Schleigho / Ampevene
Schleigho returns to Albany after many years and they aim tear it up. Local band Ampevene opens the show
Schleigho has been a nationally touring jazz-fusion band since the early 1990’s and have released 5 Cd’s, playing regularly at clubs and theaters up and down the east-coast, mid- west and west coast over the mid ’90’s and early 2000’s. Instrumental, energetic, raw and at times down-right sinister. Down from roughly 200 shows a year at the turn of the millennium, don’t miss Schleigho if they are in your neck of the woods.
A pure listening and visceral experience, Ampevene blends a free form frenzy, jagged riffs, and hypnotic rhythms into a tight, psychedelic, sonic landscape, designed to trip up and trip out any listener. Ampevene draws influence from renowned artists such as Omar Rodriguez Lopez, Miles Davis, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, TOOL, Mastodon, King Crimson, John Frusciante, and more, yet somehow manages to create something completely unique for their listeners. An Ampevene live show will walk you through an experimentation of sounds ranging from soft floating grooves to heavy math based confusion, and even downright noise. Yet somehow their complexity doesn’t outshine the pure emotion and even comfort that the songs exude at the same time. Ampevene has shared the stage with notable acts including Moon Hooch, Consider The Source, Aqueous, Echotest, Lespecial, Mister F, Flux Capacitor, and Felix Martin. Ampevene has also been included on several festivals, including Lark Fest, the biggest one day street festival in New York State.
“Ampevene delivers a highly energetic, atmospheric environment, tearing the borders between every genre at their disposal. Ampevene continues to set the bar high for progressive rock throughout New York, keeping spectators on their heels from their improvisational clash of metal and jazz.” – Karissa Doerr, NYS Music