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 (http://www.indieadamsmorgan.com/).

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

Washington DC’s Koshari (http://www.kosharimusic.com/) — 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 (http://lost-civilizations.tumblr.com/; http://goo.gl/WfSs5) 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 (http://www.utenzil.com/) 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.