Indianapolis’ original genre blending band returns with an amazing new EP. Mab Lab’s New Year Revolution is officially available everywhere for instant aural gratification… go download it now!
We have a great show lined up for you Trip-Hop /Live Electronics /Hip-Hop Fans!
April 17th at the Volrath Tavern 9pm $7
RYAT (trip-hop/live electronics from Philly)
Street Noise Orkestra by Ryat
Ryat is a producer/singer/multi-instrumentalist, who communicates her studio compositions and improvisations through a live looping set-up featuring composer/multi-instrumentalist Tim Conley. She has performed and collaborated with many including King Britt, Mark Guilliana, DJ Logic, Jniero Jarel, Taylor McFerrin, The Disco Biscuits, Calvin Weston, Billy Martin and many more. She has opened for many including, The Wailers, Flaming Lips, Ursula Rucker, and MEW. When not in a typical venue setting, Ryat will collaborate with multi-media/performance artists, film makers, as well as experimental electronic festivals.
“Ryat unravels her light-as-air, personal narratives rather effortlessly over the instrumental sonic wash” -AllAboutJazz.com
“Artist to Watch!” -Straight No Chaser(UK)
“Philly’s mistress of experimental soul and ambient jazz…with this city’s best voice and most expressive lyrics” -AD AMOROSI, Philadelphia City Paper
s.a.i.n.t. RECON (prog Hip-Hop w/ live bass/Audio Recon)
Stylin’ on Ya (original) [Explicit] by S.A.I.N.T. Recon
Kaiton Slusher (IDM/Electro/Ambient/White Label Records(uk))
Digital Ear-Boxing [Explicit] by Kaiton Slusher
Lorax and friends feat DJ Spoolz (member of Twin Monster/pattern hungry records)
Whois Louis (hip-hop/Audio Recon)
Desperate (org) [Explicit] by Whois Louis, e. Brown
from the mab lab camp:
Mab Lab will be entering the studio to record in late May 2010. the songs are selected pre-production is in the works and the lab will be in full effect going forward.
In the meantime you can get a little lab fix by checking out Kate’s new album “After the Traffic” available March 22nd on i-tunes/ amazon MP3/ Rhapsody etc.. And her release party is march 27th at the earth house. http://earthhousecollective.org You’ll be able to pick up a limited edition CD copy of “After the Traffic” at that show.
You can catch Mab Lab’s E. Brown April 3rd doing an experimental live PA/Dj set at the 2nd annual Blank Slate improv music festival which is also at the Earth House. 6-11 pm
You can rock with multi-instrumentalist Ande Shaul be checking out his band Picture Yes around Indianapolis.
And you can catch Dj Dicky Fox around the art scene or various DJ gigs around Nap.
We still have copies available of the new limited edition CD “New Year Revolution” holla!
Here’s the lineup and start times for the Blank Slate Festival this Saturday in Naptown, it’s at the Earthhouse http://earthhousecollective.org This is a great opportunity to check out some talented improvisors/musicians from around the midwest.
Saturday, August 8th is…
BLANK SLATE: Art in The Moment.
Blank Slate is a festival new to Indianapolis which celebrates the art of improvisation.
Musicians and visual artists from around the Midwest will convene at EarthHouse Collective in downtown Indianapolis, to create original, evocative works of art. No scores, no script—just creativity and the imagination unleashed upon a blank slate.
What you won’t hear at this festival is anything entirely familiar or pat. All of the musicians involved—from Chicago, to Indy, to New Orleans, to Detroit—bring different influences to bear on their improvisation but steer clear of settling into the established modes of genres. Is it jazz?- yes. Is it rock?- yes. Hip Hop, Musique Concrete…? Yes. It’s all of the above and more, in different degrees and at different times.
When visual artists enter the dialogue, it takes on another dimension as musicians will respond not just to sound but visuals, and as musicians and artists alike are informed by each others’ improvisation. Video artists and painters will be on hand.
Look for a preview of Blank Slate in this week’s edition of NUVO. Also, friend us on Facebook for updates and blogs: www.facebook.com/blankslateindy
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 8th from 4-11 pm. “Open house” style- come any time you like/are able to.
