CLUB d'ELF with special guest THANK GOD FOR SCIENCE
Friday June 30
Moroccan dosed Psychedelic Dub Jazz Collective
w/ Randy Roos (guitar), Amy Bellamy (keyboards), Mike Rivard (bass & sinter), Dean Johnston (drums)
and special guest THANK GOD FOR SCIENCE
All shows are 21+
$12 advance / $15 at the door
9:00 doors / 10:00 show
10pm Thank God For Science
11:30pm Club dElf
Mike Rivard's improvisational groove collective returns to the warm embrace of the Lizard Lounge with their usual stellar cast of musicians. Tonight features an opening set by Thank God For Science the Providence based experimental group that is eclectic yet accessible.
What is this thing called Club dElf? Club dElf is an ever-shifting group of musicians fiercely dedicated to the groove, revolving around the foundation of bassist/leader Mike Rivard. Consisting of some of the most sought-after players from the jazz, DJ, rock & world music scenes of Boston & NYC, each show features a different line-up, with Rivard and drummer Dean Johnston at the core. Guitars, turntables, Fender Rhodes, laptops, horns, tablas and all manner of exotic instruments flow in and out of the mix, along with guests such as John Medeski & Billy Martin (Medeski Martin & Wood), DJ Logic, Marc Ribot, Skerik, Steven Bernstein, Ryan Montbleau and Marco Benevento, creating a unique experience for every performance. Informed as much by sci-fi writer Philip K. Dicks ideas of shifting reality and parallel universes as by Miles Davis & Fela Kuti, the band draws inspiration from many sources, including neo-psychedelic avatar Terence McKenna and avant garde comedy troupe The Firesign Theater.
THANK GOD FOR SCIENCE
Thank God For Science is a one of a kind musical medium that explores sonic and musical vocabularies searching for harmony, chaos, enlightenment and everything in between. Using elements of amplified phonograph, keyboards of all shapes and sizes, electric guitars and viola, the compositions on the debut album Volume One orbit a solid foundation of bass and drums and challenge traditional song architecture. The result is an eclectic yet accessible album suitable for listeners with an adventurous palette. Thank God For Science will be touring and supporting the release of Volume 1 for the foreseeable future building a wholly unique sound of their own.
Formed in 1998 by Rivard with the encouragement of Morphines Mark Sandman (who guested with the group until his death in 99), the music draws from a startlingly wide spectrum of styles, including jazz, hip hop, electronica, avant garde, prog-rock and dub. Under the tutelage of member Brahim Fribgane (who hails from Casablanca) the band absorbed Moroccan trance influences and frequently adds this element to the mix. Audiences of all persuasions are drawn to Fribganes mesmerizing oud stylings and Rivards commanding playing of the Moroccan sintir, a 3 string bass lute used by the Gnawa people of Morocco, a mystical brotherhood of trance-healers. Derived from such ancient sources as these, trance forms the central core of the Club dElf aesthetic, unifying all of the various genres the band has absorbed.
The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|