For starters, the venue was not so much a venue as just a large house party, with the band(s, plural - but I didn't stay for the rest) performing in the basement. The basement had remarkably decent sound for being - well, a basement - but the ceilings were approximately 7 feet high and the room was extremely crowded. This managed to simultaneously make me feel abnormally tall, and shorter than usual. It also prevented me from being able to get any pictures, so you'll have to use your imagination instead (and enjoy the great cover art from Drifting House's first release).
Drifting House is a self-described improvisational music project made up of the following members:
Matt Holdaway: Talking Drum
Paul Korte: Drums, Guitar
James Levis: Guitar
Vanessa Robinson: Drums, Korg, Mopho
Katie Spurlock: Bass, Drums
Phillip Villarreal: Moog, Korg
Seven musicians and an impressively sizable crowd all crammed into a small basement might seem like insanity, but the performance (the band's first) was excellent and received well by the audience.
Their music is definitely rooted in the experimental realm, but with more structure than you might expect from a group calling themselves "improvisational". There are no vocals, but members trade off various instrument duties, adding interest and layered texture to the sound.
All of the songs were remarkably catchy and by the end of the set, the crowd was calling for an encore. I'm looking forward to seeing Drifting House again soon, hopefully, but in the meantime there's always their first release on Bandcamp if you'd like to check it out.