Damo Suzuki, legendary singer with the German krautrock group Can, tours the US for the first time in four years.
An expatriate street poet inspired by Jack Kerouac's On the Road, Damo Suzuki spent the better part of the late 1960s wandering through Europe, and while busking outside a cafe in Munich in May of 1970 was discovered by Can members Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit; asked to replace the group's former frontman Malcolm Mooney, Suzuki joined them onstage that very night, making his recorded debut later that same year on the LP Soundtracks. With Suzuki in the lineup, Can produced its most enduring and innovative work, including classic LPs like 1971's Tago Mago , 1972's Ege Bamayasi and 1973's Future Days. His freeform, often improvised lyrics, sung in no one particular language, gelled with Can's rolling, psychedelic sound.
Damo returned to music in 1983, and currently leads what is known as Damo
Suzuki's Network - as he tours, he performs live improvisational music with
various local musicians ("Sound Carriers") from around the world, thus building up a global 'network' of musician collaborators.
This will be Damo Suzuki's first tour of the US since 2003.
Damo Suzuki's Network:
presented by Front Porch Productions
Thursday Nov 29th, 2007
DAMO SUZUKI'S NETWORK
opening act JEL (Anticon)
416 25th Street
Derek Monypeny (Oaxacan, Oakland)
Mike Guarino (Oaxacan, Oakland) http://www.myspace.com/oax
Bonnie Mercer (Grey Daturas, Melbourne Australia)
Robert MacManus (Grey Daturas, Melbourne Australia) http://www.greydaturas.com/
Official Website: http://21grand.org
Added by gc on November 15, 2007