Acoustic punk rock, eclectic jazz at Rock City

Sep 07, 2017
Jazz do Mundo

Rockland — Rock City Café, 316 Main St., presents an acoustic set by a punk rock master Friday; and local performers Jazz do Mundo Saturday, Sept. 15 and 16, from 7 to 9 p.m.

On Friday, Portland Gil Doughty will play a set of material written from 1976 to 1988, most of it has never been performed in public before — and none of it ever performed solo with only acoustic guitar accompaniment. Doughty was a co-founding member of Saville Chien, part of the first wave of American punk rock bands. At the dawn of the 1980s, he formed the Kontradictions with visionary performance artist Jim Lynch. A few years later, he collaborated with Noel Ventresco on a post-punk pop band, Stalking Feet. Doughty and Stalking Feet rhythm guitarist Chris Wallace co-founded his most commercially successful band, the Dead Airbourne Goats, whose 1993 vinyl debut unleashed a flurry of hilarious, darkly comedic, post-punk anthems. The evening promises original punk rock by the original artist, 40 years later.

The Jazz do Mundo Quintet plays swing, blues, jazz standards, a lot of Latin tunes and some funk and rock for fun. The group loves to render pieces from the Great American Songbook in new ways, keeping it fresh. The personnel consist of Tyler Lee (drums), Doug Kennedy (stand up and electric bass), Steve Lyndsay (piano), Marcus Hutchins (flute and various reeds), and Ray Faria (alto and tenor sax). For more information of the Rock City shows, call 594-4123 or check the cafe's Facebook page.


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