Open Borders are a collective of musicians gathering their respective traditions into something new. Featuring the intricate melodies of Mohammad Sahraei, a virtuosic tar player and well-traveled ethnomusicologist, the group is held in deep rhythm by percussive trio Nikoo Mansourifar, Taral Naik and Matthew Gallant. Playing cross-modal music featuring Iranian and Hindustani flourishes, Open Borders’ interwoven harmonies create new, expansive horizons.
East of the Valley Blues is twin-brother duo of Patrick and Kevin Cahill. Weaving improvised, long-form compositions that recall the softer sides of Robbie Basho and Jack Rose, the Cahill’s draw equally from drone, Delta blues, psychedelic raga and Celtic melody. East Of The Valley Blues is a complex mirror hall reflecting a sylvan light; one twin plays lefty, the other plays right. If you wonder what that sounds like, check them out here.
This is one show of many in the Obey Convention. All shows are Pay-What-You-Can. Obey is tightly-curated best in electronica, avant-jazz, punk, hip-hop, modern composition, noise, ambient, visual art, spoken word and beyond. If you’re curious, they welcome you.