Dec 6: The Philadelphia Project: A Night of Experimental Music
- REMINDER: FRIDAY NIGHT EXPERIMENTAL SHOWCASE
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[ FRIDAY, DEC. 6 ]
The Philadelphia Project
It's a trifecta for those who like their sounds a shade challenging.
"The Philadelphia Project: A Night of Experimental Music" features
avant medivalists the Red Masque (pictured), ambient rhythm makers
Second Sufis and Relapse Records punk proggers Dysrhythmia. Show
organizers and chronic member swappers the Red Masque will be
premiering their latest revamping with newcomer keyboardist Marcia
Bachochin-Fabirkiewicz (original keyboardist/concert harpist
Nathan-Andrew Dewin defected to pursue solo projects). Like King
Crimson before the accessibility, the literary-minded Masque are awash
in sonic guitar booms, rumbling bass and a dash of their own prosaic
emotion. Their sophomore effort, Victoria and the Haruspex, released
earlier this year, reached cult status thanks in part to lead singer
Lynnette Shelley's hookless Siouxsie Sue operatic spans that give
direction to the album's mostly improvised instrumentation. Robots in
Disguise producer Michael McDermott's one-man project Mikronesia
provides aural time filler between bands, fashioning the Project's
format into a seamless excusion to discover rock's darker sides.
8pm. $8. Sedgwick Center, 7137 Germantown Ave. 215.248.9229. All Ages.
Visit www.theredmasque.com for more info.