Dylan Ryan, Sweeter Than The Day, The Robin Holcomb Band
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 7:30pm
- All Ages, Bar with ID
$5.00 students (w/ ID)
Featuring his volatile and dramatic trio Sand, Sky Bleached is Dylan Ryan's debut album under his own name, but the insistently exploratory Los Angeles-based drummer and composer isn't making a first impression. Ryan is bandstand veteran who's spent the past decade collaborating with an array of galvanizing musicians across a wide array of creative rock, jazz and alternative scenes in Chicago and Los Angeles. His last trip east was highlighted by a much lauded Winter Jazz Festival performance. Sand features Timothy Young, one of the busiest and most versatile guitarist's in Los Angeles. Recently Young has performed with the likes of David Sylvian, Rebecca Pidgeon, John Zorn, Beck, and Fiona Apple.
Sweeter Than The Day perform American Bandstand, the first CD from "Acoustic Zony Mash", later know as Sweeter Than the Day, performed from top to bottom. Come hear the music that generated a lawsuit from Dick Clark!
The Robin Holcomb Band performs her 1990 eponymously titled CD from beginning to end. With Tim Young, Wayne Horvitz, Andy Roth and Keith Lowe.
"Ms. Holcomb has done something remarkable here: she has created a new American regionalism, spun from many threads - country rock, minimalism, Civil War songs, Baptist hymns, Appalachian folk tunes, even the polytonal music of Charles Ives. The music that results is as elegantly simple as a Shaker quilt, and no less beautiful." - Mark Dery, The New York Times
"Excellent and baffling, just as it should be." - Andrew Martin, Q Magazine
"...refreshing, gentle, intense, honest, original and just heart-stoppingly beautiful." - Hearsay (UK)
"Hers is an unsettling, utterly original vision." - Entertainment Weekly
"(capable of) summing up the monumental in the simplest of terms, willing to challenge our minds, our ears, and our hearts." - CMJ
The Royal Room is All Ages until 10 pm.
Please note: tickets do not guarantee a seat to shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show.