Best Of 2022

Best Dadaist Live Set

If their laissez-faire approach to capitalization didn’t clue you in, then pressing play on their latest album, Last Chance at the Pharmacy, will: Fruit LoOops are a band that relishes in bending the rules. Pushing the anarchic spirit of late-’70s Punk acts like The Raincoats or Swell Maps to abstract extremes, the band thrashes, skronks and squeals with reckless abandon, making dissonant music that values energy over melody. The band’s Dadaist live sets are not to be missed — a recent show at MOTR Pub featured a performer dressed as a cat, who threw yarn at the audience while climbing a cardboard cutout of a tree. fruitlooops.bandcamp.com.