Over the last decade, illustrator Mac McGill has developed a live multimedia show featuring images from his drawings accompanied by narration, vocals, and live music. As he shows slides—such as from his forthcoming graphic novel Song for Katrina—the band plays music that the images inspire, sometimes narrative, sometimes groove, sometimes free and improvised.
Mac McGill’s artwork has been seen from Slovenia to San Francisco, New Orleans to Rome. He has done illustrations and comics for World War 3 Illustrated, the Source, the Amsterdam News, and the Progressive, and his drawings inspired by the 9/11 attacks are in the Library of Congress permanent collection.
The live band consists of singer Breeze, who has recorded and produced numerous dance-music tracks; guitarist On Davis, whose band Famous Original Djuke Music Players has been described as “deep black grooves that lead from jazz abstraction to Afrobeat”; bassist Steve Wishnia, whose history includes the 1980s punk band False Prophets and the squatter not-quite-Americana of Hooverville; and drummer Matt Metzgar, from Hooverville, Fist of Kindness, and more.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave. (at 165th Street)