Inner Ear Brigade to appear in Portland, OR and Seattle, WA October 2, 3 & 4
Inner Ear Brigade will be making a rare visit to the Pacific Northwest the first weekend of October for three concerts. The band will be appearing at two shows in Portland, OR — Thursday, October 2 at The Firkin Tavern, and Friday, October 3 at Kelly’s Olympian. On Saturday, October 4 they will play at The Highline in Seattle, WA.
Inner Ear Brigade is an ensemble of musicians built around bandleader/ guitarist/ composer Bill Wolter, whose compositions feature a playful and inspiring mix of early 70’s progressive rock, electronic jazz, and experimental pop.
Wolter studied composition at Mills College with iconic avant-garde guitarist/composer Fred Frith, and has been involved in a wide variety of new music/creative music endeavors in the Bay Area. Inner Ear Brigade is the ensemble in which he displays in his uniquely original compositions — detailed epic musical odysseys that will take the listener for a journey through well-crafted songs and improvisation.
Inner Ear Brigade’s critically acclaimed full-length album “Rainbro” features 10 cuts of fun, happy, accessible, and “proggy” music. On the album you will hear uncanny chord progressions, three-part vocal harmonies, saxophone, brass, vintage keys and moog, and Wolter’s sinuous and animated guitar playing, all dancing around atop twisty odd meters and freely improvised sections, but not too far distant from pop aesthetics.
Inner Ear Brigade will be performing songs from “Rainbro” as well as brand new compositions that will appear on their upcoming new album, to be released in 2016, again on Italian record label AltrOck. Don’t miss it!
Thursday, October 2 at The Firkin Tavern, 1937 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR
Friday, October 3 at Kelly’s Olympian, 426 SW Washington St, Portland, OR
Sunday October 4 at The Highline, 210 Broadway Ave E., Seattle, WA