Useful for noise music artists experimenting with sound, contact mics are tiny microphones that amplify vibrations, turning any object into a musical instrument. Always wanted to play your favorite coffee mug? Done. Forget your guitar — aren’t you dying to hear the guitar case? Check. Come one, amplify all. New kid on the block The Brick Factory hosts this event, which teaches you how to make your very own contact mic out of recycled bottle caps. Members of the circuit-bent hacker-space-rock trio CMKT 4 will run the workshop, then perform a show. Fifteen dollars gets you a spot at both, while the show alone will cost you $5. (Note: broke peeps get to watch the workshop for free!) Bring your own instruments and objects to amplify. Goodies and surprises are also mysteriously promised, as is the chance to play with and buy cool gear for sale through getlofi.com. Say wha?
— Cayla Mackey