Two bands, one sonic tapestry, and a 1928 movie

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Charleston-based The New Music Collective is joining up with kEnOsHa KiD out of Athens to deliver a "stunning sonic tapestry" designed to fit "Buster Keaton's classic silent film 'Steamboat Bill, Jr.'"

Should be quite interesting.

There are two performances at Redux Studios on Thursday, September 18, at 8 and 10 p.m. $10, $6 students.

Here's all the gory details from New Music Collective:
The New Music Collective presents and performs with Kenosha Kid in this multimedia offering. Kenosha Kid's Bandleader/ composer/guitarist Dan Nettles has woven a stunning sonic tapestry that fits alongside Buster Keaton's classic silent film "Steamboat Bill, Jr." Although equally steeped in American jazz tradition, the music manages to defy complete classification. Rather than focusing on long-winded soloing, the emphasis is always on the total band sound, melody and texture, and solid grooves. The event is designed to have something for everyone: It's a jazz concert… it's a film… it's a chamber ensemble… it's a comedy… it's a rock band… it's all these things rolled into one.

KENOSHA KID is an international jazz collective formed by composer/guitarist Dan Nettles. Based in the college-rock haven of Athens, Georgia, Nettles leads several incarnations of the band and has performed his music in the U.S., Europe, and Canada.

KENOSHA KID ~ "The Electri-Kid":
Dan Nettles — Guitar
Neal Fountain — Bass
Jeff Reilly — Drums

with the NMC:
Ron Wiltrout - Percussion
Nathan Koci - Horns, Keys