Last month, Earplug’s Michael Byrne hit massive music industry gathering (and unofficial weenie roast) SXSW alongside photographer Josh Sisk, wading through the thousands of bands and lapping up all the backyard BBQ he could eat. What’d he take away? Austin’s premiere event isn’t going anywhere. … Read More
Known for his impossibly out-there turntable antics, DJ/ rupture is an unmistakable original. Andy Moor, meanwhile, has made a name as one of the most fiercely independent and anarchist guitarists. The question isn’t whether a collaboration between the two will sound original. The question is, will their combined effect be utterly overwhelming? After the jump, Michael Byrne, weighs in with Flavorwire’s review. … Read More
The Big Ears folks deserve massive credit for kicking off one of the more fantastically nerdy avant-music droolfests we’ve seen smack in the middle of an economic septic tank. Over three days, Knoxville, Tenn. found itself in the odd company of several hundred well-trained ears for a series of improv collaborations, tightly composed modern-classical performances, musical theater renditions, and dance parties. The weather was lovely, the ten-hour drive sucked, and Southern hospitality was no joke.