music Darren Nelsen Band/Schwarzkommando/Burgess Penguin
9:00PM - - - Price: $7
Improv with an Edge
The Darren Nelsen Band is an instrumental rock/fusion trio comprised of guitar, bass, and drums. Influenced by contemporary composers and guitarists, the band blends and twists genres with attitude. Expect the unexpected, with sounds of jazz, rock, metal, funk, hip-hop, reggae, surf, and rockabilly combined, sometimes all in the same tune! Adventurous and fun, this band keeps the audience on their toes.
Darren Nelsen (guitar), Marc Miller (bass), Micah Boswell (drums).
Schwarzkommando is an Atlanta-based improvisational art-rock trio organized in tribute to the fiction of Thomas Pynchon. Lyrics from novels such as Gravity’s Rainbow and The Crying of Lot 49 are sung over an “Obliquely Strategized” yet largely improvised array of sounds – from Cream-like psychedelic "blooz" to full-bore face-melting punk rock, from sci-fi space jazz to pure acoustic settings that would make Fairport Convention blush. Featuring Mike Goldman (Stovall, Henry Porter) on guitar and vocal, Kelly Shane (Enemy From Space, Kenny Howes and the Yeah!) on drums, and Andy Tegethoff (The Eyes, Solution Science Systems) on bass and vocal. No two sets are ever the same.
Burgess Penguin, a 3-piece improvising ensemble that strives to create vivid soundscapes that sound composed but actually are not. Under the collective influence of jazz, rock, psychedelic, TV and Film soundtrack music and even some prog rock, the 3 musicians interact, second-guess and beat each other creatively silly and strive to never play anything the same way once.