Alex Grey's green man

Music is the single most patronized art form. Think about it. Most of us listen to music all day, or at least during the majority of waking hours. Have you ever tried to sample perfumes while you’re jogging? Or appreciate paintings while you’re driving? Me too, but the officer who strip-searched me on the side of the road didn’t exactly commend me for the attempt. Still, it’s no surprise that the concert industry dwarfs both the museum and gallery industries combined. Marrying aural and visual art is gaining popularity in electronica circles, though, and can be a stimulating experience when it’s tastefully arranged. This Saturday’s Manifestation Celebration at The Fillmore aims to do just that. Beats Antique, belly dance music for the digital age, and glitch hop guru Tipper headline musically, whereas visionary artist Alex Grey and his better half Allyson will handle eyeball pleasure. Grey’s painting to the left should give you a clue as to what the venue will smell like. If five plus hours at The Fillmore isn’t enough for you, City Hall is hosting an after-party with Lynx, Evs and Dynohunter.

George Peele enjoys strapping on height enhancers and aurally ambushing strangers. He is Music Features Editor for 303’s print edition. Keep your eyes peeled for December interviews with dance music twosome Manufactured Superstars and Times Square NYE guru Dante Dunlap. Follow Peele on Twitter @Orangepeelmoses. Avatar image courtesy Jonathan Shoup.

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