The Dust Rays (ft. Kirk Douglas & Mark Kelley of The Roots w/ Ricc Sheridan of Earl Greyhound), Calvert

The Dust Rays (ft. Kirk Douglas & Mark Kelley of The Roots w/ Ricc Sheridan of Earl Greyhound)

THE DUST RAYS ARE KIRK DOUGLAS AND MARK KELLEY OF THE ROOTS, AND RICC SHERIDAN OF HARD ROCKERS EARL GREYHOUND. DOUGLAS AND SHERIDAN HAVE BEEN PLAYING TOGETHER FOR THE PAST 17 YEARS. THEY MET IN NOW EXTINCT CAFE TABAC AND BECAME FRIENDS INSTANTLY CONNECTED BY THEIR LOVE FOR ALL THINGS ROCK AND ROLL AND ALSO PLAYING DIFFERENT TYPES OF MUSIC. DOUGLAS PLAYED ON SHERIDAN'S FIRST SOLO RECORD {ABOUT TO BE RELEASED} AND HAS BEEN HIS GUITARIST EVER SINCE. SEEMS THINGS WOULD SLOW DOWN ONCE DOUGLAS JOINED THE ROOTS BUT THEY HAVE BEEN WRITING AND RECORDING CONTINUOUSLY. DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR, DUST RAYS LATEST RECORD IS SOON TO BE RELEASED AS WELL. MARK KELLEY JOINED DUST RAYS IN 2012 AND SEALED THE DEAL WITH SOULFUL ENERGETIC BASS PLAYING, GIVING DUST RAYS THE HEAVY AND WARM DELIVERY THAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE. WHEN YOU COME TO SEE DUST RAYS EXPECT TO SEE ENERGY, SOUL, ROCK N ROLL, BLUES, FUNK AND KIRK'S BEAUTIFUL SONG WRITING, LYRICS, VOCAL DELIVERY AND INCREDIBLE GUITAR PLAYING, REMINISCENT OF BAND OF GYPSIES, THIN LIZZY, JIMI HENDRIX, ROBERT JOHNSON, AND MANY OTHER EARLY ROCK BLUES PIONEERS. SHERIDAN IS QUITE INTERESTING AND FUN TO WATCH: VERY POWERFUL, SOULFUL AND SPIRITED, ARTICULATE AND INTENSE IN HIS DRUMMING, REMINDING ONE OF JOHN BONHAM, ELVIN JONES, BILLY COBHAM, TONY WILLIAMS, KEITH MOON, AND LENNY WHITE. ALL TOGETHER YOU WILL ENJOY DUST RAYS, IF YOU HAVE A CHANCE GO TO SEE THEM! THE ROOTS ARE PLAYING THE JIMMY FALLON SHOW NIGHTLY AS THE HOUSE BAND AND RICC IS WORKING ON HIS NEW BAND ELECTRUM, DURING THE EARL GREYHOUND HIATUS. SO, BY ALL MEANS GO EXPERIENCE THEM IF YOU CAN. YOU WILL BE PLEASANTLY SURPRISED! ENJOY!

Calvert’s music is ambient and experimental pop jazz with a cool Nordic sound, in all the right ways. With great band and with inspiration from artists such as Lykke Li, James Blake and Hanne Kolstø they create a diverse and dynamic sound with the perfect mix of organic and electronic elements. With direct and honest lyrics songwriter Sarah depict a dedicated view of situations and emotions wich most people can relate to.
With a single release this fall, Calvert is ready to take on the world together with “Sweet Sound Records”, an independent Norwegian label. With release gigs in both Oslo and New York this artist is predicted a brilliant career by the industry and this is just the begininng.

Band members : Gisle Torvik on guitar, Bård Thorstensen on keys, Arne Steinar Myrvang on drums and Sarah Calvert on Vocals

Ernest D'amaso, Michael R.P. Morales and Willie Chen created Generator Ohm in 2010. Their union, facilitated by the genesis of EndAnd, took place in the heart of Brooklyn. Because of the friendly, cooperative, and productive environment of King Killer Studios, where Gen Ohm calls home, their certain fate was sealed on the terms of the affable and the dreamer. This was a place where musical endeavors could blossom: A place where work could be accomplished. And by the summer of 2012, Generator Ohm had produced in the company of the venerable Dan Kramer, a record of their last two musical years, a record of high fidelity.

Generator Ohm's debut album, Upon the Me Om I, is an aural panacea against the spirit of sloth settling in digital sediment. We play with dirt and find creatures of life between our fingers. We jump the tires and see with closed eyes what is on top of that summit beside us. We forget to bring our cameras, and settle for focusing on the things we want to remember. We take the day on our backs, and unpack the burdens at night to seek the fruits of a bard's labor. We do it the way we heard our heroes do it; with guitars, drums, and our voices. But, we have something new to talk about. We have a new set of sounds to express, and a new set of tools to use. Upon the Me Om I is a genre-bending collection of songs written by Ernest D'amaso, or by Willie Chen, or as a collective writing unit. With this infrastructure of writing akin to the Beatles, a vast array of personal influences can be heard, and the listener will be surprised at the range of ability Generator Ohm can express. The two gentlemen even swap instruments so that their individual styles change with the frequencies of the songs. While the songs are different, the tie that binds is the spirit of Rock n Roll that all three members hold to high esteem. Michael, who came late into the band after the songs of Upon the Me Om I were constructed and arranged, brought the fulfilment Ernest and Willie long sought for in the second year of Generator Ohm. His eclectic style of varied influences from jazz and world music, to pop and punk was the exact rhythmic counterpart Generator Ohm songs needed. And as a man of high stature, the power he puts into his playing sounds like that of a man who can reach higher than you can. This is the sound of passion. It's Elton John through a Marshall stack, it's Pink Floyd hiring Tommy Ramone, it's Leonard Cohen with a fuzz pedal and Hendrix without the blues scale. There are Pop sentiments everywhere hidden under the raw tone of Ernest and Willie's unpredictable playing styles. This is an album that will stand in perpetuity. It is an album on the mantel in the annals of distortion. It is neo and classic…but not neo-classic. To truly understand Generator Ohm's pursuit of passion, one must see with their own eyes and hear the music as it is produced by the electricity of the human heart.

Generator Ohm refers to the heart in every man and woman, and the resistance they must face when accepting the will to live."

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Tuesday, October 8 · Doors 6:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at Brooklyn Bowl

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