NY Progressive Rock band IZZ is back in California for their first full-band show in 10 years! The band will perform songs from their vast back catalog as well as their critically acclaimed new album, Don’t Panic.
IZZ is supported on the bill by Southern California proggers Lobate Scarp.
Without question one of the brightest lights on the American symphonic progressive rock scene, IZZ melds classic and modern prog influences, strong melodies, complex male-female multi-part vocal harmonies, and stirring guitar, synthesizer, bass, and double-drumming work into a familiar yet refreshing musical sound.
Since the release of their first album in 1999, IZZ has been a stalwart of the American progressive rock music scene. Releasing such memorable albums as I Move, My River Flows and The Darkened Room, IZZ has performed at numerous festivals in the North American progressive art rock circuit including NEARFest, ProgWest, ProgDay, Rosfest, Calprog and the Terra Incognita Festival in Quebec, Canada.
Combining a passion for melody with an adventurous musical spirit, IZZ has produced some of American progressive rock’s most beloved songs of the last 20 years including Coming Like Light, Star Evil Gnoma Su, Late Night Salvation and 23 Minutes of Tragedy.
Centered around the 18+ minute epic, 42, IZZ’s new album Don’t Panic reveals a fresh, new energy evidenced immediately by the title track’s driving bass and catchy hooks to the unpredictable musical twists of Age of Stars to the instrumental tour-de-force that is Moment of Inertia and the exquisite classical guitar piece, Six String Theory.
Lobate Scarp Bio
Lobate Scarp is a progressive rock band based in Los Angeles. Their influences range from Genesis, Yes, and Kansas, to the rock sensibilities of bands like Muse, Faith No More and Styx, and a pop infusion of catchy vocals like Simple Minds, Duran Duran, and The Police as well as strong ties to musical theater. Their interesting take on prog-rock will surely take you on a unique musical journey.
Lobate Scarp’s full-length debut album “Time and Space” received accolades from all over the world. The album took 5+ years and 50+ musicians to make. In addition to vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, also recorded were Trumpets, Saxophone, Viola, Violin, Cello, Theremin, Glockenspiel, and a 30+ person choir singing in Latin. Percussionist Alex Acuña (Weather Report) appears as a special guest in the opening 15-minute title track and Rich Mouser (Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic, Neal Morse) mixed and mastered the album. Steve Leavitt produced and engineered. It was made possible by a successful Kickstarter campaign and has since received accolades from all over the world, played on radio shows, podcasts, as well as had positive reviews in numerous music publications.
Their new singles “Nothing Wrong” “And We Tried” and ”Beautiful Light” will be released together on their upcoming EP entitled “Spirals and Portals”. The tracks were partially recorded and mixed once again at The Mouse House under the expertise of Mouser. David A. Hardy, the world’s oldest living space artist, has again created the artwork for the new EP and Lobate’s 2nd full length album due sometime in 2020.