When I told a friend via cell phone that a band called A
Lull was about to take the stage at the recently completed Pitchfork
Music Festival his response was, “A what?” Possibly uninspired moniker aside, Chicago’s A Lull went
on to deliver a dynamic, percussively driven set that drew heavily from
the band’s 2011 full-length, Confetti, and this year’s EP, Meat Mountain.
The four images on the cover of the 2012 Cincinnati Fringe Festival program (included in CityBeat’s
May 16 issue) featured various people smushing their faces against a
window. Cross-eyed, surprised, disgruntled, quizzical, amused — it’s a
diverse set of reactions, all appropriate responses to shows that Know
Theatre will present May 29-June 9.