PIN 2 HOT is the latest iteration of this city’s constantly inventive, ever-evolving Akron Sound. Take seasoned, pedigreed musicians playing recognizable rock ‘n’ roll/soul/folk melodies and riffs, then deconstruct/reassemble them in the style of the great Free Jazz improviser Albert Ayler, and that’s the band’s sound, according to Chris Butler, the ensemble’s Anti-Leader and Instigator.
“Have you ever noticed that in stressful times, music and art get freer, more experimental, and exuberantly playful?” he asked.
The band will deliver its debut performance Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Hive Mind, 375 W. Exchange St. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the band begins at 8 p.m.
“World War I begat Dada, The Civil Rights movement, and the Vietnam war in the ’50s and ’60s begat Free Jazz and day-glo psychedelia and freeform everything,” he added. “PIN 2 HOT is very much a product of our screwy era – a mix of trained musicians and self-taught rock ‘n’ rollers who all share a need and love to break out of traditional song structures, and just make a racket. We’re a “noise” band, but where so many in this genre strive to sonically express pain and anger, our approach in one of delight and fun.”
The band comprises Chris Butler (guitar/Tin Huey/The Waitresses/Half Cleveland), Bob Ethington (drums/Unit 5/Half Cleveland/Glenn Lazear), Corey Jenkins (bass/Fancy Legs/Time Cat), Michael Aylward (guitar/Tin Huey), Jacob Trombetta (pedal steel/Glenn Lazear/ Sister Claudius), Matt Reese (cello/Kevin Conaway/Flying Carpet People), and Christina Cruder (reeds/Blank Canvas Theater/Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater).
PIN 2 HOT aims to play the “classics,” but like you’ve never heard them before, according to a news news release.
The band will play two sets, and admission is a donation, $5 to $10.
For info, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2367711873517720/.