Knitting Factory Presents
CBDB, In Flux
$10 ADV | $12 DOS
A portion of every ticket sold is donated to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, a charity that provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. For more info go to www.sweetrelief.org.
CBDB is a progressive rock/jam band formed in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, whose stock is rising fast. Fresh off the release of their third album, entitled “The FAME EP”, they are seeing a pattern of snowballing momentum with large, energetic crowds hungry for their unique brand of progressive jam-rock, dubbed Joyfunk. CBDB blends soulful vocals and virtuosic instrumentation with smart, tasteful songwriting resulting in a sound that can be enjoyed by the casual listener and audiophile alike. On stage, they parade tight; ambitious compositions that seamlessly give way to loose, adventurous improvisation and have quickly become a must-see act.
Music Merging Man and Machine
Born in Brooklyn, NY, In Flux is a hybrid of music and technology. Their sound, drawing its influences from Rock, Electronic and Indian Raga, honors the traditions of the past as much as it imagines the future. In Flux is the musical collaboration between Johnny India (Guitar), Joshua Trees (Drums), and the Artificial Intelligence they call Ava. Performing their complex instrumental compositions along with an orchestra of multi-layered electronics, In Flux seamlessly integrates the analog and digital. Their songs are vehicles for improvisation, fusing the organic impulses of human creativity with the synthetic impulses generated by their AI. In Flux merges man and machine in the process of spontaneous creation.
After spending 6 months living in an ashram in India, studying the Sitar with one of the country’s most well-known Maestros, Johnny developed a style of guitar playing that integrates Eastern influences, with the fast-paced, dynamic Rock of Jimmy Page, the soaring, soulful melodies of David Gilmour, and the fearless improvisational creativity of Trey Anastasio. Intensely devoted to his craft, Johnny channels the spirit of music through his guitar.
Joshua merges the improvisational spirit of Jon Fishman with the visceral intensity of heavy hitters John Bonham and Dave Grohl. Inspired by the productions of Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails, Joshua seamlessly blends intricate electronic beats and samples with his live drums, creating a maelstrom of rhythmic energy, and a deep, hypnotic trance.