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Concert: Mike Baggetta & Nick Millevoi / Brian Osborne / The Drag


Sunday October 27 * 8pm * $10 * TICKETS

Mike Baggetta and Nick Millevoi come together in a new duo of improvised electric guitars. Baggetta has been called a "guitar poet" by Nels Cline, "a kind of post-Frisellian sonic explorer" by Downbeat, and the New York Times says he "makes stealthy, mysterious music." Millevoi's music has been described by Pitchfork as "music that seeks the sun by exploding toward it,” and NPR Music has said, "When Nick Millevoi plays the guitar, it's like a rocket darting skyward between clouds.” Both guitarists have worked with some of the biggest names in experimental jazz and rock, including artists like Nels Cline, John Zorn, Mike Watt, Jim Keltner, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, and many more.

Brian Osborne is a percussionist, sound artist, and educator who moved to Philadelphia in 2015 after more than a decade of active participation in New York City’s creative music scene. In NY Osborne studied for several years under percussionist and free jazz legend, Milford Graves. Brian currently performs across the US and Europe with the electronics/drums duo- Hatchers; Dan Peck’s tuba-fronted doom improv trio- The Gate; and as a duo with guitarist, Nick Millevoi. Brian has played with Robert Beatty, Daniel Carter, Tim Dahl, Peter Evans, Paul Flaherty, Tamio Shiraishi, Nate Wooley, George Steeltoe Ensemble, Blastocyst, Wretched Worst, Paper Legs, and more. Osborne can be heard on over twenty released recordings to date.

The Drag is a conglomeration stumbled upon by saxophonist and performing artist Sarah Marie Hughes. It features a brilliant classical pianist, Joseph Leo Arkfeld, on Moog and keyboard and one of DC’s most active and creative jazz bassists and composers, Steve Arnold. The ensemble will release its first album “Confessions of Narci” in November, which features Sam Burt on the bass clarinet, and also showcases Hughes’ personal prose written in 2017 while living in Baltimore. The group also performs graphic scores written during that time. The album is heavily influenced by the spirit of Sun Ra and the sound of artists such as Laurie Anderson and the Art Ensemble of Chicago.