DMG Newsletter May 9th, 2014

Peter Brötzmann
Cover of Peter Brötzmann

From DMG:

Fushitsusha + Peter Brotzmann! Marc Ribot Trio! Louis Moholo & Frode Gjerstad! Fake the Facts: Gustafsson/Dieb 13/Siewert! Alex Von Schlippenbach Solo Rarity! John Escreet/Evan Parker/John Hebert/Tyshawn Sorey! Elliott Sharp Terraplane!

The Westerlies+Wayne Horvitz! Peter Epstein/Ralph Alessi/Sam Minaie/Mark Ferber! David Weiss Sextet! Pieranunzi/Marc Johnson/Joey Baron! Joel Harrison! Ideal Bread: Josh Sinton/Kirk Knuffke Perform Steve Lacy Saravah Session ! Led Bib! Get the Blessing!

The Swans Rule! Acid Mother Temple! Alvarius B.! Jeffrey Lee Pierce Tribute Project! Peter Brotzmann/Harry Miller/Louis Moholo FMP Reissue! Plus New Things from Erstwhile, Hubro & Rune Grammofon! ! Old Gems from Alga Marghen: Charlotte Moorman! Robert Ashley! Charlemagne Palestine & Tony Conrad! Dick Higgins ! Ben Patterson!


The DMG Free Weekly In-Store Performance Series Continues With:

Sunday, May 25th:
6pm: NU DUO: CHERYL PYLE & BERN NIX – Flute & Guitar!

Sunday, June 1st:

Rare Friday Event – June 6th:
6pm: GIANNI MIMMO & ALISON BLUNT – Soprano Sax & Violin!

Sunday, June 8th Double-Header:

Touching Extremes Reviews

From Touching Extremes:

Charity Chan – Somewhere the Sea and Salt
Massimo Falascone – Variazioni Mumacs
Yann Novak – Snowfall
Kris Davis Trio – Waiting for You to Grow
the Home of Easy Credit – the Home of Easy Credit
Pinkcourtesyphone – a Ravishment of Mirror
Rodolphe Alexis – Sempervirent

Free Jazz Blog Reviews

Erik Friedlander
Cover of Erik Friedlander

From Free Jazz:

Don Cherry – Live In Stockholm (Caprice, 2013) ***½
Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit-First Blow (PNL, 2014) ****½
Xiu Xiu – Nina (Graveface, 2013) ***½
Dave McDonnell Group – The Dragon and the Griffin (New Atlantis, 2014) ****
Damian Allegretti, Erik Friedlander & Tony Malaby – Stoddard Place (2014) ****
Danny Fox Trio – Wide Eyed (Hot Cup, 2014) ****
Gianni Gebbia: Le Zouave Jacob & Night Mapping

Lost Civilizations Experimental Music Project and Utenzil in DC on May 18

On May 18, Koshari, the Lost Civilizations experimental music project and Utenzil will appear at Adams Morgan’s Black Squirrel. The performance is part of the Indie Adams Morgan series (

The Black Squirrel ( is located at 2427 18th Street NW Washington, D.C. 20009 (202) 232-1011. The event starts at 8 pm.

Washington DC’s Koshari ( — built around the ethereal voice of Barb Western and the signature guitar playing of Bryan Baxter — blends the spacey, effects-drenched swirl of bands like My Bloody Valentine or Swervedriver with the aggression and heaviness of the Deftones or Tool. The result is a creative voice at once familiar yet without close analog, that has been described by Kim Kirkpatrick of online magazine C60 Crew as “packed with atmosphere, beauty [and] substance.”

The Lost Civilizations experimental music project (; is a collaboration between Mike Sebastian (tenor sax, saxello, baritone sax and bass clarinet) and T. A. Zook (basscello and misc. instruments). Although essentially a duo, when schedules permit, it is joined by Jerry Busher (drums); Amanda Huron (percussion); Doug Kallmeyer (bass and electronics), Nate Scheible (percussion), Mark Pry (drums) and Emily Chimiak (violin). At the May 18 performance, John Hallberg (percussion & projections) and Manabu Nagase (multi-instrumentalist) will be sitting in.

Utenzil ( is the solo project of Michael McMorris, which brings together fitful decades of musical experience/experiments plus software, laptops, mixer and instruments which include various controllers, a DIY double neck midi guitar, live guitar and voice.