Ten years ago, on a rainy day, Harvey Moscot began strumming his guitar in an empty store. Soon enough, people looking for shelter and some live music were coming in.
Harvey decided to hire Helena Ngo to curate a Moscot Music series in the eyeglass store’s flagship gallery on Orchard Street, with idea of bringing “some of the art back to the Lower East Side.” Harvey and his son Zack invited us to come in and record a live session with Portland-based sextet AgesandAges. Though the band hails from the west, both of its records have been released by Brooklyn labels: Knitting Factory Records and Partisan Records.
“Brooklyn and Portland have incestuous and interchangeable people, labels and bands,” Rob Oberdorfer, one of the band’s founders, observes.
If you couldn’t get tickets to their sold-out show at Bowery Ballroom tonight (they’re opening for Lake Street Dive), at least enjoy AgesandAges playing their new album’s title track, “Divisionary.”