Friday 2/17 -
w/ Yaure Muniz (trumpet), Randy Roos (guitar), Alain Mallet (keyboards), Jerry Leake (tablas & perc), Mike Rivard (bass, sintir & bass kalimba) & dean Johnston (drums).
$10 in advance / $12 at the door
9:00 doors / 10:00 show
Mike Rivard's improvisational groove collective returns to the warm embrace of the Lizard Lounge with their usual stellar cast of musicians.
The music of Club d'Elf flies through North African trance, glitchy turntablism, freeform improvisation, and rock psychedelia, but it's playfully altered states of musical consciousness that truly guide the band. Witness founder Mike Rivard's first night in Morocco, the country that had fired his musical imagination for more than a decade: In a strikingly vivid dream, he felt himself swimming upwards in the air as fantastic landscapes, mountains, and tiled buildings stretched out beneath him. The bands rotating group of players, drawn from a pool that includes keyboardist John Medeski, DJ Logic, David Bowie's guitarists or any number of Moroccan musical icons, swims in the same dreamlike atmosphere, both live and on record.
The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|