The Totally Out-there Fusion of Progressive Rock, Jazz, and Funkability Featured on One Damn Fine Fiddle

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Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at 5:20 AM
The Totally Out-there Fusion of Progressive Rock, Jazz, and Funkability Featured on One Damn Fine Fiddle by Ryan Smith

To me, titles are always kind of dubious things. So when I hear anybody calling somebody ‘The Jimi Hendrix Of,’ well, anything, I get to feeling a touch skeptical.

But, in the case of eclectic electric-string maestro Joe Deninzon, ‘The Jimi Hendrix of Violin’ sounds about damn right. And with his band, Stratospheerius, the music (they call it “a frenzied mélange of progressive rock, jazz fusion, and funkabilly”) starts to get weird – in a really good way.

Cleveland rock critic David Budin put it like this about the NYC-based quartet: “If Bela Fleck and Frank Zappa had a love child in outer space, they might grow up to sound like these guys do.”

That’s something worth checking out, alright. And you can, and soon, when Stratospheerius kicks it at the King’s Rook Club on Saturday, Feb. 7.

They’re being joined by some of Erie’s own favorite musical hyperspace-cases, Eric Brewer & Friends, so the show – which is no-cover – is shaping up to be a totally out-there (in a really good way). 

7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 //  1921 Peach St. // facebook.com/kingsrookclub

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