Named after his infamous 1975 slab of free-noise tone poetry, Lou Reeds Metal Machine Trio (MM3, if youre nasty) features Reed on guitar, Ulrich Krieger on tenor sax and electronics, and Sarth Calhoun on live processing. A night of deep noise is what Reed is promising at each of these two concerts, and that means no vocals and no songs, FYI. (Surprising to hear Reed, the lifelong contrarian, submit to someone elses definition of a song, isnt it? Hes totally the type to refer to a half-hour of amp drone as a catchy tune.) Last October, the group did a similar two-night gig at REDCAT in Los Angeles, a recording of which Reed just released through his website as The Creation of the Universe. It might provide a preview of what hes got in store here; then again, it might not.
Thu., April 23, 8:30 p.m., 2009