Sparks will fly once more as Savage Aural Hotbed take their power tools, oil drums, and other "found object" percussion instruments to the First Avenue stage in industrial celebration of their new release, Glove of Sound. Savage Aural Hotbed's aurally and visually compelling show utilizes Taiko-drumming-influenced power-tool percussion on objects from sheet metal to giant barrels, with electronically modified horns, vocals, and bass. Glove of Sound introduces their own newly invented instruments Socket Blocks (graphite fiber prosthetic limb sockets mounted on a rack and played like a xylophone) and the namesake Gloves of Sound (glove-mounted contact microphones amplifying anything they hold or touch), while the compositions incorporate mathematical conflicts, song elements inspired by nature sounds, and song-building from prefab rhythmic building blocks. The throbbing pulse of primal rhythms layered with screeches and sparks of power-grinders will hold your attention like saw teeth on rusted metal, and maddeningly propel you to dance. With 11-piece brass band the Brass Messengers and industrial/goth/metal band MercyKill. 18+.
Sat., Jan. 22, 6 p.m., 2011