Mike Dillon & Punkadelic / Hello!3D / C-Level

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Mike Dillon & Punkadelic / Hello!3D / C-Level
Sat, Jul 27 Show: 8:30 pm (Doors: 7:30 pm )
$15 - $18
Mike Dillon & Punkadelic
Hello!3D
C-Level

Saturday, July 27
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:30pm
$15 adv / $18 dos
All Ages
+$3 at door if under 21

Mike Dillon & Punkadelic
What began as a pandemic-era solo project soon evolved into a trio, featuring Dillon (Ricki Lee Jones, Ani DiFranco, Les Claypool) on vibraphone, marimba, Prophet 6, congas, and bongos, Brian Haas (Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey) on Fender Rhodes, piano, bass Moog, melodica and Nikki Glaspie (Beyonce) on drums, cymbals, vocals.
 
During 2020 and 2021, while many music venues were still shuttered, the group began touring, sweating their way through cuts Dillon and Haas had composed during quarantine writing sessions. Locking in on stage, it quickly became clear the band was functioning at a level which was new — and surprising — even to three live music veterans accustomed to life on the road.
 
“It became obvious to let this become a collaboration,” Dillon says, phoning from his van while driving between gigs. “A lot of people put together bands and maybe on paper they look incredible. This is really something all three of us are doing because we have so much love for one another and a love for the music that we started creating.”
 
“There’s only three of us, but we move together like a big, nasty school of fish,” Haas adds, laughing.

https://www.mikedillonvibes.com/
 

Mike Dillon & Punkadelic
Hello!3D
Hello!3D is a band that plays “Hot Weather Music” despite being from the infamously cold city of Cleveland
C-Level
To celebrate their 10th anniversary, C-Level hosted a two-night socially distant concert series at The Grog Shop and The Beachland Ballroom. Both nights sold out. C-level donated 100% of the money made from these shows to the venues raising over $4000. Each show featured an array of special guests that significantly impacted the band throughout their musical development.

The last fundraiser C-Level organized during 2020 was the Dog For Diego benefit. Dave Ziggy Deitke is a music educator at a charter school for kids with autism. One of Dave's students, Diego, is 11 years old boy battling autism, depression, ADHD, and severe anxiety. Diego and his family were trying to fundraise for a service dog but saw little results. 
C-level organized a week for streamed shows to promote his Wags-4-Kids campaign. Each night featured four bands live from two venues, the Beachland Ballroom and The Winchester. The shows had socially distant crowds and streamed on the internet and, together with an art raffle from Negative Space, raised over $9000, getting Diego his service dog and helping other kids with their Wags-4-Kids campaigns.