Snakes & Stars with special guest G*On
doors 9p / show 10p / 21+ / $25
This is going to be another special evening of epic proportion for us over here at the pub. We have drummer and composer Michael Travis (the third member of String Cheese Incident to grace our stage) joined by Aaron Johnston (a beast of a drummer hot off touring the globe and a huge run on Broadway with the best in the biz – Mr. David Byrne of Talking Heads). These guys with their experimental improv and exploratory creative abilities are gonna blast our little room into oblivion, and magic will surely be made!!
Firing the evening off right is our local homey G*On (Geoff Wells) who always does us right and gets the crowd bumpin’!!
– Snakes and Stars is a brand new musical creation of Michael Travis (The String Cheese Incident, EOTO) and Aaron Johnston (Brazilian Girls, David Byrne’s American Utopia). Long time friends and collaborators, Michael and Aaron were looking for new avenues of musical creation when Michael reached out to share a concept for a new Electronic Duo. They got together to check it out and it worked! It worked very, very well. The musical visions synchronized effortlessly and Snakes and Stars was born.
Snakes and Stars consists of two of live music’s top drummers exploring various idioms of electronic and dance music in a live, improvisational format. While DJs play previous recorded tracks Snakes and Stars plays everything live and makes up the songs as they go. Relying on a combined 60 years of live music experience, Travis and Johnston utilize vocals, synthesizers, electronic pads and triggers, drum kit, guitar, bass and samples to create a one of a kind musical experience in the moment.
Every show is a unique experience, a playful interaction between the two artists, audience and the surrounding energy they collectively interpret to guide the music. No two shows will ever be the same. The band finds its inspiration in deep electronic roots from minimal, trance, techno and house and downtempo along with contemporary electronic stylings like trap and dubstep , Snakes and Stars is an adventurous leap forward in today’s dance music scene mixing improvisation with the most modern idioms of electronic dance music. –