$12 – $70

Marcus Rezak feat. Jeff Franca of Thievery Corporation

Presented by Sam's Burger Joint
18+

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Marcus Rezak

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330 East Grayson St

San Antonio , TX 78215

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A great night of music with Marcus Rezak and featuring Jeff Franca of Thievery Corporation, Shred is Dead and Todd Stoops.

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Doors at 7:00pm

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All Minors Will Be Charged an Additional $5 At the Door. 17 & Under Admitted with Parent or Guardian Only.

Marcus Rezak

Marcus Rezak is a recording artist, touring musician, session guitarist, and music theorist releasing his debut album on Nov. 9th 2018 entitled, "Gateway To The Galaxy" ft. Bill Evans (sax, Miles Davis), Arthur Barrow (bass, Frank Zappa), Kris Myers (drums) and Joel Cummins (keys) (Umphreys McGee). You can pre-order this album now at www.marcusrezak.com

Lead guitarist and original member of Chicago based electronic super-group Digital Tape Machine ft. members of Umphreys McGee. Marcus Rezak's diversity in musical styles lands him many live and studio sessions across the globe which sets him apart from other guitarists. Known as a master of jazz improvisation and the art of the sit-in, Marcus is a frequent call among bands and musicians carving out his unique niche in the performance world.

As a lead guitarist, Marcus carves out a distinguished style in the world of Guitar with several well-known cutting edge groups including Katharsis, Shred is Dead, FrankenZaps Monster, Digital Tape Machine, Stratosphere All-Stars, and as artist at large. He has performed at some of the most elite music festivals across the globe in various genres. Having a commanding stage presence, Marcus takes the euphoric freedom of live music and directs its path into a unique approach, as if every jam is a live recording session. By keeping exceptionally comprehensive mental notes on what works, what doesn't, and how to improve is what has led Marcus to respect in the music world and to such integral heights.

In 2008, The Hue, Marcus' original progressive rock band from Chicago, IL released two albums entitled, “Unscene" and "Beyond Words" and peaked at a performance with the Aristocrats at Martyrs in Chicago. In 2011, Digital Tape Machine, which featured Joel Cummins and Kris Myers of Umphreys McGee released 2 albums entitled, "Be Here Now" and "Face Behind The Face". The group rose to new heights playing such music festivals including Electric Forest, Summer Camp, North Coast, All Good, Somerset, and more. In 2014, The Stratosphere All-Stars began keeping Marcus busier than before with rotating members within the jam-rock scene including Steve Molitz (Particle / Phil Lesh and Friends), Michael Greenfield (Lotus), David Murphy ( STS9 ), Todd Stoops (RAQ), Hayley Jane, and many more. Having performed at late night set at the Catskill Chill Music Festival and Brooklyn Comes Alive in New York, tours across the Eastern seaboard, they quickly gained attention across the nation.

Marcus is working on a Colorado based project called Katharsis which features Dave Watts ( The Motet), Todd Stoops (RAQ, Electric Beethoven), and Charles Jones (Dopapod) performing funk-rooted psychedelic jams and improvisation. The band just released an album including the title track " Diabolical " now available for streaming, in addition to tours and performances across the country. As a session guitarist and live performer Marcus has collaborated with a vast array of musicians from members of Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Umphreys Mcgee, Jerry Garcia Band, Melvin Seals, The Motet, Dopapod, Primus, Ratdog, The Disco Biscuits, SCI, Lotus, STS9, Lettuce, Garaj Mahal, Robert Walters 20th Congress, Circles Around The Sun, The Aristocrats, Steve Vai, Megadeth, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, and many more. In addition to live performances, Marcus focuses heavily on remote and live studio guitar tracking, editing, and mixing sessions working with a variety of artists, composers, and producers such as David Bowies’ pianist of 20 years Mr. Mike Garson.

As a guitar instructor, he built his own freelance clientele, teaching primarily Jazz students, but also having no limitations to this as well. Marcus Rezak has a B.M. from Berklee College of Music in Boston, and a M.M. degree in Jazz Composition from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.

"The story of Marcus Rezak is not one for those who don’t believe in fated occurrences or natural affinity. It is not for those who don’t believe that passion should forcefully direct the flow of one’s life. It is, however, a tale for seekers ready to leave misgivings at the door and allow music’s sway to settle in their minds like a rich fog. In music, we find truth. Within music’s truth, we find the sounds of Marcus Rezak."

https://marcusrezak.com

Jeff Franca

Jeff Franca’s (aka Congo Sangez) time as the drummer for Thievery Corporation has clearly had an affect on his ears as he continues to explore the downtempo, reggae mezcla, with an obvious hip-hop overtone to the over all musical composition. You will be taken through an array of sounds and rhythms, paying homage to the roots of music with thick layers of percussion, signature to the Congo Sanchez sound. Most importantly the band puts out a conscious message which is typically non existent in most of the music we hear these days.

Shread Is Dead

Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple in Denver is kind of a Deadhead’s paradise. The walls are covered in framed Grateful Dead posters, albums, artwork, and license plates. People play pool in a room that is essentially a Grateful Dead gift shop. Next to this room is the “Dark Star Smoking Lounge.” People dressed in tie-dye and in drug rugs came filing in. Everything was typical of a Dead show–except for the style of Dead music.

The band, an instrumental, experimental, heavier Dead tribute Shred is Dead stepped up to a lagging crowd that was still hanging out by the bar and by the pool tables. Guitarist Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine) took center stage and started playing the familiar progressing notes of “Scarlet Begonias”. It became apparent that this was going to be much different than a typical Dead show as Rezak burst into a flurry of notes, playing the melody of Scarlet with a level of distortion usually reserved for harder-edged rock. Jay Lane (Primus, Ratdog) looked like an octopus on drums; his hands went all over the place and carried the group as Rezak broke into a raging finger-tapping guitar solo that brought the crowd away from the bar.

Rezak then began a reggae upstroke style of chords as keyboardist Todd Stoops (Electric Beethoven, RAQ) gave us his first taste of how talented he is. His organ solo led to a powerful build up that gave way to a soulful intro to “Dark Star”. Rezak played a vibrating melody that had the more stoned Deadheads swaying back and forth, before Lane and bassist Jay Burwick (RAQ) picked up the pace.

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