Scrap Shoot

Don’t get progressive music? Start here.

An experimental outfit that uses experimental techniques and instrumentation plays in Scottsdale tonight.

Who could it be? Lucky Dragons? Yellow Swans? The return of Tempe-based Tent/City?

Not exactly. This Canadian-based ensemble performed at the closing ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics. (Side note: Jesus God. How amazing would it be if Tent/City got back together for an Olympics gig?)

Have a clue yet?

It’s ScrapArtsMusic, an ensemble that hails from the free spazz/noise/no-wave capital of Vancouver, British Columbia, and whose shtick includes playing “eco-powered percussion. It’s important to note, especially for you weirdo noise fans, that the experimentation doesn’t really factor in the music – a lot of the time, they sound like marching band dropouts – but rather in the recycled and repurposed instruments that they’ve created from accordion parts, artillery shells, and more.

Sun., Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m., 2011
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