Posts Tagged ‘Layne Garrett’

Alas, The Doldrums Begin: Jazz Setlist, July 31-August 6

Yes, it's that slow period in August when the jazz scene dries up to a trickle. And yet, every desert has its oases; here are a few of ours.
Friday, August 1
There's some room for debate on the overlap between jazz and "creative music." The latter is more of a catch-all term for music that combines [...]

Jazz Setlist, May 2-8: Nonstop Improv, Indeed

Thursday, May 2
If you're speaking to alto saxophonists under the age of, say, 40, and you ask them about their influences, it's a given that you'll add, "Aside from Kenny Garrett, of course." This is not an exaggeration. His supple, sensuous tone, preternatural rhythmic sense, and snaky short-note phrasings have all become the lingua franca [...]

Body Wishes’ Drone Jams Are Good for Brunch (and Other Meals, Too)

The next time local DIY venue The Cherch hosts a drone brunch—the inaugural one took place two weekends ago, and featured drone music from Insect Factory and Layne Garrett—they should book Body Wishes, a minimalist project from Hume guitarist Peter Tran. Body Wishes performs tonight at another D.C. DIY space, and you can get yourself primed with [...]

Hume’s Gorgeous, and Gorgeous-Looking, Penumbra Now Available

The latest Hume release contains five songs, stretches to 40 minutes, and is a gorgeous document of melty, psyched-out indie prog. It's also one of my favorite things to come out of D.C. all year. And now it can be yours! Sockets Records just put copies up for sale online, and also posted some shots [...]

Q&A: Layne Garrett’s Tunnel of Love

Tomorrow at 4 p.m. you can join 184 of your fellow experimental music lovers—although some may just be experimental-curious—in a tunnel off the Capital Crescent Trail to record noise that will be mixed into 1.8 second sound loops. The loops will be included on a compilation that will benefit the annual Sonic Circuits music festival.
Layne [...]

Photos: Avant Fairfax Draws a Crowd

By virtually any measure, Saturday's Avant Fairfax festival was quite the success. With a lineup full of relative obscurities and a location far from the center of metropolitan D.C., success was never a guarantee, but thanks to consistent and wide-ranging publicity efforts on the part of its organizers, Avant Fairfax managed to draw a [...]

This Saturday: Fairfax Goes Avant-Garde

Some time ago, Fairfax City Parks & Rec employee Andrew McCarry handed me a glossy flyer with the words "AVANT FAIRFAX" splashed colorfully across the top. I had heard of this event before, but I'm sure he would have forgiven me if I'd done a double-take. As someone who treks into the District several times [...]

Yesterday’s “Tape Loop Intervention” in Rock Creek Park

You probably know about those Corinthian columns from the old Capitol building that are now on display in a rather surreal manner at the National Arboretum. You probably didn't know that other large chunks of stonework from the renovations of the Capitol were dumped, in a mysteriously arranged square, near the Nature Center in Rock [...]

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