Music: MidPoint Indie Summer Series

There are more bands using the name Javelin than you can throw a javelin at. The Javelin kicking off the initial MidPoint Indie Summer Series show on Fountain Square is a pair of beat-boxing cousins from Providence, R.I., who have completely transformed

There are more bands using the name Javelin than you can throw a javelin at. The Javelin kicking off the initial MidPoint Indie Summer series on Fountain Square is a pair of beat-boxing cousins from Providence, R.I., who have completely transformed the concept of sampling and Hip Hop mix tapery into a full-blown art project.

Tom Van Buskirk and George Langford began Javelin seven years ago as a means to explore their brand of experimental Pop but their taped musical constructions actually date back to their childhood. The pair has been recording together since 2004, but their profile has risen dramatically since they began playing out beyond the confines of their current Brooklyn base.

The MidPoint Indie Summer Series kicks off on Fountain Square Friday. This week's inaugural concert features Lydia Burrell, Javelin and You You're Awesome, which celebrates the recent release of its debut full-length CD, Good Point, Whoever Said That. Go here to read Brian Baker's full Sound Advice on Javelin, here to read Mike Breen's review of Good Point and here for the full MPMF Indie Summer lineup. 

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