Daniel Higgs, Catman

Daniel Higgs


DJ Ryan Weinstein, Tierra Del Fuego

Mon · October 15, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Daniel Higgs
Daniel Higgs
Daniel Arcus Incus Ululat Higgs is a musician and artist from
Baltimore, Maryland on whose behalf superlatives are destined to fail.
It’s not that his artistic output – spanning three decades, numerous
albums, books of poetry and collections of drawings – simply eludes
classification, it defies it. Often we hear that a true work of art is
meant to speak for itself, and with the work of Daniel Higgs the maxim
rings truer than ever. His art is of the cosmos, we on Earth merely
lucky that it happens to be confined to our atmosphere, in our

Higgs is known primarily for his work as the sole lyricist and
frontman of the band Lungfish, a four-piece dedicated to charting, in
this listener’s estimation, nothing short of the evolution of all
species, known and unknown. That the band has undertaken this pursuit
in the guise of a humble rock outfit, in the absence of any public
relations fanfare, metanarrative, or manifesto has been enough to
endear them to tens of thousands. They are enshrined as one of
America’s last true folk bands, and Higgs anointed as a patron saint
to artistic purity.

In recent years, Higgs has released a number of solo outings that can
only be described as the ultimate in isolation, worlds away from the
hypnotic, communal rock of his band. On Atomic Yggdrasil Tarot, Higgs
weaves meditative, casually ruptured drones using acoustic and
electric guitar, upright pianos, banjo and jew’s harp, recorded
entirely at home on cassette recorder. He pairs the music with a
series of paintings that call to mind religious iconography passed
through the disfiguring surrealism of Miro.

Higgs has wedded his music and his visual art into a singular being,
meant to be encountered as a conjuring force similar to that of the
tarot experience. The yggdrasil is the great tree of Norse myth that
connects all worlds of cosmology. Passing into Christian folklore, the
tree is said to connect heaven and earth. In his relentless pursuit of
the indivisible, Higgs travels up and down this spine and hatches a
new transubstantiation of sound and image into life-form.
Catman, whose real name is David Taieb, is an improvisational musician, author, composer and visual artist from France.
He makes records, books, videos and performances. His musical style ranges from electronic music to experimental music.
Venue Information:
2478 N Fletcher Dr
Los Angeles, CA, 90039