The Next Stage Bandwagon Summer Series and Twilight Music present an evening of brass-fueled, swinging music of New Orleans by the Soggy Po’ Boys, on Sunday, October 8 at 3:00 pm at West River Park in Brattleboro, VT.
A night of exploratory post-punk improvisational jazz featuring guitar by Joe Baiza (Saccharine Trust, Universal Congress Of), percussion by Matt Crane, and double bass by Damon Smith. Opening support by baby_babyexplores, Dadaist synth-punk anthems that make the revolution more danceable.
Joe Baiza is truly one of the great guitarists to come out of the 1980’s punk scene of Southern California, although most of Baiza’s music fits more into the category of free jazz or jazz-rock. His approach to music brings together the creative anarchy of improvised music with the independent attitude of the punk scene.
Damon Smith’s explorations into the sonic palette of the double bass have resulted in a personal, flexible improvisational language based in the American jazz avant-garde movement and European non idiomatic free improvisation. Visual art, film and dance heavily influence his music, as evidenced by his collaborations with director Werner Herzog on soundtracks for Grizzly Man and Encounters at the End of the World, and an early performances with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Matt Crane has been playing percussion since before he was in school. From playing in a fourth grade band on a drum set fabricated out of ice cream bins, to playing punk rock in the early eighties, to discovering jazz and playing with Ornette Coleman, his musical development has been continual and exponential.
baby_babyexplores (the Reasons Why that Gum is Still on the Sidewalk), is a pseudo concept, garage-pop, art-rock project based in Warwick, RI. Utilizing obsolete and low-tech gear, the band makes simple structured danceable songs that pay homage to: musique concrète, European underground synth punk of the late 70’s through the 80’s, anthem music, dada, and the DIY noise scene.