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Performing Arts

Photo: Lissa Ivy Tiegel

with So Percussion


This popular series introduces young indie scene music innovators in our intimate black box venues and welcomes breakout bands to larger theaters.

Fri, Oct 6, 2006 8 PM

"Challenging, ingenious, electronic surrealism for the brain and ears."--PLAYLOUDER on Matmos
Genius laptop duo Matmos return on their first U.S. tour in three years on the heels of their new Matador release, The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast. Featuring M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel's imaginative sounds and treatments, plus vocal cameos by pals Bjork, Antony (sans Johnsons), and Maja Ratkje of Fe-Mail, the disc offers a series of sound portraits of figures who have inspired the band, including literary icon William S. Burroughs, wannabe Warhol assassin Valerie Solanis, eccentric English record producer Joe Meek, and mutant disco DJ Larry Levan.

The captivating new music quartet So Percussion opens with a set of their own and joins Matmos for a special onstage collaboration. The New York Times called the band's performances "brilliant...consistently impressive…energetic and thorough in mining all [its] works for their visceral and structural thrills."

Ballet Boys

Enjoy 25% off purchases and complimentary gift-wrapping in the Wexner Center Store, a free film screening, an exclusive gallery tour, and more during Member Appreciation Days, coming up December 3–6.

Wexner Center for the Arts

The Wexner Center for the Arts will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26; Heirloom Café will remain closed on Friday, November 27.