Pipeline is giving away a pair of tickets to see The Dead Kenny G’s Saturday, July 9 at The Goodfoot Lounge. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, July 8.
From our sponsors at The Goodfoot:
The Dead Kenny G’s
Saturday, July 9
9 p.m. | $10 | 21+
The Goodfoot Lounge
2845 SE Stark Street
If the moniker for the combustible punk jazz trio The Dead Kenny Gs doesn't say it all upon initial glance, a first listen to their new album Operation Long Leash quickly makes their intentions clear.
Saxophonist Skerik, bassist Brad Houser and drummer/percussionist Mike Dillon (3/4 of the legendary Critters Buggin') are committed to musical subversion of the highest order. Exploring a muse obsession of musical styles and sonic colors, The Dead Kenny Gs have both the courage and the chops to realize their wildest aural fantasies. One moment they draw inspiration from punk legends The Minutemen, the next finds them embracing the spirit of jazz giant Rahsaan Roland Kirk and yet another finds the influence of indie rock progenitors Deerhoof; all the while sounding purely DKGs.
To further that extent, it's not just music informing the trio's voice, but a keen understanding of political conspiracy in American history. The album's title, Operation Long Leash, comes from the clandestine CIA operation in the late ¬Ëœ40s to fund Abstract Expressionism as a means for Western culture to undermine the rigid, confined and conformist ideals of the Soviet Union during the early years of the Cold War.