Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Robots Invade Brooklyn - Bot Jiz at Goodbye Blue Monday

The future is now, and it's anthem is a song by Bot Jiz. On Friday, July 10th, at Brooklyn's own Goodbye Blue Monday, the people of the Earth will bear witness to the coming of a robotronic revolution lead by gangsters from the year 3000. The story of Bot Jiz is a little foggy, and no one is really sure how they got to this planet, but since they have been here they have been reeking havoc on the ears of unsuspecting earthlings with their cyberdub sounds. The outfit consists of Alex "Doc Brown" MacKinnon on the drumset, Archie Carey on bassoon and electronics and Zach Koeber on tenor sax and electronics. BE THERE TO WITNESS THE REVOLUTION

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Back In Effect

Well ladies and gentleman, words cannot express how sorry I am for the lack of updates on the one and only Sick, but it's never too late to get started again! For the next few months, the Sick Gigz street team will be focusing on bringing you all of the sickest gigs in Holland, as well as local Sick Gigs. Tonight's gig is the weekly Jam Session at the prestigious Dutch Cafe, Proef and will feature the Gigmazter himself on the double bass, as well as Kaspars Kurdeko on drums and Alexander Maksymiw on guitar. Come by tonight to the Overtoom 160 in Amsterdam and get your Euro-Jazz fix while eating kip saté and drinking belgian beer and keep checking back here for new updates and more SICKGIGZ.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Cutler Trio's Last Stand (8/22)

With the impending return of Israeli pianist Assaf Glizner, it was only a matter of time before the father/son Cutler Trio would come to an end. Unfortunately, that time has come. On Friday, August 22nd, the Cutler Trio will make it's last stand at the 76 House only to be replaced by the world renowned jazz trio, The Tritones. The band will feature Stew Cutler on guitar, his son David (Gigmazter) on bass and chop-master drummer Alex Mackinnon. Usually the trio plays strictly striaght-ahead jazz but for this performance anything can happen.  Expect nothing less than face melting solos from each of the three members of this burning jazz trio. 

The 76 House is located on 110 Main St. in Tappan, New York. The band will be playing from 7-11. Don't miss this Sick Gig.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Starship Journey @ The Lucky Cat

New York City's greatest 80's cover band, Starship Journey is gracing Williamsburg, Brooklyn with it's presence tomorrow night at The Lucky Cat. This spectacular performance will not only feature band leader Jon Irabagon's impeccable arrangements of all of your favorite 80's tunes but will also include a brilliant display of guitar tapping as well as a choreographed dance show. The Lucky Cat is located at 245 Grand St. in Williamsburg and the band will hit at 10pm. This gig is sure to be sick.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Ken Fowser @ Smalls

Sorry for the lack of Sick Gigz postings lately, but this one is sure to make up for lost time. Tonight (or really tomorrow morning) at 1:30 am, Ken Fowser and his band are hosting the late night jam session at Smalls Jazz Club. Tonights performance will feature the sick nasty bassist Nate Allen who happens to be one of the inspirations for this brilliant website. You don't want to miss this one.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Jon Irabagon's Outright! CD Release Party @ Fat Cat, Friday June 27th

For the first of many Sick Gigz postings to come, I have decided to write about one of the inspirations for this brilliant webpage, Jon Irabagon.

Jon's band, "Outright!" which features Trumpeter Russ Johnson, Pianist/Keyboardist Kris Davis, Drummer Jeff Davis and Bassist Eivind Opsvik, has recently been reviewed on and you can check it out here.

Jon is also the founder of the wonderful 80's pop tribute band "Starship's Journey." One of the greatest tribute bands to grace New York City.

For more info on Jon, check out his myspace which is linked above.