The Leaky Sockets experimental music fest returns for year two in July
In its second year, the Leaky Sockets festival aims to “gather some of the best local and regional experimental acts in one place,” to “help this aspect of the Chattanooga music scene to continue to grow,” according to organizer Jerry Reed.
“I hope anyone who comes, especially someone not familiar, realizes that Chattanooga has a lot to offer musically outside of the typical bar rock scene,” said Reed. “That there are sincere people here that are making sounds that fall outside of what most people think about when they think about Chattanooga music.”
One reason Reed is drawn to experimental music is because “it’s more about feeling than proficiency” and that it offers “true freedom of sound and expression.”
Visiting artists will include a pair of acts from Asheville, N.C.—solo venture Divine Circles featuring violinist Meghan Mulhearn and “aural alchemist” Elisa Faires—and three outfits from northeast Tennessee: the audio/visual brainwashing machine Compulsion Analysis, the sonic assault of Kaontrol Kontraos and the abrasive, meditative sound art of Lubber.
Local artists will include Baby Magic, Color Graphics Array, Earth Builder, Millipede, Subconscious Colours, Torschlusspanik and Rick Weaver.
“We’re not trying to make Chattanooga weird, because it already was,” said Reed.
Leaky Sockets 2014
July 5, 7 p.m., $8.
Barking Legs Theater
1307 Dodds Ave.