upcoming events:

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017
    The Vintage Room (2nd floor of The Grand: 608 1 St SW)
    Doors 7:00pm, show 7:30-10:00pm
    $5 cover, all ages


    The year's second show is once again being crammed into the lovely, small/cosy room in Theatre Junction's GRAND building on 1st street downtown. Joe Morris is still in town, and we're thrilled to present him here again, a second helping for those who caught the March show, and a second chance for those who missed it. He'll be joined by Rob Oxoby, and then they'll be joined by Eric Hamelin. On top of that, there is one act who will be playing the BI stage for the first time, and another that will be playing under this guise for the first time.

    JOE MORRIS
    It's hard to know where to start with a figure like Joe Morris. As a top-tier guitarist, bassist, and composer, he's one of the most consistently visible members of the world of contemporary free jazz and improvisation, well-known for his own groups (featuring the likes of Mat Maneri, Gerald Cleaver, Luther Gray, Steve Lantner, and Jim Hobbs), his trio Eloping With The Sun with Hamid Drake and William Parker, and collaborations with other titans of the music, such as Evan Parker, Nate Wooley, Anthony Braxton, Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Joe and Mat Maneri, Rob Brown, Raphe Malik, Ivo Pearlman, Borah Bergman, Andrea Parkins, Whit Dickey, Ken Vandermark, DKV Trio, Karen Borca, Eugene Chadborne, Susie Ibarra, Hession/Wilkinson/Fell, Roy Campbell Jr., John Butcher, Aaly Trio, and more. He's also an educator, currently a faculty member at the New England Conservatory's jazz and improvisation department, and is the author of the fantastic book "Perpetual Frontier - The Properties Of Free Music" (Riti, 2013). 

    His website has lots of info to offer:
    http://www.joe-morris.com/

    And you can get started with his Bug Incision trio disc from a few years back:


    ROB OXOBY
    Bassist Oxoby first entered the Bug Incision radar a good handful of years back, with his then-group the Bobby Kork Orchestra. Somehow we never managed to make it happen, but since then he's continued popping up in some of the more interesting corners of the music world around town, whether it's as a member of Muerte Pan Alley or as one third of the Not Now, Trio, with Eric Hamelin and Jonathon Wilcke - a group who made their BI debut last December and positively tore it up. He will play in duo with Morris before being joined by Hamelin for a trio.

    ERIC HAMELIN
    A longtime fixture of Calgary's music scene, especially in the more fringe-related sectors, Hamelin is well known in town for his work with rock acts like Sleepkit, Ghostkeeper, Chad VanGaalen, and noisier pursuits such as No More Shapes (with Jay Crocker), Crun (with Eddie Dalrymple), and Not Now, Trio (with Jonathon Wilcke and Rob Oxoby). His elegant touch on the tin & tubs is often augmented with crazed electronics, junk, and contact mics, a heady mixture that is well-showcased in his killer solo sets. 

    AFTERTASTE
    Jack Sinclaire has been popping up on Bug Incision bills for the last couple years, appearing with bands like Duet (with drummer Andrew Lehman) and solo project Returnals, and this is the BI debut of his most recent endeavour. Focusing on minimal acoustic-derived improvisations for mandolin and mixer, the intimate environs of the Vintage Room will provide an ideal setting for these hushed investigations. 

    Check it:
    https:// shitnoise.bandcamp.com/ album/aftertaste

    KERRY MAGUIRE & GWEN MORGAN
    Very excited to witness this new project by two very active members of Calgary's music and art scenes. From the duo:

    "Part of an ongoing live sound performance by Kerry Maguire and Gwen Morgan. Crafted from field recordings, drum beats and live synthesizer, it is a project that incorporates audio from in around each space it is performed, playing on memory, deja vu and melding contemporary electronic music with experimental audio. 

    Gwen Morgan and Kerry Maguire are artists and musicians from Calgary, Alberta. They both pursue individual art practices as students at the Alberta College of Art + Design, and have collaborated on many audio and sculptural installations. They have also played in several bands together, including Juice Box and Crims & Flow. "

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