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Ceramic Dog
July 25, 2008 — 11:06 am

I’m basically content living anywhere with a couple million people in the general metropolitan area — there’ll be enough decent concerts, movie theaters, and restaurants to keep me largely satisfied. But it’s this kinda thing that makes me wish I lived in the Windy Apple:

Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog will be having a record release concert playing music from their Pi Recordings release “Party Intellectuals” tonight!

The Knitting Factory
74 Leonard Street, NYC
$12 at the door
Doors at 6:30; opening band Dan Friel (of Parts & Labor) at 7pm; Ceramic Dog at 8:00pm

From today’s NY Daily News: “Their debut, ‘Party Intellectuals,’ bridges the harsh brilliance of late-period King Crimson, the wild jazz of Albert Ayler, and the in-your-face atonality of prime no wave. The resulting music has the force of heavy metal back when it was new, as well as the reach of art rock. There are even elements of Latin music and jazz worked in. Ultimately, Ceramic Dog pulls off a nearly impossible feat – to make staid, old rock ‘n’ roll once again sound like a riot.”

From The NY Times, where the CD was a Critic’s Pick: The musicianship is intense regardless of the subtext, with all three players hurling themselves into their effort. They have an equally convincing way with bruising thrash punk, one-chord-vamp heroics and brooding atmospherics. And with one Cuban-flavored ballad, “For Malena,” Mr. Ribot expresses evidence of a heart to match his reserve of wits and soul.”

So you get the idea – Please come join us!

I mean, what are the chances they’ll ever hit St. Louis?

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