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Dopapod with The Mike Dillon Band 

When: Fri., Feb. 14 2014
Price: $10/adv., $12/door
Mike Dillon


Mike Dillon

jazz, funk, 10 p.m.

Mike Dillon grew up a jazzhead in Texas and got a degree from North Texas State, where he studied percussion. Dillon eventually turned to underground rock (Ten Hands, Billy Goat), but he was drawn back into jazz by the Thelonious Monk documentary Straight No Chaser. This time he gravitated toward the vibraphone because of his love of mixing melody and rhythm. Dillon then joined lively experimentalists Critters Buggin in the late ’90s before joining Garage a Trois, the Dead Kenny Gs, and the Les Claypool-led Fancy Trio. Dillon’s also released four solo albums that echo the adventurous, boundary-pushing spirit of his other combos. The albums mix a record bin of styles from skronk to satin-smooth jazz, Latin rock to horror movie synth, hip-hop, hard funk, and klezmer — the last five all within “Cedar” off 2012’s Urn. The disc features a terrific three-song collaboration with MC Silver Ice that evokes not only golden age hip-hop (copping the sample underpinning Public Enemy’s “Welcome to the Terrordome”) but ’80s hard rock. The album ends with the pretty bossa nova-tinged electro-pop instrumental, “Yeah It’s Christmas (So You Went and Shot Some Dope).” —Chris Parker FRIDAY



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