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Music: More Klementines (duo), Henry Birdsey improvise Fri., Mar. 1

More Klementines (as a duo) and Henry Birdsey play Best Video Performance Space Friday, Mar. 1. The show starts at 8 PM and the cover is a sliding scale of $5-10 (pay what you can/want).

More Klementines released their eponymous acclaimed LP in 2018, two sides—it was a vinyl album—of spontaneously improvised psychedelic folk. The full group is a trio of Michael Kiefer (drums), Jon Schlesinger (banjo, guitar) and Steubs (mandolin/guitar/electronics). For the March 1 show, the group plays as a duo of Kiefer and Schlesinger (Dos Klementines).

From a review of their record at The Vinyl District:

Featuring Jon Schlesinger on banjo and guitar, Michael Kiefer on drums, and a dude named Steubs on mandolin, guitar, and electronics, More Klementines are far from a typical excursion into rock-rooted improvisation (if standard examples of the form do indeed exist). The self-assessment of the music as a “sort of Appalachian Krautrock” reinforces this, as does the trio’s use of non-standard instrumentation; along with guitar and drums, there’s banjo and mandolin. The results jazzed the participants, and it should also gas lovers of improv, psychedelia, and yes indeed, even roots mavens who like to take it “out.”

Henry Birdsey is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and recording engineer from Vermont, working primarily with microtonal organ, lap steel, violin, and homemade instruments. His music is often drone-based and involves microtonal tunings, the amplification of metal, and fragments of church music.

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