ARTS Pick: The Saturday Giant

The Saturday Giant takes disparate elements of art rock and blends together a stream of modern pop nirvana at BON on Friday. Photo: Mark Elliot The Saturday Giant takes disparate elements of art rock and blends together a stream of modern pop nirvana at BON on Friday. Photo: Mark Elliot

In the vein of Keller Williams and other one-man bands, Philip Cogley, a.k.a. The Saturday Giant, produces three, four, sometimes five separate tracks at a time during live performances using a guitar, a drum machine, keyboards, and a loop machine. Atop all of his instruments, he adds warm vocals that overlap as harmonies above the loops, creating a collage that crescendos as all of the individual parts collide and comingle under falsetto-vocal drones. When asked why he insists on performing all components of his songs live instead of using pre-recorded material, Cogley said,“That would be cheating.”

Friday 2/13. $5, 8pm. BON, 100 W. South St. 244-3786.

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