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February 19, 2008 Tuesday

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Col. Bruce Hampton & Palmer with Zepubicle
9:00PM - - -
Price:  7



Col. Bruce Hampton & Palmer

Bruce Hampton

Bruce Hampton is a surrealist American musician and founding member of Atlanta, Georgia's avant-garde Hampton Grease Band in the late 1960s. Adopting the moniker "Colonel Bruce Hampton, Retired" and often playing a sort of dwarf guitar called a "chazoid" he later formed several other bands, including The Late Bronze Age and The Aquarium Rescue Unit.

As a member of the Hampton Grease Band, he helped record the 1971 album Music to Eat, said to have been the second-worst-selling album in Columbia Records history. Hampton helped start the 1990's seminal H.O.R.D.E. tours. The best known of his bands to play H.O.R.D.E. is the jazz-rock outfit Aquarium Rescue Unit, which featured improvisational music all-stars Oteil Burbridge, Jimmy Herring, and Jeff Sipe.

Hampton played "Morris," the songwriting band manager in Billy Bob Thornton's 1996 film Sling Blade. He also starred in Mike Gordon's (Phish) 2001 film Outside Out teaching guitar 'out'struction. Basically Frightened, a film chronicling Hampton's career, is expected in 2007.

Fellow southerner Palmer, teamed up with Hampton in 1999 for several live performances and currently is collaborating with him on an upcoming solo release. He has characterized Palmer's sound as:

"I can't describe the music!"
"I couldn't hum 3 notes together that he
played!"
"It's like having Jimi Hendrix at the tomb of Jesus...they'd be asking what the f*ck is that..."

Palmer

As a "syn-the-sist" and vocalist, Palmer's dedication to improvisation has taken many dimensions, including collaborations with the legendary and diverse talents of Derek Bailey, Fred Frith, Borbetomagus, and Japanese dancer Min Tanaka.

Keyboard magazine describes his unique style as: "Palmer makes his instrument speak in tongues. This is digital glosslalia, spoken in syllables one can almost touch, bright, tactile timbres that rattle around the ear like hailstones in a rain gutter.

COL. BRUCE HAMPTON & PALMER promises to be a heck of an action packed duo and heck of a beyond the normal show!

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Zepubicle featuring Tatsuya Nakatani


Zepubicle
Zepubicle is Punky. Arty. Doomy. Trancey. Folky. Scrapey. Noisy. Pushy. Pully. Southy. Worldwise. Undercomfortable corners, a series of postcards from distant times and places, narrower and wider in scope than your everyday. There are numerous and wonderfully supportive glitches that enhance the Technicolor antiqueness of it all. Listen as you would to a dribbling brook or crushing whirlpool. The music hovers at devastatingly quiet with the odd intrusion of, what's that, yes, saturation through volume, restoring at last the much-missed art of dynamic range. Scientists Levitate Small Animals, on Solponticello Records, is our first official release after several years of ferment.
Beautifully recorded by sound mind Tom Lewis live before an audience at Mercury Art Works gallery in Athens, Georgia, December 2006; mixed and mastered by Killick. Join us and celebrate.

Zepubicle is made up of these interesting people:

Killick of Athens, Georgia recontextualizes and lays bare the joyous friction of composition/improvisation, hi-fi/no-fi, academic/popular, good/bad/indifferent, groove/chance, intentional/inevitable, controlling chaos and chaos-ing control with precision abandon whilst exorcising exercises in favor of substantial contributions to the aural
landscape. Killick is best known as a performer on his sympathetic stringed H'arpeggione, which he plays with Appalachian Trance Metal aplomb.

Marshall Marrotte of Atlanta, Georgia is an improvising musician, amateur musicologist and sonic contortionist. He performs as often as Possible with an assortment of fellow raconteurs and charlatans. Marshall plays bass, revering and reinterpreting everything from New Orleans funk to art-rock missives, straddling the complete breakdown of the musical multiverse.

Jeff McLeod of Montgomery, Alabama is a multi-multi-instrumentalist and musical mayhemist making noise and soothing wounds with whatever
he can get his hands on. Over the past 15 years he has toured, composed and worked with countless like-minded freakazoids all over the skin of the good Earth. Jeff performs on guitar: drones, hot
licks, and stutters dance with unabashed love for the Devil's chord.

Tatsuya Nakatani of Easton, Pennsylvania is our special guest, making a trio a true quartet. Originally from Osaka, Japan, Tatsuya brings
his incredible depth and simpatico to Zepubicle. He is a truly a master musician, utilizing conventional percussion towards an idiosyncratic and complete soundscape. Tatsuya's control and restraint entangles tension and release, soaring above and below the music with beautiful form.

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