July 9th, 2018
Doors At 7. Music At 7:30pm
Percussionist Tyler Damon performs solo. A duo set with bassists Andrew Scott Young follows.
Tyler Damon (b. 1987, Cincinnati, OH USA) is a Chicago, Illinois based artist whose work aims to reveal obscured and untold narratives via drums/percussion & free improvisation.
In addition to solo work, Tyler is involved in extended duo exhibitions with guitarist Tashi Dorji, saxophonist Dave Rempis & bassist Darin Gray (as Duo Oninbo). He is presently drumming with Circuit Des Yeux and is also regularly engaged with John Dawson as the shape-shifting outfit Thee Open Sex.
Tyler has toured extensively in North America, Europe & Vietnam and is also regularly engaged with other artists, musicians and heads of various sorts across the American Midwest. His recorded output has been offered by a myriad of labels including Family Vineyard, Magnetic South, Drag City, Auris Apothecary, Astral Spirits, Trost, Feeding Tube, Sophomore Lounge & Yoke.
“Damon draws so many sounds out of his kit so quickly and with such intention and imagination it’s hard to imagine it coming from one person.”– Isaac Olson, Dusted Magazine
“…his solo showcase […] shows that he can play dynamically, fading up from near nothingness to passages where his surging attack fills all available space like a deploying airbag.” – Bill Meyer, Wire Magazine #363
“…his blending of scrape disciplines, stream-of-conscious phrasings and subtle tribal rolls is beatifically disorienting and hypnotic and evocative of animal rutting and fighting and writhing…” – Jacob An Kittenplan, Cassette Gods
“[Tyler is] the up-and-coming young drummer in the Midwest and a voice that will be active for years to come.” – Darin Gray