Upcoming Detroit Shows

Craig Taborn (Prezens, at the Vortex (London) ...

Source: Trinosophes.

Sunday, Feb 14: Contemporary chamber music concert with ÆPEX Performing Arts

New Ann Arrbor-based contemporary music presenters, ÆPEX Performing Arts, brings us this Valentines Day chamber music concert featuring Oiseaux Exotiques, Oliver Messiaen‘s brilliant composition based on bird-song, as well as three world premieres by composers of today.
Doors at 8 pm; $7-10 suggested.

Thursday, Feb. 18: Ches Smith Trio with Craig Taborn, Matt Maneri

Although the Ches Smith Trio has become a priority project for its participants, its beginnings were casual: “I had a gig in New York,” says Ches Smith, “an opportunity to do something different, so I invited first Craig and then thought about who else I might like to play with and that was Mat. That was the extent of the planning. It wasn’t supposed to be anything but a one-off gig. I definitely was not trying to form another band at that point, but the combination really clicked. It worked so well that it felt like I had to continue with it. The first gig was all-improvised and then I started writing for us. The idea was to keep the writing as minimal as possible. I definitely didn’t want to get in the way of the improvising – because the improvising was amazing.”

Doors at 8 pm. $10 general admission, $18 reserved seating.. Purchase advanced tickets by calling 313-737-6606 or at Trinosophes.

Coming Soon

3/9 Lyman Woodard Orchestra
3/26: Eugene Chadbourne

Interview with Bill Laswell 

Source: SF Sonic.

Bill Laswell, producer, musician and record label manager, has been at the center and outer fringes of shaping contemporary American music over the last three decades. His penchant for taking chances, and doing what has not been done before has carved a uniquely successful, and non-traditional cannon of work.

John Zorn, Yoko Ono, Laurie Anderson, Rammellzee, Mick Jagger, Material, Praxis, Pharoah Sanders, DJ Cheb i Sabbah, Sonny Sharrock, Fab Five Freddy, Nona Hendrix, Motorhead, Bernie Worrell, Eddie Hazell, Iggy Pop, Brian Eno, Bootsy Collins, DJ Krush, Afrika Bambaataa, Lou Reed, Maceo Parker, The Ramones, Peter Gabriel and Herbie Hancock are just some of the artists he has worked with or produced.