Friends in music,
Next up on Thursday, June 16, host Jason Goessl will showcase three psyche-bending instrumental acts that are guaranteed to shiver your timbers. Music starts at 9 p.m. at Mars Bar/Cafe Venus, 609 Eastlake Ave E in Seattle, $7 cover.
Trimtab / Diminished Men / Wah Wah Exit Wound
Mars Bar / Café Venus, 609 Eastlake Ave. E, Seattle • 9 P.M. • $7
Trimtab was founded in Minneapolis in 2001 and is currently comprised of bassist Phil Cali, drummer Brian Oppel, and guitarist Jason Goessl, whose compositions are inspired by the ideas of R. Buckminster Fuller and meld classical, jazz, Eastern, African, and rock concepts into a style all his own.
Diminished Men craft a thick, reverb-drenched Northwestern gumbo that fuses such exotic ingredients as gamelan-rock and kabuki-jazz.
Wah Wah Exit Wound “combine the sort of labyrinthine song structures that could fog up Robert Fripp’s glasses with an attack that’s simultaneously brutal, fleet, and nimble enough to prompt metalheads to throw devil horns” (the Stranger).
Also, we’re delighted to announce that Zero-G is expanding by teaming up with LUCID Jazz Lounge to present TransLucid, a new concert series showcasing a multifarious selection of the region’s most adventurous jazz-and-beyond artists. The free TransLucid series takes place on the second Sunday of each month at the unusually reasonable hour of 7‒9:30 p.m. — plenty of time to catch a stimulating show and still get a decent night’s sleep. Watch this space for details on coming TransLucid shows.
Fulfilling the need for an outlet for music that blends forward-thinking jazz, progressive rock, and the unclassifiable, Zero-G Concerts was launched in early 2011 by Seattle instrumentalists Jason Goessl, Dennis Rea, and Rik Wright. Every third Thursday at Mars Bar/Cafe Venus and every second Sunday at LUCID Jazz Lounge, Zero-G spotlights a multifarious selection of the region’s most adventurous instrumentalists, from accomplished scene veterans to head-turning emerging artists.
With a focus on exploratory electric instrumental music, each edition of Zero-G will spotlight three highly varied but complementary acts, bringing together musicians from diverse regional scenes. Participating acts include Eric Amrine, Ask the Ages, Aunt Jamamas Big Band Vigilantes, Batholith, Diminished Men, Fundamental Forces, Vance Galloway, Iron Kim Style, Luna Moth, Moraine, Rhizome Ensembe, Special O.P.S., Sugar Skulls, Tempered Steel, Tom Baker Quartet, Trimtab, Wah Wah Exit Wound, Yesod, Young Sub Lee, Zen Tornado, and more.
Like-minded artists who have an interest in participating in the series are welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason, Dennis, Rik