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.