Hailing from Baltimore, MD, a bubbling pot that continues to churn out a rainbow fog swirl of new and exciting bands (Crazy Dreams Band, Lower Dens) as well as experimental music and new media festivals (Whartscape, Transmodern), Ami Dang seems to exude the creative energy that is pouring out of her hometown. Her upcoming full-length album (due out in December on Ehse Records), was crafted from an intersecting background of classical sitar and composition, experimental electronics and visual performance, combined with a deep love for ’90s dance beats and a fuzzy memory of megaphones blaring Indian pop songs into the streets of New Delhi.
If you’re in the area next week, catch Ami performing along with many other artists at Baltimore’s High Zero festival on September 23rd and 24th, 2010.
~~~~~Hairy Painter + Ivy Meadows DJ set~~~~~ eight lamas from drepung – invoking the spirit of kindness through sound / masaki batoh and helena espvall – until tomorrow / Arp – High Life / pearls before swine – another time / durutti column – prayer / Lower Dens – Blue & Silver / Pigeons – En Rêve (slooowed downnn arthur radio dub) / Prince Rama Of Ayodhya – Aeolian Divine / philip k dick – the divine invasion (excerpt)
Thursday June 24 8:30pm at the Starlite Courtyard outside Mt. Fuji General Store 61740C 29 Palms Hwy Joshua Tree, California 760-333-9174
Free * All ages welcome
Hot off a tour as handpicked openers for Matmos, Baltimore’s experimental all-female a capella performance mob Lexie Mountain Boys make their High Desert debut TONIGHT outdoors in the Starlite Courtyard in downtown Joshua Tree, California in a FREE FREE FREE, pass-the-hat event. All ages are welcome. No two Lexie Mountain Boys performances are alike so please arrive on-time and be appropriately prepared to witness one of the most notorious acts to come out of Baltimore’s internationally renowned underground arts scene.
The Lexies have performed as St Augustine’s Tower (London), The New Museum (NY), The Rohsska Museet (Gothenberg SE), The Baltimore Museum of Art, and more. Their full-length CD “Sacred Vacation” was recorded in a Baltimore church by Wye Oak’s Andy Stack, and released on Carpark Records, also home to Dan Deacon & Animal Collective.
Arthur Radio is moving from daytime into nighttime, now broadcasting live every Sunday from 9-11pm EST on Newtown Radio. This past Sunday we spelunked our way into the new slot, feeling our way blindly through the cavernous darkness until our purple-hued blacklights hit upon a a sparkling formation of phosphorescent rocks. We decided to sit for awhile and rest in their glow, listening as intermittent drops of water fell from nearby stalactites, echoing endlessly along the ancient limestone corridors from which we came…
New menace rager from CRAZY DREAMS BAND of Baltimore, one of contemporary American rock n roll’s most exciting live frontpersons, Lexie Macchi (Lexie Mountain Boys). New album WAR DREAMS, three 8-minuteish songs (including “Feels So Good”) plus an epic side 2—that is, the way album’s are supposed to be constructed—cover pictured below, just out from the dependably tasty Holy Mountain.
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