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Please join us for a performance by the explosive trio mssv (Main Steam Stop Valve) led by guitarist Mike Baggetta. // 21 & Over

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Ruba Club 416 Green Street Philadelphia, PA 19123

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New York guitarist Mike Baggetta has it all, from swinging modern bop chops that flow like John Abercrombie to whammy bar pedal steel licks influenced by his first guitar hero, David Torn. In this raucous new trio he’s joined by drummer Stephen Hodges (Tom Waits, Mavis Staples, David Lynch) and Minutemen bassist Mike Watt, whose wide-ranging career also spans work with Iggy Pop and the Stooges and fIREHOSE. The music they create together is utterly unclassifiable; calling it post-genre-improv-jazz-rock may come close, but still doesn’t even begin to touch on the wild electric textures Baggetta’s guitar alone brings to the table.

This band came together on a tour celebrating the release of Baggetta’s latest album, Wall of Flowers (Big Ego), which featured Watt and legendary drummer Jim Keltner. His last four albums as a leader have been released on the Fresh Sound New Talent label and have featured working bands including Jerome Harris, Billy Mintz, Jason Rigby, and others. Baggetta also co-leads the new music duo TIN/BAG with trumpeter Kris Tiner and has worked with a wide array of visionary musicians including Donny McCaslin, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, Tim Berne, Craig Taborn, Tyshawn Sorey, Psychic Temple, Jon Irabagon, David Wax Museum, Tom Harrell, and Ruth Brown, among many others.