Charlotte's live music hot streak continued on Thursday when Parquet Courts played a ripper of a set at The Neighborhood Theatre. Their literate brand of art punk was on full display, and the setlist was heavy on songs from Human Performance, their most recent record. It was a superb night from start to finish, but the clear highlight was the one-two punch of "Master of My Craft" into "Borrowed Time." Socrates died in the fucking gutter!
Mary Lattimore kicked things off with an ambient collection of electrified harp improvs. Timbres and tones rolled in and floated out, like waves on the beach. Her final song featured a loop that suggested an IDM beat, perhaps the only time a harp has been used for something resembling dance music.