Nick Millevoi, Mako Sica, Valley Exit

Nick Millevoi

Mako Sica

Valley Exit

Sun, May 21, 2017

8:00 pm

$7.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Nick Millevoi
Nick Millevoi
Nick Millevoi is a guitarist from Philadelphia. In June 2011, Nick's first solo guitar album, Black Figure of a Bird, will be released by DC's New Atlantis Records and Sunmagi Records as the first of a series of three premier collaborative releases which also includes a release by Peter Brotzmann and Han Bennink, and Jason Ajemian. Black Figure of a Bird consists of a series of alternately tuned pieces written for the twelve string electric guitar, masterfully recorded by Philadelphia-based guitarist and engineer, Eric Carbonara. Of Black Figure of a Bird, Brian Rademaekers of Philly.com recently wrote: "His latest effort is a solo record of 12-string guitar compositions, one that bends the perceived limits of the instrument into some twisted places using open tunings and a passionate attack on the frets."

Nick is co-leader of the avant-garde punk-jazz trio Many Arms (Engine Records, Majmua Music), and the new music duo Archer Spade, with Dan Blacksberg. Nick is also a member of progressive chamber-pop collective Make A Rising and Hassidic punk band Electric Simcha. As a sideman, Nick has toured with Discord Records recording artist Joe Lally, and performed with Gene Coleman, Glenn Branca, and many others. Nick composes regularly for his groups and has also composed a series of six improvisation-based pieces called SHREDfest for various instrumentations, one of which was released by Tiger Asylum Records.

Of his work with Many Arms, writer Phil Freeman recently wrote in Burning Ambulance: "Guitarist Nick Millevoi takes Greg Ginn's misshapen, barbed-wire soloing style as a starting point and injects doses of Derek Bailey, Sonny Sharrock and Mick Barr (Orthrelm, Octis, Krallice) for good measure. He's a fierce player who knows his way around a riff and can tie himself, and the listener, in knots with his contorted, passionate soloing
Mako Sica
Mako Sica
"Mako Sica make music in the vein of Amon Duul, Hex-era Earth and the out there reaches of the Impulse Records catalog with guitars, drums and an utterly primal vocalist that conjures moods with an exceptional grace, utilizing a group-mind aesthetic and an uncanny use of negative space that charms the listener in to be a part of the music." - Permanent Records
Valley Exit
Valley Exit
When not holed up in the studio working on records (the War on Drugs / Purling Hiss /Nothing / Kurt Vile etc) Jeff Zeigler can be found making music in his experimental duo with Harpist Mary Lattimore, noise pop band Arc in Round, or on his own under the moniker "Valley Exit." Taking a semi-improvised, dubbed-out approach to minimal electronic music, live sets weave between soft focus songs, a la John Bender/Arthur Russell/Suicide and open-ended pulsing Krautscapes.
Venue Information:
Ortlieb's
847 N Third Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
http://www.ortliebsphilly.com/