MITO's Fall Residency - Magic In The Other, Lender

Ivy Room Presents

MITO's Fall Residency - Magic In The Other, Lender


Wed · December 6, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

Magic In The Other
Magic In The Other
"This band is an intelligent music listener’s dream. The music is danceable but also worthy of focus to see their communication in real time...It is something special to bear witness to the birth of a band that could potentially take a scene by storm, you feel like you’re in on something – witness to something great...This band is worth your ears.." - Glide Magazine

Magic In The Other founder and leader Ezra Lipp has spent the last decade honing his craft as one of the most creative, versatile, and in-demand drummers in the Bay Area and beyond. He has performed all over the US and around the world with an impressive and diverse roster of bands and artists including the likes of Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, Iranian counter-culture superstar Mohsen Namjoo, Folk-Soul troubadour Sean Hayes, and many others. In this long-overdue original project, Lipp has created a collaborative vehicle with which to express his unique musical sensibilities. Magic In The Other brings to life original compositions, presents creative twists on unexpected covers, and delves into unexplored musical territory only possible when communicating deeply with other fine musicians and a potent audience. Undoubtedly, the performance is also peppered with banter and antics reflecting Lipp’s unique brand of humor and creativity.

In the very first incarnation of Magic In The Other, Ezra Lipp has recruited a swift and nimble trio featuring the relentlessly groovy Steve Adams on the bass (ALO, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers) and innovative Oakland guitarist Roger Riedlbauer (Mercury Falls). The music indirectly borrows from many different influences and idioms: be it the rhythmic sophistication of Jazz and West African music, the energy and spirit of Rock N’ Roll, the movement based compositional format of Western Classical, or the improvisatory intensity of North India Ragas. However, it ultimately fuses many influences together to create something unique and refreshing. Magic In The Other attempts to deeply connect with the listener, creating a mentally stimulating, emotionally resonate, highly danceable, and distinctly transformative experience where everyone leaves feeling slightly more magical.
MITO is thrilled to be hosted at The Ivy Room this fall where they will be playing 6 shows between Oct-Dec with a different band every night!

Magic In The Other is in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign to fund their debut album, you can learn about the project here.
Lender is a trio of SF Bay Area natives who started playing music together in high school. Their original sound drew largely on classic rock and jam band influences, then began to mix in a wide range of modern and alternative inspirations. The result is a unique blend of styles ranging from heavy psychedelic walls of sound, to soft melodic grooves, to floor pounding funk. Along with a strong rhythm section and catchy guitar riffs, you can always expect interesting lyrics and carefully crafted vocal harmonies. They’ve been called a mixture of Beck, The Grateful Dead and Radiohead, among many other influences. However it is immediately apparent Lender has created a sound that is all their own.

Their first album "You Play Me" was produced at Ex'pression College in Emeryville, CA and released in 2014. Their second album "Dad Rock For Moms" was produced by J Jaffe at Studio D Recording in Sausalito, CA, and released in 2016.

Their first music video "Take Your Time" was released in October 2017 and has been screened at film festivals across the country and abroad, including the Mill Valley Film Festival, Austin Music Video Festival, San Francisco Dance Film Festival, Kinsale Shark Awards in Ireland and more, winning numerous awards.
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706