NICOLAS LETMAN-BURTINOVIC is a great bassist, composer and multi-bandleader! He has played here at DMG a half dozen times and always does something special. Last time he was here, he brought a contrabass quartet and it was pretty amazing! His new band is the VORKTIP TRIO which features ELIJAH SHIFFER on sax and BRITT CIAMPA on drums
West Coast Guitar Master HENRY KAISER comes to our fair town pretty rarely so it is indeed a special occasion to have him play a solo electric guitar set here at DMG! Mr. Kaiser has become immensely prolific over the past few years with some two dozen releases, practically one per month for the past two years!?! His two most recent CDs show his incredible diversity: a tribute/reworking of Steve Lacy's avant classic recording 'Saxophone Special' with the Rova Sax Quartet & Kule Bruckmann on Clean Feed and a wonderful collection of rare guitar duos with Derek Bailey, Nels Cline, Fred Frith, Sandy Ewen, Davey Williams, Eugene Chadbourne, Bill Frisell,Roberto Zorzi and more! Due in stock: June 30th, 2017!
Considering that I have been attending the New Music Festival in Victoriaville every year since 1988, this, the 33rd edition seemed somehow different. Ever since the unfortunate election of our fake president, there has been an ongoing vibe of denial: fear, frustration, confusion, anger and a disorienting feeling that we are living in a nightmare that will not end anytime soon. There are too many folks staring at their phones, computers and TV screens, trying to make some sense out of the incomp