Magic in the Other
Friday, September 28 @ 9:30 pm - 12:00 am
Magic In The Other was born out of the idea that it is in the unknown where the most potent ground lays for magic and discovery.
Assembled in early 2017 consisting of in-demand Bay Area veterans – drummer and bandleader Ezra Lipp (Phil Lesh & Friends, Sean Hayes), bassist Steve Adams (ALO, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers) and guitar wizard Roger Riedlbauer (Jolie Holland), this innovative trio from Oakland, CA sets out to connect with their listeners, creating a mentally-stimulating, emotionally-resonate, highly-danceable, and distinctly-transformative experience where everyone feels just a little more magical.
MITO combines a slew of diverse influences to create an original sound of intelligent songwriting and heart-felt, improvisational fearlessness. Your ears may tell you this is indie rock or psychedelic jazz or whatever…It doesn’t matter. They transcend the constrictions and expectations of genre. You have little choice but to surrender and be swept away by the shear brilliance of masterful musicianship. Lipp (who is already in the Crazy Horse Hall of Fame from his role in a Lebo & Friends barnburner four years ago) is undoubtedly one of the most exciting drummers on the scene today. Our resident drum guru Gary Campus (Band Beyond Description, Deadbeats) once said, “Sometimes when I’m playing, I find myself thinking, ‘What would Ezra do?'”