MELT w/ ZeroBeat, adoptahighway, The Demix, Night Hunter and Stratus @ Cactus Club

SHEPHERD EXPRESS | MARCH 27, 2015

After a break due to the loss of its previous venue and to let its curator/promoter decompress, the Milwaukee Electronic & Experimental Music series—MELT for short— re-launched Friday night at the Cactus Club with little fanfare but plenty of sonic diversity. The Cactus Club may lack the chairs and tables of MELT’s previous home, Stonefly Brewing Company, but standing, however, produced dancing, even if what got the crowd moving most may not have been what veteran clubgoers might have expected. [read more]

 

EVENT: ZEROBEAT

AVCLUB.COM | NOVEMBER 18, 2011

Looking at the band’s Facebook page, it’s hard to ascertain much more than ZeroBeat’s fascination with chimps holding guns or chimps getting ready to go into space. Instead, it’s better to just jump to video of the band playing and then get busy picking your jaw up off the floor as a human drummer plays the kind of beats that would make a drum machine soil its shorts. As the drummer hammers away with unbelievable precision, his partner wrenches squelches, bleeps, and creeps out of guitars, laptops, and assorted gadgetry to create live electronic music that pushes way past any perceived human performance limitations for the genre.