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  • Azzekzatzen, Grex, Mitch Esparza, Crowey
    7:00 PM-11:00 PM
    08/02/2019

    602 S. 52nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19143, USA

    602 S. 52nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19143, USA

    Clavius Productions presents the return of Oakland psych/pop/prog/jazz duo Grex at West Philly’s Mothership, with the newly-christened Azzekzatzen (members of Dire Wolves/Elkhorn/Kohoutek), solo guitarist Mitch Esparza (Chronic Anxiety/Love Club) and Portland solo guitarist Crowey (of Die Geister Beschworen and Electro-Kraken).

    Friday, August 2
    The Mothership
    602 South 52nd St.
    $10, all ages
    doors at 7:30pm, show at 8 sharp!

    Grex
    https://www.grexsounds.com/
    Grex is an art rock band based out of Oakland, California. In biological terms, a “grex” is an entity composed of several smaller organisms. Grex (the band) explores the meeting point between fun, delightfully strange psychedelic pop/rock and the dark outer reaches of noise and free jazz.

    Crowey
    https://crowey.bandcamp.com/releases
    Joey Binhammer plays guitars, vocals, bass, drums, electric piano, organ, synthesizer, mellotron, glockenspiel, field recordings and samples.

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  • Damon Smith/Bhob Rainey/Ben Bennett & June Bender/Erica Corbo
    7:00 PM
    08/06/2019

    713 North 4th St. Philadelphia, PA 19123

    713 North 4th St. Philadelphia, PA 19123

    Damon Smith:
    Damon Smith studied double bass with Lisle Ellis and has had lessons with Bertram Turezky, Joëlle Leandré, John Lindberg, Mark Dresser and others. Damon’s explorations into the sonic palette of the double bass have resulted in a personal, flexible improvisational language based in the American jazz avant-garde movement and European non-idiomatic free improvisation. Visual art, film and dance heavily influence his music, as evidenced by his CAMH performance of Ben Patterson’s Variations for Double Bass, collaborations with director Werner Herzog on soundtracks for Grizzly Man and Encounters at the End of the World, and an early performance with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
    Damon has collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including: Cecil Taylor, Marshall Allen (of Sun Ra’s Arkestra), Henry Kaiser, Roscoe Mitchell, Michael Pisaro, Wadada Leo Smith, Marco Eneidi, Wolfgang Fuchs, Peter Brötzmann and Peter Kowald. After many years in the San Francisco Bay Area, and six great years in Houston, Texas working regularly with Alvin Fielder, Sandy Ewen, David Dove & Chris Cogburn. Damon moved to the Boston area in the fall of 2016 and began working with Jeb Bishop, Joe McPhee and Ra-Kalam Bob Moses and many others. Damon has run Balance Point Acoustics record label since 2001, releasing music focusing on transatlantic collaborations between US and European musicians.
    Bhob Rainey:
    Bhob Rainey is an award-winning composer / performer, saxophonist, and sound designer. In the 1990s and early 2000s, he was instrumental in defining the “lowercase” or “EAI” movement in non-idiomatic improvisation, exemplified by his work with trumpeter Greg Kelley in Nmperign. In 2000 he founded The BSC, an improvising large ensemble, in which he developed techniques for an improvisational discipline that were eventually outlined in his 2011 publication, Manual. He has performed globally and collaborated with numerous improvisers of both the (then) current and previous generations, including Axel Dörner, Andrea Neumann, Günter Müller, Michel Doneda, Lê Quan Ninh, and many others.

    Since the mid-2000s, Rainey has been creating electroacoustic and algorithmic works, often in cross-disciplinary collaborations. He has been a regular collaborator with theater company New Paradise Laboratories, composing the music and sound design for The Adults (2014) and O Monsters (2016). Recently, he composed, designed, installed, and performed the music in JungWoong Kim’s site specific dance piece, SaltSoul (2016).
    Rainey was awarded the Pew Fellowship in the Arts in 2013, and in 2014 he received a Subito grant from the American Composers Forum to complete a multimedia project with filmmaker Catherine Pancake. Among other things, he is currently working on a third project with New Paradise Laboratories and is creating a series of generative, sometimes interactive, music apps. To date, Rainey has over 30 releases as a leader or co-leader.
    Ben Bennett:
    Ben Bennett is an improvising percussionist who plays drums, membranes, and self-made instruments, which are combined with each other in various mutable arrangements, and played by striking, friction, breath, and other techniques. Although his instrument and music could both be described as unorthodox, they retain the essence of the modern drumset, and are a distillation of diverse musical traditions. He has toured North America and Europe, playing with different groups, ad-hoc collaborations, and solo.
    June Bender:
    June Bender is a violinist from Philadelphia. June performs many styles of music including Irish fiddle, tango, swing jazz, and freely improvised music. She founded the group Unseen Rain, for which she writes original music. June performs regularly in Philadelphia with Arcana New Music Ensemble, Prometheus Chamber Orchestra, and the Belleville Quartet.
    Erica Corbo:
    Erica Corbo is a professional musician and performance artist native to the Philadelphia area.  Implementing her talents mainly on the piano, she also performs as a flutist, vocalist, and dancer.  Her work spans the disciplines of jazz, free improv, and original music. Believing in music as a universal language, Erica approaches her playing from a strong melodic standpoint, while leaving room for experimentation with dissonance and atonality.  Extensive knowledge of the Alexander Technique empowers her playing with a physical balance and grace.
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  • Argyle Torah, Leo Suarez, The Birds of the Strawberry Mansion Reservoir
    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    08/09/2019

