Elliott Sharp & Jeff Parker + Muttdoggs With Petra Haden

(LA Trend) — The Angel City Jazz Festival comes to the Lodge Room with Elliott Sharp and Jeff Parker, along with Muttdoggs featuring Petra Haden.

Elliot Sharp: Elliot Sharp is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer who’s been a seminal fixture in the avant-garde and experimental music scene in New York City for more than three decades. Throughout his impressive career, he’s released over eighty-five recordings that span across a wide range of genres, from orchestral music to blues, jazz, noise, no wave rock, and techno music.

Some of his current projects include leading Carbon and Orchestra Carbon, Tectonics, and Terraplane, as well as pioneering ways of applying fractal geometry, chaos theory, and genetic metaphors to musical composition and interaction.

Jeff Parker: Jeff Parker is widely considered to be one of contemporary music’s most versatile and innovative electric guitarists and composers. His massive musical output is typified by outside-the-box ideas of angularity and logic that are applied to a wide variety of genres—including pop, rock, jazz, and new music—employing concepts informed by innovations and trends in both popular and experimental forms.

Parker’s works explore and exploit the contrary relationships between tradition and technology, improvisation and composition, and the familiar and the abstract. From sample-based technologies to analog and digital synthesis, to conventional and extended techniques learned from more than four decades of playing the guitar, you can always count on Parker to put on a surprising and stunning live show. As an essential part of what has become known as “The Modern Chicago Sound”, Parker is a longtime member of the influential indie band Tortoise, and is also a founding member of Isotope 217˚ and Chicago Underground.

Mike Watt: Mike Watt is the co-founder and bassist for such rock bands as Minutemen, Dos, and Firehose, and is also currently the frontman for the supergroup Big Walnuts Yonder, a member of the art rock group Banyan, and is involved with several other musical projects. One of his more high-profile gigs was playing bass for The Stooges between 2003 and 2013.

Often considered to be one of the best bass players who’s ever lived, Watt has garnered considerable praise throughout his impressive career: CMJ New Music called Watt a “seminal post-punk bass player”, readers of NME voted him as one of the “40 Greatest Bassists of All Time”, and LA Weekly awarded him the number six spot in “The 20 Best Bassists of All Time.”

Petra Haden: Petra Haden is a singer, instrumentalist, and composer who’s built a stunningly varied and accomplished body of work. She’s released a variety of albums that display her unique talent for constructing complex, evocative a-cappella arrangements by inventively layering multiple tracks of her own voice. As a former member of the alternative rock band That Dog, Haden has since collaborated with a wide array of top musical acts, including Bill Frisell, the Foo Fighters, the Decemberists, and Susannah Hoffs.

Because she is one of the three daughters of legendary jazz bassist and composer Charlie Haden, Haden grew up around music and learned about harmony at a very young age, making music an obvious career choice for her. Her early exposure to the violin and other instruments led Haden to develop an uncanny ability to recreate the sounds of the instruments she heard with her voice, and to develop elaborate pop, jazz, blues, and classical arrangements based on those sounds.

Joe Berardi: Joe Berardi is a veteran in the L.A. underground experimental music scene as both a composer and performer. While he’s primarily known as a drummer and percussionist, Berardi also plays numerous other instruments, including keyboards and marimba, along with the occasional cello and viola, and some homemade instruments, sound objects, samplers, synths, and toys. Berardi’s side business, F Hole, provides an outlet for his work in electronics, allowing him to create, build, and sell circuit-bent instruments, effects pedals, and other sound-making devices, which he also uses in his improvisations and recordings.

Ever since he established himself as a member of the innovative avant-rock band The Fibonaccis, Berardi has been involved in a wide assortment of musical ventures, from rock and pop to experimental and free improvisation. He’s a highly sought-after collaborator due to his distinctive style and use of percussive objects and found sounds outside of the traditional drum kit.

Motoko Honda: Motoko Honda is a concert pianist, composer, and interdisciplinary artist who’s forged a singular sound through her holistic approach to music, and her sensitivity in relating to other art forms and technologies. Described by Susan Dirende of L.A. Splash Magazine as having a “virtuoso technique paired with her intensely imaginative mind”,Honda’s stylistic influences range from jazz to Indonesian music to contemporary prepared piano with electronics.

Her technique results in compositions and structured improvisations that are designed to affect the skin, organs, and minds of the listener rather than simple recitations of rhythmic and harmonic themes. Her live performances need to be experienced to be believed, which probably explains why Chris Barton of the L.A. Times called her a “keyboard alchemist” and Greg Burk of Metaljazz called her the “embodiment of a muse”.

Date and Time

Friday, October 10, 2021

Doors open at 7pm / Show begins at 8pm


104 N Ave 56 2nd floor

Los Angeles, CA 90042


Phone: (323) 509-2861

Email: info@lodgeroomhlp.com


General Admission: $15

Click here to order your tickets online.

Visit the official Lodge Room website for more information and updates.

For more on the Angel City Jazz Festival, be sure to check out their official website here.

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Joe Garza | Editor

Joe Garza is an LA-based writer and musician. With a deep passion for the arts, his interests include screenwriting, reading, composing, and playing guitar and piano.

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