Mar 252015
 

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Good news, people. Matthew Shipp and Michael Bisio are returning to the Nashville VFW Post 1970 on Friday, March 27th! Their 2013 Nashville show was cited by many as the year’s top event.

What I wrote in 2013 still applies:

Piano player Matthew Shipp is national treasure, and if you’re even remotely interested in free jazz, you need to be at this show. Matthew was a longtime member of the quartet led by saxophonist David S. Ware (who sadly passed away last October). Matthew has also performed with William ParkerRoscoe MitchellJoe MorrisMat ManeriDaniel CarterBarbara Januszkiewicz and DJ Spooky. He’s known for his wholly original piano-playing style which somehow manages to convert dissonance into harmony. Never resting on tradition, Matthew also experiments in other genres, including contemporary classical, hip hop, and electronica.

Friday’s show is presented by FMRL Arts and also features The Xists, an experimental rock duo featuring Seth and Jocephus Hudson.  Tickets are $20. Doors at 8 p.m. Show at 9 p.m.

Friday also marks the return of Future Night at Queen Avenue Art Collective. This installment features Terror’ishMge, Circuit Benders’ Ball alum Joey Molinaro, and Future Daze.  There will also be art installations by Taylor O’Connor, Mike Kluge, Tyler Blankenship, and Evan Wise. Tickets are $5. Doors at 8:30 p.m. Show at 9:30 p.m.


FMRL presents Matthew Shipp / Michael Bisio and The Xists
Friday, March 27th, 9 p.m., $20
@ VFW Post 1970, 7220 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209

Future Night
Friday, March 27th, 9:30 p.m., $5
@ Queen Avenue Art Collective, 178 Queen Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37207

 

May 082013
 

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It’s absolutely killing me that I can’t be in two places at once this Saturday night. I’m hosting an experimental series at Noa Noa (which I’ll discuss more in my next post) concurrently with the Matthew Shipp Trio and Lambchop concert at VFW Post 1970.

Piano player Matthew Shipp is national treasure, and if you’re even remotely interested in free jazz, you need to be at this show. Matthew was a longtime member of the quartet led by saxophonist David S. Ware (who sadly passed away last October). As I type this, I’m listening to the quartet’s Renunciation, also featuring William Parker and Guillermo E. Brown. Matthew has also performed with Roscoe MitchellJoe MorrisMat ManeriDaniel CarterBarbara Januszkiewicz and DJ Spooky. He’s known for his wholly original piano-playing style which somehow manages to convert dissonance into harmony. Never resting on tradition, Matthew also experiments in other genres, including contemporary classical, hip hop, and electronica.

Matthew Shipp is performing with his trio featuring Michael Bisio on bass and Whit Dickey on drums. Big thanks to Chris Davis for putting this amazing show together.

Nashville’s own alt-country phenomenon Lambchop opens the evening.

Matthew Shipp Trio w/ Lambchop
Saturday, May 11th, 2013,  8pm, $15
@ VFW Post 1970
7220 Charlotte Pike
Nashville, TN