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1/09/2016 – Thinking Plague, Stop Motion Orchestra, Kraken Quartet, Wank Tribe
January 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm| $10
We are enthralled to be hosting the legendary American art rock group, Thinking Plague in their first ever performance in Austin, TX on their first ever tour of the southern United States.
Thinking Plague is a United States avant-garde progressive rock group founded in 1982 by guitarist/composer, Mike Johnson, and bass guitarist/drummer, Bob Drake. Based in Denver, Colorado, the band has been active off and on since 1982, taking on a number of musicians over the years. They have made six studio albums between 1984 and 2012, and released one live album recorded at NEARfest in 2000.
Their music is a mix of rock, folk, jazz and 20th-century classical music. Music.com remarked that “…Thinking Plague stand out as a shining example of avant-garde music blended with just enough rock for it to be called progressive rock.
Alternative Press placed Thinking Plague, in the vanguard of groups riding the crest of a largely unheralded avant-progressive tsunami, an idiom responsible for some of the 20th century’s most significant musical achievements. The manner in which Thinking Plague have condensed only the most fertile (and often the most pulverizing) aspect of the last 30 years of progressive exploration into an nth-degree endgame is nothing short of awe-inspiring.
Sometime in this evening, Wank Tribe (lead by Peter Stopschinski) will entertain you with a group interpretation of graphic scores. Wank Tribe are primitive rock futurists who have developed a way to turn texts into non-judgemental instrumental graphic notation. Not the music of fantasy and ether, this is the music of reality and the rugged surface of the earth. Wank Tribe currently performs excerpts from the Kama Sutra, speeches of Martin Luther King Jr., and trending topics from today’s headlines.
In the gallery, Kraken Quartet (Chris Demetriou, Andrew Dobos, Taylor Eddinger, Sean Harvey) will also play a short set of pieces by Thinking Plague drummer, Robin Chestnut
Also performing is Stop Motion Orchestra an Austin, TX based instrumental art rock group- sax, violin, guitar, synth-bass, drums. http://stopmotionorchestra.com/
Purchase advance ticket here on Brown Paper Tickets