    3401 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

    3401 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA

    A combination of sight, sound, and taste. This event is part concert, part natural exploration, part sublime sourdough tasting. It’s an intersensory experience to knock your socks off. Admission is free, with concert goers welcome to come and go as they wish. The performers for the evening are Argyle Torah– an improvising duo combining modular synthesizer/harmonium and Voice/Kalimba and Leo Suarez, an improvising percussionist. Bird walks will be facilitated by the wonderful people at The Discovery Center. Each bird walk will have a different focus as the evening progresses. 

    About Argyle Torah:
    Thomas Patteson + Aaron Pond are buds spiraling out from soil in delicate procedures. The difference- small. Both befriend the spirit of the sun. Thomas channels UV rays through circuits into pure aurality. Aaron makes petals ruminate.

    About Leo Suarez:

    A recent transplant from Tampa, FL to Philadelphia, percussionist Leo Suarez performs, records and tours within various rock contexts, as well as in many different experimental and improvised settings. Suarez currently stays active with his groups TONED (with Nathan Corder and Tom Weeks), wMerchandise, Carnivorous Bells and countless  duos and trios. In November of 2018, Leo Suarez released “Marbles On Tile”, his first release for solo drum-set which explores colors, overtones and melodic development through the vehicle of improvised percussion.

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  • Evan Miller, Veronica MJ & Matt Engle, Leo Suarez & Madam Data
    7:00 PM-10:00 PM
    08/13/2019

    713 North 4th St. Philadelphia, PA 19123

    713 North 4th St. Philadelphia, PA 19123

    Random Concerts at The Tea Room
    Tuesday, August 13th
    Doors – 7:00 PM Music – 7:30 (over before 10)
    $5-10
     
    Evan Miller will be on tour from Dayton, Ohio! Solo percussion/electronics.
    Evan Miller is a percussionist based in Dayton, Ohio. Using cassette tape loops and electronics, he manipulates percussion into slow-moving drones and texture-filled environmental soundscapes, augmented by field recordings. Evan is also a member of Dayton-based percussion duo Neutrals.
     
    Veronica MJ and Matt Engle
    An amazing duo of viola and bass from Philadelphia.
    Leo Suarez and Madam Data
    Snare drum/electronics improvising duo from Philadelphia.
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  • Impressionist / Likebirds / Hermit High Priestess
    8:00 PM-11:00 PM
    08/24/2019

    602 S. 52nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19143, USA

    602 S. 52nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19143, USA

    Alright world
    The time has come
    The inimitable Pat Higgins is setting sail for the great unknown and Impressionist is not prepared to continue being a band without him. This will be our final show for the foreseeable future but probably not forever but also maybe forever. We will be playing an obnoxiously long set. We will be recording a new EP before Pat leaves and debuting some new material at this show. We have the immense pleasure of sharing the stage with Likebirds and Hermit High Priestess at one of the last shows at The Mothership for the foreseeable future and we could not think of a better way to go out.
    This venue has a 50 audience member capacity and all three of these acts are West Philly based. It will sell out. If you wanna come celebrate / rock out BE ON TIME.
    A large portion of the proceeds from this event will go to a charity that I (Kyle, hello) am not going to select at 3am more than two months in advance.
    BYOB, $10
    ALL IMPRESSIONIST MERCH WILL BE PAY WHAT YOU WANT AND DONATED TO CHARITY. WE HAVE CDS, PATCHES, POSTERS, T SHIRTS (mostly lg). PLZ BUY THEM
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  • Rosali and Seraiah Nicole
    8:00 PM
    08/25/2019

    5th and Market Street Philadelphia PA 19106

    5th and Market Street Philadelphia PA 19106

    ROSALI
    Rosali is the solo incarnation of Philadelphia-based musician, Rosali Middleman. Through songwriting and performances, Rosali shares resonant emotions and the authenticity of being, unveiling herself to connect with broad audiences. Rosali’s songwriting realizes life as rich and alluring melodies within the framework of traditional popular songwriting.

    SERAIAH NICOLE
    Seraiah Nicole is a national performer & activist. This Philadelphia native expresses herself by singing, songwriting, spoken word poetry, acting, rapping & curating events. She has been featured on PBS Articulate, The Philadelphia Inquirer to name a few and even has her music play on FM & AM radio stations like WURD. Ms. Nicole has shared a bill with world renowned artists like Sheila E, Quest Love, PNB Rock! She’s even opened up for Keke Wyatt, Free Way, Monica, Angela Yee and more.

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