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The sonic-green wonders of "experiential music festival" Soundwave. Plus: Shabazz Palaces at Big Tune and Kontrol's five-year technoversary

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Give a hoot: Sam Easterson's wired creatures will populate Soundwave's Illuminated Forest

And Soundwave's green attempts could provide a tingly synthesis of experiment and action. "It's easy to assume a passive role as an artist or musician," So told me. "Political art can be so off-putting in its bluntness or perceived negativity that, for an artist, pure abstraction is the only attractive way. We'd like to take a stab at changing that. Developing and utilizing alternative technologies to create ideal states can be both a statement and a contribution."

SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL ((4)) GREEN SOUND June 6–Aug. 13, various times and prices, www.projectsoundwave.com

RED BULL BIG TUNE PRODUCER BATTLE with Shabazz Palaces, Rick Rock, and DJ Toomp. Fri/4, 8 p.m., $5. DNA Lounge, 375 11th Street, SF. www.redbullbigtune.com

[KONTROL] FIVE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY with Galoppierende Zuversicht and Craig Richards. Sat/5, 10 p.m.–6 a.m., $20. EndUp, 401 Sixth St., SF. www.kontrolsf.com

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