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Sexual Disaster Quartet

Lexington, Kentucky, United States

Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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Source: Walter Tunis, Contributing Music Writer
MUSIC LIVE MUSIC RECORDINGS ON THE SCENE Brian Auger and Sexual Disaster Quartet 9 p.m. May 25 at The Dame, 156 W. Main. $5. (859) 226-9005. Every so often, a performance rolls our way, and we put aside any suggestion of critical reserve and implore you to attend. This is one of them. Tonight's summit of veteran jazz keyboardist Brian Auger and prime local funk-fusion tribe Sexual Disaster Quartet at The Dame is, quite simply, where you need to be

Published on May 25, 2007, Page 4, Lexington Herald-Leader (KY)
- Lexington Herald-Leader (KY)


The locals get prime stage time. The Sexual Disaster Quartet does double duty with shows tonight at The Dame, 156 West Main Street (9 p.m., $5,, with Darnell Levine opening) and Saturday at the Fishtank, 500 East Euclid Avenue (11 p.m., $5, Together, the performances should serve as a strong coming-out for the band's fine new self-titled indie disc. Based in funk and fusion, the Quartet, which is really a quintet, runs all over the groove map on the recording. Typical of the fun is the 11-minute 'Fell,' in which loose-fitting jams led by drummer Tyler Little and criss-crossing ensemble exchanges set up comfortably paced solo segments from Ross Whitaker on guitar and, later, Sam Flowers on trumpet. The album-opening 'Product,' with Flowers on vocals, leans to a cooler R&B mood, and 'Judy Fly' flirts with playful, brassy funk. Sometimes the rhythms are tight and electric. In other instances, they all but open up and ooze onto the living room floor. Either way, the record makes for a tasty listen of jazz-savvy works that move the band's funky but very distinctive muse. Call (859) 254-3474 for info on the Fishtank show and (859) 226-9005 for the Dame performance.

Published on August 24, 2007, Page 4, Lexington Herald-Leader (KY) - Lexington Herald-Leader (KY)


"For anyone even moderatly in the dumps,the quintet offers a guaranteed pick-me-up in its mix of efficient grooves,Fender-style keyboards and soloists who keep even the bluesier tunes on the upbeat side. Quite simply,SDQ is one of Lexington's best. "
- Walter Tunis, Lexington Herald Leader


Sexual Disaster Quartet
by Sexual Disaster Quartet



Sexual Disaster Quartet (SDQ) considers itself the luckiest band in the Southeast. It seems miraculous to have gathered five prodigious talents who have similar artistic vision into one band. Each member has studied music in an unrestricted and personal way and brings this study to bear in a cenergetic collective experience. Not to sound like some condescending, self indulgent think ensemble, SDQ endeavors to engage the listener's primal instincts first- dance till the sweat pours off your chin- and then entice the intellect and the soul to hunger for what might be next.
"We play what we like", is the most often given response to the question,
"What kind of music do you play?"
Jam,R&B, rock, funk and soul are the common ground all five players stand on. But then, just when you think you have SDQ pigeon holed. We present hints of modern symphonic harmonies, electronic music of all kinds like Square Pusher or Eric Truffaz, Latin music- especially Brazilian- and more obscure folk musics which are too numerous to list here.
SDQ absolutely insists on honesty in both composition and execution, which means to us that although our "sound" is amalgamous we maintain a concise direction without meandering into hazy discombobulations.
Most importantly, SDQ's members have a blast playing our music. We live to play live before throngs of convinced people who are having the time of their life. We want to make the audience feel something, whatever that might be.
Now you're likely wondering why our quartet has five members. "Sexual Disaster Quartet" (Irving Welsch) is the name of a short story with four one paragraph plots that are loosely related to each other. We chose this name not for the respect of the work as much as our identification with the title's implications for each of us. We hope each of you can relate as well (even if you won't admit it) and will let our music take the sting out of your last, or set the scene for your next, Sexual Disaster Quartet.