is the Philadelphia based experimental duo of: Trombonist Dan Blacksberg (who has performed with Anthony Braxton Quartet and Archer Spade with Nick Millevoi) and Casio keyboard modifier Julius Masri (Electric Simcha, Avant-rock band Lionshead, and the out-improv Keir Neuringer/Julius Masri Duo). Blacksberg works to push the trombone to its limits as an unlikely pair to… Continue reading superlith, iron dog, james strong & paul christian
Haitian Rail LP Release Show at Ortlieb’s The Ricart/Millevoi Quartet released their Haitian Rail LP at Ortlieb’s in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia. Ricart/Millevoi Quartet is: Nick Millevoi (Guitar) Edward Ricart (Bass) Dan Blacksberg (Trombone) and Kevin Shea (Drums)
Deveykus debut their album: Pillar Without Mercy at Johnny Brenda’s Deveykus is Trombonist Dan Blacksberg’s latest brainchild, blending traditional Ashkenazic Jewish Music with Doom Metal. The idea was conceived by Blacksberg in 2012; he decided to collaborate with musicians whose backgrounds spanned experimental rock, metal, Jazz and Jewish music to form the band. Deveykus is:… Continue reading Deveykus: Hasidic Doom Metal
Tchmentreach is the name of a piece commissioned to Archer Spade by the Heavy Metal guitarist Mick Barr. Jeremiah Cymerman and Mick Barr performed a set of their improvised music while Dan Blacksberg and Nick Millevoi premiered the commissioned piece. The performance took place at The Rotunda.
Toshimaru Nakamura improvises with Archer Spade’s musicians at Studio 34 Toshimaru Nakamura, Tokyo’s experimental music artist, is visiting the United States for a week of performances with Many Arms. Nakamura was joined by a collection of Archer Spade musicians for his first show: Keir Neuringer Amy Cimini Julius Masri Jesse Kudler Ian Fraser Nick Millevoi… Continue reading Toshimaru Nakamura et al
Archer Spade Performance Series presented an outstanding ensemble with musicians belonging to two groups: Dan Blacksberg Trio and Transitional Objects. The lineup included: Dan Blacksberg, trombone Matt Engle, double bass Nick Millevoi, guitar and Mike Szekely, drums