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Burning Ghost CD release & Atomic Ape

LA's dissident metal-jazz outfit, Burning Ghosts, celebrate the release of their new album, RECLAMATION, on John Zorn's iconic Tzadik Label, alongside fellow hybrd thrashers Atomic Ape!

Daniel Rosenboom - Trumpets
Jake Vossler - Guitars
Richard Giddens - Bass
Aaron McLendon - Drums

Jason Schimmel - Guitar, Bouzouki, Composition
Ryan Parrish - Tenor and Baritone Sax
Max Whipple - Bass
Mike Lockwood - Drums

"A politically motivated quartet at the forefront of the jazz-metal underground featuring four of the most acclaimed musicians in the LA experimental music scene. Playing scorching instrumentals that touch on heavy metal and jazz, the music is uncompromising and intense, filled with precise rhythmic complexity and textural power. Their first release on Tzadik is an incendiary blockbuster and is destined to become an instant classic!" —

Traversing surf-rock sounds, avant-rock, rhythmic complexities, jazz improvisations, and folk melodies, Atomic Ape is a musical amalgam of the utmost rarity. Composer and multi-instrumentalist Jason Schimmel—having honed his craft in Estradasphere, Secret Chiefs 3, Orange Tulip Conspiracy, and others—leads this ever-shifting ensemble with energy, melody, layers, and dynamics as only he can.

Like a soundtrack to an imaginary spy thriller, Atomic Ape offers a journey to a wild world where prog rock meets exotica, metal, Eastern European motifs, and avant-garde sensibilities. Heavily orchestrated, odd-metered, and highly animated, this melodic mutation splices dexterous musicianship with expert songcraft.

$20 general admission

$15 students (21+)

Earlier Event: June 30
David Binney group
Later Event: July 2
Adam Hersh/Mike Lebrun Quartet