Famous people were everywhere, but we pretended not to notice. That's because Far Out vs. Hot Dang is lookin' where you ain't lookin' ... or at least it's seein' more than you're seein'. It's like a third eye and a lightning rod amalgamated into one blessedly/hellaciously innovative sensory organ. And that, gentle reader, is super-awesome. [...]
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Last night's Sonic Circuits show at the Strathmore Mansion was a treat—and not just because the dark, wooden walls of the arts center's music room complemented the string-based openers.
The Low End String Quartet is a "reimagined" take on the string quartet; instead of cello and violin, there was a guitar and an upright bass. Janel [...]
Avant-Gored: The Ballad of The Muffins and D.C.’s Experimental Scene, Before and After Punk Killed Them
The Muffins in Rockville in 1979
It’s a somewhat ludicrous thing to say about an event that spotlights so many alienating artists, but in its 10th year, the Sonic Circuits Festival of Experimental Music feels, well, kind of big.
This year there are veteran prog and avant-rock draws, like Magma and Univers Zero, and the noise and [...]
Sonic Circuits announced part of its 2010 festival lineup today, and the headliners may come as a surprise: French giants Magma (whose drummer and bandleader, Christian Vander, is pictured above) heads up the bill. Magma are legends in prog-rock circles, essentially creating their own indescribable genre of rock music, "zeuhl," in the early 1970s. Zeuhl [...]