Mt. Varnum creates a world like no other. From the mysterious beauty of analog synthesizers, through the soul of lush vocals, to the gritty power of spacious, elegant drums, a narrative emerges that is run through with romping groove, vital song and intoxicating tone. Drummer and composer Ted Poor formed Mt. Varnum in August of 2011 to reconcile a life-long love of deep swing with an equally earnest adoration of classic and indie rock. The band’s forthcoming debut release Wounded Caroline is a powerful and complete manifestation of that union. Mt. Varnum pays tribute to its jazz roots not with complicated harmony and form but through a return to the essential feeling of the music. This distilled, grooving inflection couriers Grey McMurray’s fervent vocals as he delivers songs steeped in the rich traditions of American blues and classic rock. The result is invigorating.
Ted Poor: drums
Grey McMurray: vocals, guitar
Pete Rende: piano, keyboards, organ
Ben Street: acoustic bass
The New Mellow Edwards: Number Stations
Number Stations is a new project from Curtis Hasselbring's The New Mellow Edwards about shortwave radio stations that broadcast random series of digits in a variety of languages (these do exist). Commissioned by Chamber Music America and composed by Hasselbring, the music veers between jazz, indie rock and film music. The band includes Hasselbring on trombone and guitar, Chris Speed (sax/clarinet), Matt Moran (vibes), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Trevor Dunn (bass), Ches Smith (drums/percussion) and Satoshi Takeishi (drums/percussion). The Mellow Edwards has existed since 1988 when Curtis Hasselbring persuaded John Dirac and Jerome Dupree to play with him at the Middle East Cafe in Cambridge MA. The group's repertoire consisted of hardcore versions of Don Cherry and Henry Threadgill tunes as well as Dirac's non-autobiographical opus, "the Green Haircut." Fourteen years, over a dozen musicians and many pieces of music later, Curtis took a giant leap into the future and renamed the group "The New Mellow Edwards." He composes the majority of the group's repertoire (with the exception of the occasional 80s rock/20s jazz cover) and plays the trombone and various odd noise-making devices.
$12 adv / $15 day of show.
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