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Reptoid, Asumaya, Bell & Circuit, Keelhauler

  • Art In 1444 East Washington Avenue Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)
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Drummer and experimenter Jordan Sobolew single-handedly constructs succinctly spazzy noise-rock tunes under the name Reptoid. Between drum-controlled synthesizers and Sobolew’s abrasive yet expressive playing, Reptoid expands the drum-centric noise-rock territory of players like Brian Chippendale or Zach Hill. Sobolew, while often manic and dense in his playing, also backs off considerably, exhibiting a strong sense of spacial awareness that lets the electronics come through. That makes for varied layers and colorful complexities, as you can hear on the track “Dead Planet,” released this month off Reptoid's new EP, Scum Supreme. Reptoid plays here with a few local one-man experimental outfits: dub looper Asumaya, trip-hop mixer Bell & Circuit, and drone project Keelhauler. —Emili Earhart

Earlier Event: August 30
Bonnie Raitt
Later Event: August 31
Dave Scanlon, Glassmen, Terran