Taking a primitive tack that's more DIY than any punk band's, Skip La Plante's collective Music for Homemade Instruments recycles the city's garbage for its annual concert series, which has been held in La Plante's Bowery loft since 1976. An eight-piece group of middle-agers banging on pans and boards and blowing on tubes and bottles fresh from the dumpster— seems like a damn farce, and it is. But there's also a landfill of know-how behind it, all in the lowbrow/highbrow tradition of P.D.Q. Bach... More >>>