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Marco Benevento: For an exhilarating glimpse into the future of rock piano, look no further than Marco Benevento. A melodically inventive musical adventurer who artfully employs pedals, amplifiers, circuit-bent toys and sundry effects around his acoustic piano set-up, Benevento has forged a fascinating repertoire of songs, including both wildly original compositions and renditions of those by the likes of Leonard Cohen, Pink Floyd and My Morning Jacket. Benevento first came to national attention with the experimental electric rock influenced Benevento-Russo Duo for which he partnered with drummer Joe Russo. Together they brought a bracing jolt of improvisation into settings like Lollapalooza, Fuji Rock and Bonnaroo. On his own Benevento has collaborated with the likes of Matt Chamberlain, Trey Anastasio and Mark Eitzel, while also holding down keys in the bands Garage A Trois and Surprise Me Mr. Davis. Benevento’s primary focus is his trio with which he's released three critically acclaimed solo albums that have led to a number of prestigious appearances, including Carnegie Hall, Montreal Jazz Festival and Celebrate Brooklyn. In 2009, he also partnered in Royal Potato Family, an internationally distributed record label that features a growing catalog of releases. Benevento is currently touring in support of his latest LP, 'Between The Needles & Nightfall,' while working on material for his fourth studio album due in 2012.
Mike Dillon Band: Look up punk jazz in the dictionary and next to it you'll find a picture of its patron saint Mike Dillon. The vibraphonist/percussionist/
vocalist/MC has been in perpetual motion for over 20 years now. From his time spent with the late '80s MTV buzz band Billy Goat to cult faves Hairy Apes BMX to his current role in the post rock behemoth Garage A Trois, Dillon has amassed a die hard fan base that embraces his freewheeling mash up of sounds and styles. On one hand he exudes the musical chops absorbed from countless hours spent with Milt Jackson records, on the other he thrashes about with visions of Iggy Pop hard-wired to his frontal cortex. In that spirit, his latest solo album, Urn, pushes the envelope even further. After assembling a new band from his current hometown of New Orleans, Dillon toured the group relentlessly for the first half of 2012 before ducking into a Kansas City recording studio and cutting the album straight to tape. The results are vibrational as the best analog records always are: "DVS" and "Ding Dong The Party Is Over" radiate with a ska pulse and surf punk abandon; "Leather On" is a definitive post modern freak anthem; "Saturn Returns" shows why Dillon was Les Claypool's perfect foil for all those years in the Frog Brigade; "Cedar" slowly uncoils in a mad existential bender through India. Mike Dillon has made the rare album that can be both the party starter turned up loud in the house and the weird headphone record for the end of the night after everyone's gone home. In all of his multi-dimensional sonic glory, Mike Dillon succeeds at exactly that.