Thursday, March 31, 2011

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Nick Millevoi
Thu., March 31, 8:30 p.m., $5, with Colin Fisher and Josh Carrigan, The Marvelous, 208 S. 40th St.

By Shaun Brady

[ jazz ]

Granted, Philly guitarist Nick Millevoi usually has help in creating the ferocious squalls of noise he conjures on a regular basis: trombonist Dan Blacksberg in the duo Archer Spade, his triomates in Many Arms, and the like-minded genre-mashers of Make A Rising and Electric Simcha. But just because he goes it alone on his new CD, Black Figure of a Bird, doesn't make him any less dangerous. On his solo debut's half-dozen tracks, Millevoi wrestles a 12-string electric into doing things it clearly doesn't want to do, creating harsh textures, blistering runs, odd-angled lines and punishing eruptions. The occasional moments of breath and clarity seem a merciful respite for the instrument.

Thu., March 31, 8:30 p.m., $5, with Colin Fisher and Josh Carrigan, The Marvelous, 208 S. 40th St., nickmillevoi.blogspot.com.

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