The Denver Avant-Garde Music Society has been hosting monthly open-call solo and duet performance nights for about a year now, says event organizer Kurt Bauer of Bangsnap Records, and attendees never know exactly what they’re going to get. For some performers, the nights represent a chance to try something new out on an audience, while others join in just for the chance to jam and make noise with like-minded experimental musicians. Whatever the framework, it’s an out-of-the-ordinary opportunity to explore the sonic landscape that lives beyond your iPod playlist.
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The music — which features such local avant-garde artists as Arnie Swenson of Mission Supports, percussionist Gordon Pryor, Steve Gordon (who builds unusual instruments from scratch), and Bauer himself — begins around 9 p.m. at Strange Grounds Coffee, 1417 South Broadway; admission is free. Visit the Facebook event page for information. For more about Bangsnap Records, go to bangsnap.bandcamp.com.
Mon., March 24, 9 p.m., 2014