Sir Richard Bishop

Sir Richard Bishop

Robert Millis, Ziemba

Sun. May 21

8:00 pm

$12.00 - $14.00

Sir Richard Bishop
Sir Richard Bishop
Richard Bishop, guitarist and founding member of the band Sun City Girls (1981-2007), released his first solo record (Salvador Kali) in 1998 on John Fahey’s esteemed Revenant label under the moniker Sir Richard Bishop. Since then he has released albums on a variety of labels: Improvika, Elektronika Demonika, and While My Guitar Violently Bleeds (Locust Music), Fingering the Devil (Southern Records, UK), Hypostasis: A Work in Three Parts (VDSQ), Intermezzo (Editions Mego), The Unrock Tapes and Road to Siam (Unrock), Polytheistic Fragments and The Freak of Araby (Drag City), and more. His most recent release is Tangier Sessions which was recorded in Morocco using a mysterious 19th century parlor guitar. It was released by Drag City in early 2015.

“Sir Richard Bishop forces one to alter that hoary cliche to ‘jack of all trades, master of…damn near all.’ Renowned for his mercurial guitar-playing for 26 years with Seattle ethno-delic legends Sun City Girls, Bishop has wrought a distinguished solo canon as well. He combines soulfulness and advanced technique with a panache that’s nearly unrivaled among today’s guitarists. Bishop strums spiritual with incantatory ragas, free-folk excursions, crystalline flamenco flourishes, ruddy Appalachian folk, Middle Eastern-tinged fantasias and gypsy arabesques. This is eclecticism done with respect and third-eye-dilating filigree; his compositions attain a sepia-toned wistfulness and a psychedelic complexity.” - Dave Segal (OC Weekly)
Robert Millis
Ziemba
Ziemba
ZIEMBA IS THE PERFORMANCE MONIKER OF RENÉ KLADZYK, A NYC-BASED SOUND/PERFORMING ARTIST AND MUSICIAN. SHE HAS PERFORMED ORIGINAL AND COLLABORATIVE WORK AT ART, MUSIC, AND DANCE SPACES THROUGHOUT NYC, INCLUDING: ISSUE PROJECT ROOM, THE MUSEUM OF ART & DESIGN, GLASSLANDS GALLERY, TRANS PECOS, ELVIS GUESTHOUSE, GINA GIBNEY DANCE, PANOPLY PERFORMANCE LABORATORY, SILENT BARN, ST. MARKS CHURCH, SECRET PROJECT ROBOT, ONDERDONK HOUSE, AND MOMENTA ART. SHE WAS ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE AT THE FRENCH INSTITUTE AND CULTURE VULTURES IN FEZ, MOROCCO, AND TOURED THE COUNTRY WITH A SOLO PERFORMANCE INSTALLATION IN THE SUMMER OF 2013. SHE HAS CURATED THE PERFORMANCE ART SERIES "CASINGS AND TREATMENTS" FOR THE NO WAVE PERFORMANCE TASK FORCE. SHE PERFORMED IN A SEVEN-WEEK INSTALLATION OF THE DANCE-OPERA ANY SIZE MIRROR IS A DICTATOR HOUSED AT MOMENTA ART IN BROOKLYN, NY. SHE HAS COMPOSED ORIGINAL SCORES FOR LISA PARRA DANCE AND KAREN HARVEY DANCES. SHE IS CURRENTLY FINISHING HER FIRST FULL LENGTH MUSIC ALBUM AND HAS HAD SEVERAL SONGS FEATURED ON SEASON 2 OF BROAD CITY.
Venue Information:
El Club
4114 Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI, 48209