Music to Your Ears
Bone up on electronics, Tex-Mex meets pop-punk and post-minimalist A/V service
Bone up on electronics
Plurally named for the ulna, or elbow bone, Denton, Texas-based duo Ulnae creates experimental epics using classical instrumentation, improvised electronics, voice, pedals and effects galore. Lily Taylor and Darcy Neal’s performance methodology as Ulnae incorporates costumes, acoustics, projections and a slew of unconventional gadgets. Ulnae appears at High Mayhem (2811 Siler Lane) in Santa Fe on Saturday, June 15, along with Bathetic Records-signed ambient act Angelo Harmsworth. The concert begins at 8 p.m., and there’s a suggested donation of $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Tex-Mex meets pop-punk
Hailing from San Antonio, Texas, self-described “mojado punk” quartet Piñata Protest are touring in support of their new album, El Valiente. For more insight into the up-and-coming Tex-Mex pop-punk outfit, scope M. Brianna Stallings’ micro review of El Valiente in this week’s Sonic Reducer. Piñata Protest rocks Launchpad (618 Central SW) on Sunday, June 16, along with indie-rock trio Girl in a Coma and local garage-pop trio Red Light Cameras. The 13-and-over gig revs up at 7:30 p.m., and admission is $12.
Post-minimalist A/V service
Chatter Chamber presents post-minimalist, totalist composer David Lang’s “Child” at this week’s Sunday Chatter concert at The Kosmos (1715 Fifth Street NW). Along with a Chatter septet—featuring violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, piano and percussion—expect live video projection/manipulation by local artist Nick Tauro. The sonic service begins at 10:30 a.m., but get there early to partake in the gratis espresso bar. Admission to the all-ages concert series ranges from $5 to $15. For more info, visit chatterchamber.org.