5 must-see shows at the 2013 X Avant Music Festival


The Music Gallery’s 2013 X Avant Festival lineup is without a doubt what many experimental, pop, jazz, noise, classical, and world music fans would call exciting, and what some other music lovers would hesitatingly call “interesting.” Yet the 10 day, seven show fest isn’t all weird dudes sharing the stage with their stuffed animals — more on that in a minute — A Tribe Called Red will be in town for what can and should be festival’s best dance party ever, and Morton Feldman‘s String Quartet No. 2 promise a “slow motion rave,” which, to be fair, still falls under “interesting.” But at X Avant, as in life, interesting is nothing if not something to aspire to.