Editors' pick

Bluebrain

Indie
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Editorial Review

The brothers Hays and Ryan Holladay of Bluebrain have already done the traditional guitar-based indie-rock band thing with the Epochs. They even lived in Brooklyn while doing it. So it doesn't come as much of a surprise that they tired of that tried-and-true setup and that their new project is as much a concept as a band. The band's biggest feat to date was September's boombox project in Dupont Circle where the band and a few dozen cohorts created a performance art cacophony. Visual effects are a large part of Bluebrain's live shows, and the band jumps around genres, trying to hit on multiple moods. Tonight's show will also feature Outputmessage, one of the city's best electronic music acts, as well as a DJ set from Autorock. The whole thing's free at the Fridge.

--David Malitz (Jan. 2010)