Preview: The Werks at the Newport

From the May 3, 2012 edition

Straddling the ever-narrowing divide between the jam band and neo-rave scenes — seriously, the gap is closing so fast they’ll probably be standing up straight soon — Ohio live electronics crew The Werks is a fitting choice for the latest Bass Jam, an event that attempts to bring the boundary-busting festival environment to the club with a mix of bands and DJs. The show doubles as a release party for The Werks’ self-titled album, a sprawling set of solo-driven sonic explorations.