Grex, Cash Pony

Grex

Tiny Mix Tapes calls Grex "essential current-and-future listening," a "near-seamless blend of modern jazz, contemporary structuralist composition, indie rock, and blues rock." Grex is not just "eclectic"--it synthesizes all of its influences into songs that are unique, fun, and endlessly surprising; fans of English prog rock (Henry Cow, Robert Wyatt), creative jazz (Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis), and Bay Area noise rock (Deerhoof, tUnE-yArDs) will find plenty to enjoy in Grex's twisted, mighty music.

Cash Pony

Local prog/rock outfit w/ sitar, indebted to Fred Frith, Frank Zappa, and Robert Fripp.

Inner Ear Brigade

Inner Ear Brigade’s music stretches boundaries and sweeps genres. Their music fits somewhere between jazz, experimental new music, art-rock, funk, and progressive rock. Utilizing the vintage sounds of a Hammond B3 organ, Fender Rhodes, and Moog synthesizer, vocals, vibes,and viola, you may notice sounds that are all at once sweet and silly, riff-crazed, but deceptively free and simple. We are inspired by the sounds of Sunra, Japanese prog duet ‘Ruins’, French epic proggers ‘Magma’ as well as a host of other denizens of boundary pushing music.

Mark Clifford Quartet

Mark Clifford is a vibraphonist, composer, and percussionist living in Oakland, CA. A sought after performer and improviser, Mark is equally involved in free improvisation, new music, jazz, and indie music, and is a part of multiple projects in the Bay Area and around the country.

His performance experience spans worldwide, and he has had the honor of playing alongside an array of wonderful musicians including Tatsuya Nakatani, Jeff Parker, Wu Fei, Moe! Staiano, Ron Miles, So Percussion, Scott Amendola, Aram Shelton, Greg Gizbert, Paul Riola, Danny Meyer, Colin Stranahan, Paul Romaine, and Josh Berman.

Since moving to the Bay Area in 2009, Mark has recieved multiple commissions for new music , including music for the New Keys Ensemble, Samantha Stone's Dance Company, and an original score for the short film Sprinkles.

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Grex, Cash Pony with Inner Ear Brigade, Mark Clifford Quartet

Wednesday, November 13 · 8:00 PM at Hotel Utah

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