Fred Frith Trio//Wayne Horvitz, Heather Bentley, Neil Welch
Sun, Jul 3 at 7:30pm
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Advance tickets can only be purchased online-we do not sell advance tickets at the venue. Refunds are not available within 48 hours of the event. Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. Seating is first come first served. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.
Fred Frith Trio
Fred Frith: electric guitar Jason Hoopes: electric bass Jordan Glenn: drums
The Fred Frith Trio began life almost by accident in 2013. A couple of low key local gigs in Oakland gave rise to a European tour, a debut record on Intakt, and an always busy schedule. By now they have performed in Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Istanbul, New York, Paris, Prague, Sao Paolo, Vienna, Warsaw, Zagreb and a host of other places, creating an identity that seems to revolve around memories of a bygone psychedelic era filtered through the lens of razor-sharp improvisation. Closer to the Ground has been described as “a gripping piece of spontaneous timelessness”, “ a vital statement from a singular artist and his inventive crew”, “a magical , transcendent world”. The new record Road, a double CD of live recordings with guests Susana Santos Silva and Lotte Anker, has also been enthusiastically received—“wide-ranging free rock that’s positively bursting with ideas”, “an extraordinary catalog of sounds”, “a triumph of emphatic expectations”. The group is freshly returned from a tour of nine countries in 14 days, and have never sounded better!
Opening the evening are Heather Bentley, Wayne Horvitz, and Neil Welch