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TRINARY SYSTEM - Record release show with GYMNASIUM and SOFT GANG (NYC)
The Lizard Lounge
Cambridge, MA
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TRINARY SYSTEM - Record release show with GYMNASIUM and SOFT GANG (NYC)
$12 advance / $15 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:00 show

Roger C. Miller:  Guitar, lead vocals
Lawrence Dersch: Drums
P. Andrew Willis:  Bass, vocals

Roger Miller, of the legendary rock band Mission of Burma brings his group The Trinary System to the Lizard Lounge tonight. Special guests Gymnasium and Soft Gang (NYC)

Miller's primary motive for forming The Trinary System was to free his guitar playing from a post-punk environment.  The band started with songs he wrote that didn't make sense for Mission of Burma.  Delving deeper into the full history of rock viewed hazily through his 2014 surrealistic/psychedelic nature, with perhaps a bit of funk pelting the proceedings from the wings, Miller is opening things up.

Larry Dersch was in Miller's complex '90's keyboard and drum duo, The Binary System (1 cd on SST, 2 on Atavistic).  "Larry proved he could not only take anything I dished out, but he could dish it right back at me."  No question as to who the drummer would be, and mercifully he was up for it.

Andrew Willis played guitar in the avant-rock band The Web in Louisville, KY.  Bob Weston said The Web opened for Shellac and he thought they were great.  That made sense with everything else Miller knew about Andrew.  "I'd never actually heard him play when I asked him to join the band on bass.  I checked in with Larry after the first couple of rehearsals in 2013 - 'Hey, you think this works?'  Larry said, 'Yeah, let's go.'"  Andrew hadn't done any singing in a band for 20 years, but now he does.

The band played six gigs (2013-2015) before going into Sonelab Studios in Easthampton, MA, to record a 5-song EP/session this May.  Basic tracks were recorded and came out rock solid.  Vocals and overdubs began in early June and completion is set for Jan.2016.  Plans are for a 7" that comes with the EP 5-song download card.

Gymnasium brings together seasoned vets from the Boston music scene for a new sound blending the catchy harmonies of power pop with classic rock musicianship. Band members include Rod van Stoli (vocals), Charles Hansen (guitar, backing vocals), John Sheeran (bass guitar), Melissa Gibbs (keys, backing vocals), and Jonathan Screnci (drums).

SOFT GANG is a rock band from New York City


The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States


Music > Experimental
Music > Punk
Music > Rock
Music > Singer/Songwriter

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


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