Club d’Elf – 20th Anniversary Show! – First of Two Shows Tonight – with specials guests: Duke Levine and John Medeski

February 9, 2018 @ 8:30 pm

7:30 doors

$20 advance / $25 at the door
Special Seating $100 (reserves one of the nine tables surrounding the performance area for you and a guest)

“Crushed between the borders of Morocco, jam band land and the kingdom of avant-garde jazz lies Club d’Elf…James Brown-meets-Sun-Ra.” – Jed Gottlieb, Boston Herald

It was a cold February night in 1998 when Mike Rivard assembled some  of Boston’s finest at The Lizard Lounge to explore composed grooves in the spirit of some of Bill Laswell’s Axiom-based projects. Inspired by Laswell as well as the Illbient and live drum’n’bass scenes that were happening in NYC, he called upon friends from various bands he played with, including Mark Sandman’s Hypnosonics and the Either/Orchestra, and Club d’Elf was born.

This one show begat a residency, which caught on fast with local audiences drawn to the sinewy trance grooves, anything-goes spirit, and constantly-changing roster of guestmusicians. A mind-boggling array of special guests were drawn into the “club”, including Sandman, DJ Logic, Ryan Montbleau, Marco Benevento,
Hassan Hakmoun and Reeves Gabrels.

Two of the guests who have appeared most with the band over the years – keyboardist John Medeski and guitarist Duke Levine – will join the band for this special 20th Anniversary show