Destroy All Apathy

The Destroy All Apathy Protest Tour II is sort of a sonic wake up call to get up and do something if you feel like things aren’t exactly going your way with the current cozy political/financial apparatus (perhaps in solidarity with the mushrooming Occupy movement (the first DAAP tour was in 2006 BEFORE the crash).

Many of the sets will be duo collaborations with local artists such Nick Millevoi, Colin Fisher and Steve Norton, some solo, some who knows. Most are piggybacked on the Dream Zoo Tour.

Some of the sets will be on the stage, some at the side of the stage, some might be in the streets. Whatever works. The tour will continue beyond the dates below (nov & dec) with plans to head the south and cross county in January.

Oct 15 – Philadelphia PA @ Magical Menagerie
Oct 16 – Baltimore MD @ The Hamilton Arts Collective
Oct 17 – Washington DC @ Velvet Lounge
Oct 18 – Richmond, VA @ The Camel
Oct 19 – Charlottesville, VA @ Magnolia
Oct 20 – Philadelphia PA @ Marginal Utility (LM & Nick Millevoi)
Oct 21 – Boston MA @ Flopera House (LMNo! – LM & Steve Norton)
Oct 22 – Lowell MA @ Gallery 119 (LM w Loup Garou)
Oct 23 – Montreal QC @ après-midi d’un phon (LMNo!) 4p
Oct 24 – Montreal QC @ La Sala Rosa 1pm & Cafe Popolo 8pm (LMNo!)
Oct 25 – Toronto ON @ Somewhere There (LM & Colin Fisher)
Oct 26 – Grand Rapids MI @ The DAAC
Oct 27 – Chicago IL @ Darkroom Bar
Oct 28 – Chicago IL @ Andrew Rafacz Gallery
Oct 29 – Columbus OH @ Wholly Craft
Oct 30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Modern Formations
Oct 31 – NYC @ Delancey Bar downstairs (LM/Dave Ross/Rob Price Guitar Mayhem Trio)

Venue Details.

Some of the musicians I’ll be playing with:

Nick Millevoi is a guitarist, composer, and teacher from Philadelphia. He is the co-leader of the avant-garde punk-jazz trio Many Arms (Engine Records, Majmua Music) and a member of progressive chamber-pop collective Make A Rising and Hassidic punk band Electric Simcha. Nick has toured with Discord Records recording artist Joe Lally, and has performed with Gene Coleman, Glenn Branca, and many others. Nick composes regularly for his groups and has also composed a series of six improvisation-based pieces called SHREDfest for various instrumentations, one of which was released by Tiger Asylum Records. In July 2011, New Atlantis Records and Sundmagi Records will release Nick’s debut record of solo electric 12-string guitar compositions, Black Figure of a Bird.

Boston-based saxophonist Steve Norton has been performing and recording for over 30 years, with a bunch of folks to whom he is deeply and forever in debt. His recent work has taken a turn toward more sound-based concerns and investigations into performance gestalt. His focus is on improvisation, which is filtered through a strongly compositional sensibility. Current projects include Duck That, Grizzler, Symptomatic, Kilter, Metal & Glass Ensemble, Spam, solo performance and duos with Vic Rawlings, Curt Newton, Matt Samolis, Noell Dorsey, Marc Bisson and Katt Hernandez.

Toronto based multi-instrumentalist Colin Fisher is an active voice in the creative and improvise North American music scene and has worked with Anthony Braxton, Rhys Chatham, William Parker, Dominic Duval and is a member of Not the Wind, Not The Flag and I Have Eaten the City.