$10 advance / $10 at the door
$6 at the door with student ID
FOTHOU (Fall of the House of Usher) is a dark, dreamlike, and brutally funky master shot of musical possibilities—deftly pickpocketing from many of the planet’s deepest groove pockets. East, West, and North African trance, early 80's No Wave skronk, early 70's Miles and McLaughlin, Sun Ra, and Good Old New Orleans Swamp Gas Vampire Funk— all combined in a huge stewpot stirred by a multigenerational crew of the Twin Cities finest improvisers. For this installation— Chris Cunningham-gtrs, Ivan Cunningham-saxes, Charlie Lincoln basses, Greg Schutte-drums, Noah Ophoven Baldwin-trumpet, Adam Svec-vocals, Cole Pulice-saxes, and Jared Jarvis-saxes.
“...the groups sound tends to favor a surprisingly buoyant groove that finds the horns interjecting knotty lines over an infectious rhythm, rather than opting for a monolithic onslaught of brash reeds.” — Jon Morgan, Jazz Police 6/6/17
Biruk Chegen is one of the most talented upcoming young singer songwriter/multi-instrumentalists in the Twin Cities rich Ethiopian and East African music scene. His deeply spiritual and sensuous voice, gtr, and keyboards will be backed by a top-shelf band that shares many members with FOTHOU. Ivan Cunningham and Cole Pulice-saxes, Chris Cunningham-gtrs, Tarek Abdelqader-drums, and Charlie Lincoln-basses.