Sep 12, 2019 | 8:00 PM | Thursday
Feat. David Tronzo (slide guitar), Alain Mallet (keys), Phil Grenadier (trumpet), Mister Rourke (turntables), Mike Rivard (bass & sintir) & Dean Johnston) All Ages. $15 in Advance, $18 General Admission
The band has been featured on PRI's The World, Voice Of America, and Afropop Worldwide, with Time Out New York describing the music as “The roaring avant-funk of electric-era Miles (and) the legato drift of the Grateful Dead…heady music that doesn’t neglect the tail”. The Boston Herald proclaimed “Crushed between the borders of Morocco, jam band land and the kingdom of avant-garde jazz lies Club d’Elf…James Brown-meets-Sun-Ra.”
Over the course of fourteen albums the band has visited touchstones as disparate as Studio One, John Cage, Gnawa and drum'n'bass. Derived from ancient sources, trance forms the central core of the Club d'Elf aesthetic, unifying the various genres the band has absorbed. Guitars, turntables, Fender Rhodes, laptops, horns, tablas and all manner of exotic instruments flow in and out of the mix, along with Rivard's commanding playing of the Moroccan sintir, a camel-skin-covered bass lute.
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Rockoff went on to open for Bon Jovi at Madison Square Garden, and play select tour dates supporting Vinyl Theatre, 311, The Maine, New Politics, Lewis Watson, The Heydaze, and The Alternate Routes.