Marco Benevento

Marco Benevento

For an exhilarating glimpse into the future of rock piano, look no further than Marco Benevento. A melodically inventive musical adventurer who artfully employs pedals, amplifiers, circuit-bent toys and sundry effects around his acoustic piano set-up, Benevento has forged a fascinating repertoire of songs, including both wildly original compositions and renditions of those by the likes of Leonard Cohen, Pink Floyd and My Morning Jacket. Benevento first came to national attention with the experimental electric rock influenced Benevento-Russo Duo for which he partnered with drummer Joe Russo. Together they brought a bracing jolt of improvisation into settings like Lollapalooza, Fuji Rock and Bonnaroo. On his own Benevento has collaborated with the likes of Matt Chamberlain, Trey Anastasio and Mark Eitzel, while also holding down keys in the bands Garage A Trois and Surprise Me Mr. Davis. Benevento’s primary focus is his trio with which he's released three critically acclaimed solo albums that have led to a number of prestigious appearances, including Carnegie Hall, Montreal Jazz Festival and Celebrate Brooklyn. In 2009, he also partnered in Royal Potato Family, an internationally distributed record label that features a growing catalog of releases. Benevento is currently touring in support of his latest LP, 'Between The Needles & Nightfall,' while working on material for his fourth studio album due in 2012.

"Benevento jams with a concentration on the textures and colors available in his keyboards and arsenal of manipulated pedals and effects. Between The Needles And Nightfall (Royal Potato Family), his latest release, is deceptively rich -- catchy melodies and straight-ahead grooves that expand with subtle mounting gestures." - Rolling Stone

Bernie Worrell Orchestra

Psychedelic funk pioneer and music legend Bernie Worrell has launched a new mothership. The Bernie Worrell Orchestra, the multi-piece ensemble he co-founded with drummer/bandleader Evan Taylor in 2011, has been performing across the country playing new music that mines “late-1960s/early 1970s psychedelic rock and R&B… the foundation of funk,” according Taylor. The BWO is a continuation of Worrell’s solo work with a set list that is derived mainly from Worrell’s nine solo albums, while still featuring copious new material including the award-winning single, "Get Your Hands Off," which is from their upcoming debut album. The Bernie Worrell Orchestra is Bernie Worrell (keyboards), Andrew Kimball (guitar), Kyle Cadena (guitar), Scott Hogan (bass), Glen Fittin (percussion), Evan Taylor (drums/bandleader), and Nicole Scorsone (violin), with Shlomi Cohen (alto sax), Ofer Assaf (tenor sax), and Justin Mullens (trumpet) selectively appearing for some performances.

Wolf feat. Scott Metzger

WOLF!

One day a band was needed... WOLF! arrived. Guitar music from Brooklyn NY featuring Scott Metzger on Fender Telecaster.

Taking their cues from a soul, blues, boogaloo, country and rock background, Wolf! seamlessly merge styles to create a party where everyone's welcome...one that you don't want to miss!! Made up of Fender Telecaster-ist Scott “Alpha Wolf’ Metzger, drummer Taylor “The Heartbreaker” Floreth, and bassist Jon “The Getleman” Shaw, This Brooklyn-based trio continue to find new and exciting ways to evolve and push what's possible with the classic guitar, bass, and drums formula while maintaining a fundamental groove that's both irresistible and undeniable. Wolf! strives to make great music, and life is too short to listen to bad music.

$14 - $18

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Marco Benevento with Bernie Worrell Orchestra, Wolf feat. Scott Metzger

Friday, December 6 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Blockley