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Archer Spade Presents Spectrum Ensemble at The Whole Shebang

The second installment of the Spectrum Ensemble took place at the Whole Shebang in South Philadelphia.

In contrast to the Rotunda performance, smaller groups of musicians performed sets of improvised music, occasionally joining forces in bigger groups and making a bigger sound.

The Ensemble features musicians from the core Archer Spade(Dan Blacksberg, Nick Millevoi), Kud (Jesse Kudler), Van Sutra (Julius Masri and George Draguns), Sirius JuJu, Bender / Stein / Tini, and Press / Connor Przybyszewski / Gottlieb-Hollis , thee Eric Carbonara and many many more.

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Archer Spade Presents: Spectrum Ensemble at The Rotunda

Featuring 24 of Philadelphia’s Outest Musicians, the brainchild of Dan Blacksberg and Nick Millevoi played a series of Sunday Matinee concerts in and around The City Of Brotherly Love.

The ensemble featured musicians from the core Archer Spade(Dan Blacksberg, Nick Millevoi), Kud (Jesse Kudler), Van Sutra (Julius Masri and George Draguns), Sirius JuJu, Bender / Stein / Tini, and Press / Connor Przybyszewski / Gottlieb-Hollis , thee Eric Carbonara and many many more.

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Solarists: Haitian Rail

Avant-garde super-group Haitian Rail released Solarists, their second full-length album, on New Atlantis Reocrds.

Solarists brashly charts the common spaces between creative noise rock and the jazz avant-garde, while shattering the restrictive barriers between them.

Formerly dubbed Ricart/Millevoi Quartet, the new lineup features:

Nick Millevoi,  Guitar
Edward Ricart, Bass
Dan Blacksberg, Trombone
and
Kevin Shea, Drums

Solarists is available through New Atlantis Records

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Fire Museum Presents: Nick Millevoi’s Bug Out! Quintet

The Nick Millevoi of Many Arms, Deveykus, The Archer Spade Music Series and many more musical projects debuted his latest and greatest brainchild: The Nick Millevoi Bug Out! Quintet.

Explorers of free improv jazz, the Quintet is:

Nick Millevoi, guitar

Dan Blacksberg, trombone

Julius Masri, circuit bent electronics

Pete McRae, bass

Ricardo Lagomasino, drum

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Numbers on the Side: Nick Millevoi

Numbers on the Side release show at Pageant: Soloveev Gallery in Philadelphia

In April 2014, Nick Millevoi released his latest [and greatest] album: Numbers on the Side.

Numbers on the Side is Nick’s fourth solo guitar recording, picking up where 2012’s In White Sky (The Flenser) left off, using the 12-string electric guitar to delve more deeply into feedback, drone, and noise.

Recorded in July 2013 at West Philadelphia’s Rotunda by engineer Eric Carbonara, the sound of this album relies heavily on the 103-year-old building’s high ceilings and 80-ft dome to help create the sonic space for this intense music.

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Trio = Erik Ruin + Archer Spade(Nick Millevoi & Dan Blacksberg)

Archer Spade and Erik Ruin weaved sight and sound in a collective improvisation using Electric and Acoustic guitar, trombone, and tapes; providing the soundtrack for layered images of disaster – both elemental forces gone awry, and societal breakdown- that splintered and shook into abstract form and color as Ruin manipulated piles of paper cuts and painted films on the surface of the overhead projector.

Erik Ruin is a Providence-based print-maker, shadow-puppeteer, founding member of the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, and co-creator of the recent book Paths Toward Utopia: Graphic Explorations of Everyday Anarchism (w/ Cindy Milstein, PM Press, 2012).

Archer Spade is an experimental chamber group comprised of trombonist Dan Blacksberg and electric guitarist Nick Millevoi.

Equally capable as composers, improvisers, and interpreters, Blacksberg and Millevoi are redefining and expanding the traditional composer/performer relationship in contemporary chamber music. From their base in Philadelphia, the duo is developing a dynamic repertoire of new works commissioned from contemporary composers and pieces composed by Blacksberg and Millevoi themselves.

Archer Spade is a new model for the creation and presentation of new music; a small, versatile, and efficient ensemble of multi-talented artists/interpreters designed to meet and reflect the current demands of innovative new music…

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Destroy// Philly

Can a dance be destroyed?
Dance artist Leyya Tawil answers the question in a piece titled: Destroy.

The performance took place at Mascher Space in Philadelphia, PA.

Music
Devin Hoff (bass)
Julius Masri (drums)
&
Nick Millevoi (guitar)

Dancers
Kate Abernethy
Gregory Holt
Barbara Tait
Antonia Z Brown
Willa Brown
Shannon Murphy
Sophie Malin
&
Leyya Mona Tawil

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Franz Hautzinger, Isabelle Duthoit, Gene Coleman and Archer Spade

This set included:

Franz Hautzinger on Trumpet

Isabelle Duthoit on Clarinet

Gene Coleman on Bass Clarinet

Nick Millevoi on Electric Guitar

and

Dan Blacksberg on Trombone

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The Ricart/Millevoi Quartet Releases Haitian Rail LP at Ortlieb’s

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)

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Deveykus: Hasidic Doom Metal

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:

Nick Millevoi, Guitar
Yoshie Fruchter, Guitar
Johnny DeBlase, Bass
Eli Litwin, Drums
and
Dan Blacksberg, Trumbone

In Hebrew, Deveykus means: “To Cleave to god” and refers to an ecstatic, trance-like state brought on by the singing of Nigunim.

The video was captured at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia and marked the debut of Pillar Without Mercy in Philadelphia.