Friday, April 6
Jack Lion, 9 p.m.
Horse Lords, 10 p.m.
Algiers, 11:30 p.m.
$15 General Admission (also gains entry to Jack Lion and Algiers)
Grafting the relentless repetitions of modern minimalism onto the propulsive engine of rock and roll, Horse Lords create an ecstatic forward thrust driven by dueling polyrhythms that curve endlessly past one another. The Baltimore quartet, consisting of saxophonist/percussionist Andrew Bernstein, bassist/synthesist Max Eilbacher, guitarist Owen Gardner, and drummer Sam Haberman, employs arcane tuning systems to achieve their otherworldly harmonies, made possible by guitars refretted by Gardner. The resulting sound is at once stark and lush, tightly interwoven and threatening to fly apart, making their live performances spellbinding and utterly thrilling affairs. Their recorded output showcases this visceral approach to live performance, as well an interest in crafting studio compositions that pull apart and reassemble their music into more abstract forms. Their 2016 album Interventions was featured on several 2016 year end “best-of” lists, including Red Bull Music Academy and The Wire magazine.”