The impeccably curated Heliotrope Festival is back for its 10th (styled as Roman numeral X) running. (The underground music fest announced it was "on pause" last year.) Noise rock, free jazz, post-rock, and just experimentalism will be served in heaping helpings all weekend long. Among 27 artists taking part are American Cream, OAKS, Thunderbolt Pagoda, Transitional Species, Paul Metzger, International Novelty Gamelan (pictured), and more acts pushing musical boundaries past their breaking point. The Lyn-Lake-based Intermedia Arts location will provide a "lobby bazaar" feel to the proceedings that includes records, artwork, and other accoutrements to showcase the weekend's performers. Friday's show will include a free companion show nearby at the Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater featuring unamplified performances by Dreamland Faces and the duo of Metzger and Elaine Evans. (Photo by Adam Bubolz)
Thursdays-Saturdays, 5:30 p.m.-midnight. Starts: June 5. Continues through June 7, 2014
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