Sonic shaman Arrington de Dionyso's Malaikat dan Singa project is trance-punk or “trans-utopian world music for a world that exists in fever dreams and hallucinations.” This ambitious, heady project combines bass clarinet, guitars, percussion and de Dionyso's distinctive throat singing; while he typically emotes in Indonesian, his latest album, Open the Crown, explores lyricism in English. Learn more about its sound by scoping Derek Caterwaul's micro review. Malaikat dan Singa headlines the so-called 4/20 Wyrd Musik Festo at Synchro Studio (512-B Yale SE) on Saturday, April 20, along with local acts Fando, The Happiness of Lovemaking, Uranium Worker and DJ Muffins the Magician. Experimental, rock, punk, free jazz and industrial fans of all ages can experience far-out sound starting at 8:30 p.m., and $7 gets you in.
In the words of Dean Martin, “Baby, it's cold outside.” So lend a helping hand to the homeless folks in Burque by contributing to Astro-Zombies' 8th Annual Holiday Sleeping Bag Drive. Now through Saturday, Dec. 24, drop off new, adult-sized cold weather sleeping bags at the comic store to help local homeless people weather the winter cold. The bags will be distributed throughout the community on Christmas Eve. And for each bag you donate, you'll also be entered in a raffle to win awesome prizes from the likes of Masks Y Mas, Rude Boy Cookies, Archetype Dermigraphic Studio and more. After all, when told, “Baby, you'd freeze out there,” even Dean's lady asked him to lend her a coat. (Renée Chavez)