Monday, December 3
HOUSEHOLD, INK PRESENTS
Assorted Headless Household Press Quips
“Soundwise, it is an eclectic and surprisingly alluring program that covers a variety of genres that, while certainly experimental, remains accessible. The group’s interest in the fusion of electric and acoustic touches is seen from the outset... Overall, a quirky--in a good way--outing from a group that is certainly charting its own course.” --Jay Collins, Cadence
“...solid musicianship and an admirable willingness to toss in whatever strikes their fancy.” --Aaron Steinberg, Jazz Times
“Long-running Santa Barbara eclecto-jazz weirdoes Headless Household have simmered all their exotic flavors into a very palatable goulash called Blur Joan (Household Ink). Joe Woodard,Dick Dunlap and Tom Lackner really orchestrated this one, and with the help of brilliant friends (Dave Binney, Jim Connolly, Julie Christensen et al.), swing and waltz and reggae and sound effects unite - natural, warm and full of protein.” --Greg Burk, Los Angeles Weekly
“The first thing to understand about the Household’s music is that when they announce a genre-say, polka for example-that hardly means they will stick to anything much resembling a traditional polka, or even that one of their polkas will sound much like another.... What unites these disparate approaches is a commitment to the sound and values of free improvisation... Everything that gets thrown into this musical blender seems to belong there...Here’s to many more years of this unique Santa Barbara tradition. “ --Charles Donelan, Santa Barbara Independent, re: the 2006 Xmas Concert
“This is a complex musical aggregation whose takes on various musical forms are fascinating. Each of the members is a solid professional -- a musician whose experience encompasses pop, jazz, classical, rock, and as-yet-undefined musical disciplines.” --Stanley Naftaly, Santa Barbara News-Press
”Music this wildly diverse can never be properly marketed in this age of specialization, but that doesn’t make it any less extraordinary.” --Bill Milkowski, Tower Pulse magazine
”Headless Household achieved regional cult status by the late 1990s, thanks to their quirky and eclectic kind of new music, their relentless live shows and a string of albums....” --All-Music Guide (www.allmusic.com)
”Headless Household still seems to think that a mind is a terrible thing to waste..” --Greg Burk, L.A. Weekly
"Visions of sugar plums danced in their heads." --Clement Clarke Moore (attr.)
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using Visa, Master Card, and American Express. Phone (805) 963-0408 (V / TDD).
Take Highway 101 to Carrillo Street, exit and turn toward the mountains (northbound turns right, southbound turns left). Proceed to Chapala Street (fourth light) and turn right. Proceed 1-1/2 blocks and turn left into either of two entrances to Paseo Nuevo. Park near the elevator, or proceed to roof-level parking.