On March 16, the Lost Civilizations experimental music project, Utenzil and Finley Martin will appear at Adams Morgan’s Black Squirrel. The performance is part of the Indie Adams Morgan series (http://www.indieadamsmorgan.com/).
The Black Squirrel (http://www.blacksquirreldc.com/) is located at 2427 18th Street NW Washington, D.C. 20009 (202) 232-1011. The event starts at 8 pm.
Growing up in a fishing village on the southeast tip of Prince Edward Island, Canada, Finley Martin (http://www.finleymartinmusic.com/) developed an early appreciation for the great Celtic tradition of storytelling that surrounded him.
In the early years, he drove a forklift at the local fish plant, hitchhiked around Europe, sold toy helicopters in San Francisco, and busked on the streets of Halifax, Nova Scotia. One August, he hitched a ride in an 18-wheeler hauling lobster down to the States.
After arriving in Washington, D.C., he joined area post-punk veterans Gist, co-founded Red Stapler Records, toured up & down the East Coast of North America in an old church van, and released four albums: Pretest Retest, Art is Now Human, Diesel City, and Conversations Expectations. He also played & toured for 5 years as bass player with local noise-art rock band The Chance releasing the EP Dimensions.
Backtracks is Finley’s first solo acoustic album. Its a collection of stories about leaving the rural life behind in search of adventure in the city. He blends his Scotch-soaked Slovak roots with the DIY attitude of D.C.s fiercely independent music scene.
The Lost Civilizations experimental music project
The Lost Civilizations experimental music project (http://lost-civilizations.tumblr.com/; http://goo.gl/WfSs5) is a collaboration between Mike Sebastian (tenor sax, saxello and bass clarinet) and T. A. Zook (basscello and misc. instruments). Although essentially a duo, when schedules permit, it is joined by Jerry Busher (drums); Amanda Huron (percussion); Doug Kallmeyer (bass and electronics), Nate Scheible (percussion) and Emily Chimiak (violin). For the March 16 performance, the Lost Civilizations experimental music project will be accompanied by drummer Mark Pry (The Mariner Project; Dead Women).
Utenzil will wrap-up the evening. Utenzil (http://www.utenzil.com/), the solo project of Michael McMorris, which brings together fitful decades of musical experience/experiments plus software, laptops, mixer and instruments which include various controllers, a DIY double neck midi guitar, live guitar and voice.