Savage Aural Hotbed
In addition to all of the fun I had at the Art Shanties, I also had tickets for a concert yesterday. I accumulated enough volunteer hours at the Cedar Cultural Center that I could exchange them for 2 free tickets. So last night Jessy and I went to see the Twin Cities Heavy Hitters - Extreme Percussion show with Savage Aural Hotbed, Batucada do Norte and Barinya. She and I both love percussion music and were interested to see Savage Aural Hotbed in person. They define themselves as such:
- sav'age, adj.
- 2. wild; untamed; fierce
- au'ral, adj.
- 1. relating to the ear
- hot'bed, n.
- 1. a bed of earth heated artificially...for growing plants in a cool or temperate environment...in a figurative sense, any place that fosters rapid growth or development
- Savage Aural Hotbed, grp.
- 1. a place where wild sounds grow
- 2. four people who can't seem to use containers, auto parts or power tools in the intended manner
The Savage Aurel Hotbed performance, in my opinion, was conceptually interesting but, at times, quite obnoxious sounding. They claim to play "rhythmic barrages of pulsating, percussive music" and I agree. One of the many interesting, self-created instruments they played was a PVC bagpipe. They also were debuting gloves that had contact mikes in them.
Overall, the night was great fun. We danced, we listened, we watched and we went away delighted.