Live/Concert

Saajtak/ Marateck/ 696 Blues Band/ Fallow Land

When: Mon., Aug. 21, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Saajtak is a Detroit-based avant-rock quartet. Channeling the textural experimentalism of electronic music, the drive and energy of punk rock, the catharsis of tragic opera, and the urgency of polymetric grooves, they create a ritualistic sonic experience. Saajtak has created a repertoire of compositions that range from complex epic forms to short frenetic noise pieces. Marateck is an instrumental rock band from Brooklyn, NY that deals in opposites and contradictions: minimalist vs. maximalist, consonance vs. dissonance, mechanistic vs. humanistic. The result is intense, emotional music played with obsessive, virtuosic precision.