Upcoming Detroit Shows

Chris Cogburn
Chris Cogburn (Photo credit: church of the friendly ghost)

From the Bohemian in Exile:

Friday, April 26: Bhob Rainey, Bonnie Jones, Chris Cogburn
Amazing avant garde sounds from electronic circuit bender Bonnie Jones, visionary sax innovator Bhob Rainey, and percussionist Chris Cogburn. In 2010, after years of friendship and musical intersections frequently revolving around Austin’s No Idea Festival, Chris Cogburn brought this trio together for concerts in Texas (Marfa and Austin) and Mexico.

The trio brings together musicians who have performed and collaborated extensively in the improvised and experimental music communities of the US and abroad. Collaborating frequently with musicians like Greg Kelley, Andrea Neumann, Axel Dörner, Toshimaru Nakamura, Vic Rawlings, Tatsuya Nakatani and Christine Abdelnour among others. Their music explores structure and gesture at a bare and measured level, negotiating the distinct and precarious relationships between sound, space, performer, and audience. Their work has been called “a tightrope display of careful listening.”

Chris Cogburn: Percussion, electronics Bonnie Jones: Electronics, mics, field recordings Bhob Rainey: Soprano saxophone, electronics
Doors at 8 pm; $5-10 suggested donation.

April 27: Odu CD release show- POSTPONED
April 30: Tatsuya Nakatani

May 2: Steve Cohn
May 3: Josephine Foster
May 7: Arrington De Dionyso’s Malaikat, Spaceband
May 8: Xavier Charles, Frédéric Blondy and Guylaine Cosseron
May 17: Minerva
May 25: Human Eye

Craig Taborn in Minneapolis, April 26th

Craig Taborn
Craig Taborn (Photo credit: _mattxb)

Taborn’s upcoming gigs is previewed, and he is profiled as well.

Twin Cities native Craig Taborn makes a rare Twin Cities appearance as bandleader on April 26th when he headlines a far-ranging evening the Walker Art Center under the title “Heroic Frenzies.” With his long-running ensembles, Junk Magic and the Craig Taborn Trio, as well as solo acoustic piano, Taborn will bring together, over four sets, a diversity of talents (e.g., Dave King, Mat Maneri, Erik Fratzke, Chris Speed, Thomas Morgan, Gerald Cleaver) and visions, not the least of which are his own. And it’s in part his American CD release celebration for Chants, the Craig Taborn Trio’s first recording after 8 years of collaboration, released this week on ECM.

Electro Springfest 2013 Concert in Baltimore Next Week

From Electro Springfest 2013:

This Electronic Music/Experimental Music event, is herein known as the Electro Springfest 2013 Concert. This will be a really nice musical endeavor, so we are really looking forward to this day. Please come out & join us for a really fantastic day of knob twisting, pitch bending, wiring mazes, sound shaping & visual explosions that will coincide with an absolutely awesome musical voyage into another galaxy of sound alterations. This will be an indoor event. Happy Bleeps & Bloops and hope to see you there.

Date: (Tuesday) April 30, 2013
Time: from 8:00 pm to 11:00pm
Location: listed as Club K on 2101 Maryland Avenue Baltimore MD 21210, physically located at 2101 W. 21st Street Baltimore MD 21210, near the corner of Maryland Avenue & W. 21st Street

Current Lineup of Performers as of 04/12/2013:

1. 8:00pm – 8:30pm: John Somers “arc^d” http://arcd.bandcamp.com/

2. 8:45pm – 9:15pm: Liz Meredith http://www.lizmeredith.com & http://lizmeredith.bandcamp.com/

3. 9:30pm – 10:00pm: Logan Mitchell Sr “Synth Tech Project” https://sites.google.com/site/synthtechproject

4. 10:15pm – 10:45pm: Musician’s Improvisational Set

Free Jazz Blog Reviews

English: Nels Cline @ All tomorrow's parties f...
English: Nels Cline @ All tomorrow’s parties festival 2004 (London) 

From Free Jazz:

Brigantin: La Fièvre De L’Indépendance (Disques Bloc Thyristors, 2013) ****
Martin/Lozano/Lewis/Wiens/Duncan – At Canterbury (Barnyard, 2013) ****½
William Hooker Quintet: Channels of Consciousness (NoBusiness, 2012) **** ½
Nels Cline & Elliot Sharp – Open the Door (Public Eye Sore, 2013) ****
Thomas Chapin – Never Let Me Go: Quartets ’95 and ‘96 (Playscape, 2012) ****½

Newsbits: Expose / Argue’s Secret Society / Halvorson Profile / Evangelista, Modirzadeh in SF / $100 Guitar Project / Tectonics Festival

Hafez Modirzadeh
Hafez Modirzadeh (Photo credit: bjanepr)

Expose, a print magazine focused on progressive rock and related musics, is testing out a new online version. Trivial note – about 20 years ago I wrote for Expose.

Brooklyn Babylon, the long-awaited second release from Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, will be out on April 30. Downloads have been made available to Kickstarter supporters of the release.

JALC features an audio interview and profile of guitarist Mary Halvorson.

Karl Evangelista and Grex Play Taglish, with Hafez Modirzadeh Solo, an unprecedented exploration of Filipino-American life at the turn of the 21st century, told through contemporary, multidisciplinary music, will take place Friday, April 26, 7:30pm, at Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA, The bill features plenty of local veterans–plus the inimitable Hafez Modirzadeh, who has graciously assented to a solo set.

The New York Times profiles the $100 Guitar Project.

Iceland’s Tectonics Festival is reviewed.