Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Thelonious Dub celebrates 100th gig and has tons more

Thelonious Dub an instrumental trio founded by guitarist Joe Bartone in 2007 has reached the 100 gig mark in just 12 months. In addition to this milestone, the group is also proud to announce a weekly residency at the new Brenart Wine Bar and Restaurant in Pasadena. They will play there each weekend on either Friday or Saturday night depending on other bookings.

Bartone notes, “I can’t believe it’s been a year of Thelonious Dub and we have already played 100 gigs! Now with our residency at Brenart we’ll be well on our way to 200 gigs. I guess folks are digging our complete misunderstanding of both jazz and reggae.”

Thelonious Dub play a unique mix of improvised jazz, dub reggae and jam band styles. Bartone is supported by John von Seggern on bass and Sean Rainey on drums. They are frequently joined on gigs by various friends and guests on sax, guitar and other instruments.

Recently interviewed for, one of LA’s most popular culture web sites, Bartone explains how they came to play their unique band of dub jazz and on so many gigs. Check it out at

Most of Thelonious Dub’s live performance features classic tunes by Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, and Charles Mingus, along with witty pop and rock covers (Coldplay’s “Clocks”, “When the World is Running Down” by the Police among others) and originals.

Bartone notes, “my unorthodox style is a direct result of my limitations and the many ways I strove to compensate for those shortcomings. I am proof that art is freedom through creation and it is the process that gives my life meaning.”

Modeled after the "Modern Lounge" sound, T-Dub draws from groups and artists like Bill Frisell, John Scofield, Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation and Sly & Robbie. To pursue this sound, Thelonious Dub adds electric sitar and a large array of guitar effects.

Since their founding in 2007 the band has played over 100 shows at a vast range of venues around Los Angeles. In October they will perform at their typical wide variety of rooms and events, see below or at for their schedule:

Oct 2 2008 8:00P Egyptian Theater - Artivist Film Festival Opening Hollywood
Oct 3 2008 7:00P Brenart Restaurant And Wine Bar Pasadena
Oct 4 2008 9:30P QOP @ Engineering Cinematheque Hollywood
(opening for Cut Chemist)
Oct 5 2008 8:00P Egyptian Theater - Artivist Film Festival Closing Hollywood
Oct 9 2008 8:30P Trip (formerly Nocturnal) Santa Monica
Oct 10 2008 7:00P Brenart Restaurant And Wine Bar Pasadena
Oct 11 2008 7:00P Cafe 322 Sierra Madre
Oct 17 2008 9:00P Buccaneer’s Sierra Madre
Oct 18 2008 7:00P Brenart Restaurant And Wine Bar Pasadena
Oct 21 2008 7:00P Jax Bar & Grill Glendale
Oct 24 2008 7:00P Brenart Restaurant And Wine Bar Pasadena
Oct 25 2008 4:00P Charcuterie- Sierra Madre Jazz Walk Sierra Madre
Oct 30 2008 9:30P The Foundry On Melrose Hollywood
Oct 31 2008 7:30P Whisper Café Encino

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