Mick Barr


There is no sequence of notes too fast, rhythmically sporadic, or otherwise disjointed for guitar geek Mick Barr to play—again and again and again. In groups such as Orthrelm and Ocrilim, he plays these ostinatos ad infinitum, but in his blog-friendly black-metal group, he legitimately puts them to melodic use. Tonight, he plays solo at John Zorn-curated venue the Stone. If Barr’s 2007 release OCTIS: Iohargh Wended is any gauge, as it’s the only record he’s released under his own name and it’s on Zorn’s Tzadik label, the guitarist will mutilate Paganini-like caprices and Ornette Coleman-derived improvs.

Wed., Feb. 3, 10 p.m., 2010