Arts Desk

Dustin Wong @ Velvet Lounge Tonight!

Dustin Wong is set to release a very long, very intricate solo album, Infinite Love, on Oct. 5. The Ponytail guitarist—a band that has either broken up or is on some kind of Fugazi-style hiatus—is not one to mess around. Infinite Love contains two tracks each roughly 40 minutes long, each containing a dizzying flow of notes that are looped over and over. The effect is either ridiculously high-end twee prog or the best instrumental record we've heard since Papa M's Live From A Shark Cave (1999). Wong proves that two hours of guitar loops don't have to be dull exercises. They can be ecstatic and joyful, and, yes, jaw dropping. Go see Wong and his guitar pedals at the Velvet Lounge tonight.

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