Strange Days #3
This Thursday's free show at Bar continues Roofless Records' ongoing series at the venue showcasing the best of, well, the strange. That's strangely good, though. No matter how left-field Roofless's performer picks might seem, they never devolve into the kind of clatter of, say, experimental noise or whatever else along those lines. Underneath it all, there is always a melodic method to the madness.
The show kicks off a weekend of Roofless-themed events. (The label is sponsoring a book release and art show Saturday at the End Gallery in the Design District, and then a Sunday-afternoon brunch at Sweat Records featuring a live performance by the President.) The out-of-towners this time, Strangers Family Band, come all the way from Orlando. There they ply their trade with a sunburned, pitch-perfect take on late-'60s psychedelia that sounds like a series of outtakes from a Nuggets box set. Representing South Florida is West Palm's Tumbleweave, a duo that spews a sort of chiptune sound, made more aggressive by live drums. Then there's Fort Lauderdale's Mz Ologist, a sort of avant-garde poetry/hip-hop act, and finally, Miami's own Single, who is, in fact, a solo artiste manning tape loops and other effects wizardry. We also have to give a shout-out to the between-set DJ on the bill, just for his name: King Pubert.
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