Sick City Four
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Sick City Four


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"Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, and Loud, Loud Music: Sick City 4"

As Sick City Four played, the odd contrast of an experimental jazz trio and the bar packed with U of L fans became glaring. Some seemed interested, some left in disgust when they realized this was the type of entertainment Harley's was offering them. But that's what makes a city interesting - American Gloam Blog/Brian Manley

"The Capacity to Affront"

As is their wont, the band was playing mostly long, sprawling improvs. Even beyond their disgust with the music, the crowd was frustrated with the lack of song breaks during which they could register said disgust. As it became clear the band wasn't leaving the stage anytime soon, different things started happening. - The Death of Everything Blog/William Zink

"Chapter Forty-Four: Sick City Four/Furlong"

They definitely won my attention as one of the more interesting bands in town that breathe no sighs of conformity. It's an aggressive rake of jazz. This record is barbwired sax, drums, trumpet and guitar that doesn't lounge in expected free jazz configurations. It grabs your midcage and rips it up like a root vegetable. - American Gloam Blog/Brian Manley


Antithetical to the ordered unfolding of jazz improv as well as to the fire-and-reload nature of most other free improv, "Burundi Punch Clock" is a small masterpiece of interlocked improvised parts that form a dramatic whole. And the Sick City Four managed to squeeze all that onto a 7" record (!) - The Death of Everything Blog/William Zink


Split 7-inch 45 rpm Sick City Four "Burundi Punchclock" 2012
produced by Gubbey Records.

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The Sick City Four began playing in Bloomington, IN circa 1987-1995. Now located in Louisville, KY 1995-present.