28 April 2008

Free Concerts

They've played most every Prog Festival in the U.S. but never played our nations capital!

On May 17 that changes when IZZ comes to Washington to play with some SOAR bands at Artomatic. Artomatic is a month-long multimedia arts event that draws together visual artists, musicians and performers and brings their work to the community without charge. More about AOM here: http://www.artomatic.org/about/facts

SOAR started working with AOM last year, with a few SOAR bands playing multiple sets over the month. This year we've lumped them all in one day. The line up includes:

On the Electric Stage starting at 4PM
Conduit
Kinetic Element
Cliff Art

Ephemeral Sun

IZZ


On the Cabaret Stage:
Gary Rouzer (solo bass)

Circus of Saints

Rob Martino (stick)


And between sets, there are six floors of visual art to peruse.




FIRST FRIDAY ON FRANKFORD AVENUE

GERM PRESENTS The Red Masque, "Philadelphia's premier avant rock band"

This Friday, much deserved excitement surrounds the Lisa Spera/Lydia Hamilton Brown photography art opening at the Highwire Gallery, just one block away from us (www.kenbmiller.com/highwire/index.html). We're hoping their sun catches our rainbow on fire (sorry, Douglas), as we simultaneously host the disciplined chaos of progressive rock titans THE RED MASQUE.

City Paper described them as the "darkness of Hammer Horror ambience and cursedly complex musicianship (think Gong meets Bauhaus) with only feedbacking noise, sound-collage clustering and the howl of vocalist Lynnette Shelley to light its way." Plus, they sing about some of your favorite Germ subjects! Cthulhu, pre-Cambrian insects, Atlantis…

3 comments:

DrBob932 said...

WTF...3 days after I leave DC Izz will be there...literally in my inlaws neighborhood. Meh. ;)

Bill K. said...

That's how it always happens, isn't it?

I've got The Rebel Wheel and The Red Masque within miles of each other the same night as my dad's 60th birthday...

Bill K. said...

That's how it always happens, isn't it?

I've got The Rebel Wheel and The Red Masque within miles of each other the same night as my dad's 60th birthday...