Things to Do in Fort Wayne and Beyond

Metavari steps into livestream for latest release

Brandon Jordan

Web Developer & Distribution Director

Published March 24, 2021

The local multidisciplinary electronic music act Metavari throws its hat into the livestreaming ring on Friday, March 26. The group partnered with a Cincinnati production company for an audiovisual experience titled Absurda Etc. 

“Couldn’t be more excited about the scope of it, as it was a pretty massive feat for us,” said Nathaniel David Utesch, the talent behind Metavari. 

The event will be recorded live from the Arts United Center and will be available online through April 2. Absurda Etc. features Metavari’s ongoing collaboration between Utesch and contemporary percussionist Colin Boyd. The two have redesigned Metavari as a duo and are producing the band’s fifth studio album later this year. 

Absurda was a worldwide Record Store Day title in 2019 with a limited 1,000 copies released. The album is a score to a collection of work spanning the career of filmmaker David Lynch. The livestream event will be the first time Metavari have played the Absurda material at this length in over a year. They will also play other numbers from the Metavari catalog followed by a Q&A. 

Proceeds from the event will be donated to Family & Friends Fund of Southeast Fort Wayne. 

Tickets are $11.75 presale and $13.75 day of and can be purchased at 

Strange Waters in South Bend

The instrumental surf rockers Strange Waters have been busy in the studio working on a new album. Until it’s released, the guys will head to South Bend for a performance at The Garage Arcade Bar on Sunday, May 15. 

Joining them will be South Bend’s own surf act The Tentakills who have performed here in the Fort on previous occasions. The show will start at 9 p.m. If you haven’t been to The Garage before, make it a point to show up early as it’s a free-play arcade bar with lots of vintage games to indulge in.

Opening the Junk Drawer

Adam Baker has announced Friday, May 14, as the release date for his upcoming album, Junk Drawer. To celebrate, there will be a release party that evening at The Muse on Main kicking off at 8 p.m. 

Those in attendance will get first taste of the new material and the opportunity to get their hands on a CD. Baker will be joined by The Kickbacks and Red Queen Project. Tickets are $8 presale and $10 day of. Buy them online at

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