Chris Forsyth and the Broken Mirror Motel Band / Cassini / IOSIS @ Eagle's Club Thursday July 11
We're tickled to welcome Philly's Chris Forsyth back to Minneapolis, & this time he's playing as a very special treat: CHRIS FORSYTH AND THE BROKEN MIRROR HOTEL BAND! This band is playing three shows--Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago--and that's that. Not one to miss!
Who/what is the Broken Mirror Hotel Band?? Aside from CF (on guitar), the band features Doug McCombs (Tortoise, etc.) on bass, Areif Sless-Kitain (Brokeback) on drums, and Jaime Fennelly (Mind Over Mirrors) on keys.
This show is 21+, and is $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
Chris Forsyth is a lauded guitarist and composer whose work assimilates art-rock textures with vernacular American influences. Long active in underground circles, he's recently released a string of acclaimed records of widescreen guitar rock, and in 2013, he assembled The Solar Motel Band, who have quickly developed a reputation as an incredible live act, provoking ecstatic comparisons to visionary artists such as Television, The Grateful Dead, Popol Vuh, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, and Richard Thompson.
Intensity Ghost, the first studio album by Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band was released to universal acclaim in October 2014 on the No Quarter label. Its been named one of the best releases of 2014 by Uncut (#34) and the New Yorker. Aquarium Drunkard called it pure unadulterated guitar heaven - classic rock remade. The Quietus said, It's just immense.
His most recent release with The Solar Motel Band is the double album The Rarity of Experience (No Quarter), released in March 2016. Raves have been universal. Pitchfork called it a near-perfect balance between 70s rock tradition and present day experimentation, NPR Music named Forsyth one of rocks most lyrical guitar improvisors, and the New York Times calls him a scrappy and mystical historian His music humanizes the element of control in rock classicism (and) turns it into a woolly but disciplined ritual.
Working primarily with hardware synthesis means and techniques, IOSIS creates gnarled soundscapes and lush atmospheric and ritualistic sonic experiences. Initially conceived as a fully improvisational entity, IOSIS has morphed into a flexible and malleable platform for expression that is equally capable and liable of operating from a strictly compositional or boldly improvisational approach. The music of IOSIS welcomes elements of drone, noise, and ambient musical forms and textures alongside more traditional compositional structures and considerations. Ultimately, IOSIS exists for experimentation and redefinition of boundaries and perceptions of what is and what is not possible in musically performative and emotionally transmutational artistic practice.
Cassini is Steve Palmer, Matt Beachey, Andrew Haaheim, Matt Helgeson, and Miles McClain. Cassini performs improvisatory psychedelic motorik music rooted in material from Palmer's debut album on Dying for Bad Music and upcoming vinyl debut on Sunrise Ocean Bender/Deep Water Acres, retaining the experimentation and distillation/subversion of Americana influences of those records, but creating a sound wholly their own via a big-eared, collaborative stew. Solo or in collaborative mode, Palmer and Beachey have shared bills with Daniel Bachman, Ryley Walker, Daniel Romano, Circuit Des Yeux, Mind Over Mirrors, and Ty Segall.
"In the Twin Cities [Palmer] seems to have emerged already fully formed as a virtuoso player... well on his way to becoming a legend in his own right."
-Josh Keller, Reviler.org
"As a new addition to the ever-expanding realm of recent guitar anti-heroes, Palmer is one to watch."
-Tyler Wilcox, Aquarium Drunkard
The Eagle's Club (View)
2507 East 35th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|