We understand a certain hesitance toward experimental music performances: Nobody wants to squat in a damp culvert listening to cats scream for 36 hours (Berlin, 1973). But experimental music festivals are usually safe, because they have curators, and very few curators are batshit crazy, because of the paperwork. Mediate's Playback series does this one better, featuring “the most acclaimed events” (read: audience favorites) from its already well-regarded (read: expertly curated) Soundwave festival. This weekend's shows treat audiences very well, with AudioBus tours that put them on sightseeing buses roaming the city, the routes chosen by musicians who score the trip live. View the clip above to see highlights from a 2008 AudioBus tour.
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