If any one personage in underground culture qualifies for the honorific “fearless,” it is the artist Lisa Crystal Carver. A tireless reporter since the ’80s on the work of outlier artists laboring at the fringes of culture (as well as the artist working deep inside her own psyche), Carver — mostly known as Suckdog — appears tonight in an increasingly scarce public performance. You’ll get a daring dose of her intimately inimitable music, as well as musical sketches that include but are not limited to: blasts of noise, improv and burlesque, though not necessarily in that order. Home taping, outsider art, lo-fi, no-fi and performance art — Lisa Carver has done it all, survived it all and ultimately, gives her all right back at you. What you do with it is your business.
Lisa Crystal Carver performs with Dynasty Handbag, Hardcore Tina, Jeff Schneider and Trap Girl at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 28 at Hotel Figueroa.