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REPTET ::West Coast CD Release Tour 2011::

15th Dec 10 (Wed) Leave a comment

Seattle jazz sextet REPTET is at it again, following up their 7″ vinyl single Agendacide from late 2009 with a new full-length album – entitled At the Cabin. It’s set for release on the Artists Recording Collective on January 11, 2011.

They’re hitting the road in support of the new CD, and Eugene is the first stop! Yippie!  http://reptet.com/

Friday, January 14 10:00 pm
Luckey’s Club
Eugene, OR, United States


Monday, January 17
The Press Club
Sacramento, CA, United States


Tuesday, January 18 6:00 pm
Live Culture
Santa Barabara, CA, United States


Wednesday, January 19 10:00 pm
Taix 321 Lounge
Los Angeles, CA, United States
http://www.taixfrench.com/321lounge.html


Thursday, January 20 8:00 pm
ResBox – The Steve Allen Theater at The Center For Inquiry
Los Angeles, CA, United States
http://steveallentheater.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=318543


Friday, January 21 8:00 pm
CODA
San Francisco, CA, United States
http://www.codalive.com/


Saturday, January 22 9:00 pm
Cafe Van Kleef
Oakland, CA, United States
http://www.cafevankleef.com

For more info, check out http://reptet.com/

~Dan – np: John ZornInterzone

Reptet Coast to Coast Tour

25th Apr 10 (Sun) Leave a comment

I wasn’t able to hit their most recent local gig (in Cottage Grove, OR), but good news for non-West Coasters, Seattle-based jazz sextet REPTET is making a jaunt through the north, midwest and east coast…

2010 Coast-to-Coast Agendacide Tour

  • Apr 27 Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
  • May 6 Wilmington, DE – Mojo 13
  • May 7 Philadelphia, PA – Chris’s Jazz Cafe
  • May 8 Tivoli, NY – The Black Swan
  • May 9 New York, NY – The Local 269
  • May 10 Brooklyn, NY – Rose Live Music
  • May 12 Cleveland, OH – Nighttown
  • May 13 Grand Rapids, MI – Founders
  • May 14 Three Oaks, MI – The Acorn Theatre
  • May 15 Chicago, IL – The Viaduct Theatre
  • May 16 Madison, WI The Frequency
  • May 17 Minneapolis, MN Acadia Cafe
  • May 18 Fargo, ND – The Red Raven
  • May 20 Missoula, MT – Top Hat Lounge
  • May 21 Sandpoint, ID – Eichardt’s

Their latest release is the 7″ vinyl Agendacide.  Find out more about Agendacide and the tour at: http://www.reptet.com/

~Dan – np: ClogsThe Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton

Floss // Steven Wilson

6th Jan 10 (Wed) Leave a comment

2010… rollin’ in with some music news…

Floss, a jazz band that is part of Seattle’s Monktail Creative Music Concern, has a new album out called Vitamin A.  It’s for sale at their shows… or for a limited time as a freebie on their website.  Download it, and if you like what you hear, send them some coin (buy it)!

http://monktail.com/monknew/blog/archives/105

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Porcupine Tree frontman Steven Wilson started his Cover Versions singles (CDR and 7″ vinyl) back in 2005.  They are always one new SW song and one “mysterious” cover version (CV1 was Alanis Morissette’s “Thank You”).  Coming the next few months will be the 6th and final CV release, complete with a box to house all six.  SWHQ/Headphone Dust will have the CDs once available (no conclusive date was mentioned – – but the original SW song “An End to End” is now streaming on his MySpace page).  ToneFloat Records will have the CV5 & CV6 vinyl singles once released.

~Dan – np: Medeski Martin & WoodLive at Moog

Reptet 7″ / Glen mashup video

26th Oct 09 (Mon) Leave a comment

Seattle jazz band Reptet has a new 7″ vinyl out called Agendacide.  It’s available in vinyl/mp3 and mp3-only versions via the Reptet website, CDBaby, or (I expect eventually) the Monktail Creative Music Concern’s webpage.  They’re headed out on a West Coast tour (that I won’t be able to catch this time, unfortunately):

