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Grand Star Jazz Club + Cafemode present
NOVEMBER  29, 2012  8pm – midnight
CACTUS TRUCK [USA Tour]
943 N. Broadway [Chinatown]  Los Angeles, CA 90012

JOHN DIKEMAN saxophones
JASPER STADHOUDERS guitar + bass
ONNO GOVAERT drums

opening set
COREY FOGEL drums, percussion
TED BYRNES  drums, percussion

curated by Kio Griffith

$5 cover | 21+ | first come first serve |  arrive early

GRAND STAR JAZZ CLUB
943 N. Broadway [Chinatown] Los Angeles, CA 90012

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“Discovery of the year: Cactus Truck. Young (21!) Dutch improvisers (about time!). Sparky and real.”  – Terrie Ex in his recollections of 2011 in The Wire

 

 “The sound is raw and almost physically overwhelming, the interplay is spirited from the first to the last second. … Cactus Truck opts for the monumental approach, the Grand Gesture, the F***ing Statement. Nietzsche would have found in it a great deal of courage. … A welcome kick in the jazz balls.” – Guy Peters, Goddeau

Cactus Truck creates startlingly intense music, not merely in terms of volume or velocity but through complete physical/psychological surrender. One can find hints of delta blues, early free jazz, Japanese noise, and no wave in the music. Cactus Truck is based in Amsterdam and they’ve collaborated frequently with members of The Ex, including Terrie Ex, Andy Moor, Arnold de Boer (ZEA) and Colin McLean, as well as Ab Baars, Han Bennink, Dave Rempis, Jeb Bishop, Peter Jacquemyn, Teun Verbruggen, Gerri Jaeger (Knalpot) and Jon Rune Strøm. Their first official album entitled Brand New For China! was released in March 2012 on Public Eyesore Records www.publiceyesore.com

Cactus Truck website

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Grand Star Jazz Club website

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