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January 29, 2010

Windup Space to host inaugural NOVO Festival

the bar at the windup spaceIn early March, The Windup Space is hosting the first NOVO Fest, a five-day event featuring a variety of all-instrumental bands.

Windup Space owner Russell de Ocampo, who himself plays in the local instrumental group Yeveto, said the festival will bring together all kinds of voice-less music, including experimental, post rock and jazz. The festival, which runs March 2-6, will be recorded by Mobtown Studios for a future release, possibly on local music blog Aural States.

"People might not be aware, but there's tons of instrumental bands that don't get heard of as much," de Ocampo said. "I'm trying to put it out there and have people see what it's all about."

Here is the current festival lineup, which could change in the coming weeks ...

Tuesday, March 2:

Out of Your Head's One-Year Anniversary at The Windup Space with special guest Ellery Eskelin from New York.  We will be starting this OOYH at 8:00pm instead of our normal 9:30pm.  As always this event is free of charge.

Set One, 8:00 p.m.

John Dierker-reeds
Cam Collins-reeds
Brent Madsen-trumpet
Rachel Gawell-cello
Alan Munshower-drums

Set Two, 9:30 p.m.

Ellery Eskelin-sax
Michael Formanek-bass
Susan Alcorn-pedal steel guitar

Set Three, 11:00 p.m.

Ellery Eskelin-sax
Eric Trudel-sax
Blake Cramer-vibes
Nathan Ellman-Bell-drums

Wednesday, March 3:

The Water
Expanding Man

Doors at 9 p.m., show at 9:30 p.m. $5

Thursday, March 4

Nathan Bell
Yeveto (playing a stripped down, quieter set)
Insect Factory

Doors at 9 p.m., show at 9:30 p.m. $5

Friday, March 5

Jason Urick

Doors at 9 p.m., show at 9:30 p.m. $5

Saturday, March 6th

We Used to Be Family
Leisure Icons
Holy Fingers

Doors at 9 p.m., show at 9:30 p.m. $5

(Photo by Molly O'Donnell)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:51 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Bars & Clubs, Local music


Does "Tuesday, March 2" mean "Tuesday, March 1" or "Tuesday, March 3"?

(and so on for the other days)

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