Bee vs. Moth, an Austin-based "instrumental art rock combo" is coming to St. Louis to perform on Friday, October 8 at Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center.
The date is part of a Midwest tour supporting their new album Acronyms. The self-described "wild and brassy quintet" with "one foot in the world of jazz and creative improvisation, and the other firmly planted on a distortion pedal" consists of Ivo Gruner (trumpet), Thomas van der Brook (baritone and tenor saxes), Aaryn Russell (guitar), Philip Moody (electric and upright basses) and Sarah Norris (drums and percussion). Bee vs. Moth's press materials also make reference to Tom Waits, Frank Zappa and New Orleans jazz, making for a potentially interesting blend of influences.
You can see Bee vs. Moth in the embedded window below, which contains the music video for "Ugly Is The New Black," a song from Acronyms. The tune begins with a placid sax/trumpet melody and ends up in a frantic, shred-style electric guitar solo, and thereby serves to illustrate the band's self-description rather neatly.
Showtime for Bee vs. Moth at the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center is 8:00 p.m., and tickets for the all-ages show are $5 at the door.