The Mahadev debut album has finally arrived and looks/sounds fantastic! I'll let bandleader and guitarist give you the details in the following press release:
"Ok it is almost here! We're getting ready to perform for you on next Sunday at Alva's. The CD's should be arriving to my house today, we had an awesome gig Saturday as a warmup for this coming sunday, and we're ready to go.
The show is $15. Remember, it's an early show (4 PM), so you'll be able to get back home in time for the Oscars, and we're offering the CD for JUST $5! It will be the only time you can get it so cheap.
You can hear a few tracks at http://soundcloud.com/davecipriani/sets/mahadev-tracks-1
We'll be posting it on Bandcamp later in the week and it will be available to purchase directly from us for those who can't make it this Sunday.
We're going to do all the songs from the CD, and we have awesome trumpet player Greg Zilboorg from Sogo Takeover now in the band and percussionist Jamie Papish from the Yuval Ron Ensemble. We're also going to have my good friend Rafe Pearlman join us for a vocal improvisation; you can see a video & interview with him here. It's going to be a really wonderful show, with high charged music and deep meditative grooves.
RESERVATIONS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED!
We'll be lining up more gigs as the spring comes. Please also signup to our official email list at www.reverbnation.com/Mahadev to stay in touch!
See below for details on each one as well as FB event pages if you want to send it to your friends! We look forward to seeing you there!"
SUNDAY FEB 26, 4 PM, $15
THE BIG SHOW! MAHADEV CD RELEASE AT ALVA'S IN SAN PEDRO!
Special guest Rafe Pearlman (others tba)
Dave Cipriani, Indian Slide Guitar & Classical Guitar
Eric Klerks, Bass
Michael Mull, saxophone & clarinet
Chris Payne, percussion (cajon, frame drum, shakers, zabumba)
Jamie Papish, percussion (cajon, riq, frame drum)
Greg Zillboorg, Trumpet
1417 W. Eighth Street
San Pedro, CA 90732
The band is sounding beautiful and this will be an experience to remember! In other news, Orkestar MEZE had a killer show at the world-famous Troubadour last weekend, and will return to Rusty's Surf Ranch in Santa Monica for our monthly peasant party on Friday, March 2nd. It's already proving to be a productive and eventful year, with much more on the menu; stay tuned here for all the gory details, and I'll see you on Sunday!