Music: The Sawtelles return to Best Video Fri., May 3

The Sawtelles—including Best Video Film & Cultural Center Executive Director Richard Brown on sax and guitar—play Best Video Performance Space Friday, May 3. The show starts at 8 PM and the cover is a sliding scale of $5-10 (pay what you can in that range).

Husband and wife duo Pete and Julie Riccio are the foundation of the Sawtelles. They have added a new texture to their palette in recent years with the addition of guitarist and saxophonist Richard Brown. Their music is a balance of four elements: alternate-tuned guitar, stand-up drum kit (ala Velvet Underground’s Mo Tucker) and two voices. Peter plays guitar and Julie plays drums; they both sing. Their sparse but intricately arranged pop is as lush as it is captivatingly unique; what is played as important as what isn’t.

Their self-produced DYI philosophy aligns them more with the hand painted Sun Ra LP’s of 1950’s and 60’s then it does with those striving for mainstream commercial success.

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