Whispers for Wolves, J. Graf, Weyes Bluhd, Owen Gardner, Salamander Wool at Hexagon Jan. 20
Here at Baltimore’s Most Continuing-2009′s-Furlough-Days-in-the-Twenty-Ten Alternative Weekly, production weeks abridged due to holidays or furlough days or furloughed holidays, such as Martin Luther King Jr. day Jan. 18, means sometimes shows/events announced late in the production cycle sadly get overlooked by the print edition—such as this Friday, Jan. 22 show at the Hexagon. The lineup includes a solid smattering of local and national solo acts who aren’t afraid to pull back and skullcap, reach in, and massage the cerebellum with their musical fingertips. The night includes:
- Whispers for Wolves, the solo work of electronics/sound worker Melissa Moore,; Wolves’ 2008 Language of the Dards (Yauu and Twilight Sing 1000,000 Songs of Milarepa: Noise Narratives Part 1 was serious plunge into chthonic regions
- J. Graf, the local creative game-changer behind Metalux and who has been involved with some of the finer sounds, sights, and social experiments to hit Baltimore in recent years
- Weyes Bluhd, the nom de music of Philadelphia’s Natalie Mering, former Jackie-O Motherfucker member and current architect of a beguilingly strange mix of beauty and nightmare: her self-released 2007 Strange Chalices of Seeing offered some of the better there’s-something-not-right-in-the-basement-and-it’s-going-to-get-me sounds around, while the “Shattered Mirror” b/w “Liquor Castle” 7-inch offers downright haunting drones for staring at the backs of your eyelids
- Walker Teret, of local hive Walker and Jay, going solo
- Owen Gardner, the local half of duo Black Vatican, whose 2008 Split (With True Primes) seriously captured one pair of ears
- Salamander Wool, the solo project of Carson Garhart, the locally based sound sculptor who may have a release coming out on Ehse Records soon and who also plays in the underrated Sejayno.
Cover $6. Starts 9 p.m..