  • October 29, 2009 Cottage Grove, OR The Axe & Fiddle
  • October 30 Chico, CA The Coda Cafe
  • October 31 South Lake Tahoe, CA The Divided Sky
  • November 1 Placerville, CA The Cozmic Cafe
  • November 2 San Francisco, CA The Make-Out Room
  • November 3 Sacramento. CA The Shady Lady
  • November 4 Davis. CA The Delta of Venus
  • November 5 Oakland, CA Café Van Kleef
  • November 6 Reno, NV The Zephyr Lounge
  • November 7 Los Angeles, CA Molly Mallone’s
  • November 8 Santa Barbara. CA Live Culture
  • November 9 Glendale CA JAX
  • November 13 Olympia, WA The Eastside Club

They’ve got a new blog going on, too: http://reptet.wordpress.com/

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SInger-songwriter Glen Phillips tweeted last week about a mashup video of his “Spirit of Shackleton” and OneRepublic & Timbaland‘s “Apologize,” and the 1961 film The Phantom Planet.  Behold “Spirit of an Apology“:

~Dan – np: Flight of the ConchordsFlight of the Conchords

Seinfeld + Curb / Reptet Tour / OTC Tour / Jurassic 5 spin-off

7th Mar 09 (Sat) 2 comments

Entertainment Weekly reported recently that Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander, and Michael Richards will have appearances in multiple episodes of (co-Seinfeld creator) Larry David‘s Curb Your Enthusiasm this season.  Yay!

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One of my favorite jazz bands from Seattle, Reptet (part of the Monktail Creative Music Concern) is hitting the road again this spring.

March 12th – Mississippi Pizza – Portland, OR
March 13th – The Stage Door – Mt. Shasta, CA
March 14th – Divided Sky – S. Lake Tahoe, CA
March 15th – The Zephyr Lounge – Reno, NV
March 16th – Don Quixote’s – Santa Cruz, CA
March 17th – Delta of Venus – Davis, CA
March 18th -Amnesia Bar – San Francisco, CA
March 19th – Cozmic Pizza, Eugene, OR
March 20th – Triple Door (Musiquarium) – Seattle, WA

I’m bummed, as when they’ll be here in Eugene, I’ll be up in their neck of the woods in Seattle.  And when they’re back in Seattle the next day, I already got Spinal Tap tickets at the Paramount in Seattle.  “Boo” for too many things on the same day.  Anyway, they put on a great show.  Check ’em out… it’s fun, frolicky, goof-off jazz wonderment.

http://www.reptet.com/
http://www.monktail.com/
http://www.myspace.com/reptet

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Jason Schimmel’s Orange Tulip Conspiracy put out one of my favorite CDs of 2008 and played one of my favorite concerts of 2008 is also hitting the road again.

May 1- The Comet Tavern Seattle,WA
May 2- The Tonic Lounge Portland, OR
May 3- The Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
May 4- Hi Dive Denver, CO
May 5- Knickerbockers Lincoln, NE
May 6- TBA Chicago, IL
May 7- TBA Buffalo, MA
May 8- TBA Boston, MA
May 9- The Studio at Webster Hall New York City, NY
May 10- TBA Philadelphia, PA
May 11- TBA Washington, DC
May 12- The Village Tavern Mount Pleasant, SC
May 13- Backstage Lounge Gainesville, FL
May 14- The Earl Atlanta,GA
May 15- Bo Bo Gallery Asheville, NC
May 16- Dragon’s Den New Orleans, LA
May 17- Rubber Gloves Denton, TX
May 18- Emo’s Austin, TX
May 19- Zeppelins Underground El Paso, TX
May 20- The Hut Tucson, AZ
May 21- Brick by Brick San Diego, CA
May 22- Knitting Factory Los Angeles, CA
May 23- Hotel Utah San Francisco, CA

I hope to hit the Portland show…

http://www.myspace.com/orangetulipconspiracy

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One of my favorite, now-defunct rap groups Jurassic 5 has a new spin-off.  Solo albums first by Cut Chemist, Chali 2Na, and DJ Nu-Mark… Akil the MC has one in the works, too… Now Marc7 and Zakir (aka Soup) have formed a new group called Portable Payback.  Sounds pretty smooth – which fits in with 7even & Soup’s style in J5.

