Friday, May 16, 2008
Now's the Time: Mike Dillon
Mike Dillon falls squarely in the tradition of versatile musicians who willingly embrace sound alternatives even though they probably would prefer to play jazz for a living. He's an accomplished player in metal, funk and jam band settings. A couple years ago I saw him add immeasurable depth and texture to a show by folkie Ani DiFranco. Dillon's jazz is better for this diverse background. He and his political funk-based jazz-pop band, Go-Go Jungle, perform tonight at Davey's Uptown. Two other Dillon-affiliated projects-Hairy Apes BMX and Malachy Papers- are also on the bill.