Archive for July, 2010

Dave Ross, Bob Hubbard, Alex Obert & Magnetic Pull – July 14th

Posted in Events on July 5, 2010 by metropolisunderground

Dave Ross

Dave Ross started playing guitar at age 10, and was self-taught until he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston Mass. where he studied with Jon Damien and Bret Willmott. In 1993 he won the Boston music award for his work with the funk band “Chuck”. In the years to follow Dave became busy with a myriad of projects in styles including Jazz, Punk, World beat, Gospel, Ju Ju, Hardcore, and Free improvisation as a writer, producer and player. In 2005 Dave moved to New York City to engage the thriving free music scene there. He has played and/or recorded with, Henry Grimes, Roy Campbell Jr., Sabir Mateen, Charles Downs, Joe Rigby, Albey Balgochian, Dennis Warren, P-Funk horns, Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers, Lawrence Cook, Jackson Krall, Daniel Carter, Saco Yasuma, Lou Grassi, Federico Ughi, Yuko Fugiyama, Andre Martinez, Walden Wimberly, Jane Grenier B, Matt Lavell, Francois Grillot, Baron Brown, Hillard Green, Mike T A Thompson, Ken Filiano, Steve Swell, Ras Moshe, Shayna Dulberger, Flip Barnes, Fay Victor, Rob Egan, Hillary Nobel, and Jon Dirac among others.

Bob Hubbard has been creating his own niche in the jazz scene with “out of the box” thinking and creativity. Bob is originally from Central NY and received his first drum kit when he was four years old. He started his professional career at the age of 16, traveling the US as a touring drummer for several music projects. Hubbarb’s main focus is jazz and creative variants have found him working continuously with some of the heaviest hitters in creative/free jazz. More recently, he has recorded music with Eric Mingus, song of icon Charles Mingus, and is finishing a colo CD of drum compositions and improvisations titled “Indians of Steel”.

Magnetic Pull

The Magnetic Pull, from Syracuse, NY, is an ever evolving instrumental entity grown from roots in rock, jazz, funk, and electronica. By blending keyboards, guitars, drums, and diverse samples, they create a maelstrom of haunting melodies and menacing rhythms that challenges the traditional notion of “jam band”. This enticing and invigorating synthesis of digital manipulation, crystalline melodies, and throbbing rhythmic patterns provide for an experience that is at one moment soothing and pulsating but strong and explosive the next.

Dave Ross, Bob Hubbard, Alex Obert & Magnetic Pull – July 14th

Show starts @ 8pm

$5.00 to $10 Donati0n

Tatsuya Nakatani – July 11th

Posted in Events on July 5, 2010 by metropolisunderground

Tatsuya Nakatani

Tatsuya Nakatani (percussion) is originally from Osaka, Japan. In 2006 he performed in 80 cities in 7 countries and collaborated with 163 artists worldwide. In the past 10 years he has released nearly 50 recordings on CD.

He has created his own instrumentation, effectively inventing many instruments and extended techniques. He utilizes drumset, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects, bells, and various sticks and bows to create an intense, organic music that defies category or genre. His music is based in improvised/ experimental music, jazz, free jazz, rock, and noise, yet retains the sense of space and beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music.

In addition to live solo and ensemble performances he works as a sound designer for film and television. He also teaches Masterclasses and Workshops at the University level. He also heads H&H Production, an independent record label and recording studio based in Easton, Pennsylvania. He was selected as a performing artist for the Pennsylvania Performing Artist on Tour (PennPat) roster as well as a Bronx Arts Council Individual Artist grant.

Tatsuya Nakatani Solo & Quartet (featuring Mike P, John Bateman, R. Scott Oliver)

July 11th 2010

Show starts @ 8pm

$5-$10 Donation