Undercurrent is a monthly concert series, in collaboration with visual artist Chad Eivins, the Paradoxal Pterodactyl podcast group and local music blog Wrong Division, that works to cross experimental music and punk aesthetic. This series is meant to highlight and expand upon local art with free, all-ages shows.
This year-long event takes place January 30, 2014 through January 30, 2015. Each show is a tightly curated three-hour concert featuring live music, free-improvisation, abstract jazz, experimental rock and punk. Spoken word is performed in various forms through out the year, including, but not limited to, poetry and stand-up comedy. Projections are provided via local visual artists and handmade D.I.Y. publications are made available at every show.
Each performance is recorded for use in a mixtape-style production by the engineers behind the Paradoxal Pterodactyl podcast. The idea is to capture the underbelly of Saint Louis music each month, and to make these recordings available via the web and on a tangible, analog format.