Jim Phillips meditates on Todd and the Fox’s sound and talks with front man Todd Eric Lovato about the stateside premiere of his danceable Americana act’s self-titled debut album. Read all about it in Big in South Korea. Check out music from Todd and the Fox below. Low Spirits • Todd and the Fox • Cali Shaw • Alex Maryol • Zack Freeman • The Imperial Rooster • Sat Nov 17 • 9 pm • $5 • 21+ • lowspiritslive.com
Big in South Korea
Danceable Americana duo unveils debut album
Flyer on the Wall
A dynamic show— Post War Germany (indie rock) and beatboxers Zack Freeman and Saywut?!—comes to pass on Friday, March 30, at 512 Yale SE, brought to you by Synchro Studio. This all-ages show begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $5. (Jessica Cassyle Carr)
What's That Sound?
The future? A curious musical footnote? A noble and possibly deranged experiment? Whatever the sounds emanating from the third annual edition of The Roost, an eight-week emergent music series, you can bet they’re other than everyday. Dedicated to providing a forum for creative artists to stretch their wings and the audience’s ears, The Roost has found a new home at The Projects. It’s also joined forces with the Local Poets Guild, which is curating short spoken word presentations each evening. The Zack Freeman Improv Trio launches the series, with the beatboxer/DJ joined by Jonathan Baldwin on cornet and multi-
Music to Your Ears
Diction and Contra Diction
For a country defined by freedom of speech, America can be alarmingly intolerant when people express themselves. Amiri Baraka knows this firsthand. Over half a century, the award-winning poet, playwright, music critic, political activist and Black Arts Movement founder has stirred controversy and incited criticism for his work. In 2002, for instance, Baraka was named poet laureate of New Jersey and published the poem "Somebody Blew Up America." The poem deals with 9/11, racism and classism. The first stanza, with preface, reads:
Seis Balas: The Solo Sets
Tonight, six New Mexico musicians join forces to create a showcase of solo work. See the indie blues of Alex Maryol, the performance poetry of Hakim Bellamy, the electro-folk of Todd Eric Lovato, the loop station beatboxing of Zack Freeman, the indie folk of Cali Soberanes and the singing/songwriting of Leah Black. The show happens at REVLIS (712 Central), and admission to the all-ages event is $5.