Archive for January, 2006

October Equus

Posted: January 31, 2006 by Mike in General

October Equus is a heavy avant-rock band with a few samples on their site. Check them out.

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Orthrelm on Tour

Posted: January 31, 2006 by Mike in Performances

The latest tour dates for this twisted duo.

02-05 Berlin, Germany – Club Transmediale Festival
02-08 Norfolk, VA – Relative Theory Records
02-09 Winston-Salem, NC – The Werehouse
02-10 Chapel Hill, NC – Wetlands Music Hall
02-11 Myrtle Beach, SC – The Social
02-12 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub *
02-13 Tampa, FL – Transitions Art Gallery @ Skatepark *
02-14 Tallahassee, FL – The Beta Bar
02-15 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
02-16 Athens, GA – Caledonia
02-17 Knoxville, TN – Pilot Light
02-18 Champaign, IL – Cowboy Monkey
02-19 Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Saloon #
02-20 Tulsa, OK – The Mercury Lounge #
02-21 Odessa, TX – Einstein’s Revenge #
02-22 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room #$
02-24 San Diego, CA РChe Caf̩ #
02-25 Los Angeles, CA – The Smell #&
02-26 Los Angeles, CA – Knitting Factory #^
02-27 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill #
03-01 Portland, OR – Food Hole #
03-02 Olympia, WA – Yes Yes #
03-03 Seattle, WA – The Vera Project #
03-04 Missoula, MT – Higgins Alley #
03-05 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge #
03-06 Denver, CO – Monkey Mania #
03-07 Lincoln, NE – Knickerbockers #
03-08 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club #
03-09 Dubuque, IA – Busted Lift #
03-10 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen #
03-11 Traverse City, MI – American Legion
03-12 Toronto, Ontario – The Boat
03-13 Montreal, Quebec – Friendship Cove +
03-14 Boston, MA – Great Scott %
03-15 New Haven, CT – BAR %
03-16 Baltimore, MD – Talking Head %
03-18 New York, NY – Tonic %@

Ms. Monk's Master Class

Posted: January 31, 2006 by Mike in General

The music of Meredith Monk is profiled in an article.

Bagatellen Reviews

Posted: January 31, 2006 by Mike in Reviews

The latest reviews from Bagatellen:

Mike Cooper – Spirit Songs & Giacinto – 29 Jan 06
NACHTMYSTIUM – s/t – 27 Jan 06
Michael Attias – Credo – 26 Jan 06
Gregory Tardy – The Truth – 26 Jan 06
Zé Eduardo/ Jack Walrath Quartet – Bad Guys – 25 Jan 06

New on Barking Hoop Recordings

Posted: January 31, 2006 by Mike in Releases

A new release from Kevin Norton’s Barking Hoop Recordings.

String Trio of New York with Oliver Lake
Frozen Ropes
Barking Hoop BKH009
With Oliver Lake (alto saxophone), Rob Thomas (violin), John Lindberg (bass) and James Emery (acoustic guitar and soprano guitar).

Dusted Reviews

Posted: January 31, 2006 by Mike in Reviews

A few recent reviews from Dusted.

Artist: Pierre Bastien
Album: Pop
Label: Rephlex
Review date: Jan. 27, 2006

Artist: Assif Tsahar/ Cooper-Moore/ Hamid Drake
Album: Lost Brother
Label: Hopscotch
Review date: Jan. 24, 2006

Artist: Robert Ashley
Album: Celestial Excursions
Label: Lovely
Review date: Jan. 23, 2006

One Final Note

Posted: January 30, 2006 by Mike in Reviews

New reviews from One Final Note:

30 January 2006

Matthew Shipp
One (Thirsty Ear)
by John Eyles

Given his recent history of pushing at boundaries, experimenting and taking risks with form and content, it appears that Shipp has played it safe here.

Michaël Attias
Credo (Clean Feed)
by Troy Collins

More edgy and invigorating than Renku, with strong guest appearances, this 1999 session is a truly wonderful discovery.

Satoko Fujii
Live in Japan 2004 Strange Village
(NatSat Onoff/Muzak)
by Jay Collins

Every so often, a record comes along from an established artist that makes one reassess his or her accomplishments.

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
The Sameness of Difference (Hyena)
by David Dupont

Like the Bad Plus, JFJO incorporates elements of contemporary pop into the venerable piano trio format.

Marc Copland
Some Love Songs (Pirouet)
by Chris Kelsey

Copland’s trio breathes together as a single entity, which is pretty much the way jazz—of whatever persuasion—should be played.