On June 8, Heterodyne will be sharing the stage with Pagan Reagan, Hisatsinom and The Mess at Baltimore’s EMP Collective, which is located at 307 W Baltimore St in Baltimore . Doors are at 8 pm; $7.
Heterodyne (Baltimore/DC/VA) is an improvisational project; its co-founders and core performers are Maria Shesiuk (Moog and processed vocalizations) and Steinberger Artist T. A. Zook (http://ted-zook.tumblr.com/) (NS Design Omni Bass, strung as a basscello).
Free downloads of Heterodyne’s sessions and performances:
Heterodyne’s spoken word artist Dan Gutstein has posted insightful commentary on the project: https://dangutstein.blogspot.com/2018/01/microphone-mayhem-my-two-months-as.html.
Pagan Reagan (DC/MD/VA) is a heavy fuzzy psych rock trio from outer space. Evan O’Neal conjures a raw whizzing electric guitar tone that has been known to inspire cult indoctrination while Maya Renfro’s violin growls through an octavizer, fulfilling a melodic low end like a hellish orchestra gone mad. Lead vocals are handed off between them, with O’Neal gleaning comparisons to Lou Reed & Renfro earning the title of “Grace Slick reincarnated”. Mitchell Bass (also of Daamsel) is known for his expansive kit and particular curation in regards to the booming resonance of his percussion. To put it succinctly, a thunder striker.
Hisatsinom (Baltimore) started playing and performing music in the underground/ experimental Baltimore “scene” in The Mountains (2001-2004). Hisatsinom plays a form of “experimental American primitive guitar”: 6- and 12-string electric/acoustic guitar; banjo; loops; drum . Occasional contributions from local “experimental” musician/Red Room veteran Eric Franklin: theremin, various electronics, percussion, etc.
The Mess (Annapolis) is a revolving door of musicians with Joseph Martin from 3rd Grade Friends at the top of the heap. Other messes involved are Brendan McLaughlin of Early American, Dave Drell and Adam Jeffrey of Distinguished Gentlemen, Tracey Buchanan of Holy Finger, Jeff Donaldson formerly of Wzt Hrts .