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The WMBR Noise/Experimental Music Concert Report

  • Sunday, February 12:
    • A Far Cry performs works by Barber, Kilar, Wiren, Suk, Takemitsu, & Eisler - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 1:30 pm

  • Tuesday, February 14:
    • Non-Event presents: Jeb Bishop - Cafe Fixe, 7 pm

  • Thursday, February 16:
    • Make It New presents: Matthew Dear (DJ Kicks album release party) - Middlesex Lounge
    • Angela Sawyer's "Party Cruise" - Arts at the Armory, 9 pm
    • Forest - A Benefit Concert for Environmental Protection: Performances of music by Liza Lim, Katarina Milijkovic, Lee Hyla, Mischa Salkind-Pearl, Jason Eckardt, John Luther Adams, Beau Kenyon, Marti Epstein - Lilypad, 8 pm

  • Saturday, February 18:
    • A Midwinter's Night's Drone: participate and contribute to three hours of non-stop continuous drone! - Hearing Room, Lowell
    • Moon Villain and Boston Hassle present: Isabella, World War, Snack Master, & Midisexual - Studio@550

  • Sunday, February 19:
    • Standing Waves #5: Lecture / concert featuring J.P.A. Falzone with the Providence Research Ensemble - SMFA, 7-9 pm

Coming Up...

  • Tuesday, February 21:
    • Alfred Hitchcock's film Vertigo accompanied by an original score performed by Aaron Hartley’s Storyboard Noir Ensemble - Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory, 7:30 pm
    • Jack Adler-McKean performs new works for microtonal tuba by composers Evan Johnson, Emily Howard, Edo Frenkel, Dmitri Kourliandski, & Georges Aperghis - Lilypad, 7:30 pm

  • Thursday, February 23:
    • Jack Life ft. Liquid Asset, Isabella, & Old Mic Odd - Zuzu, 10 pm
    • Deep Sound featuring Bad Jazz, Laurie Amat, Alan Sondheim and Limit-Azure Carter, & Luke Damrosch - AS220 Main Stage, 9 pm

  • Saturday, February 25:
    • Verhalten, Ceremonial Abyss, Mark Cetilia, Power Monster, Amber Room, Droplet, & DJ Kurt Snell - Machines with Magnets, Pawtucket, more info here

  • Sunday, February 26:
    • Enduser, Shitmat, State Vector Collapse, Kurt Snell, & Darryl Hell - AS220, Providence, 9 pm

  • Tuesday, February 28:
    • Revolutionary Snake Ensemble Mardi Gras Party with special guests Charles Neville and Henri Smith - Regattabar, 7:30 pm

  • Thursday, March 2:
    • Hi-Speed Coeds (Andrew Neumann / Luther Grey / Forbes Graham) - Outpost186, 8 pm
    • XFest Pre-Show with Walter Wright, Al Margolis, Claire Barrett, & others - SMFA, 7-10 pm

  • Friday, March 3:
    • [Fri 3/3 to Sun 3/5] XFest: A festival of improvised music, & visuals and movement - City Hall in Holyoke
    • Fromm Players and Talea Ensemble perform works by George Lewis, Gerard Grisey, & James Dillon - John Knowles Paine Concert Hall, Harvard University, free!

  • Saturday, March 4:
    • Fromm Players and Talea Ensemble perform works by Brian Ferneyhough, Rand Steiger, Liza Lim, & Hans Tutschku - John Knowles Paine Concert Hall, Harvard University, free!

  • Tuesday, March 7:
    • Callithumpian Consort - Lilypad, 9 pm

  • Thursday, March 9:
    • WMBR and the List Visual Arts Center present the Ampersand concert series featuring Miles Okazaki and RAJAS - MIT Bartos Theater, 8 pm
    • Hub New Music presents Blue with performances of Evan Ziporyn's Thread and Laura Kaminsky's the Full Range of Blue - Museum of Fine Arts, 6-8 pm

  • Friday, March 10:
    • E, Gary War, Violet Nox, & Audrey Harper - Lilypad, 9 pm

  • Saturday, March 11:
    • Tanya Tagaq presents Nanook of the North - Museum of Fine Arts, 7:30-9:30 pm

  • Monday, March 13:
    • Glenn Jones, Laura Baird, & LaRochelle - AS220, Providence, 8:30 pm, free!

  • Tuesday, March 14:

  • Thursday, March 16:
    • Sunn O))), & Big Brave - Coolidge Corner Theatre, more info

  • Saturday, March 18:
    • Alloy Orchestra performs a live soundtrack for the silent films The Black Pirate and Variete - Somerville Theatre, 4 pm and 8 pm

  • Saturday, March 25:
    • Open Sound presents: String Noise, & Kevin Frenette Trio - Third Life Studio, 8 pm

  • Wednesday, March 29:
    • Animal Hospital, Living Body, Nightime Sunshine, & Gun Mother - O'Brien's Pub, 8 pm

  • Thursday, March 30:
    • Sandy Ewen / Damon Smith / Weasel Walter and Jeb Bishop - Outpost186, 8 pm

  • Sunday, April 2:
    • Six Organs of Admittance, Minibeast, & Alosi Den - Great Scott

  • Friday, April 7:
    • Open Sound presents: The City of Tomorrow, Marti Epstein, & Variant State - Third Life Studio, 8 pm

  • Tuesday, April 11:
    • Non-Event presents: Wendy Eisenberg - Cafe Fixe, 7 pm

  • Friday, April 14:

  • Saturday, April 15:
    • Xiu Xiu - The Hardcore Stadium (Cambridge Elks Lodge), Cambridge
    • Bonnie Whiting album release party with opening performances by Maria Finkelmeier and Greg Jukes - Lilypad, 7:30 pm

  • Sunday, April 16:
    • Zakir Hussain and Rahul Sharma - Sanders Theatre at Harvard University, 7:30 pm

  • Monday, April 17:
    • Non-Event presents: Ben Owen, & Jason Kahn - SMFA Library, 8 pm

  • Sunday, April 30:
    • Open Sound presents: Wendy Roichman, Inedit, & Rested Field - Third Life Studio, 8 pm

  • Saturday, June 3:
    • Open Sound presents: Viola Yip, Kirsten Volness, & Cobra (by John Zorn) - Third Life Studio, 8 pm

  • Saturday, June 10:
    • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Wang Theatre

  • Wednesday, June 21:
    • Open Sound presents: A special 100 person outside performance of John Cage's Variations III for Make Music Day! - TBA

Please Note:
  • Addresses of many Boston area clubs can be found here.
  • Local bands are only listed the week of the show.
  • Additions, changes and corrections for rock/pop/punk shows only can be made by writing to: rock-listings email address
  • To submit announcement about upcoming roots/americana/blues/cajun/zydeco shows, please use the address: roots-listings email address
  • To submit announcement about upcoming Jazz shows, please use the address: jazz-listings email address
  • To submit announcement about upcoming World Music shows, please use the address: world-listings email address
  • To submit announcement about Any Other music shows, please use the address: other-listings email address
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