Bay Area art rock band Grex embarks on its 10 year anniversary tour, boasting an all-new set of music. This round of engagements features the group’s two-man-band configuration: a spiraling mesh of lilting songs, intense grooves, and rare noise that suggests the likes of Skeleton Crew, Sonny Sharrock, and Suicide.
June 21, 10pm, Los Angeles, Hyperion Tavern
June 22, 8pm, Long Beach, DiPiazza’s (with MajicBulletTheory, Kirilov)
June 23, 8pm, Pasadena, Battery Books (with Gregory Uhlmann/Chris Speed/Mike Lockwood Trio)
June 25, 8pm, San Diego, The Bancroft (with Nathan Hubbard, Eridia)
June 27, 6pm, Olympia, Le Voyeur (with New Born Babies, Derek M Johnson Love)
June 28, 9pm, Seattle, Substation (with Jean Chalant, Kate Olson SOlo)
June 29, 8pm, Portland, Turn Turn Turn (with Mordecai, Dr. Amazon, Caspar Sonnet)
July 1, 8pm, Placerville, The Band Room (with Akaw!, Pac and Seep)
July 2, 7pm, Oakland, Studio Grand (with Cuddle Magic)
July 8, 8:30pm, Sacramento, Old Ironsides (with Larisa Bryski Band)
Grex (Karl Evangelista-guitar, vocals, drums; Rei Scampavia-keys, vocals, drums) is an art rock band based out of Oakland, California. In biological terms, a “grex” is an entity composed of several smaller organisms. Grex (the band) explores the meeting point between fun, delightfully strange psychedelic pop/rock and the dark outer reaches of noise and free jazz.
Grex has worked with leaders in modern music, including Fred Frith, Roscoe Mitchell, Tony Levin (King Crimson), Steve Mackay (The Stooges), Martin Bisi, and Kronos Quartet, and presented concerts at venues as diverse as The Great American Music Hall, the Switchboard Festival (SF), United States of Asian America Festival (SF), The Sonic Circuits Festival (DC), and Myra Melford’s New Frequencies Festival (SF).