House of Guitars of Horrors

… You western New York State people might know what the title means, for everyone else, there’s this.

And for all of you, it’s Dither Quartets 2013 Extravaganza!

Saturday, October 26, in the semi-industrial wilds of Gowanus Loft, 61 9th Street (i.e. right down my street), 7:00 pm to midnight.

$8 gets you in to hear Dither, and:

  • Phantom Orchard: Ikue Mori & Zeena Parkins
  • JACK Quartet
  • Weasel Walter, Mary Halvorson & Peter Evans
  • Blarvuster
  • Dan Friel
  • Probosci: Gyan Riley & Timba Harris
  • Vomit Fist (loud link!)
  • Elliott Sharp’s Ile Tigre Lily performed by Sharp, Dither & friends

That is one of the strongest lineups you’ll find in a live music event for many years. And you can’t even download that much music for that price. Go!


I'm a composer and musician, and I write about music—I do that here, for the New York Classical Review, at the Brooklyn Rail (I edit the music section there) and any place else that will have me, like New Music Box and Music & Literature. I also wrote the Miles Davis' Bitches Brew book in the 33 1/3 series.