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Concert: Sunwatchers, Mt Rainier, FOR trio

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Friday March 10th, 8pm
$10 suggested donation

Sunwatchers - Hard to pin down, harder to hold onto. Bent circuit board snake charmers unfurl across hexagonal grids. A seemingly familiar sound but then you realize you have your ear pressed against a reflection. Sunwatchers are a distorted prism to so many past greats. Reminiscent of Ethiopiques, John Handy Band, Terry Riley, Art Ensemble meets Laddio Bolocko...Forever swirling saxophone blended belly to belly with elastic guitar and tin foil thin phin (a thai instrument not unlike an electrified tenor guitar or sitar). A whirlpool of repetitious interpretations. Militaristic marches ascend into meditations. These songs map out great pyramids and deep buried labyrinths. They are massive. They are leviathans.

The band is comprised of NYC improv heavy hitters: Jim McHugh: Guitar, Electric Phin - Peter Kerlin: Bass - Jeff Tobias: Alto Sax - Cory Bracken: Vibes, Percussion - Jason Robira: Drums - and sitting in are: Dave Harrington: Guitar, Synth - Ben Greenberg: Guitar - Dave Kadden: Keyboard - Jonah Rapino: Fiddle. Notable previous projects include Dark Meat, Arthur Doyle’s New Quiet Screamers, NYMPH, and Chris Forsyth's Solar Motel Band

Mt Rainier - Mt. Rainier is the solo project of D.C. musician Matt Cohen, who plays in the drone duo Literals. Using a minimal set-up, Mt. Rainier is an exploration of delicate, western-tinged drone and field recordings. It’s a sound inspired by the latter-day experimentalism and sound collages of John Fahey and the simple, dusty melodies of Bruce Langhorne.

FOR Trio  = Nik Francis (drum kit & percussion), Johnny Osorio (electronics/ARPsynth & percussion), Jim Ryan (alto & tenor sax, flute, trumpet, & percussion). Free jazz + electronic weirdness & percussion.