Dhalgren, K.G. Price & T. Andrew Trump, Green Pasture Happiness, Big Sandwich Member Picks Recommended Soundboard

When: Wed., Feb. 22, 9 p.m. 2012

Samuel R. Delany's Dhalgren is a sprawling, dreamlike, and thoroughly confounding science-­fiction novel that upon its publication in 1975 claimed the top spot on the genre's list of artistic achievements and hasn't budged from it since. In case you can't tell, it's also one of my personal favorite books, so I'm predisposed to like the local experimental group that borrowed its name. The fact that Dhalgren's roster includes Dan Mohr from DRMWPN, Adam Vida from U.S. Maple, and Sam Wagster from Fruit Bats doesn't hurt either. Like the novel, the band's music is sprawling and dreamlike: it consists largely of lushly textured electronic drones that range in tone from meditative to apocalyptic, advancing an idea of psychedelia that does Delany's vision proud. —Miles Raymer K.G. Price & T. Andrew Trump, Green Pasture Happiness, and Big Sandwich open.

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