93.3 KTCL Presents
Jen Korte &The Loss
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pmGlobe Hall
$25.00 - $30.00
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Two decades after the Los Angeles outfit embarked on its singular journey, singer-guitarist Michael Gurley, singer-bassist Joie Calio and drummer Phil Leavitt are celebrating dada’s 20th anniversary with an extended U.S. tour that kicks off at The Key Club in Hollywood on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.
“This tour will be about a reset in a way” said Calio, noting dada plans to include songs seldom or never played by the band throughout the upcoming tour. “For right now I think dada is about digging into our roots, examining and celebrating – enjoying it a little bit more.”
Puzzle was released on September 8, 1992, and it didn’t take long for the band’s sonic imprint to find an audience. The album’s first single “Dizz Knee Land” found widespread airplay on alternative and mainstream rock outlets. The band was soon touring around the globe, opening for the celebrated likes of Crowded House, Depeche Mode and Sting.
“It’s certainly a milestone and an achievement for any band to last 20 years,” said Leavitt, who began thinking about celebrating the band’s anniversary a few years ago. “People always ask, ‘Do you still talk to each other after 20 years?’ So that’s really why I wanted to commemorate it because no matter the size of the career if you can stick together and still have a desire to play music together after 20 years you have accomplished something.”
Dada was founded when Gurley and Calio began writing songs and performing as an acoustic duo in the late ‘80s. But from the beginning, their approach was unique amidst the onslaught of ‘90s bands featuring lead singers and mostly generic backing bands.
“Joie and I were both lead singers. But we really found quickly that harmonies were going to be a big strength for us,” recalled Gurley, noting both he and Calio are fans of Simon & Garfunkel’s pioneering harmonies.
Gurley noted that once they recruited Leavitt, they were able to blend the thunderous power of trios such as Cream with the artful harmony-minded songcraft of Simon & Garfunkel.
The success of Puzzle was followed in 1994 by American Highway Flower, featuring the ambitious “Ask the Dust” and astounding “Feet to the Sun,” dada has gone on to create a magnificent discography featuring a half-dozen full-length albums and an EP. The trio has also issued a number of solo efforts and participated in far-flung offshoot projects along the way exploring a range of styles including folk, blues, jazz and rock. Immediately after dada went on hiatus in 1999, Leavitt performed with the Blue Man Group in Las Vegas from 2000-2002. In addition, Gurley and Leavitt were both members of Butterfly Jones in the early ‘00s; Calio has released several solo discs and with X Levitation Cult. Mike Gurley and the Nightcaps are a popular jazz group in Southern California. Additionally, Leavitt has stepped out from behind the drum set as lead singer and Calio is playing guitar in 7Horse, a psychedelic blues project that will serve as the opening act for dada in 2013.
All three members of dada are excited about celebrating the legacy of a band with their first full-length tour since 2004.
“It’s one of those things where you are really lucky if you can get something like that,” Calio said of the magic created when the members of dada perform together.
Added Gurley: “The best way for me to crank it up – to let my hair hang down and really rock – is with dada. It’s still the best band I’ve ever been in and I’m really looking forward to taking it to the people again.”
Long-time and new fans of dada all have one thing in common; they are passionate about the band and have a deep connection with its three members.
‘It means everything to us. We would not be going out (on tour) if we didn’t have it,” Gurley said of the bond between dada and its audience. “They’re so informed on everything we’ve ever done. It’s far and few between when you find a casual dada listener. They know everything.”
Leavitt said that 2013 is significant because it will provide dada the chance to play markets where it has rarely – if ever – performed. Joliet, Illinois and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are among the spots that will host their first-ever dada concerts on the upcoming tour.
“I love recording, I love the studio and over the years I’ve had a lot of great experiences with the guys recording. But for me it has always been about being on the road,” Leavitt said. “For me to get on a bus and roll out of L.A. and go do 35 shows, that’s what it’s all about. That’s rock ‘n’ roll. I love it.”
“Jen Korte is not a thousand feet tall, but her voice makes you believe that she is. From the moment the air leaves her lungs … her powerful, alluring voice places you out of your mind and into a raw, unveiling of the truth behind her lyrics.” Dave Preston, Colorado Music Buzz
Their debut album release Jen Korte and The Loss
( September 2009) was rated one of the top albums of 2009 by the Denver Westword and has been met with overwhelming praise across the board. Korte’s weathered, world-weary voice (reminiscent of Rachael Yamagata and Lucinda Williams), harmonies from Jessica DeNicola, and the band’s evocative use of instrumentation create a late-night, listen-by-yourself album that does not neatly fit into any genre. As Korte describes it, “a little bit of make-out music, a little bit of crying music, and a little bit of rock.”
“Throughout her debut, particularly on cuts like “Fleeting Love,” Jen Korte’s voice drips with seduction, longing, saddness and regret. With admirable depth, she also displays unyielding resolve in the face of her inherent vulnerabilities. A talented cast of players, add welcomed texture to Korte’s otherwise sparse compositions, making her first outting one to remember.” – Denver Westwords Best albums of 2009
“… it’s a work of sheer beauty that utterly consumed us the first time we heard it.” Dave Herrera, Denver Westword
“An unbelievable record. It’s brilliant.” Jake Schroeder, KQMT Radio, The Mountain Homegrown.
Recent media coverage for Korte has included a cover story in OutFront Colorado(September 2009) and a 1500-word feature in the Denver Westword(September 2009).
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