With special guest
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 10PM
The BENEVENTO/RUSSO DUO continues to astound audiences and critics alike with their stellar interplay, defining hooks and immense sound. Marco Benevento (keys) and Joe Russo (drums) continue to defy expectations and categorization. On Jambase.com, the pair talk about their new album, Play Pause Stop, "The things we wanted to do on the last record we actually achieved on this new one," says drummer Joe Russo. "We're more confident in our instrumental rock songwriting than ever before." In February of 2006, the Duo flew to LA to begin work on the follow-up to Best Reason to Buy the Sun. While that album featured multiple guest appearances, this time the pair wanted to prove that they didn't need any outside help - "We were happy to have the people that we had on the last record," says Russo, "but this one we wanted to just be the two of us. We've found a way for us to fill things out sonically where we don't need anybody else." Play Pause Stop is the culmination of all these newly mastered techniques. Whereas the band once relied on improvisation as it worked through the mechanics of being two musicians emulating more, the band is now focused on its songwriting craft and composing concise rock instrumentals. "The new album is grittier than the previous one," says Benevento. "I went to Berklee College of Music and I was way into jazz, so I wanted to get my chops together," he says of the band's jazz odyssey beginnings. "But my roots are in rock and it's really challenging to write a rock song in a duo setting. That's what we're into right now."
Tickets are $15.00 plus applicable service charges and are on sale now and available online at ticketswest.com or hob.com, all TicketsWest outlets, including Rudy’s Barbershops and select QFC Food Centers, or charge by phone at (800) 325-SEAT (7328)
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Added by sherylvanslyke on August 31, 2006