Fans of mind-boggling instrumental skills will want to set aside some time to support this month long trek by Felix Martin and Sarah Longfield. Together, the Prosthetic Records and Season Of Mist Records artists will defy logical melody and bring your mind to new and exciting aural realms. Check out the press copy and dates received from Sarah’s side of the fence.
The Press Release:
SARAH LONGFIELD, named one of “the world’s greatest 7 and 8 string guitarists” via Guitar World, will be embarking on a month-long tour this year as support for FELIX MARTIN. The run will kick off on May 1 in West Hollywood, CA and will conclude on May 30 in Dallas, TX. The full itinerary is as follows: Continue reading Sarah Longfield To Support Felix Martin This May→
Artist: Tony MacAlpine Venue: DROM Club (New York, NY) Opener: John Ferrara, Felix Martin Date: 9/22/2017 Label: Sun Dog Records
Any fan of Metal guitar is probably familiar with Tony MacAlpine, a pioneering 80s musician, who along with Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, Jason Becker, Marty Friedman and a few others redefined what was possible to do with the guitar as an instrument and influenced countless other musicians. Tony MacAlpine’s first 2 albums are widely considered guitar classics, especially by fans of the Neoclassical Metal style. MacAlpine has since branched out into more eclectic musical directions such as Jazz Fusion and progressive metal, both under his own band name and as part of groups like Planet X, Portnoy/Sherinian/MacAlpine/Sheehan, and CAB. He also toured with Steve Vai band as second guitarist/keyboardist. A few years ago, MacAlpine embarked on a rare solo US tour, playing the seminal Maximum Security record in its entirety. The tour was a success and was followed by another a year later. Both times the New York City dates were held at Iridium Jazz Club. This year the tour moved downtown, to the cavernous DROM space which has been hosting more Rock gigs lately, picking up the slack for the closed Webster Hall presumably. DROM is a nice venue with upscale ambiance, good acoustics, and, unlike The Iridium, no mandatory food/drink minimum.
John Ferrara, of progressive metal band Consider the Source, was the local opener for this date. To say that Ferrara merely plays bass guitar would be a massive understatement. Through use of various effects, loops, and innovative techniques, Ferrara weaved some really interesting melodies that were complex but still very listenable. It was easily the most musical use of electric bass I’ve ever heard. It was just him and a drummer but they generated enough sound to make you think of a much bigger ensemble. Continue reading Tony MacAlpine @ DROM (9/22/2017)→