As more and more of the human experience goes online, it gets easier to assume you're not missing out, so long as you're plugged in. But there's one thing that the Internet cannot, and never will be able to replace: the live concert experience. Because popular music gets more formulaic by the millisecond, it's increasingly vital that challenging, atypical and unrelenting music remain part of the cultural landscape. Avant-garde, improvisation, free jazz and live electronics, especially, are all experiential and ephemeral, and often entirely unique from performance to performance. Unlike, say, the shows where musicians function as automata, robotically offering the same passionless riffs... More >>>