One of the great left-field cult bands working today, the trio from Sydney delivers a post-jazz, post-rock, post-everything sonic experience that has few parallels anywhere. Pianist Chris Abrahams, drummer Tony Buck and bassist Lloyd Swanton have earned plenty of adulation for their truly unique improvisational pieces that unwind repeating musical figures in tantalizing fashion, usually underpinned by an insistent deep groove. The players, individually among most in-demand session men in Australia, conjure up a preternatural chemistry that defies description: they have pioneered a revolutionary method of performing that transcends style and genre while retaining a fierce energy and an uncommon dose of empathy. The Necks' most recent recording is the live album Townsville.
WHO: The Necks
WHEN: Thursday, February 19th, 8:30 PM
WHERE: REDCAT (The Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater) is located at the corner of W. 2nd St. and S. Hope St., inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex.
TICKETS: Performance is scheduled for Thursday, February 19th, 2009, at 8:30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $28-$35, with discounts available. Seating is general admission. Buy tickets at the REDCAT box office located at the corner of 2nd and Hope Streets, by calling 213.237.2800 , or at http://www.redcat.org.
PARKING: Parking is available in the Walt Disney Concert Hall parking garage. Enter from 2nd St. and proceed to level P3 for direct access to REDCAT. The evening event rate is $8 after 5 PM, $4 after 8 PM. Before 5 PM, the maximum daytime rate is $17.