Classical Revolution, a collective of musicians who perform high-quality chamber music in non-traditional settings, is starting a new Wednesday night series at Monroe in North Beach. It’s called “Battle of the Centuries”, featuring music from the 18th – 21st centuries each hour, with accompanying drink specials for each set. I’ll be DJing for the last hour. Free Admission. Reserve seats here ($8-20 suggested donation) Wednesday June 29th 8pm-midnight Monroe SF 473 Broadway @ Kearny San Francisco, CA Drink specials all night: $2 / $5 cocktails 8:00 Haydn / Mozart String Quartets (selections) 9:00 Beethoven Symphony #4 10:00 Bowie / rock covers 11:00 DJ set by Liz Revision Musicians include: Adam Scow | Tingting Gu | Ryan Cockman | Alexander J Volonts | James Jaffe | Ed Baskerville | Nicole Boguslaw | Lewis Patzner … Read More
“The Light 3000” Smiths cover by Schneider TM & Kptmichigan is my favorite glitchy electronic one and does the original justice in its own, haunting way. From his interview with Mexico City radio station Reactor 105.7 (transcript and audio in English): I never cringe if anybody sings or covers a song, I find it very moving even though it might be quite bad, I still find it very moving that somebody would be bothered or interested to do it. Some of them really do affect me emotionally. But I find it extraordinary that every single day, that I hear new cover versions of songs, somebody is covering a Smiths song, every day, which I find incredible. Because British radio would never play the Smiths and they’ve (the Smiths) … Read More
Chicago gets a taste of the Montreal-based digital art and electronic music festival that showcases innovation in music and creativity on April 21-23 with Avant_Mutek: Chicago. Founded in 2000, Mutek is an international festival organization dedicated to the promotion of electronic music and the digital arts. Its main event is an annual five-day event in Montreal, Canada that takes place in late May and early June. Many of electronic music’s most established figures have performed, as well as numerous new artists who have gone on to build sustainable careers. Along with performances, the festival also features workshops relating to gear and software showcases, and panel discussions concerning the issues that face electronic music and music production. Read more and see the full lineup.