The Bridge

Experimental Music Showcase
Published on Dec 7th, 2009
0 comments This lineup aims to bridge the nonsensical gap between rock bands and experimental electronic musicians with help from Adam Smith's throbbing freak-out project Great Dads, Wendy Hsu's accordion-...
Tristan Perich, Lesley Flanigan, and Chris Peck
Published on Dec 7th, 2009
0 comments Whereas some artists have responded to the meltdown of the music industry by releasing ever-more-expensive deluxe packages aimed at uberfans ($495 for the Pixies'Minotaur? Seriously?), NYC math-...
Benjamin O'Brien
Published on Nov 1st, 2009
1 comments Experimental electronic musician Benjamin O'Brien has both studied music with fellow avant-garde guitarist Fred Frith and earned a mathematics degree from UVA, thus leading to his improvised/...
Awesome New Republic
Published on Oct 12th, 2009
0 comments Pitchfork once praised this funky Miami dance-rock duo, which has opened for both Girl Talk and Animal Collective, as "the right balance between magnet school and special ed" while simultaneously...
The Harvest Music Festival
Published on Sep 21st, 2009
0 comments If you only go to one alt-country show this harvest season, it should be this one. Featuring Jim Waive and the Young Divorcees (who are not as bummed out as that sounds these days), Sarah White's...
Bonnie Jones and Andrea Neumann
Published on Sep 6th, 2009
0 comments Grad-student experimental music; Jones actually plays delay pedals, whereas Neumann plays piano, but only after dismantling it so she can play it from the inside out.
Ensemble Pamplemousse
Published on Aug 16th, 2009
0 comments Classical, electronic, experimental, and improvisational musicians combine flutes, cellos, keyboards, and computer programs.
Israel Darling
Published on Aug 2nd, 2009
0 comments North Carolina alt-folk youngster Jacob Darden's band Israel Darling beefs up his songs with indie rock sensibilities so they're still insightful but no longer as frail. Israel Darling - Samson The...
The Kominas
Published on Aug 2nd, 2009
0 comments Even though we generally oppose any further attempts to create new musical genres by appending the suffix "-core" to unlikely words and also recoil a bit every time another group of weenies with...
NanoHz 24
Published on Jul 19th, 2009
0 comments Experimental noise and electronics from Blevin Bectum, Wobbly, and self-avowed "local sonic troublemaker" Jonathan Zorn
Published on Jul 8th, 2009
0 comments Chicago multi-instrumentalist and experimental musician Jeff Smith tells us his whole aim in life is to make as much noise as one person can; expect him to go about it with drums, guitar, and an...
Published on Jun 28th, 2009
0 comments Often-instrumental digitally-augmented experimental rockers from Brooklyn. Wanli and The Hilarious Posters open.
Sunglasses and Impure Noise
Published on Jun 4th, 2009
0 comments Experimental noise and math-rock. (Also featuring Great Dads, who would make terrible publicists.)
The Kingsbury Manx
Published on May 17th, 2009
0 comments Acclaimed indie pop-rock quartet which bolsters their melodic lines with folk-pop influences and intricate instrumental ornamentation. Also featuring Order of the Dying Orchid and Americans In...
The Nectar Bats
Published on Apr 16th, 2009
0 comments Crazy keyboard improvisations with equally crazy accompanying video. Also featuring Myceum and DJ Humminbird Feeder.
It Came From The Sky
Published on Mar 30th, 2009
2 comments It Came From The Sky is a heavy new post-rock band from made up of former members of After The Fire and Tyger and the Lamb. Also featuring North Carolina rock duo The Bronzed Chorus and...
Worn In Red
Published on Mar 30th, 2009
2 comments Photo by David Kling_Thing Local punk rock quartet. With Hail Hydra and Order. Worn In Red - Vital Joys Worn In Red - When People Have Something To Say
Darfur Benefit Concert
Published on Mar 23rd, 2009
0 comments Monticello High School's Client 9 joins local staples like blues guitarist Eli Cook and folk duo Carl Anderson and Carleigh Nesbit for the school's Darfur benefit concert. Carleigh Nesbit and Carl...
Nano-Hz No. 19
Published on Mar 22nd, 2009
6 comments Regional experimental music artists from Charlottesville, Richmond, Maryland and DC, and one visitor all the way from Moscow.
Adam Diller and Jonathan Zorn
Published on Feb 8th, 2009
0 comments Sax and bass improvisations