Cult jazz collective Uncomfortable Science are hitting Bodriggy for an April residency

Cult jazz collective Uncomfortable Science are hitting Bodriggy for an April residency

Words by Arielle Richards

Enliven your Wednesdays at Bodriggy.

An Uncomfortable Science residency is set to invigorate Bodriggy’s headquarters over the next four weeks, across each Wednesday in April.

Uncomfortable Science, the eclectic brainchild of frontman Lachlan Mitchell, is a collective that sees an ever-changing roster of musicians brought together onstage for a completely-improvised jam.

What you need to know

  • Uncomfortable Science is performing a residency at Abbotsford’s Bodriggy Brewing Co. this April
  • The free events will take place each Wednesday, from 7pm
  • The gigs will each see a completely different ensemble of artists performing on strings, percussion and keys, with a different DJ each week as well

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Mitchell, who includes Laneous, Vulture St Tape Gang, Harry James Angus and Jazz Party amongst his musical repertoire, directs this rotating roster of artists live using only a whiteboard and marker, resulting in a reflexive, responsive reimagining of what live music is.

The residency kicks off on April 7, ‘exotica style’, with Don Stewart on the vibraphone, Kade Brown on keys, Tamara Murphy on double bass and Nick Martyn and Dom Hede on percussion. DJ Peteza will be the special guest.

Week two, April 14, welcomes the ‘ghoul boiz’, featuring Jack Richardson on guitar, Joel Trigg on keys, Angus Radley on bass and Alon Ilsar on drums, alongside DJ Lori on the decks.

For week three, April 21, you can expect to see Mina Yu on keys, Sorcha Albuquerque on guitar, Dan Rock playing bass and Maria Moles on drums. John Bailey will be DJing this one too.

On April 28, the residency will come to a close, and will see Simon Mavin and Brad Bellard play keys, Paul Bender play bass while Nick Martyn jumps on the tubs. On DJ duties is the beloved Sophie McAlister.

As part of the residency, Uncomfortable Science will perform two one-hour sets each night, kicking off from 7pm.

Uncomfortable Science hit Bodriggy each Wednesday in April. For more info, check out Bodriggy’s Facebook events page or their website.