Mika Miko & No Age at the Downtown Public Library 04/20/08
Sunday afternoon marked yet another turn in what has come to be a rather unpredictable career for Randy Randall and Dean Spunt.
The Los Angeles-based duo—who formed No Age after the demise of hardcore punk rockers the Wives—are not only known for their experimental noise rock music, but also for their extemporaneous performances in unorthodox locales.
Last November, I was lucky enough to experience one of these impromptu gigs, which occurred in the Los Angeles River. However, what transpired Sunday afternoon was entirely different altogether; it was unreal.
The mere notion of a experimental noise/punk rock show taking place in the Downtown Public Library—a location that is generally reserved for studious endeavors—is a hard to digest and, furthermore, a little unsettling. This feeling, of course, was compounded by the fact that the event was actually sanctioned by the powers that be—the police.