Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Experimental Charlotte outfit celebrates release with triple set bill
Brent Bagwell, the group's saxophonist/clarinet player, sent me a link to the tracks last week and I find myself returning to listen to them frequently. You can do so here. In his email Bagwell called them "uncharacteristically backbeat-driven and coherent...a little love letter to David Shire and his `70s film score comrades, maybe?" I think that connection to `70s cinema is why I dig them so much. Shire is a composer best known for his scores for "Saturday Night Fever" (for which he won two Grammys), "The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3," "All the President's Men," and "2010." Not to mention "Short Circuit" and the theme from "Alice" (the sitcom!).
To commemorate the release the band is playing three sets at the Milestone and only charging $5. That amount includes a copy of the record. The first set will be a trimmed down configuration in the venue's bar area with two full band sets to follow in the main room. Great Architect (pictured above, photo by M. Baum) will perform material from all four of its kinnikinnik releases. Show at 8 p.m. For more details check out www.themilestoneclub.com.
Posted by Courtney Devores at 11:58 PM