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    When one thinks of the European avant-garde, Evan Parker instantly comes to mind as the top ambassador of the music's out-of-this-world aspirations. Emerging during the whirlwind period of the late 1960s -- when overseas experimentalists blazed startling paths in free…
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    Hanson 3 Car Garage (Mercury) Subtitling their third major-label album "The Independent Recordings '95-'96," the Hanson brothers would like to clear up any misconceptions you might have: They do so have credibility; they do so have roots. Assembling tracks from…
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    Gianni Gebbia Sicilian saxophonist Gianni Gebbia channels the history of the Mediterranean in every note he plays, almost as if he were speaking in tongues across the centuries. His tone and phrasing glide seamlessly from angular dialectical fragments to sleek…
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    John Butcher U.K. saxophonist John Butcher is a lethal improviser in the Evan Parker tradition. Like Parker, he can build great tension-spiked soundscapes at hushed dynamic levels. As his fingers gallop across the keys and breath rushes through the horn's…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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