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1/30/16, 9PM (doors 8)



Jack O’ The Clock welcomes Evelyn Davis!


We are thrilled to announce that pianist/singer/composer Evelyn Davis is joining the group. We all played together back in December as a part of a large ensemble put together by Fred Frith to celebrate the work of Lindsay Cooper, and discovered an almost eerie musical alignment. Evelyn is a force of nature and is positively transforming the band as we delve collaboratively into new material. Something is being born that is still hard to define but utterly exciting.


Evelyn has just completed a solo album of great depth and beauty, to be released in the near future. Listen to a sample track, I Can’t Make Up My Mind.


Here is Evelyn performing as a member of CHEER ACCIDENT at the Rock In Opposition festival in 2013.


And performing solo piano at Grace Cathedral.


The new quintet is focused on writing at the moment, but are also working up a couple of older tunes that haven’t been performed in a long time. In the mean time, the new album is shaping up beautifully...


REPETITIONS OF THE OLD CITY


In October of 2014, we went into the studio with

The Norman Conquest to record the basic tracks for

over an hour and a half of music. These are the songs

that have formed the backbone of our live sets over

the past six years or so. Since then, we’ve been

refining the mixes, doing overdubs, bringing in some

wonderful guest musicians, and beginning to

sequence some of the songs into a project entitled

“Repetitions of the Old City.”  The songs represent a

discrete period of time and energy which has now

come to a close with Kate’s departure. I don’t

think we have ever sounded this good, and we will

never sound quite like this again.


“Repetitions of the Old City” will be our first album

of original material in over two years.  We are making a deliberate effort this time around to capture the intensity and immediacy of the live Jack O’ The Clock. This doesn’t mean there is absolutely no production, but there is a crisp, concise core and a unity to the sound that is true to all five of us and sounds more like the band than ever before.  It took a few years and a lot of experimentation to find this sound, but we’ve learned how to put all the funny pieces together, how to make this unruly beast sing. This is our main sequence, our bright, bold, rich, fully-cooked state.  I can’t wait for you to hear this stuff.