We are giving away a pair of tickets to Mike Dillon Band, Zony Mash @ The Goodfoot on August 18. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, August 17.
From our sponsors:
Mike Dillon Band, Zony Mash
August 18, 2018
21+ | Doors 9 p.m., Show 10 p.m. | $10
More info: thegoodfoot.com
Goodfoot Pub & Lounge
2845 SE Stark St., Portland, OR 97214
How many artists have been praised a “punk rock provocateur,” “jazz vibraphone visionary,” and “percussion virtuoso” in the same sentence? There’s only one: Mike Dillon. Whether through his affiliation with artists like Les Claypool, Primus, Rickie Lee Jones, and Ani Difranco, or collaborations such as Nolatet, Garage a Trois, The Dead Kenny G’s, Critters Buggin or bands he has led, including Mike Dillon Band, Mike Dillon’s New Orleans Punk Rock Percussion Consortium, Billy Goat and Hairy Apes BMX, the Texas-native has set his own standard for 25 years now. life-is-not-a-football-600×600 Over the past decade, Mike Dillon has released a number of acclaimed albums, intertwining a range of influences from Zappa-esque eccentricity to Fishbone punk funk, D.C. Go-Go to Milt Jackson-influenced vibraphone majesty. Never before, however, has he recorded music so personal and committed to a sustained mood as his latest album, Functioning Broke. The recording finds Dillon solo on vibraphone and various percussion, building each track into its own minimalist, but multi-dimensional auditory landscape.
With precisely executed, angular, twisting keyboard/guitar riffs and locked-up groove-oriented bass/drums beats, the instrumental quartet Zony Mash created a signature sound that was both technical and fun. Zony Mash were established in 1995 by veteran composer, pianist, and keyboardist Wayne Horvitz, and their debut album, Cold Spell, put the Seattle-based group on the map alongside other jazz-funk groups such as Medeski, Martin & Wood. Horvitz, a man who had worked with the likes of John Zorn, would now focus his energies on a more accessible sound. Guitarist Timothy Young would bring a bluesy rock tone to the band, while Fred Chalenor (bass) and Andy Roth (drums) would anchor the rhythm section.