Sign up for our newsletters    

Baltimore City Paper home page.

Matmos turn “I Want Candy” into a song for Edward Snowden

July 12, 2013
By

Matmos covers Bow Wow Wow Yes, you read that right. Drew Daniel and M.C. Schmidt of Matmos took the Bo-Diddley-Beat-jacking song about summer fun by Bow Wow Wow and reworked the lyrics into an homage to the famed NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who, as of this writing, is reportedly taking his asylum plea to...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Listen | No Comments »

On the Download: Improv With Dan Deacon and Matmos

January 20, 2011
By
On the Download: Improv With Dan Deacon and Matmos

This happened at last fall’s MoogFest in North Carolina: two improv jams between Dan Deacon and Matmos’ Drew Daniel and M.C. Schmidt, released yesterday via the indie live-recording vault Daytrotter. Warned by a comment from Schmidt on the Daytrotter posting that the second track “*really* isn’t very good,” I went ahead and skipped it,...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in On the Download | 17 Comments »

The Red Room’s “130% Surround Sound” Series Debuts Tonight, 8:30 p.m.

August 5, 2010
By

The Red Room Collective kicks off a new series tonight dedicated to four-channel sound works. Titled “130% Surround Sound” and curated by musical chameleon Tom Boram, the series capitalizes on the Red Room’s recent upgrades and refurbishment. “The Red Room bought a new PA last year and we decided to keep the old one,”...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Uncategorized | 12 Comments »

New Track From Matmos and So Percussion: “Treasure” from Treasure State

May 11, 2010
By
New Track From Matmos and So Percussion: “Treasure” from Treasure State

The amorphous electronic music free-thinkers of Matmos have an upcoming collaboration with New York’s So Percussion set for release this July. Expect a bit of the deft, hybrized musique concrete that Matmos excels in, distilled even further into marvelous, uncompromisingly appealing instrumental compositions. “Treasure” is a sneak peak. Matmos/So Percussion: “Treasure
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Preview, Track | 51 Comments »

Big Ears: Philip Glass, Antony, and the Round Robin

February 11, 2009
By
Big Ears: Philip Glass, Antony, and the Round Robin

Philip Glass | Image by Josh Sisk Most big-deal music festivals suck. Yes, that’s just one writer’s opinion, but crowds, lines, abbreviated/overlapping/distant performances, predatory locals/vendors/law enforcement—you can have it. Then there are the fringe festivals, the music-nerd gatherings, events such as Mutek, High Zero, All Tomorrow’s Parties, Whartscape, and, now, Big Ears, festivals that...
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Tonight: M.C. Schmidt and J Lesser at True Vine

December 11, 2008
By
Tonight: M.C. Schmidt and J Lesser at True Vine

M.C. Schmidt | Image by www.highzero.org True Vine majordomo Jason Willett sent out an e-mail last night clueing Noise into this wonderful fact: Matmos’ M.C. Schmidt and longtime friend of Matmos J Lesser perform at the Hampden record treasury tonight, Dec. 11, at 5 p.m., or as Willett put it: martin “matmos” schmidt &...
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized | 17 Comments »

Whartscape 2008 Kicks Off at the Charles: Whartscape, Charles Theatre, July 17

July 18, 2008
By

Wham City’s alternative to Artscape is only in its third year, but already it’s starting to feel like an institution. So much attention, in the indie press and online, was lavished on last year’s festival and the advance hype for this year’s installment that you get the feeling there are a good number of...
Read more »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »