It's no secret that the art and music scene in Baltimore is out-of-control amazing these days, but if you needed an excuse to visit the city aside from Dan Deacon, Lexie Mountain Boys, Nautical Almanac, Ian Nagoski, Ponytail, Double Dagger, Teeth Mountain, Lo Moda, Ecstatic Sunshine, GDFX, John Waters, and and and... the Megapolis Audio Art Festival hits Baltimore May 14-16.
Jason Sigal and I hosted a session about the Free Music Archive during Megapolis last year (when it was in Boston) and we had a blast. This year, WFMU's Trent will be bringing his cointastic DJ skillz to Megapolis, and Benjamen Walker will be hosting a session about oversharing on the radio.
Other artists involved in Megapolis this year include WFMU faves Felix Kubin, Lucky Dragons, Arrington de Dionyso, Lexie Mountain, and many other creative folks. Workshops will teach everything from how to build noise generators, contact mics, and mini transmitters, while other sessions will involve interactive audio experiments, an instructional for how to make music using free software, and even Nelson's electric chaircuts.
Don't forget to order "The Elvis" or a chicken box while you're in Baltimore!
(Photo of Sam Garner and Amy Waller performing McYoga in Bmore, snatched from Lexie Mountain's Human Pyramids blog)