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Fractal, Headshear, Bill Walker play the Attic

Please join us for a thrill-packed evening of progressive rock music, on Wednesday, October 11, with Bay Area artists Bill Walker, Fractal and Headshear deftly perturbing the impressive acoustics of the Attic in Santa Cruz.

Where:   The Attic, 931 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz, CA 95060
When:   Wednesday, Oct 11th 2006, 7pm (doors at 6pm)
Web:   http://www.theatticsantacruz.com
How:   8 dollars at the door (stay tuned for ticket promo’s!)


 

Bill Walker      http://www.y2k6loopfest.com/bios.html

Bill Walker is one of the most sophisticated guitar players active on the West Coast of the United States. His breadth of styles and wide technological range gives him a broad musical palette that he applies to every different musical setting with tremendous lyricism and taste. Armed with an array of electric and acoustic guitars, and utilizing state of the art looping and sound processing technology, Bill has taken the one man band concept in a bold new direction by creating lush, multi-layered guitar ensembles, otherworldly sounds, and textures.  He has an impressive range of style and timbre: from searing electric leads to beautiful lap steel slide guitar, guitar synthesizer, to beautiful finger picking steel and nylon string acoustic guitars, he runs the gamut of style and taste. Bill is also a warm and engaging performer, blending humor with serious musicianship.

From Santa Cruz, Bill has enjoyed a 25 year performing, recording, touring and teaching career that has spanned rock, pop, jazz, RnB, blues, world beat, and a host of other genres, Including stints with drum legend Babatunde Olatunji, RCA recording artist " Opafire" and New Wave provocateurs "Tao Chemical". He has shared the stage as a supporting act for many renowned acts including the Tony Levin Band, Marotta /Griesgraber, the Neville Brothers, King Sunny Ade, Ali Farka Toure, Thomas Mapfumo, Youssou N Dour, Michelle Shocked, the Psychedelic Furs, the Thompson Twins, Missing Persons, Johnny Clegg, Kenny G, Cher, Huey Lewis and the News, and a host of others. He has just recently completed his first film score and is completing his first solo CD of live looping-based music.

 

Headshear      http://www.myspace.com/headshear

Hailing from San Francisco, Headshear is an unadulterated guitar band skirmishing into instrumental strangeness. Perhaps described succinctly as post-Prog, Headshear creates challenging music resplendent with odd meters, polyrhythms and complex harmonies. Imagine if string quartets had their heyday after the advent of electricity, distortion boxes and digital delay and one integrated it with rockpunkjazzdrums you might get Headshear...from the quiet and beautiful to the loud and cacophonous. Headshear debuted their inaugural self-titled album in September 2006.



Fractal      http://www.fractal-continuum.com      http://www.myspace.com/fractalcontinuum

The music of Fractal is electric - sometimes heavily riffing, sometimes lyrical and delicate. Occasionally complex but, above all, filled with emotional intensity. Fractal revels in the art of creating richly textured, layered sounds, making extensive use of challenging musical structures. “Fractal absorbs me. What more can I say.” (Paul Strong, drums and implements, Fractal). Influenced initially by King Crimson and Radiohead, Fractal has developed its own unique conceptual style that underpins intense, moving songs with spiraling soundscapes and harmonies over precarious rhythmic terrain. Formed in 2000, their instrumental debut CD "Continuum" was released in 2003 to welcoming reviews, and is currently recording their second, inevitably epic CD, "Aftermath."

 
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Re: Fractal, Headshear, Bill Walker play the Attic - CD/Ticket promo!
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2006, 12:01:09 pm »
Hi all,

As promised, here's a special announcement about ticket promotions for our show this Wednesday Oct 11th with Headshear and Bill Walker. Tickets are normally $8 at the door, but if you pre-order tickets at the link below, you will receive a CD of your choosing as a bonus: either a special handcrafted Fractal Archive CD containing vintage session recordings, Fractal's "Continuum" (not to be confused with John Mayer's), or Headshear's self-titled debut. That would be "Headshear". Ordering's easy and does not cost you extra, just a little gift as our thank you for being a Friend and for pre-ordering your ticket.

             http://stores.ebay.com/adriansmarket

We do hope to see some DLBN-ers, staff or listeners, at the show. The Attic is a great venue for music and we are tremendously looking forward to it!

Cheers,
Nic
on behalf of the bands
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