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It’s Halloween!! ft. Downrange Telemetrics, Honey Dick, Wet Denim
October 31, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm$5
Downrange Telemetrics is a collaboration between noted Twin Cities-based poet/performer/singer Becca Barniskis and guitarist Nick Jaffe, a veteran of the Chicago soul, hip hop, post-rock, and experimental music scenes. In their expanded Phasic Research Group configuration, Nick and Becca are joined by Drummer Matt Keseley (Buddakao), bassist Shea Drenkow (Little Lizard) and emcee Soul Reflect (Shadow Souls). DT has performed to critical acclaim in a wide variety of music and other venues across the U.S., in Europe, and on radio and live-television.
Barniskis’s mesmerizing voice, innovative use of electronic effects, angular imagery and odd characters and stories are at once comedic and sinister, and blend effortlessly with Nick Jaffe’s evocative improvisational soundscapes and hypnotic grooves. A typical Downrange Telemetrics set has been described as “Something like a series of ripping Beckett mini-plays scored by Laurie Anderson and Pete Cosey’s alien love-child, but really like nothing you’ve heard or seen before. Full of surprises!” — Earl Floren, Reddit r/destinythegame contributor
Downrange Telemetrics is known for performing in unlikely and unconventional venues and sometimes engaging audiences in entertaining post-show discussions about the work. The self-produced 1-hour live television special, DT After Dark, debuted in July 2015 on MTN television and has been a staple of their programming ever since. Nick and Becca also perform as the “DT Mobile Unit” for which they employ backpack-mounted electronics that allow the duo to perform in almost any environment; in 2016 they performed on the frozen White Bear Lake as a commission for the 2016 Art Shanty Project. The name Downrange Telemetrics speaks to the band’s mission: to provide audiences raw “telemetric” data in the form of sounds, words, associations, stories, and characters with which to construct their own, unique cinematic experience.
Downrange Telemetrics latest album release is Mimi & Xavier Star in a Museum that Fits Entirely in One’s Pocket, available as a vinyl LP or a high-quality format digital download. DT has also performed and recorded in collaborations with bass player Anthony Cox (Joe Lovano, John Scofield) and multi-instrumentalist Martin Dosh (Dosh, Andrew Bird). Nick and Becca also perform and record regularly with their 7-piece funk-rock band Pancake7.