|James Chance at CBGB by Eugene Merinov|
As a sort of sister piece to James' recent guest DJ spot on WNYU's Shake 'Em On Down, he also sat down with the station's Micah Loewinger, and discussed some of his musical influences - specifically James Brown, and the point where punk met funk via free jazz - on the show Citywide. James' interview is the first half of the show.
Word just in from the UK: The Futurismo label will be reissuing the Contortions BUY album in a deluxe 180 gram vinyl edition in early 2015!
What they say: Come contort yourself…the New York No Wave classic from the CONTORTIONS is back! It’s just over 35 years since James Chance first assaulted turntables with the juddering jazz punk fusion that permeate the tracks immortalised on BUY. Continued here.
Besides the London show James will be playing Wednesday night with Melt Yourself Down, he'll also be playing a couple of other European shows on this short trip.
On Thursday, Nov. 6, he'll be making a super-rare appearance in Warsaw, Poland! Details can be found here.
On Saturday, Nov. 8, he'll be playing in Paris. Details for this gig are available here.