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This Little Underground

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What makes the Monday Sessions worthwhile is that it presents select, high-quality artists in a relaxed, intimate atmosphere that so far is free of clique attitude. It’s such an up-close setting that you could’ve easily approached Schwartz afterwards to inquire about his wild rig, and he would’ve obliged (and, knowing him, probably tell you how easy it was). Moreover, it’s an open format that allows for all sorts of artistic cross-pollination. At this one, filmmaker and scene documentarian Joshua Rogers of Broken Machine Films was there filming.

Music heads with taste deserve chill nights in the city too, and the Monday Sessions is downtown enough to be convenient but outside of the bro radius.Notable upcoming editions include Acoqui (Dec. 12), 1991 (Dec. 26) and Surfin Serf (Dec. 26) so see for yourself soon. You know what happens when you wait too long to check out something new: It goes away.

Oh, and in case you didn’t believe my numerous claims that Dr. Moonstien’s Max Schwartz is Orlando’s most eminent and original instrument inventor, he just recently won the head-to-head Circuit Bending Challenge at the huge annual Moogfest in Asheville, N.C. Besides earning him a prize gear package worth several grand, it’s simply a momentous achievement, so a lunar mazel tov to him for such distinguished representation.

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