Bill Nace

Guitarist Bill Nace’s experimental improvisations and compositions extend the boundaries of electric guitar technique, using bows, metal, wood, glass bowls, and other implements. His distinctive musical vocabulary references folk, rock, and punk traditions as he works to make a ubiquitous instrument sound new. “I use this energy to see if there is a space in between that I can call my own,” he says, “where I can draw from all of these traditions while also exerting something that feels personal and not beholden to one discipline.”

Based in Philadelphia, PA, Nace performs in the band Body/Head with Kim Gordon, as well as in duos with Samara Lubelski and Steve Baczkowski, and he has collaborated with Yoko Ono, Joe McPhee, Thurston Moore, and many others. As a touring musician, he has performed at venues and festivals such as Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Primavera Sound in Barcelona, the Benaki Museum in Athens, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Nace released Both, his first solo album, in 2020 via Drag City. He founded Open Mouth Records to release experimental music and hosts Open Mouth Presents, an ongoing local performance series for interdisciplinary, multigenerational groups of performers.

Past Shows


Jul
2
nd
2022
First Avenue
Jul
2
nd
2022
First Avenue

Ty Segall & Freedom Band

with Bill Nace

More Shows

Aug
5
th
7th St Entry

Elle PF

with Alien Book Club and Aesha Minor
Nov
7
th
Turf Club

Bartees Strange

with Pom Pom Squad and They Hate Change
Nov
8
th
First Avenue

Two Door Cinema Club

with Day Wave
Sep
15
th
Fine Line

Russian Circles