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Mutek: “A Hyper Bass Drop”

June 5, 2008
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Mutek: “A Hyper Bass Drop”

Sometimes Mutek is a giant rave. Friday night, the festival moved around the corner to Metropolis, a swank if generic club that probably sees a whole bunch of rock shows the rest of the year. The main room is around 1,500 (rough guess) capacity and it has a smaller side room for 400 more;...
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Mutek: Considerably Human

June 3, 2008
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Mutek: Considerably Human

To clarify: Mutek is not a giant rave. Yes, there is some bad-ass lighting and visuals, and the dude dancing next to me last night made me want some of that, but, really, the festival is a whole bunch of nerds. Granted, these are quite fashionable nerds–save for the white Nikes that are still...
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Butt Stomach Make Noise, But Fail to Nauseate

April 10, 2008
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After it spent much of 2007 closed and in temporary limbo, I’d been neglecting to check out the Talking Head since it reopened early last fall. But I finally stopped by April 11, and the place was looking better than ever, with even the air inside the club much cleaner than it used to...
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Pack a Snack: Cex and Ecstatic Sunshine Announce Tour

April 8, 2008
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Pack a Snack: Cex and Ecstatic Sunshine Announce Tour

| Image by MEL GUAPO In support of its sophomore album, Way (Cardboard Records), released today, Ecstatic Sunshine is taking its joyful, cathartic not-quite-noise from coast-to-coast for a monthlong tour with the not even a little bit dormant Cex, aka former City Paper contributor Rjyan Kidwell. It’s no surprise for Ecstatic Sunshine, though “supporting”...
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Staying In School: Outputmessage

March 28, 2008
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Staying In School: Outputmessage

This Saturday, March 29, Bernard Farley, the Washington D.C.-based electronic musician and DJ known as Outputmessage, returns to Bmore Electro‘s monthly More or Less party at the Depot for a night of melodic electrohouse obscurities. Well-known in the IDM scene, the 24-year-old self-taught musician boasts an impressive résumé of releases and production work. While...
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