TUSK Music Presents

TUSK Festival 2019

October 11-13


One of our favourite memories of earlier TUSKs is the performance by the duo that Jack Rose called “like a female Sun City Girls”, Spires That In The Sunset Rise. Newcastle folks were treated again the following year when they shared a bill with Richard Dawson at St Gabriel’s Church. NYC resident Ka Baird, one half of Spires, has since furthered her solo discog with more disorienting, folk-tinged towers of ecstatic minimalism via labels including Drag City and RVNG Intl. Strong aftertastes of Terry Riley and Henry Flynt, perhaps a hint of Angus Maclise, smothered in lysergic icing and thoroughly baked.