There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Baltimore’s small-but-active out/improvised music scene largely centers on events at Waverly’s Red Room, which draws improvisers from all over the world to Charm City to experiment with a pool of local players. The resulting scene consists largely of musicians who use extended techniques or electronics to produce alien sounds rooted, at least in feel, in free jazz. The Dorkestra, put together by former Washington resident Chuck Bettis, combines laptop bleepings with synthesizers and plenty of percussion provided by two members of the Red Room collective. The result is a stew of otherworldly whirring and clanking suggesting that space is finally the place. The performance begins with Dang Gang Electronics at 8 p.m. at George Washington University’s Phillips Hall, 801 22nd St. NW, Room B120. $5. (703) 533-3423. (Jacob Long)