Burning Ghosts, Evil Genius, RAGE Thormbones

Burning Ghosts, Evil Genius, RAGE Thormbones

“Burning Ghosts [is] one of the best bands to emerge from L.A. in years.” – Downtown Music Gallery (New York)


"Evil Genius prove themselves a force to be reckoned with and have already staked claims as one of the most noteworthy new groups in weird-rock and non-jazz improvisation." - Connor Lockie, SLUG MAGAZINE (Salt Lake City)


"Intense, brilliant, virtuosic growling that gave the striking impression that Barbier was dismantling the instrument while playing it." - Los Angeles Times


Three brass-led experimental outfits at the forefront of L.A.’s creative music scene serve up a high-powered program—ranging from lo-fi complexity and rambunctious improvisation to blistering musical expression and emphatic new takes on “heavy metal.” The groups feature three of the most expansively virtuosic brass players to have come out of CalArts. Daniel Rosenboom’s fiery trumpet lights up the furious, politically charged metal-jazz of Burning Ghosts, the foursome with guitarist Jake Vossler, bassist Richard Giddens and drummer Aaron McLendon. Stefan Kac’s mercurial tuba animates the infectiously eccentric punk-jazz trio Evil Genius, weaving intricate patterns with Max Kutner’s guitar and Michael Lockwood’s drums. Trombone virtuoso Matt Barbier, meanwhile, insistently probes the outer reaches of brass technique, as well as stagecraft, in RAGE Thormbones, a duo with fellow trombonist Weston Olencki. 

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FRI 3/10
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff