Haus music

By MATT PARISH  |  March 17, 2010

"There wasn't anyone doing things like this when we started out," says Jesse Gallagher, Sunshine's remaining Boston rat. "There were different art scenes of kids doing things, but never like a house and bands and a label." The intimacy of the Whitehaus scene — Gallagher's New Black Magic Rainbow Quartet played there recently with no microphones — just makes it more vital. "It's nice to have people sitting and ready to pay attention like that," he goes on, "but it makes you realize that you better have something to say."

In the basement that Saturday night, kids sit on transplanted van seats and the concrete floor around Roe Enney, a solo noise girl from Brooklyn with a motley array of drums and multi-effects pedals who's intuiting her way through various loops and scratchy French-language instructional LPs. "My recorded stuff is a lot poppier than this," she tells me later. The free-form approach worked tonight, but that's no big surprise. If anything, the Haus has proven that everything goes.

"Our goal is just to make this an open zone," says Shaker. "To meet people and tell them they're doing great things."

WHITEHAUS BLASTFEST 3 | Cambridge YMCA Theatre, 820 Mass Ave, Cambridge | March 20 at 11 am–11 pm | $5-$10 | whitehausfamilyrecord.com

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