Thurs: Sissy-Eared Mollycoddles
From their website: "Recently, the group has focused on music "in the gap" between Pop/Rock and Art Music."
At some point, the trend of combining Classical idioms with pop songs is going to be so pervasive, that it will cease to be a trend and earn a label unto itself. For the fusions on the more Classical side, there's alt-classical, lead by "overrated" posterchild Nico Muhly. Somewhere maybe further towards the pop song side of the spectrum are people like Corey Dargel and--from what I can tell from the music on their website--the Sissy-Eared Mollycoddles, featured recently on Sequenza21.
[I'm going to start calling this High Pop--or maybe Pop Art
They are playing tonight downtown for a suggested donation of $10--a program of all new works by mostly local composers. I expect the program to be far easier on the ears than your typical "New Music" concert, but there's only one way to be sure:
Thurs, May 20, 7:30
Curtiss Hall, Fine Arts Building
410 S. Michigan 10th floor