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Mike Dillon and Punkadelick Featuring Nikki Glaspie and Brian Haas


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Moes Alley proudly presents percussionist Mike Dillons Punkadelick feat. Nikki Glaspie (Beyonc) and Brian Haas (FJO). Doors: 7 pmShow: 8 pm$17 / $2221+Mike Dillon & PunkadelickA trio featuring Mike Dillon (Ricki Lee Jones, Ani DiFranco, Les Claypool) on vibraphone, marimba, Prophet 6, congas, and bongos, Brian Haas (Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey) on Fender Rhodes, piano, bass Moog and melodica and Nikki Glaspie (Beyonce) on drums, cymbals and vocals, Punkadelick is the unified vision of six hands creating a world that often sounds like the work of an ensemble three times the size.During 2020 and 2021, while many music venues were still shuttered, the group began touring, sweating their way through cuts Dillon and Haas had composed during quarantine writing sessions. Locking in on stage, it quickly became clear the band was functioning at a level that made the hair on their arms stand at attentioneven for three live music veterans accustomed to life on the road.It became obvious to let this become a collaboration, Dillon says. This is really something all three of us are doing because we have so much love for one another and a love for the music that we started creating.Theres only three of us, but we move together like a big, nasty school of fish, Haas adds, laughing.During the tail end of a 2021 tour, the band booked time to record with engineerand functioning fourth band memberChad Meise, and Inflorescence sprouted. Opener Desert Monsoon, sets the stage with a spiritual-jazz intro of organ, vibraphone, percussion and wordless vocal coos before crackling to life as a swaggering funk strut. The title track, and Pandas, dig into thick dub textures built around Glaspies drumming and Haass subwoofer-straining bass synths.Were students of the titans of music. We grew up listening to punk and rock n roll but we also love instrumental musicparticularly the forefathers of Black American Music. In our minds, Led Zeppelin and Milt Jackson, Parliament-Funkadelic and The Minutemen,