The Montreal Mirror has an article on Frith in anticipation of his performance in that city next week.
As a founding member of Henry Cow and the Rock in Opposition movement, guitarist Fred Frith has cult credibility careening out of the f-holes of his Gibson ES-345. Between Cow’s first album in the early 1970s and his current band Cosa Brava’s sophomore CD The Letter, Frith has appeared on over 400 discs, rockin’ with the Art Bears, Massacre and Skeleton Crew, and collaborating with the likes of Brian Eno, Robert Wyatt, the Residents, Mike Patton and John Zorn.
Ches Smith plays solo at Toronto’s Double Double Land on Sunday, April 29th.
A Kickstarter Project for the recording of a new Poul Ruders release has been started.
Free-improv / jam band Solar Dynasty will perform in San Francisco on June 7th at the Luggage Store Gallery.
Jessica Lurie‘s Megaphone Heart is up for free streaming. It is not strictly avant-garde, but may appeal to readers of this site – there’s a lot to like about it.
Andrew Lamb, Newman Taylor Baker, Henry Grimes will perform Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012, 7:30 p.m. promptly, at Zurcher Studio, 33 Bleecker St. betw. Lafayette & Bowery (3rd Ave.) in New York.