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Adventures in Modern Music This Weekend

By Lizz Kannenberg in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 26, 2007 8:45PM

2007_09_modernmusicfest.jpgThe Empty Bottle, in conjunction with Britain's The Wire magazine, will host this weekend's fifth annual Adventures in Modern Music festival, a self-described "celebration of 'outsider sounds.'" The festival promises to pack 'em into the Bottle for sets by groundbreaking artists both new and historic. Daily lineups, with highlights:

TONIGHT (Wednesday): White Magic, Badawi, Holy Fuck, and Graveyards & Zac Davis

Drag City's White Magic is fronted by the smoky-voiced Mira Bilotte, who channels a little Grace Slick and a little Stevie Nicks to give a soulful depth to an airy, atmospheric instrumental bed. Canada's Holy Fuck are dance-pants electronic music whizzes, who create entirely with traditional backline rock band instruments and homemade thingamabobs, no laptops required or welcomed.

THUSDAY: Pere Ubu, Ulrich Schnauss, Hair Police, Glen Jones & Jack Rose

Pere Ubu is often credited with moving the ideals, attitudes, and culture of the New York punk movement west, establishing Cleveland as an ancillary hotbed of change and innovation in rock music.

FRIDAY: Qui, Excepter, Thomas Ankersmit, and Leslie Kefner

SATURDAY: Deerhunter, Daniel Carter with Michael Reed and Ben Vida, No Age, Jim Becker & the Sin Ropes with the films of Brent Green

Deerhunter's raucous after-Pitchfork Music Festival party performance with Dan Deacon inspired a visit from the po-po, and these psych-rockers from Atlanta show no signs of putting on any less noticeable of a performance this weekend.

The Adventures in Modern Music festival takes place tonight through Saturday at The Empty Bottle, and tickets are $15 per night.