Tomorrow, Aug. 27, the Scarritt-Bennett Center's Gallery F celebrates its third anniversary with a show they're calling Figure 1: Scientist and Artist Picture the Intangible. As part of the celebration, Tony Youngblood of experimental/noise blog/podcast Theatre Intangible was asked to curate a show of musical performances. The three performances will be titled "Brainwaves" (in which "Ken Soper and Dylan Simon play analog synthesizers with their minds, using two circuit-bent Mindflexes, a ball-levitating children’s toy controlled by the power of concentration"), "Space Waves" (a "three-piece jazz ensemble inspired by Don Cherry’s world fusion period meditates on the planets in eight vignettes") and "Art Waves" (a series of duets for trumpet and saxophone "written by Steve Lacy and inspired by the notebooks of painter George Braque"). In addition to the musical performances, there will also be loads of visual art from roughly two dozen artists. The opening reception takes place tomorrow from 6-9 p.m., with the musical performances beginning at 7. (That leaves you time to catch The Features' release show, if you bought a ticket before they sold out.) See more details at Gallery F's site or at Theatre Intangible.
And then on Sunday, The Wailers. Yes, The Wailers as in THE Wailers. Well, truly, nearly every founding member of The Wailers is now deceased (save Bunny Wailer and Beverly Kelso), but a group of legendary longtime reggae performers and Wailers members centering around bassist Aston "Family Man" Barrett still tours under The Wailers banner, and they're hitting Limelight this Sunday, along with locals The Running, Squake, the Cream's very own DJ Sean "Bawston Sean" Maloney and more. The show kicks off at 7 p.m., and you can have a look at the Facebook event page for more details. Now, let's all watch some footage of Bob Marley and the Wailers performing "Stir It Up" on Old Grey Whistle Test in 1973 ... well, just because.