Man Forever, Outside World

Sat, February 18, 2017

8:00 pm

Baby's All Right

Brooklyn, NY


This event is 21 and over

"Hard to pin down, harder to hold onto.

Bent circuit board snake charmers unfurl across hexagonal grids.
A seemingly familiar sound but then you realize you have your ear pressed against a reflection.
Sunwatchers are a distorted prism to so many past greats.
Reminiscent of Ethiopiques, John Handy Band, Terry Riley, Art Ensemble meets Laddio Bolocko.
Forever swirling saxophone blended belly to belly with elastic guitar and tin foil thin phin (a thai instrument not unlike an electrified tenor guitar or sitar).
A whirlpool of repetitious interpretations.
Militaristic marches ascend into meditations.
These songs map out great pyramids and deep buried labyrinths.
They are massive.
They are leviathans.

The band is comprised of NYC improv heavy hitters:
Jim McHugh - Guitar, Electric Phin
Peter Kerlin - Bass
Jeff Tobias - Alto Sax
Cory Bracken - Vibes, Percussion
Jason Robira - Drums

and sitting in are:
Dave Harrington - Guitar, Synth
Ben Greenberg - Guitar
Dave Kadden - Keyboard
Jonah Rapino - Fiddle

Notable previous projects include Dark Meat, Arthur Doyle's New Quiet Screamers, NYMPH, and Chris Forsyth's Solar Motel Band.

AND with amazing cover painting of handsome Jimmy Valiant by artist Scott Lenhardt.
A strange but somehow sensible match made in heaven.

Dream machinery.
Just plain far out.
Look for traces of this one in your brain jelly afterwards.

Man Forever
Man Forever
MAN FOREVER is an exploratory percussion project helmed by John Colpitts (aka Kid Millions), one of New York's most versatile and critically-lauded musical collaborators, and a founding member of Oneida. Since its inception in 2010, MAN FOREVER has hosted an impressive list of guest performers, but few have been as specially qualified to perform Colpitts' technically challenging meditative workouts. Colpitts continues to be one of the most in-demand drummers in New York. Throughout 2013 he toured as a member of Spiritualized, performed in duos with Greg Fox and Jim Sauter, recorded a record with Akron/Family, released an album with People of the North on Thrill Jockey, and performed with Rhys Chatham as a member of Oneida. So far in 2014 he has recorded an album with Rick Moody and has performed with William Basinski at the Ecstatic Music Festival in March.
Outside World
Outside World
Outside World is an art-rock band originally formed in Chicago but currently based in New York. The group subtly applies New Music composition strategies to pop songwriting. Like their predecessors The Talking Heads, Outside World's kaleidoscopic internationalist rhythms and experimental textures are ultimately at the service of the Song.
Venue Information:
Baby's All Right
146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY, 11211