Westword & Karing Kind Present
CANCELLED - REED MATHIS & ELECTRIC BEETHOVEN + MIKE DILLON BAND
Wed Sep 19
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
This event is all ages
Ages 15+ without a parent
All tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable following purchase
Listed price does not include tax and service charge
Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven + Mike Dillon Band on Wednesday, September 19th at the Fox Theatre has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Refunds available at point of purchase. We apologize for any inconveniences.
The remaining two dates of Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven’s Colorado run will still go on as planned. Please visit reedmathis.com for more info.https://www.foxtheatre.com/event/1751242/
Todd Stoops (RAQ)
Josh Raymer (Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey)
Clay Welch (Go By Ocean)
While on tour with members of the Grateful Dead, bassist extraordinaire Reed Mathis spent his spare time rearranging complete Beethoven symphonies for a rock trio format, recording each newly reimagined movement with a long and impressive "who's-who" list of his musical brethren, including Page McConnell and Mike Gordon (Phish), Joe Russo and Marco Benevento (JRAD), Robert Walter (Greyboy Allstars), Stanton Moore (Galactic), and the Barr Brothers.
The resulting album, Beathoven, was released on double-vinyl, CD, and digitally via Royal Potato Family records in September, 2016.
When imagining what it would be like to tour Beethoven masterpieces such as "Ode to Joy," and "Moonlight Sonata," Mathis rearranged his rearrangements a second time, this time welding Beethoven's motifs and melodies to modern-era dance beats, with plenty of waypoints for the musicians to jump off into heavy, full-band improvisations. It's jamtronica with Beethoven — hence, the world's first CDM ("classical dance music") band.
In the fall of 2017, Electric Beethoven released a free live album, Maps We Found in the Ground, digitally via their website as well as offering it on Spotify. The recording, which has quickly become something of an underground cult classic, showcases a band that has taken 200-year old material and made it their own... as they do every night in new and different ways every time.
In 2018, Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven are set to perform only a limited number of engagements as they work on a new album -- the studio debut for the current lineup -- Beethoven's Greatest Hits.
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.
The current version of the Mike Dillon Band features guitarist Cliff Hines, Bassist Nathan Lambertson and a rotating cast of drummers including Claude Coleman Jr. (Ween), Simon Lott, G. Maxwell, Doug Belote and Paul Thibodeaux. With this line up, Dillon has continued exploring the connection between New Orleans street beats, Ska, funk, Hardcore and jazz. The band will release a new record in February 2017 titled, “Life is not a Football." Produced in New Orleans by Richard Maloney and Dillon with engineers Rick Nelson and Robert Mercurio, this album sounds like a Spotted Cat trad band that grew up playing Dead Kennedys and invited Captain Beefheart over for a dinner cooked by Thelonious Monk. The Mike Dillon Band has supported acts like Galactic, The Revivalists, Clutch, Primus, and Fishbone, while continuing to play music festivals and in cities across the U.S.
In 2016, the Gambit's Big Easy Awards named Mike Dillon "Performer of the Year" and the Mike Dillon Band "Best Punk/Metal Band" in New Orleans. Living in New Orleans for over 10 years now, when not on the road with Rickie Lee Jones, Nolatet, or the Mike Dillon Band, Mike resides in the Musician's Village.
Mike's latest release, Life Is Not A Football, released April, 2017 (Royal Potato Family) is "A recording with the Big Easy coursing through its veins and equal parts Frank Zappa and The Butthole Surfers in its DNA. Life Is Not A Football, is a no-holds-barred affair, complete with rallying cries for justice, truth-to-power political and existential rants and plenty of inside jokes.
• 2016 Big Easy Award (Gambit) - Winner Best Heavy Metal/Punk
• 2015 Drummies Artist Awards - Winner Rock/Pop/Hip-Hop Percussionist
• 2015 Drummies Artist Awards - Runner up Percussionist of The Year
• 2014 Downbeat Critics Choice -- Vibraphone
• 2014 Downbeat Readers Poll Winner - Vibraphone
• 2012, 2013 and 2014 Downbeat Rising Star
• Currently has over 10,000 likes on Facebook
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