WHERE: EarthHouse Collective. 237 N. East St. (downtown Indy) www.earthhousecollective.org
HOW MUCH: $10 GEN. admission, which covers the full slate of acts. $7 students + seniors.
The music bill…(with links to sound sample pages)
KBD Sonic Co-Operative (Toledo, Ohio)
James Cornish- trumpet + violin / Marco Navatchkov- reeds / Curtis Glatter- drums (Detroit)
LA Jenkins- electric guitar (Columbus, OH)
2:30 Clique TRIO-(Indianapolis) feat-Bob Wilson-p/trumpet (2:30 Band)–Eric Brown dr./samples(mablab/glitch clique) and Eric Johnson on guitar (Brazil/ July of The Tiger)
Ryan Jewell (Ohio)- percussion
Dan Godston- trumpet / Robin Boudreaux- saxophone / Alex Wing – bass / Scott Deal – percussion http://www.myspace.com/dangodstonmusic
Wizards / w. Hasan Abdur-Razzaq- saxophone,
Andy Meyer- bass clarinet/reeds, Gerard Cox- piano
- Video artists Ian Gunn and N_DREW (Andrew Bucksbarg) will be on hand, as will visual artist Cory Salas.
Live set from July 11th at the Earth House-
The 2:30 band with special guests Eric Brown on drum kit and Josh Strodtman on African Drums.
July11th–the earth house
Many thanks to friends and family for coming out and supporting Saturday night. It was a great night with Dj dicky Fox and Pabasi spinning in the cafe, and java flowing freely. By the way the EH has the best cup of coffee in town and the prices are ridiculously cheap(french press rulez), I always have to get the falfel there too, damn good! Go chef Jinxie.
Ande Shaul put in a solid set of acoustic rock, I was really impressed with his instrumental numbers and his dedication to the late MJ.
The 2:30 band was doing there thing, although the drummer was a bit rusty. Percussionist Josh Strodtman was a highlight with his tasteful and powerful work on the african drums.
Mike Milligan closed out the show to a meager but attentive crowd, he really nailed it down on a nice arrangement of love and happiness by Al Green and threwdown a killing closer; Home to Kokomo off his first CD. It was complete with daft solo’s by his brother Shaun Milligan on bass and my man Tiny on the drums. Great stuff!
I can’t wait for this show, some of the best cats I’ve ever known and worked with. I gotta get a little personal with it here I consider all these guys brothers.
Mike gave me my start when I was 17, he was a ball state student and forming a band. I answered an ad in the local paper looking for a drummer, I called and he let me try out and I got the get after the 1st choice was unable to do it. I quit the basketball team and dedicated myself to learning to play the blues. It was an amazing experience playing all those gigs all over with Mike, he never doubted that he would make it. It gave me the belief that I could follow my own musical path too and be sucessful, I’ll always be greatful.
Bob and the rest of the 2:30 band;brothers Fred and Sam Withrow are great people, class guys with a great sense of shared humor topped of with a lot of modesty. They’ve always treated my amazingly and graciously guided me through some of my rockier times. I was introduced to Bob by a mutal friend Rob Von Arx. I called Bob out of the blue and we set up a session; I had recorded a bunch of drum tracks on my trusty 442 Tascam and set out for the basement. We plugged it in, Bob went nuts on the keys and we’ ve been friends ever since. I’m number 1 Bob fan, he’s a musical father to me a huge influence.
and last but not least Ando
Ande Shaul an multi-intrumentalist, if you know him ya love him. i met Ande at BSU then later bumped into him at a rave. and asked him to play with MABLAB, he did and is an amazing band mate and player, so tasty. Ande played guitar/bass/ sax with MAB LAB, and also was founding member of People vs Radio and New Year Revolution. I excited especially for ande because this will be his first solo performance, plus he will be joined on a couple songs by Walleye Slim ( a rare public performance). Can’t wait!
July 11th at Earth House doors at 7 pm $7 suggested donation
Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel
The 2:30 Band
Ande Shaul w/ special guest Walleye Slim