Haken, Thank You Scientist & Turning Virtue at Buffalo Iron Works - AUG 31ST

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(Wednesday) August 31, 2016 - 19:00

Buffalo Iron Works - 49 Illinois St (Map)

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Wednesday August 31st – Haken, Thank You Scientist & Turning Virtue
Doors: 6:00pm, Show: 7:00pm – Tickets: $25 ADV/$30 DOS – Ages: 16+


Say hello to your newest musical masturbation fantasy. This is how Outburn Magazine (USA) chooses to introduce Haken. The UK's PROG Magazine describes them as one of the brightest young bands in the progressive sphere right now.

This London-born sextet are the prodigiously talented youths that will benefit prog. - PROG.

Thank You Scientist

For the uninitiated, Thank You Scientist was forged from the music program at Montclair State University in New Jersey when guitarist Tom Monda met saxophonist Ellis Jasenovic and trumpeter Andrew Digrius. The three bonded over their love for Frank Zappa, Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Beatles and Harry Nilsson. Those influences would become the seeds for what Thank You Scientist would evolve into today.

With the addition of vocalist Salvatore Marrano, bassist Greg Colacino, drummer Odin Alvarez and violinist Ben Karas, Thank You Scientist's lineup of virtuoso musicians was complete. The band would go on to self-release an EP, The Perils of Time Travel, in 2011 followed by their debut full-length, Maps of Non-Existent Places, in 2012, which caught the ear of Sanchez, a fellow purveyor of progressive stylings, and led to his signing of the band.

To pinpoint Thank You Scientist's sound would be inconceivable. On Maps of Non-Existent Places they hold a virtual master class on musicianship, fusing elements of progressive rock with jazz fusion, classical, metal, psychedelic and pop for a head spinning, mind-blowing listening experience. The seven-piece band, who collectively play some 20 instruments, boasts a hyper-composed sound which is indebted to their experience and formal training in both classical and jazz idioms.

A Frank Zappa for the indie generation? Incubus jamming with the Mahavishnu Orchestra? Mr. Bungle and Steely Dan joining forces to fight Godzilla? King Crimson and the Brecker Brothers serenading you at your bedside? It all seems so strange on paper, yet it's sure to satisfy your ears in the best of ways.

Turning Virtue

Past results do not guarantee future success! (see Buffalo News review from 1997)

Back to the basement... New ideas. Time to retool.

As time passed we not only felt good about the material, but also had the good fortune to meet Carl Cino (guitar player). As good as it was, it wasn't enough, Turning Virtue takes a dirt nap due to burn out.

Soul searching, friendship, and the need to create have brought us back together and we've crafted a set of songs that represent Turning Virtue… Now

First we enlisted our all-time favorite drummer Mark Zonder (ex Fates Warning current Warlord) and all we can say is Wow!

After finishing the recording at MFB studio we brought on arguably the finest mixing engineer in the world in Tim Palmer (Porcupine Tree, Pearl Jam, U2, Robert Plant, David Bowie).

Finally the CD was mastered by another great - Andy VanDette (Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree, Rush, Dream Theater, Fates Warning).

The result: A Temporary Human Experience. 9 songs. 47 minutes of rock music infused with progressive elements. The album has a definite immediacy but also has incredible depth that will be enticing for those who seek more.

This is Turning Virtue... Pure. Honest. Authentic music.

Tickets available on: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1263869

(Wednesday) August 31, 2016

Haken, Thank You Scientist & Turning Virtue at Buffalo Iron Works - AUG 31ST

Buffalo Iron Works 49 Illinois St Buffalo, NY United States

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