Please welcome the incredible and inimitable duo from Seattle, BAD LUCK, to this great town of Baltimore.
Local support by Jamal Moore and Jarrett Gilgore/John Dierker/Chris Pumphrey/Mike Kuhl
BAD LUCK (Seattle WA) performs in another cosmos from most bands. With more than a decade of collaboration, Neil Welch (saxophone + live electronics) and Christopher Icasiano (drums) “bear down on you like a cyclone of fire” (The Stranger). Based out of Seattle, Bad Luck is a genre-defying supernova of electronics, metal, folk and jazz.
Saxophone/electronics player Neil Welch and drummer Chris Icasiano spent years making epic long-form compositions (and three albums) in the tradition of free jazz legends like John Coltrane. Their new album, Four, recorded at Avast Studios with Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, Marissa Nadler) slams the epic energy of those free improvisations into shorter, rhythmic forms. Welch screams and breathes into his horn, acoustically creates chords, and uses electronics more familiar to guitar players. Icasiano does things that seem impossible with four drumsticks at once.
“…an avant garde jazz duo known for its near-omnipotence on the scene…” Seattle Magazine
“…can sail to the stars with Albert Ayler-like abandon but also zero in on lyrical moments.” Seattle Times
A beautiful clip of Bad Luck
Doors at 8:30
Show at 9
$5-10 suggested donation
Listening goes well with breathing which goes well with sitting which goes well with opening which goes well with receiving which goes well with giving which goes well with loving 🤗
The Red Room at
Normals Books and Records
425 E. 31st Street
Baltimore, MD 21218