CLUB d'ELF - The Moroccan dosed Psychedelic Dub Jazz Collective
The Moroccan dosed Psychedelic Dub Jazz Collective
w/ Van Martin (guitar), Sam Gilman (keyboards), Mister Rourke (turntables), Mike Rivard (bass & sintir), Dean Johnston (drums) & special surprise guest
with special guest Van Martin
$15 advance / $15 at the door
9:00 doors / 10:00 show (Van Martin at 10:00 / Club d'Elf at 11:15)
Mike Rivard's improvisational groove collective returns to the warm embrace of the Lizard Lounge with their usual stellar cast of musicians. This week with Van Martin (guitar), Sam Gilman (keyboards), Mister Rourke (turntables), Mike Rivard (bass & sintir), Dean Johnston (drums) & special surprise guest
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|