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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States | SELF

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States | SELF
Band Jazz Rock


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"Is LOVANOVA like Booker T and the Mg's for prog rockers?"

Is Lovanova like Booker T. & The M.G.'s for prog rockers? Or prog rock for those still hung over from the ’90s lounge revival? Milwaukee punk and noise alum Paul "Evil" Kneevers calls his latest band's style “lounge prog rock.” It's a fitting designation for Lovanova and the monstrous tones of Kneever’s Hammond organ. The nine instrumentals on the group's debut flit from bachelor pads heavy on leopard print and tiki lights to the spacious domains befitting Emerson, Lake & Palmer or Focus. Not far from either venue stands a soul revue with optional go-go dancers. If the concept seems a bit schizoid, that mighty keyboard keeps it all together. The interplay of guest flute and sax on a couple of pieces adds to the fun of music where "metal" needn't follow "heavy," and "lounge" isn't synonymous with "kitsch." - Shepherd Express Milwaukee


"We're All In It Together" - With its landmark second album release, Lovanova stretches the boundries of musical definitions, twisting lounge, jazz, prog, jam, funk, and r&b into a swirling,
driving and danceable experience. Starting with the easy
sensibility of “Minty Fresh Breath” or ”Tha Nasty Thang,”
to the majestic sonic landscapes created in “De Morteus”
or “Nineteen G’s”, the album takes listeners on a truly
unique auditory journey.

"Day 4 of Nine" features special guests. Brian Ritchie bassist/multi-instrumentalist and founder of legendary alt group The Violent Femmes lends his Shakuhachi talents on the song 'Monkey Bath'. Saxophone extraordinaire, Aaron Gardner took time away form his Milwaukee Symphony gig and numerous local Jazz projects to blow some wicked brass on 'Dirty Fingers'. Jason Loveall violinist of Milwaukee legendary prog trio The Danglers; saws the cat-guts on 'Day 4 of 9' and 'Fight Club'. Singer Tazardee Fortunado adds eerie vocal choir clusters to 'Day 4 of 9'.



Paul Kneevers is a veteran musician/producer from Milwaukee with album credits including Killdozer, The Electric Hellfire Club, The Probers The Lackloves and many more.

Guitarist Sean Williamson brings unique, fiery phrasing and currently performs with Jimmy at the Prom, the Bryan Cherry Band, and others.

Guitarist Joey Carini (www.myspace.com/joeycarini ) lends his angular textures as heard w/ his work with Fever Marlene, Willy Porter, Boxcar and others.

Providing rock-solid kit-work is drummer Dave Schoepke (www.myspace.com/schoepke). Dave currently peforms w/ Willy Porter, Natalia Zukermann and up and comin Afro-Beat ensemble Tristan Royalty Squad.