I'll defer to the Denton-based Achtöne! as to the best way to describe the band's bewitching sound: "instrumental, psychedelic post-rock." Pete Miller, Aaron Mitchell, Hunter Johnston and Matt Woods make a fascinating, frequently cinematic squall on Achtöne!'s self-titled debut EP, which will be celebrated at 9 p.m. Friday at Denton's Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios. Achtöne! (now rounded out by fifth member Jake Dester) will be supported by Pastures and Curvette. Copies of the four-track EP will be available for $6.99 at the show, although the curious can preview the project at achtone.bandcamp.com. Cover is $3, $5 for under-21s.
What exactly can one expect from an event titled "Improvised Silence"? Billed as "an invitational forum for improvised/experimental music and sound art," one of Fort Worth's most intriguing, avant-garde-inclined outfits, Hentai Improvising Orchestra, is responsible for booking this monthly event at the Cellar (which thus far has confirmed acts through May). This initial installment will feature Darrin Kobetich playing sitar, as well as Giri Akkaraju on mridangam (a percussion instrument of Indian origin) and other percussive elements. Whatever happens -- things get going at 9 p.m. Sunday -- it's sure to be a unique experience.