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  • Jim and Kid are 'Safe & Sane'

    April 1, 2019

    Outrageous. Rabid. Explosive. #WTF? Whatever words you throw at Borbetomagus saxophonist Jim Sauter and Oneida / Man Forever drummer Kid Millions, they’ll chomp ‘em up and respond with a gargantuan roar to erase all notions of what a horn and skins can do.

    The duo’s prior albums were built of tightly, clustered bursts and barbed assaults. On Safe & Sane, Sauter and Millions eschew brevity for ultra-endurance. The opening “Chrysanthemum,” clocks in at 32 minutes and continues on Side B before a final 12-minute avalanche that is “Falling Spiders.”

    LP out March 3, 2019 -- a split release with Astral Spirits of Austin, TX. Preorder now!

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    Damon & Dorji's Big Ears

    March 20, 2019

    Everyone's favorite guitar/drum duo -- Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon -- are heading to the Big Ears festival in Knoxville, Tennessee and for a quick hit in the Carolinas. Get at it.

    – Saturday, March 23rd –  Tyler Damon, Tashi Dorji & Brandon Lopez w/ Paul Lytton / Brandon Lopez duo & DJ Xerox the Kidd @ Magnolia Records, Knoxville, TN

    – Friday, March 22nd – Damon-Dorji Duo @ The Pilot Light, Knoxville, TN

    – Thursday, March 21st – Damon-Dorji Duo @ Neptune’s Parlour, Raleigh, NC

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    Darin And Eiko In Tokyo

    January 8, 2019

    If Ichida -- the debut collab between Eiko Ishibashi and Darin Gray -- did not make your Top Five of 2018, stop reading and go buy the LP now (via Black Truffle). It's a splendid, slowly unraveling soundscape of flute, upright bass, electronics, vocals, piano and more. It's damn fine and a perfect companion to Ishibashi's new experimental pop album The Dream My Bones Dream (Drag City). Now, these two are playing a show at Tokyo's Super Deluxe on Wednesday, Jan. 9th to bid farewell to the club (sadly, it's closing) and part of an ongoing celebration (not a birthday party) for Jim O'Rouke. Or so we've read. Wish we could be there. 

    Tori Kudo of Maher Shalal Hash Baz and DJ Kayo will also perform.  

    Photo: DG

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    Tyler Damon On The Record

    November 26, 2018

    What do you want to know about percussionist Tyler Damon?

    Chances are, Tyler covers it in this The Free Jazz Collective interview with Tom Burris. This is the first long-firm interview with the new Chicago resident. He touches on his trajectory from drumming rock to free and playing with Circuit des Yeux, Dave Rempis, Tashi Dorji, Darin Gray and more. Check it out here.

    Photo by Mink Oil

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    Loren Connors Solo Painting Show

    September 20, 2018

    Loren Connors' first solo painting exhibit Wild Weeds opens Oct. 2 and continues through Oct. 7 at Blank Forms in New York City. 

    "Wild Weeds features a series of new paintings and a selection of recent drawings. All of the works continue an ongoing series of flower images, drawn or painted in the past few years with an economical hand, a quality not unlike the impressionistic character of Connors’ guitar playing. Connors has explicitly considered the relationship between the paintbrush and the guitar throughout his career, on albums such as Blues: The “Dark Paintings” of Mark Rothko (1990), a musical response to the late painter’s final works, and by creating album artwork—often by hand, even since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 1992—for his own, limited-release recordings....

    "Wild Weeds is presented in conjunction with the release of Connors’ Unaccompanied Acoustic Guitar Improvisations Vol. 10, by Blank Forms Editions. The album, featuring archival material recorded at the Creative Music Studio in 1980..." -- Blank Forms

    The exhibit closes with a performance by Loren and Tom and Christina Carter as Charalambides on Oct. 7 at 8 p.m.

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