The flier above pretty much explains it all, but let’s get redundant…
Aries, the new album from Arrison Kirby, will be released everywhere digitally and in limited physical form on April 2nd.
Four days later, on April 6th, we will be celebrating that release with a party at the Pilot Light in Knoxville’s Old City.
At this event, Obadiah will be reforming to perform the entire Aries album from start to finish. Dustin Milotte (Deep Green, Hypenkrunk) will be joining on guitar. Jakob Esaw (who will be also celebrating a birthday that night), will also be contributing to the set’s closer.
Before all this, we will be treated to a set from Sidecar Symposium.
And we will end the night with a dance party, courtesy of Nathan Moses with an all vinyl, soul and psychedelia DJ set.
Your master of ceremonies for the evening will be comic Jeff Blank.
You can check out “Scrappy,” the first single from Aries, here:
Only come if you like music and good times!
El Deth returns to New Orleans to join hometown heroes, White Colla Crimes, for a down and dirty evening of music at the Banks Street Bar. The show will begin around 10 or so, and I’m pretty sure it’s free.
This round will include an expanded version of Hypenkrunk, including multi-instrumentalist, Dustin Milotte of Deep Green, as well as some possible guest vocalists. It’s going to be a good time so get there.
This will be the first public, Knoxville performance for Hypenkrunk, I Octopus and Sidecar Symposium, with an introduction to the night from James Drown.
After a word from Mr. Drown, Sidecar Symposium will take the stage for the debut of their Vaudevillian aural workings. Sidecar features members of Never Sorry, Boozehound Gandydance, and Kamuy, among others.
After they get us moving, we will next be treated to I, Octopus, an experimental jazz/prog import, coming to our town by way of New Orleans. This will be their first time playing in Knoxville.
The evening will top off with the trap and bounce stylings of Hypenkrunk. Their live electronic blend, with the verbal stylings of MC Realtree, will keep you dancing until last call.
Truly, there will be something for everyone.
This is a special one-time show happening in good ol’ New Orleans for anyone who is not going to the Essence Festival. This free performance will feature: Arrison Kirby, Dustin Milotte, Grant Parker and Astrid Dees. The music will be something between country and electronica.
Memetics is a project by Aaron Shugart-Brown and Arrison Kirby. Nathan Brown (Obadiah, Hypencrunk, Soulbot) will also be joining them on this evening. Click here to check out an old session with just Aaron and Arrison.
Deep Green is a new, more jazz oriented project featuring some of Knoxville’s finest musicians: Dave Eckman, Dustin Milotte, Grant Parker, Patrick Morgan and Judson Clinton. Click here to check out their sound.
Wasted Youth Party is a brand new project by Wesley Wyrick (DolpynRydyr, COP, Star Mountain). Not sure where to find any of it online so I guess you will have to just come see.
If you have a Facebook, please RSVP on the event page.
Never Sorry will be full of strange surprises as ever it has been.
Please listen to the Room for Dream EP by Kishi Bashi by clicking here.
This is the first show Obadiah will have played together in about five years. When the offer came through (not a week before the show), we all figured, “why not?” I don’t think any of us were certain as to what exactly was going to happen at our first scheduled session / rehearsal. That being the past now, I would say that it feels as if we never stopped in the first place. I won’t say that, though, because I feel we are all actually much better musicians now with a more mature sound then what it was when we left off.
This is likely going to be a rare one off as drummer, Josh Russell, will be shipping out to Oregon in just a few weeks. So come on down and see what Obadiah has become. You will not be disappointed.
Here is another clip from the footage taken by Maurita Roman at Le Carnival des Autres from back in May. This one is not as consistently strong as “Until I Die (Rum Blues)” was, but it’s the only other complete video of an entire song – or a two song sequence in this case.
So yeah. It’s a somewhat frantic push of “Michael in the War,” segueing into John Lennon’s “Give Peace a Chance.” And of course, I never know the verses. Just the chorus.