Sunday, February 22, 2009

March 5th Show at 8pm


Matt Weston

Matt Weston plays percussion and electronics, and has performed throughout the US and in Europe. He has appeared on CNN, VH1, and CBS TV.

He has studied and/or collaborated with Arthur Brooks, Bill Dixon, Kevin Drumm, Milford Graves, William Parker, Jack Wright and others.

His work has earned critical praise from such publications as the Wire, the Village Voice, Signal To Noise, Cadence, All About Jazz, Grooves, and Bananafish. His solo album Vacuums has garnered international acclaim, as have his recordings with Barn Owl, Tizzy, and Thrillpillow.

He has recorded for the Tautology, Sachimay, Breaking World Records, Imvated, Crank Satori, BoxMedia, and Drag City labels. He currently records for the new 7272music label.

In addition to his solo work, Weston is a member of Barn Owl (with guitarist Chris Cooper and bassist Andy Crespo); and is guitarist with Thrillpillow (with guitarist/vocalist Plum Crane, bassist/vocalist Maggie Nowinski, and drummer James Z).

past performances include:

-Music/Dance Performance Workshop, School of New Dance Development, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (as a member of the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V)

-extended collaboration with the Rotterdam Improvisers Pool (as a member of the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V)

-Three Days In October festival (as a member of the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V), Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the October Revolution in Jazz

-Vision Festival (as a member of the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V)

-Autumn Uprising Festival (as a member of Barn Owl)

-Improvised And Otherwise Festival (with Blaise Siwula and Eric Zinman)

-appearances at the Knitting Factory, NYC; the Riviera Theater, Chicago; O42, Nijmegen, the Netherlands; Washington University, St. Louis

-seven national tours as a soloist


Justin Woo

Justin Woo is passionately dedicated to creating startling,
extraordinary performances. This is his second performance with
Courtney Brown, having previously collaborated at the Warper Party in
NYC. He has been DJing since 2006 and has spun at events for numerous
organizations in the NJ / NYC area.

He has previously collaborated on New Street Poets (FringeNYC 07,
Riverside Church Theatre, Aetna Theatre, Crossroads Theatre),
Sentient, Masque, Consumed, and Ungovernable. Justin has performed at
the Nuyorican Poets Café, The Bowery Poetry Club, the Urban Juke Joint
reading, and the Five Points Reading in Chinatown.

He is absolutely thrilled to be performing in Boston!

Read more at his myspace.

Courtney Brown

Courtney Brown has long harbored aspirations of becoming an Edward Gorey heroine, but her attempts have thus far been foiled. In lieu of her unlikely but tragic demise, she makes strange dark music and fiddles with electronics. Her solo act, Every Night I Lose Control, explores the danger of performance and ultimately exposes the vulnerabilities of its performer. Her works are heavily influenced by tango, Weimar cabaret, flamenco, and early goth rock, and often cross into performance art.

She has performed her solo cabaret act up and down the east coast, including New York, Boston, Providence, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. Her compositions have been featured in the Chosen Vale Trumpet Seminar, the Festival of New Musics, the Boston CyberArts Festival, SEAMUS, and more. In 2008, her work "Places in Time become Magnetic" was selected for inclusion in the Vox Novus 60x60 project. She is the curator of the series, "Sidewalk Tzara" at The Outpost in Boston that features innovative and experimental acts. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.


Abe Taber and Jon Glancy

Abe Taber and Jon Glancy have played in various unknown rock, improv and anti-pop bands
for over a decade with a rotating cast of bearded red-men. Allon Story Dubler is an exceptionally bearded red-man with both classical and pop tendencies formerly of the Thungs. They have all played together exactly once.

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