Recipe for magic
You’ll never see this combination of stunning magicians, er, musicians again. And for that, you’ll want to attend the White Noise Festival. But if you know the event organizer, award-winning bassist and part-time wizard Harley White Jr., you’ll understand that it’s not just about the magic; it’s about learning how to practice magic.
For instance, the legendary James Levi will teach a pre-show (7 p.m.) funk/Latin master drum clinic at Old Ironsides (a must for beat lovers of all types, says White), and Larry Lanier (of Little Richard’s original Upsetters) will perform with the Harley White Jr. Orchestra in a tribute to the Harlem renaissance, and if you really want to see something spellbinding, you’ll watch the HWJO jam with the iconic Daisy Spot. So, you see, this fourth installment of the White Noise Festival is kind of an ears-on lecture for the community where you’ll be able to watch—and learn.
White adds that you should come out to the festival “if you’re really curious about music.” And we suspect you are.
Fourth annual White Noise Festival—September 11, 2008
All venues $5
Old Ironsides (1901 10th Street)
James Levi funk/Latin master drum clinic
Harley White Jr. Orchestra featuring saxophonist Larry Lanier (of Little Richard’s original Upsetters)
Harlem Renaissance Suite: Duke Ellington, the Cotton Club years and Beyond
Daisy Spot featuring Harley White Jr. Orchestra
Harley White Jr. Orchestra featuring East Bay funk legend James Levi (Headhunters, Whispers)
The Soul Food Suite
C.V. Dub featuring Clyde Sutliffe, trumpet, (Papa’s Culture); Eddie Sassin, percussion (Undercover Ska); Russell Brown
Javalounge (2416 16th Street)
8:30 p.m. <bnr>Antennae Trio: Ross Hammond, guitar; Shawn Hale, guitar; Alex Jenkins, percussion
Capitol Garage All Stars: Sam Griffith, trombone; Arlyn Andersen, guitar; Jesus Vega, drums
The Distillery (2107 L Street)
Random Abiladeze featuring DJ Epik, Chuck Taylor and DJ Supe