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Sat 26PETER J WOODS (WI)/ Little Flowers (MA) [member of Upsilon Acrux and Bad Dudes]/ Kingston Family Singers (IL)/ Greg Farough
Sun 27Curt Oren (IA)/ Dave Stone Free Jazz Unit/ Deer Rabbit (CO)/ Lions Eat Grass
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Sat 02B U L L - O F - H E A V E N (CO) ($7)
Sun 03ORCHESRATING DIVERSTY - Final Concert of the 2014 Season
Wed 06Vowel (OH)/ Trust Fall (VA)
Sat 09The Reptillian (MI)/ Two Knights (TX)/ Mothlight (IL)/ Anodes/ Laika
Tue 12The Earth Dies Screaming. (Denton,TX)
Thu 14Van Hagar (TN)/ Act of Impalement (TN)
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posted by Tom Hill
2014 Jul 10th, a Thursday
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Advance Tickets:

Bull of Heaven

When does music become more than music? For Bull of Heaven, an experimental/avant-garde group, music has always been more than simply sonic sounds. The Denver-based duo view music as mathematics, logic, creativity and talent.

The prolific artists have recorded and released songs ranging from less than a second to several septillion years in length, all available for free download through the band’s website. It’s not a gimmick. It’s conceptual art. And although the band has recorded trillions of hours of music, hearing them play live is a rarity that few in the world have ever experienced.

St. Louis music and art fans will get the chance to experience their live show as the band comes to the Lemp Neighborhood Art Center on August 2 at 8pm. What to expect? Who knows? That is the beauty of conceptual art as music. What is guaranteed is a three to four hour performance, and a once-in-a-lifetime experience at an intimate venue that will have the audience sitting inches away from the performers.

Plus, it’s only $7.

Think about it for a second. By length alone, Bull of Heaven have composed some 99% of the world's music. The band's sense of scope calls into question what we listeners expect from a piece of music, and further, situates the human artistic endeavor on a level that is truly cosmic.


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posted by Tom Hill
2014 May 27th, a Tuesday
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With only 10 dates in North America, St. Louis music lovers need to clear their schedules for June 4 at 8pm, as Peter Brötzmann one of the most important European free jazz musicians, brings the landmark Peter Brӧtzmann / Hamid Drake / William Parker Trio to St. Louis for an intimate night of music.

The Peter Brӧtzmann / Hamid Drake / William Parker Trio will play the Lemp Neighbor Arts Center, an intimate venue that places the audience within feet of the performers, guaranteeing a once in a life time experience watching three of the greatest free jazz musicians take music to uncharted territories.

Free jazz first hit the scene in the 1950s and 1960s as a counter to bebop, hard bop and modal jazz that was popular at the time. Free jazz sought to break down the conventions of jazz music, and usher in a more collective improvisation to jazz music.

Peter Brӧtzmann’s impact on free jazz reached worldwide in 1968 with the release of his album, Machine Gun, which is widely considered as one of the most notable free jazz albums ever released.

For the 10-city North American Tour, Peter Brӧtzmann (saxophone and clarinet) will be joined by Hamid Drake on drums and William Parker on bass. Drake is acclaimed as one of the best percussionists in jazz and avant improvised music and Parker was named one of the 50 Greatest New York Musicians of All Time by Time Out New York.

Tickets for The Peter Brӧtzmann / Hamid Drake / William Parker Trio are available through the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center and can be purchased online at www.lemp-arts.org/index.php?content=brotz. Space is limited, so purchase tickets early.

Tonight: Vince Colbert/ Chris Dupont/ Jonathan Humphreys/ Beau Diamond

posted by Tom Hill
2014 May 22nd, a Thursday
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First time in St. Louis: Peter Brötzmann / Hamid Drake / William Parker Trio

posted by Tom Hill
2014 May 9th, a Friday
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The landmark trio of Brötzmann, Drake, and Parker come to perform at the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center in St. Louis, MO on Wednesday June 4, 8:00 PM.

Purchase tickets in advance online to ensure you can make it in. There are two tickets options: Up-Front VIP Seating: $21 (limited to 40), and Standing Room: $15

NOTE: No actual tickets are produced - advanced sales go onto a list kept at the door. Please bring ID and be sure to enter the name of the ticket holder into paypal's 'special instructions' text area upon purchase.

VIP seating:

Standing Room Tickets:

Holy Gallows (TN), Greg Farough, and Polar tomorrow night

posted by Tom Hill
2014 Mar 27th, a Thursday
Holy Gallows is the musical project of Mark Brake from Memphis, TN, formerly of Adaje. The work he brings forth with Holy Gallows is subtle and sensitive. Layering textures with little more than a guitar and a few effects, Holy Gallows will fill the room with beautiful, thought provoking sounds that will make you appreciate the world around you so much more after having heard them.
Holy Gallows live:

Greg Farough's work takes subtle and sensitive to an extreme. Typically using only sine waves, Farough creates sparse compositions that invite you to completely engage in the listening experience.
Greg Farough Live:

Polar is the solo guitar work of Travis Dodds (also member of Laika). In Polar, complicated rhythms and harmonies are layered to create dynamic songs that you will want to hear again and again understand everything that's happening.