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Proud To Swim Home Compilation CD-Release Party 

One of the unintentionally kept secrets about New Orleans is that there is, in fact, quite a bit of experimental electronic music happening here. The record label and artists' collective Backporch Revolution, which is behind the "Proud To Swim Home" bumper stickers seen around town since the deluge, gathered together several of New Orleans' better-known experimentalists, like Chef Menteur and Potpie (pictured), as well as some newcomers and some lost-and-found orphan tracks for this compilation. Some of the standouts are the noisy, dramatic King Ghidorah track "Bring Me The Head Of Michael Brown," which sounds like someone is trying to jam the brain receptors that let you think coherently; the spare and delicate "Blues for the Lower 9" from Potpie, which sounds like a remembered dream with its mix of muffled voices and quietly repetitive guitar; and the Buttons' cheerful dance track "Universal Breadboard." The album will be on sale at a special discount price at this show only. All proceeds will go to hurricane relief. No cover. -- Alison Fensterstock

9 p.m. Tue., Aug. 29

Circle Bar, 1032 St. Charles Ave., 588-2516

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