Check them out on the MySpaces: http://www.myspace.com/portablepayback

~Dan – np: Ben Folds FiveBen Folds Five

meaty Reptet, naked Raquy, and Gratuitous French Fries

30th Apr 08 (Wed) Leave a comment

REPTET. Great jazz band that lives about 4.5 hours too far away from me. Alas, they’ve been down this way (Eugene) from their way (Seattle) once lately (see review here). Great improvisors, great songwriters, great musicians. They’ve got a new album out. It’s great. It’s called Chicken or Beef?. My ears aren’t vegetarians. It’s quite delicious.

email “reptet @ hotmail (.) com” to see how to get ahold of a copy of Chicken or Beef?

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RAQUY and the Cavemen
… tonight at Cozmic Pizza… look for a review tomorrow. Seen her and her band of misfits a few times in Cincinnati. They’re always a treat, plus they’ve put out 2 CDs since we last saw ’em… gather together in a cave and groove with a pict

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Free French Fries are the opener for Peter Mulvey who is the opener for Patty Larkin… Thursday at WOW Hall. Peter Mulvey is one of my favorite singer-songwriters… ever. Great vocals, great guitarist (and his backing guitarist Goody is also wicked good, but not with him on this tour). Oh, and all you coupon haters can hate my cajun french fry fingers… foo! So, yeah, it’s all about literally free french fries via coupon (from The Vintage, who makes great cajun french fries & food and has great local beer on tap), not a band named Free French Fries. Though that would be cool in its own right… anyway, look for a review on Friday…


~Dan – np: ReptetChicken or Beef?

email “reptet @ hotmail (.) com” to see how to get ahold of a copy of Chicken or Beef?

REVIEW: Reptet @ Cozmic Pizza (Eugene, OR – – 12/9/07)

12th Dec 07 (Wed) 1 comment

Well, the first thing I want to say is “shame on you, Eugene.” Just because school is out, that’s no reason to not hang about town to hear some wonderful music!! The crowd at Cozmic Pizza was very small on this particular Sunday evening… which I blame on school letting out only 2 days prior, this being primarily a college town, and Sunday night at 9pm not being conducive to concert-going anyhow. Cozmic is usually hoppin’ (and a great place to get a local Oatmeal Stout and a great slice of pizza). Cozmic also having nutritional yeast available on their condiment rack is niiiice. Regardless of the lackluster crowd size, the band played on and seemed to be having a wonderful time trying out some new tunes for us.

The band was/is a sextet from Seattle comprised of Izaak Mills on reeds (sax & clarinet) & flute, Samantha Boshnack on various horns (primarily trumpet), Christopher Credit on reeds (sax & clarinet) and a (mini) trombone, Nelson Bell on trombone & tuba, Tim Carey on bass (upright & electric), and John Ewing on drums. All members tended to throw their hat into the percussion ring throughout the night. They played for just over an hour solid.

The tunes I jotted down that they played: “Eve of Threve”, “Chicken or Beef”, and “Fish Market.” They also played a latin-sounding number, a rabbit/carrot number and few other tunes mixed in. They were fun on stage, cheering and ranting and even walking around the room on the last number. Solid musicianship, great songs, fun stage presence, and adventurous without “gettin’ all Zorn” on us (not that I’d mind that, though). :) Reptet is not smooth jazz*, but rather an adventurous sextet with great sense of melody and playfulness.
*-Thankfully.

After talking to the band after the show, apparently the whole set was new tracks for the upcoming 3rd album. I recognized some of the names of the songs due to downloading them from the Monktail website (here).

Anyway, I fully recommend both of Reptet’s releases thus far… Reptet (2003) and Do This! (2006). Both are available online for a great package price… ie- “a steal.” I also recommend seeing them live when they come around your neck of the woods… they’re playing down the West Coast as I type this.

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Check ’em out online… Reptet & MCMC…
http://www.reptet.com/
http://myspace.com/reptet (free samples)
http://www.monktail.com/ (their collaborative group/record label… tons of free tunes)
http://myspace.com/monktail (more free samples)

I’m definitely looking forward to Reptet album 3… and more Oregon visits from them. I just hope we [Oregon] show up next time.

Concerts coming up tomorrow… a free jazz show (by the Shedd Jazz Ensemble) at the 5th Street Public Market in downtown Eugene… and then David Bazan (the Pedro the Lion guy) at the Indigo District for $8. Not a bad deal, in either case. Look for a Pedro review later this week…

~Dan – np: Ken AndrewsSecrets of the Lost Satellite Tour

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