Lee Bains III, Marco Pavé, Wu Fei

Proud Larry's Presents...

Lee Bains III

Marco Pavé

Wu Fei

Mon · February 26, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 18 and over

Lee Bains III
Lee Bains III
What awaits you when the needle drops on Dereconstructed, the new album by Lee Bains lll & the Glory Fires? Nothing less than pure fucking heaven, that’s what.

Consider the record’s opener, “The Company Man.” It revs up with a riff sleazy enough to clog Rod Stewart’s stomach pump as an incantation that only a Yellowhammer can truly understand is bellowed and then screamed. Before you know it, the joint is hotter than a Birmingham soaking pit while you, the listener, are reminded, lest you forget, don’t ever trust the company man.

No shit.

Dereconstructed is a careening, road raging, all night party of a record. Informed by a distinctly southern hoodoo, it is a master class in authentic Gulf Coast choogle. Having cut his teeth in the Dexateens, Lee Bains lll has been properly schooled in how to throw down, so much so that even his hyper literate musings are no match for the blown out distortion that gives this record its blistering urgency.

Songs like “The Kudzu and the Concrete,” “Dirt Track” and the roaring, blissfully shambolic title track could be anthems looking for a stadium, but they’re also reminders as to why Lee Bains lll & the Glory Fires are such a formidable party machine. If your hometown is graced with a scuzzy dive and a few warm bodies to populate it, you’d best believe that the Glory Fires have been there, or are on their way back.
Marco Pavé
Marco Pavé
Marco has opened for Mobb Deep, Waka Focka Flame, Young Dolph, Tech N9ne and Bilal. He has worked with Grammy award winning producers. His 2015 EP not only hit #2 on the CMJ charts, but his single was also featured by Apple/Beats Music and its video premiered on MTV-U. He has delivered two inspiring TEDx talks (Memphis, Nashville) and performed at festivals, colleges, and clubs all to great responses. Over the last year Marco Pavé has toured more than 30 cities, including selling out 2 different 300-seat venues in his hometown of Memphis.

In May 2017 Marco dropped his critically acclaimed debut album, Welcome to Grc Lnd. The album premiered on NPR, was featured on MTV news and many more national
outlets. This indie release sold around 600 copies in its first week and is gaining traction.
Wu Fei
Wu Fei
Wu Fei is a classically trained composer whose commissioned work has premiered all over the world from the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing to San Francisco, Paris, and Nashville. A native of Beijing and a current Nashville resident, Wu Fei is a master of the guzheng, the ancient 21-string Chinese zither. She plays beautifully in the instrument’s vernacular–a musical language which is at least 2,000 years old– and in a contemporary idiosyncratic, experimental dialect nurtured by years spent at Mills College studying with Fred Frith and immersed in the New York Downtown improvisation scene which revolved around venues like John Zorn’s highly curated room, The Stone, where Fei has frequently performed and curated.
Wu Fei composes for choir, string quartet, chamber ensemble, Balinese gamelan, and orchestra; her commissions range from a composition for Percussions Claviers de Lyon that premiered in the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing to live performances in Paris and Tokyo for luxury brand Hermès. In addition to her own original compositions, Fei has collaborated with many artists of different disciplines and genres ranging from Grammy winning artists Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn to avant garde composer John Zorn, Fred Frith, Carla Kilhstedt, Billy Cardine, William Tyler and Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), to name a few. She has toured worldwide and highlights include performances at The Stone and MoMA in New York City, North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands, Vossa Jazz Festival in Norway, Europalia in Belgium, Beijing MIDI Festival, Madame Guitar Festival in Italy and the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN, where she received a top billing mention in Rolling Stone for her sold out show. Fei has also been a guest lecturer & performer at the China Conservatory of Music, University of Richmond, University of Colorado at Boulder and more. Wu Fei’s most recent commissions include writing a new chamber work for guzheng & western chamber instruments performed by Intersection Ensemble. Wu Fei is currently working on two upcoming full-length records: a solo work and her banjo-zither collaboration with Abigail Washburn, meshing traditional Appalachian and Chinese folk tunes, for release in Fall 2018.
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Oxford, MS, 38655