Booed Music

Booed Music: Microkingdom, Twig Harper, Darsombra, more
  • What's up with avant-garde music

    Chuck Bettis' (pictured) bands the Meta-matics and the All Scars weren't afraid to wander into the weedy sounds, rhythms, and other ideas that didn't comfortably fit on conventional rock-club stages. On July 27 Bettis comes down from New York to collaborate with locals Tom Boram and Twig Harper...

  • What's up with avant-garde and experimental

    Since releasing her Hukam debut (Ehse) in 2011, sitarist/vocalist Ami Dang (pictured, left, with her drummer Kate Levitt) has steadily grown as a genre-bending producer and songwriter. She strings her songs along through haunting, percussive loops and sitar lines that are convoluted enough to seduce...

  • What's up with avant-garde music

    Northern Spy, the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based label responsible for pleasing out releases from Zs, Charles Gayle, the USA Is a Monster, and Loren Connors and Suzanne Langille over the past three years, recently released Black Host's Life in the Sugar Candle Mines, and it's an absolute motherfucker. Led...

  • What's up with avant-garde music

    Local outfit Baklavaa released a gloriously damaged EP with the wonderfully woolly title Hairmoans, a noise assault that Booed became quite fond of in 2012. The group is putting out Spiral Cramp, its debut LP, soon. (A white vinyl version with handmade screenprints of Lucas King's cover art, pictured,...

  • What's up with avant-garde and experimental

    Last month, local violinist and composer Liz Meredith released a self-titled LP featuring two luxuriant, sidelong immersions into subtly shifting moods. Surprisingly, it's her first proper solo outing and it features two pieces she's been working over the past decade. This debut is surprising only...

  • What's up with avant-garde and experimental

    Earlier this month Baltimore musician/vocalist, performance artist, and filmmaker Bethany Dinsick relocated to New York for a short spell just to explore a different arts community. The 2007 Towson University graduate has been an underground presence in recent years, whether it be performing at...

  • What's up with avant-garde and experimental

    Curse’s (pictured) self-released four-song EP is a mighty teaser for the full-length release this local duo has slated for the fall. The heavy combination of drummer/electronics Logan Terkelsen (of surf-fuzzed outfit Pfisters and Ich Auch with Karl Ekdahl) and vox/electronics Jane Vincent (ex-Abiku)...

29°