A truly one-of-a-kind trio led by guitarist MIKE BAGGETTA, featuring punk legend bassist MIKE WATT (Minutemen, Iggy Pop and the Stooges, fIREHOSE) and drummer STEPHEN HODGES (Tom Waits, Mavis Staples, David Lynch). The music they play is utterly unclassifiable. Referencing it as post-genre-improv-jazz-rock may come close, but still doesn’t even begin to touch on the wild electric textures Baggetta’s guitar alone brings to the table.
This performance is part of the album release tour for WALL OF FLOWERS, out March 2019, Baggetta’s latest work issued on the BIG EGO record label featuring MIKE WATT & JIM KELTNER. Vinyl editions will be available at the performance.
The Laurenzi/Cunningham Duo was formed in 2016 for an impromptu show at Transistor in Chicago. Shortly after that set, Laurenzi began touring with Grammy award-winning indie rock band Bön Iver in support of their 2016 release 22, A Million. During this time, Laurenzi was exposed to various synths and textures that had a profound influence. After returning from tour, Laurenzi and Cunningham began freely-improvising in rehearsals and creating compositions from these sessions. The result is a music that has openness and a wide variety of textures and imagination.
The band consists of Laurenzi on tenor saxophone, synths and electronics, and Cunningham on drums and Roland SPD-SX.