Thursday, February 4, 2010

Particle @ Capital Ale House tonight

Jamtronica band Particle will be at the Capital Ale House Downtown tonight. Tix are $18 and the show starts at 9 with opener, The Brew. Particle was on hiatus until late last year as keyboardist Steve Molitz spent the last couple years playing with Grateful Dead bassist, Phil Lesh, in the band Phil & Friends. Particle is fun to see, playing mostly instrumental, upbeat, improvised music you can dance to.

Here is what the Capital Ale House has to say about them:

"Since forming in the fall of 2000, Particle has enjoyed a successful ride that has taken them to eight countries for over 850 shows including Europe and Japan. After a whimsical San Francisco boat cruise, a musical bond was surged that was would take core Particle members Eric Gould, Steve Molitz, and Darren Pujalet on a sonic adventure that’s strong to this day.

Particle forged their signature sound playing late night parties and high profile festivals across the country including Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Festival, Coachella, and New Orleans Jazzfest to name a few. The band has also appeared at Bonnaroo three times where they played a legendary five plus hour set beginning at 3am. Once dubbed the 'late night kings', Particle has garnered a lot of hype for creating a series of out of the box special events across the country.

In 2004, the band released their debut album Launchpad produced by Tom Rothrock to critical praise from fans and media alike. Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and URB ran glowing features on the band and the Associated Press named the album among the year’s Top Ten. The album’s title track was remixed by Groove Armada’s Tom Findlay and released as an EP later that same year."

Here is the band jamming with Joe Satriani and DJ Logic on their song "W":

I'll get a post up tonight about the rest of stuff going on this weekend. I had intended to do it last night, but fell asleep while putting my son, Willie, to bed and didn't wake up until 1:30 AM.

Tony Jordan