburgh, featured sets by No Age, Black Monks of Mississippi, Thurston Moore & John Moloney (Caught On Tape), White Mystery, and Mavis Staples. We've got some pictures and videos from the event. They continue below...

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Caught On Tape (Thurston Moore, John Moloney)

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