featuring Dave Tronzo (slide guitar), Vicente Lebron (congas & perc), Mike Rivard (bass, sintir & bass kalimba), Dean Johnston (drums) & more!
$10 advance and $12 at the door
9:00 doors / 10:00 show
Club d'Elf convened for the first time in 1998, spearheaded and fronted by bassist/composer Mike Rivard, a busy session player who has recorded & performed with Morphine, Jon Brion, Aimee Mann, G. Love & John Scofield, amongst others. Originally formed around a core rhythm section with the
addition of different special guests for each show, the idea was to remix Rivard's groove-based compositions differently for each performance. Guests over the years have included John Medeski & Billy Martin (MMW), DJ Logic,
Marc Ribot, Skerik, and Marco Benevento (Benevento / Russo Duo), with Jambands.com describing the situation thusly: "Club d'Elf consists of Mike Rivard and any cohorts who decide to embark with him into perilous sonic
"The roaring avant-funk of electric-era Miles
[and] the legato drift of the Grateful Dead...
heady music that doesn't neglect the tail."
- Steve Smith, Time Out New York
"This music takes its time, and only repeated
exposure to its delights reveals the depth of its
identity. There is an overriding sense of
construction behind the entire programme of
Now I Understand, [yet] this is music whose
democracy is as profound as that of any piece
of free improvisation." -Nic Jones,
The Lizard Lounge
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138