Marfa Dialogues

Bitchin Bajas

April 15, 2016

Ballroom Marfa + Remote Soundtracks Present
Bitchin Bajas
with a VJ set by Mellow Arms
Friday, April 15, 2016
8-11pm in the Ballroom Marfa Courtyard

Bitchin Bajas returns to Marfa for an evening of kaleidoscopic psychedelia and collective good vibes in the Ballroom courtyard. Bitchin Bajas is the project of Cooper Crain, Dan Quinlivan and Rob Frye. Using a combination of synthesizers, guitars, flutes and saxophones, the trio conjures an otherworldly sound informed by the hypnotic rhythms of Krautrock, the scintillating guitar work of Robert Fripp, and the longform mysticism of classic New Age cassette tapes.

Bitchin Bajas’ most recent album, Epic Jammers and Fortunate Little Ditties, a collaboration with Will Oldham, serves as a sort of uplifting guided meditation, Oldham’s voice drifting through the intertwined drones and melodies. Their show at Food Shark Land at the 2015 Marfa Myths festival was among the highlights of the weekend, and their performance at the First Christian Church on New Year’s Eve 2015 has already become a local legend.

Bitchin Bajas’ performance will be preceded by a live VJ set from local artist and musician Mellow Arms. Vapegoat Rising, Arturo Bandini‘s micro-exhibition in the courtyard, will also be on view with its fog machine adding to the ambiance. Bring your own drinks, blankets, picnic supplies and positive energy to this communal bliss-out.

This production is a joint venture of Ballroom Marfa and Remote Soundtracks, a mind-expanding radio program hosted by Stephen “Chick” Rabourn from 9-11pm on the last Sunday of each month on Marfa Public Radio.

    Bitchin Bajas at Ballroom Marfa is made possible in part by the generous support of National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, the Ballroom Marfa Board of Trustees and Ballroom Marfa members.

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    Special thanks to Ross Cashiola, Jon C. Coleman, Cooper Crain, Rob Frye, Ginger Griffice, Dan Quinlivan, Chick Rabourn, and Gory Smelly.