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Martín Escalante + Weasel Walter, Tim Dahl

November 30, 2021 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

UPEND presents
Tuesday November 30 at 8pm

The L.A. debut of the lacerating sax and drums free jazz duo of MARTÍN ESCALANTE + WEASEL WALTER plus a solo set from NYC bass wrangler TIM DAHL.

A gadfly in multiple realms of the underground and extreme musics for three decades, Weasel Walter (NYC) has upset the course of discourse of free jazz, no waves, and metals alike with the Flying Lutenbachers, and – for the past decade plus –  has continued to destroy all music from behind a drum kit with a revolving coterie of collaborators poking holes through orthodox notions of improv. T’was kismet then that he’d have an affinity for the agitations of wild sax ripper Martín Escalante, (Lakewood, CA / Guanajuato, MX) who himself destroys on so many levels, blowing bursts of pure fire through a tenor mouthpiece into a neckless alto. A 2018 sesh begat their absolutely unrelenting debut release ‘Lacerate’ on Weasel’s ugEXPLODE imprint. This will only be the duo’s second live action and their first on the West Coast.

Brooklyn-based bass wrangler Tim Dahl has brought fuzz and slither to several core noise-rock projects – including Lydia Lunch’s Retrovirus alongside an axe-wielding Weasel. After many years, gigs, and seshes of improv and collab with players running the gamut (John Zorn, Mary Halvorson, and the Ruins’ Tatsuya Yoshida, to name a few) Dahl has let loose a trio project called GRID, and – just earlier this Fall – released a solo disc called SOLO, which also describes the shape of his set here at HR – electric bass and vocals.

Doors at 8pm
Donate $10 at the door

Please note:
• Proof of vaccination required for entry to this event
• Masks required at all times while inside the space
• This event has a limited capacity; plan to arrive in a timely manner to ensure entry


November 30, 2021
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm