Secret Chiefs 3
311 E. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ, 85701
Doors 7:00 PM (event ends at 10:00 PM)
This event is 18 and over
Secret Chiefs 3
Secret Chiefs 3 have switched in to high gear. Having just completed a national tour in October with legendary Italian Giallo Horror soundtrack masters, Goblin, they released their long-awaited "Book of Souls: Folio A" album in late November. Next they are touring the west coast in February in support of that new album, and, surprise of surprises, are doing so armed with TWO new 7" records in hand. These will be available in stores stocking through Revolver USA, but those attending shows on the band's February tour can get them right away.
In truth, Secret Chiefs 3 is always in high gear. Most people don't realize they have played well over 300 shows in 34 countries in the last seven years.
But with a long-labored-over album in the can (you can read about it in the expanded bio), and fresh supplies of oxygen in the lungs, fresh new surprise releases are bubbling up through the Winter pseudo-frost as if it were Spring!
This tour will feature the A-team line-up of SC3 familiars: Drums / Ches Smith (Ceramic Dog), Keyboards / Matt Lebofsky (miRthkon, Moe Tar), Bass / Toby Driver (Kayo Dot), Violin, Guitar and Trumpet / Timba Harris (Estradasphere) and Saz, Guitar and Keyboards / Trey Spruance (The Three Doctors, Mr. Bungle). The band is extra excited to be re-united in this configuration!
Atomic Ape catapults your ears into an unpredictable universe of swirling musical mayhem, creating thrilling cinematic adventures and psychedelic cartoons in your mind's eye. Led by composer/multi-instrumentalist, Jason Schimmel (Estradasphere, Secret Chiefs 3), Atomic Ape brings progressive rock, balkan, klezmer, jazz, surf rock and more into a smorgasbord of heavily orchestrated, odd-metered, fast-paced compositions with wild improvisations and complex arrangements. Their live sound comes equipped with a mini-arsenal of instrumentalists including: guitar, bouzouki, accordion, sax, trumpet, bass, and drums. Their debut album, Swarm, an uber-produced tour-de-force, was recently released worldwide on Mimicry Records in early 2014.