Bill MacKay with Special Guest Pairdown

Sat Oct 13 2018

10:30 PM (Doors 10:00 PM)

Club Cafe

56-58 South 12th Street Pittsburgh, PA 15203

$8.00

Ages 21+

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21 and Over * Limited seating and standing room only. Seating available on a first-come first-serve basis only

Opus One Presents
Bill MacKay with Special Guest Pairdown

  • Bill MacKay

    Bill MacKay

    Music

    Bill MacKay is a highly-regarded guitarist-composer-improviser based in Chicago. His radiant songwriting, and creative and unpredictable approach to the guitar have inspired listeners and musicians across & beyond experimental folk, rock, and avant-garde scenes. He is also a writer, emerging polyglot, activist and visual artist, and has been recording & releasing records, and contributing to those of other musicians, since 2004.

    His most recent records Esker (Drag City, 2017), SpiderBeetleBee (Drag City, 2017) his second duo set with Ryley Walker, Altamira (Ears & Eyes, 2015) by his band Darts & Arrows , Bill MacKay plays the songs of John Hulbert (Tompkins Square, 2015) and Rob Frye’s Flux Bikes-Sueñolas (Lake Paradise, 2016) reveal a startling range – from the folk of Appalachia, avant-rock, and blues to gospel, jazz, raga-esque excursions, and western-country modes. Yet out of this diversity, it’s the dynamic way which he ties his interests together that is key to his art.

     

    MacKay currently appears as a solo artist,  and in current and ongoing collaborations with partners including Katinka Kleijn (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Sam Wagster (Cairo Gang), LeRoy Bach (Wilco, Five Style), Frank Rosaly (Health & Beauty), Renée Baker, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Michael Zerang (The Blue Lights), Marvin Tate, Ryley Walker, Doug McCombs (Tortiose, Brokeback), Charles Rumback, Haley Fohr (Circuit des Yeux) and Tim Kinsella (Joan of Arc).

    His records have received praise in reviews by the Chicago Reader, Mojo, The Ear, Uncut, Downbeat, Paste, Pitchfork and New City among other publications. In 2014, he was composer-in-residence at Ragdale Foundation, and awarded an Individual Artist grant by the Illinois Arts Council (IAC).

    He has performed with Renee Baker’s Chicago Modern Orchestra (Creative Music Summit – Sunyata: Towards Absolute Emptiness) at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) , produced work on the soundtrack of the film Crying Earth Rise Up (Prairie Dust Films), and took part in Toby Summerfield’s Never Enough Hope recording & record release concert.

    In 2016 MacKay played a solo set supporting set support Bonnie Prince Billie / Bitchin’ Bajas on their summer tour, performed at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival with Marvin Tate’s Weight of Rage, performed in a duo with Katinka Kleijn (Chicago Symphony Orchestra) at the Outer Ear festival at Experimental Sound Studios (ESS), appeared at Desert Daze festival in Joshua Tree, California with Ryley Walker, and supported Bill Callahan.

    MacKay grew up in Pittsburgh and lived in several cities east and west before settling in Chicago in 1998.

     

  • Pairdown

    Pairdown

    Music

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Opus One Presents

Bill MacKay with Special Guest Pairdown

Sat Oct 13 2018 10:30 PM

(Doors 10:00 PM)

Club Cafe Pittsburgh PA
Bill MacKay with Special Guest Pairdown

$8.00 Ages 21+

21 and Over * Limited seating and standing room only. Seating available on a first-come first-serve basis only

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Ages 21+
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General Admission
Limited Seating and Standing Room Only
$8.00

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Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.