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Nolatet: No Revenge Necessary

Read "No Revenge Necessary" reviewed by Doug Collette

The music of Nolatet's sophomore album No Revenge Necessary belies its laissez faire title. Almost a mirror image of its largely insinuating predecessor, Dogs (Royal Potato Family, 2016), this sophomore effort finds the Crescent city-based ensemble flexing its collective muscles early and often, so the record lends itself to uninhibited dance almost as often as contemplation ...

Stanton Moore: With You In Mind

Read "With You In Mind" reviewed by Doug Collette

The title of Stanton Moore's homage to Allen Toussaint suggests the affection at the heart of this project. With You In Mind symbolizes the achievements of the latter NOLA icon as ongoing inspiration for generations of musicians to come and not just those with their roots in New Orleans like this great drummer and bandleader with ...

Mike Dillon: Functioning Broke

Read "Functioning Broke" reviewed by Doug Collette

As idiosyncratic as Mike Dillon's work has been with Critters Buggin' and Garage a Trois, it's well-nigh impossible not to fall under the spell of the music he creates all by himself on Functioning Broke. A deep dream-like quality emanates from his musicianship, most resonant in the warm glow of vibes that open “Half Right" and ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Nolatet: Dogs

Read "Dogs" reviewed by Doug Collette

The wit in the name of Nolatet finds a direct reflection in the music they make. Yet together as a four piece unit, keyboardist Brian Haas (Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey), vibraphonist Mike Dillon (Critters Buggin,' Garage A Trois), bassist James Singleton (John Scofield, John Medeski) and drummer Johnny Vidacovich (Charlie Hunter, Robert Walter), create a seamless ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mike Dillon: Band of Outsiders

Read "Band of Outsiders" reviewed by Dave Wayne

There are so many different ways to rebel in life, and Mike Dillon has done them all. Or so it seems, if the music on Band of Outsiders is any indication. Dillon is that rare musician who can take tropes from any number of disparate musical worlds-metal and Brazilian samba school for example-mash them together and ...

Stanton Moore Goes Indie

Read "Stanton Moore Goes Indie" reviewed by Gabriel Medina Arenas

Drummer Stanton Moore is one of the prodigal sons of jny: New Orleans. His fans know him well from projects like Galactic, Garage a Trois and Dragon Smoke, which prodigiously fuse rock, jazz and funk.

Moore, whose musical career spans nearly 25 years, is also an educator and has released several instructional books and ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Mike Dillon: Rhythm Method

Read "Mike Dillon: Rhythm Method" reviewed by Mike Chamberlain

Percussionist/vibraphonist/bandleader Mike Dillon's music defies easy categorization. It's been called “punk jazz," a term that describes working methods--do it yourself, find your own voice--more than actual sounds.

Dillon sports a wide-ranging musical résumé. He has led or has been a member of outfits such as Critters Buggin, Les Claypool's Fancy Band, The Dead Kenny G's, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz This Week: Mike Dillon Band, Erin Bode Sings Standards, Phil Dunlap Quintet with Nicholas Payton, and More

Jazz This Week: Mike Dillon Band, Erin Bode Sings Standards, Phil Dunlap Quintet with Nicholas Payton, and More

Though many touring jazz stars are busy playing the festival circuit this month, there's still plenty of live jazz and creative music this weekend in St. Louis. Here's what's coming up over the next few days... Tonight, the Mike Dillon Band returns to perform at The Demo. Led by percussionist Mike Dillon, the MDB were here last ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Ride the "Lunatic Express" with Mike Dillon

STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Ride the "Lunatic Express" with Mike Dillon

This week, let's check out some videos of the Mike Dillon Band, who will be in St. Louis to play on Thursday, June 27 at The Demo. The group features Dillon on vibraphone, percussion and vocals, Carly Meyers on trombone and bass pedals, Cliff Hines on guitar, bass and keyboards, and Adam Gertner on drums. They played ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Mike Dillon Band to Perform Thursday, June 27 at the Demo

Mike Dillon Band to Perform Thursday, June 27 at the Demo

The Mike Dillon Band will bring their jazz-funk-punk sound back to St. Louis for a performance at 9:00 p.m., Thursday, June 27 at The Demo, 4144 Manchester Blvd. Dillon, a percussionist, vocalist and composer, has played here before with Garage A Trois and The Dead Kenny Gs as well as with his own eponymous group. The Mike ...