On May 25, Fanoplane (https://thefanoplaneproject.tumblr.com/), JOY ON FIRE (http://www.joyonfire.com/) and Sonic Eddy (https://soniceddy.bandcamp.com) perform at Baltimore’s Function Coworking Community (https://befunction.al/), which is located at 4709 Harford Rd. (https://goo.gl/maps/YU2TAVF9QBR2).
Fanoplane’s seed was planted in a duo performance by Bob Boilen and Ted Zook (https://soundcloud.com/uberepic-productions/cd-cellar-boilen-zook). Following that, Bob sat in for a couple of performances with the Lost Civilizations experimental music project (http://lost-civilizations.tumblr.com/), then several performances with Heterodyne (https://the-heterodyne-project.tumblr.com/).
JOY ON FIRE was featured this January on NPR’s All Songs Considered. JOY ON FIRE is a jazz-rock sax/bass/drum trio originally from Baltimore and now based in Princeton, New Jersey. Their second album, Fire with Fire, released by Maryland’s PROCRASTINATION RECORDS, was given a 4-star review in All About Jazz by Gareth Thompson, who called the record “a thrill of high voltage jazz ‘n’ roll,” and made Gonçalo Falcão’s, of Portugal’s Jazz.pt, “Best of 2018” list. “Hymn,” JOY ON FIRE’s new single and the title track on their upcoming third album of the same name, can be heard online at NPR’s All Songs Considered website, and a video for another track from the album, “Punk Jazz,” is forthcoming early this spring. The group tours the Eastern Seaboard, from New Orleans to Vermont; upcoming shows include returning to Radio Bean for the Discover Jazz Festival during their June New England tour and a debut at The Stoltz Listening Room on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Sonic Eddy is psychedelic freak folk with a twang in its step, the new full band project from longtime Virginia music maker Maya Renfro (The OSYX, This Could Go Boom!, Pagan Reagan). Renfro is often backed by experimental shredder Evan O’Neal and the rhythmic crashes of Mitchell Bass.