Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012
Milwaukee Noise Fest
Tonight @ The Borg Ward, 6:30 p.m.
Milwaukee's noise scene remains one of its most marginalized—try booking a noise show at most clubs or bars and see what kind of response you get from the owner—but once a year it gets its due at the annual Milwaukee Noise Fest. Now in its seventh year, the three-day bill at the all-ages Borg Ward will feature ambient-, drone- and feedback-based acts from all over the country, as well as nearly every major player from Milwaukee's tightknit noise community, including Steve Nelson-Raney, Chris Burns and Amanda Schoofs, performing as a trio, and percussion innovator Jon Mueller. Festival curator Peter J. Woods will perform a Samuel Beckett-inspired set with his An Extremely Loud Silence project. Visit this page for the complete schedule. (Through Saturday, Aug. 25.)