Grex on East Coast Tour


Grex is an Oakland, California-based trio composed of Karl Evangelista (guitar/vocals), Rei Scampavia (keys/vocals), and Robert Lopez (drums). Grex was formed as a way to explore the meeting point between popular song and experimental jazz. Monster Music is Grexʼs debut trio album, capturing the bandʼs current, aggressive blend of free jazz and art rock. Featuring sparse vocal melodies, driving odd-metered ensemble passages, and blistering free improvisation (tackling pieces by Don Cherry and Albert Ayler), Monster Music is simultaneously an innovative jazz album and a strong representation of the Bay Area independent rock scene.


July 13, Philadelphia, PA, 8pm at First Banana (Fire Museum Presents, w/Hallowed Bells, Lion’s Head)
July 14, Arlington, VA, 9pm at Galaxy Hut (w/Jeff and Anthony)
July 16, Washington, DC, 9pm, at The Velvet Lounge (w/Ted Zook’s Lost Civilizations, Insect Factory)
July 19, Brooklyn, NY, 8pm, at Pete’s Candy Store (w/Good Times Cocaine, Golden Alphabet, etc.)
July 20, Cambridge, MA, 8pm, at Outpost 186 (w/Sawyer/Neuberg/Parcell Trio, Morgan Evans-Weiler)
July 21, New York, NY, 7:30pm, at The Delancey (w/Michael Coleman’s Young Nudist, Gene Baker)
July 23, Brooklyn, NY, 8pm, at The Silent Barn (w/Timosaurus, James McMahon, Diamond Terrifier)
July 25, New York, NY, 7:30pm, at Spectrum (w/Nathan Hook/Mobiustrip)