Something Else! Reviews

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Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan – ‘Epistrophy’ (2019)

Ivo Perelman, with Mat Maneri, Nate Wooley and Matthew Shipp – ‘Strings 4’ (2019)

Ivo Perelman – ‘Strings 3’ (2019)

Samantha Boshnack’s Seismic Belt – ‘Live In Santa Monica’ (2019)

Fernando Perdomo, Phil Keaggy, Tony Levin & Jerry Marotta + Others: Five for the Road

Upcoming Keir Neuringer Performances

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April 24 Philadelphia: Drummers Simone Weissenfels piano, Lisa Bella Donna synths, KN farfisa organ
April 26 Brooklyn: IBeam Simone Weissenfels piano, Lisa Bella Donna drums/synths, KN organ/saxophone

May 2 Amsterdam: Bimhuis Irreversible Entanglements
May 3 Antwerp: Het Bos Irreversible Entanglements
May 4 Koln: Stadtgarten Irreversible Entanglements
May 5 Krems: Donaufestival Irreversible Entanglements
May 9 Brooklyn: Red Bull Music Festival @ BRIC Moor Mother: Red Summer w/ Irreversible Entanglements
May 14 Brooklyn: Roulette Dromedaries
May 15 Philadelphia: Johnny Brenda’s Irreversible Entanglements

June 10 Montreal: Suoni per il Popolo Irreversible Entanglements
June 20-22 Philadelphia: FringeArts Moor Mother: Circuit City w/ Irreversible Entanglements
June 29 Vancouver: Vancouver International Jazz Festival Irreversible Entanglements
June 30 Vancouver: Roundhouse Community Center KN workshop

John Corbett Interview

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Writer John Corbett is from Chicago, and has been spreading the word about obscure and underground music for decades. He’s a writer, a critic, a record collector, a presenter of live music, and a producer of both reissues and new albums in the areas of free and avant-garde jazz, free improvisation, noise, modern composition, and things that are simply impossible to pigeonhole or classify in any meaningful way. He’s got a new book out, Pick Up the Pieces: Excursions in Seventies Music, which is absolutely worth a read, but I wanted to talk to him about a lot of his other work, including the legendary Unheard Music Series of CDs which he curated for the Atavistic label in the early 2000s, and his current project, Corbett vs. Dempsey, which is an art gallery/publishing house/record label that’s putting out incredible music, new and old, right now.

7 Albums That Show The Many Sides Of Merzbow 

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Forty years after he first started recording as Merzbow, Masami Akita’s music is no easier to categorize. Though his creations are perennially pigeonholed as noise music, anti-music, and even über-music, the sheer magnitude of his output will always present an obstacle to easy classification. Consider Mike Connelly’s comments in the opening episode of Merzcast, one of two recently launched podcasts attempting to scale Akita’s entire discography—which currently towers at 432 releases and counting: “Like, what is he thinking when he’s doing this?!”