The Mike Dillon Band

Speakeasy and Don't Fret Ent present...

The Mike Dillon Band

The Ruination, Artimus

Thu · October 11, 2018

9:00 pm

529

$12.00

This event is 21 and over

The Mike Dillon Band
The Mike Dillon Band
Mike Dillon plays vibraphone and rants into the microphone. Combining styles and years of experience, MDB makes a noise that is unique in many ways. Dean Wean said, " The Mike Dillon Band is my favorite touring band on the planet' at the ween after show where all of Ween sans Gene, joined the stage with Mike. The current lineup includes some of New Orleans best musicians. Nathan Lambertson is a top call upright jazz bassist with a punk rock heart of gold. Cliff Hines has been playing with Mike since 2012 and is the
backbone of this group providing amazing counterpoint and power on the guitar. In the drum department, Paul Thibodeaux and Claude Coleman Jr. take turns battling providing the pocket and percussive artillery.
The Ruination
The Ruination
The Ruination originally started as a side project in January 2008 to enable its members to branch out from their dub reggae beginnings and expound upon the collective whole’s diverse musical interests. The quintet features effected drums, congas & percussion, bass, guitar, electric organ, effected saxophone, and various other synth sounds. The Ruination aims to create soundscapes drawing heavily on reggae, dub, down-tempo, hip-hop, drum and bass, and funk rhythms. These soundscapes provide an already detailed canvas for the group’s soloists’ improvisations and experimentations. With these elements together, The Ruination creates an eclectic sound that is wholly original in both style and substance.

In October 2009 The Ruination independently released a self-titled album and has since become a mainstay at Speakeasy's "Free Acid" event series, incorporating a deeper, darker psychedelic sound. With the upcoming release of the Wham-Blam mixtape and the full length yet-to-be-titled LP, the band has become revered for their spaced out live shows and frequent collaborations with some of Atlanta's most revered musicians.

Oh, and lasers, lots of lasers.

"Sprawling Atlanta outfit the Ruination knows no musical boundaries, flirting heavily and in equal measure with flighty dub reggae, psych-spiced freak-outs, free jazz firepower, freewheeling jam rock, and druggy downtempo rhythms. It's a hot, glorious mess of a sound that astonishingly manages to hold its shifting shape, even when laden with the headiest of grooves. Imagine the lo-fi bedroom dub of recent underground acts like Sun Araw, only amped up to 11. This is some no-nonsense shit." - Gabe Vodicka, Creative Loafing
Artimus
Atlanta-based band: Jazz, Electronica, and Otherwise
Venue Information:
529
529 Flat Shoals Ave
Atlanta, GA, 30316
http://529atlanta.com