Mike Dillon Band
2100 South Preston Street
Louisville, KY, 40217
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Mike Dillon Band
Mike Dillon has set his own standard for 25 years now. Hailed a "punk rock provocateur," "jazz vibraphone visionary" and "percussion virtuoso," the Texas native's affiliation with artists like Les Claypool, Brave Combo and Ani DiFranco, his collaborations such as Garage A Trois, The Dead Kenny Gs and Critters Buggin, and the bands he's fronted, including Billy Goat and Hairy Apes BMX, have led to a rabid cult fan-base.
With this latest album, Band of Outsiders, Mike Dillon has conjured the perfect storm of these past endeavors. His manic creative vision met its match in three young musicians from New Orleans: Carly Meyers—whom Dillon describes as "a High Priestess of Trombone channeling the energy of Iggy Pop through the chops of JJ Johnson in second-line"—provides harmonic counterpoint to his vibes and percussion ("All Walks of Life") as she simultaneously ups the band's art-rock ante ("Carly Hates The Dubstep"). The rhythm section of bassist Patrick McDevitt and drummer Adam Gertner turns on a dime between snarling punk rock assaults ("Homeland Insecurity"), deep funky go-go ("Head"), ska grooves ("Hero The Burro") and experimental hip-hop beats ("7AM At The Jazzfest") with all points covered in between.
Dillon and his band have relentlessly toured the States, both headlining and opening for artists like Fishbone, Clutch and Primus. As a result, they bristle with a group mind, spilling over musically with the visions invoked during countless dead-of-night drives and landing with a sonic assault only possible from a unit that's played 400-plus shows over the last two years. Indeed, these are four musicians hitting full stride.