(Edited to add: though actually, some of Shocked's gospel stuff is pretty good!)
Anyhow, that's what everyone ELSE is writing about tonight, I guess, but I'm here to tell y'all about something completely unrelated: Darren Williams is back in town for a cool avant-sax gig with V. Vecker, March 20th! See poster, below - each man will do a solo set, then square off against each other or somethin'. After that, on Thursday the 21st, Williams reports that he will be playing "in an explodo-free-jazz trio with Dave Chokroun on bass, Kevin Romain on drums at Thor's Palace; guitarist Gord Grdina and drummer Kenton Loewen will also be performing in their duo known as Pink Brown." So that's cool, too.
I can barely go to gigs, I'm not really listening to jazz or noise much these days, I haven't seen Darren since at least the jazzfest last year, and I won't be at the show... but Darren is a nice guy and I've always enjoyed his music and his posters are cool, so why not share it?