Magic In The Other
Fri 12/6/19 @ 9:00 PM PT
Magic In The Other (MITO) creates anthemic and empathetic music that is utterly relatable and infectiously danceable. Since their inception in 2017, they’ve been a band driven by originality and have set out to make a mark in music. Led by drummer-lead singer Ezra Lipp (Phil Lesh & Friends, ALO) and joined by guitar-wizard Roger Riedlbauer (Mercury Falls, Jolie Holland) and sought after bassist Steve Adams (ALO, Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers), this intrepid Oakland, CA-based trio has been called “Avant-rock”. The band mixes soaring jazz lines, African-inspired rhythms and melodies, and soul sensibilities over the bedrock of a rock and roll rhythm section that transmits a sound that is wholly unique. Steeped in the perpetual fluidness of improvisation, but mindful that stellar song-writing should form its core, MITO’s razor-sharp, precision playing is paired with Lipp’s achingly truthful lyrics that speak to the human condition.