ok|ok's EATING MANTIS September 18th 8pm at Roulette

ok|ok''s EATING MANTIS- for the Grateful Web

Celebrating the release of ok|ok's first album EATING MANTIS, and keeping in line with the band's philosophy of turning concerts into borderless events for all to enjoy, RKM Music presents a FREE multi-media event by the avant-jazz/avant-rock group ok|ok who will be performing works from the new album. Lending visual support will be video artist Benton-C, known for his live visual performances with such artists as Bobby Previte and the Beastie Boys. Also not to be missed: the premier of the director's cut of ok|ok's animated music video "Hunt" by PECKS, a visual-artist team in Japan, which recently won the Reel Thirteen short film competition and was broadcast on THIRTEEN/WNET. The artful CD packaging was created by PECKS. 

ok|ok is Kyoko Kitamura on voice and laptop, Mike McGinnis on clarinet, Khabu Doug Young on guitars, Tony Moreno on drums. Steeped in the language of jazz improvisation but working with elements of rock, folk, poetry and their own beguiling style, ok|ok manages to seamlessly fuse avant-garde jazz with avant-garde rock, adding multi-lingual spoken words and inexplicable noises to create a wild landscape all its own.

"For all its eccentricity and oddball experimentation, Eating Mantis is a highly musical album. An inside/outside perspective defines this 2006 session...a promising and engaging effort from this New York City-based foursome. " - Alex Henderson, AllMusicGuide

Thursday, September 18th, 2008 @ 8pm (1 set only)
(meet and greet for the press and industry at 7:15pm)

No Cover, No Minimum, FREE
(no strings attached)

Roulette @ 20 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand Streets)
212.219.8242

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