Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Come see my friends, brothers John and Scott Aruda, kick some ass on sax and trumpet, tomorrow night, to celebrate 10 years of Club d'Elf! ***

Thursday, March 13, 2008

CLUB D'ELF celebrates 10 years at The Lizard Lounge
1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138.
2 shows: 8:30 p.m. & 11:30 p.m.
First show - doors at 7:30 p.m. / show at 8:30 p.m.
Second show - doors 11:00 p.m. / show at 11:30 p.m.
$20 each.

with John Medeski (keyboards), Duke Levine (guitar), Mister Rourke (turntables), Vicente Lebron (congas & percussion), Mike Rivard (bass & sintir), Dean Johnston and Erik Kerr (drums... alternating), with many special guests including: John Aruda (sax), Scott Aruda (trumpet), Jerry Leake (gun gon), Tom Hall (tenor sax), David Johnston (guitar & vocal), Kevin Barry (lap steel), Randy Roos (guitar), and more! Phew...

Artist Alicia LaVigne has created a special poster to commemorate the event, which will be available for purchase at the show, and will probably wind up on the merch page at eventually, as well.


It was in February of 1998, when a rag-tag band of face-wearing aliens masquerading as homosapien funk-trance musicians congregated for the first time at the suitably reptilian environs of the Lizard Lounge for a night of ceremonial brew haha. Hahaha, indeed! Fast forward 10 years later, and here we are, still at it. Proving the sayers of nay wrong, and confounding and delighting multitudes along the way, Club d'Elf prepares to celebrate a decade of queasy listening with a show to end all shows. Seriously, this one is going to be one to travel back in time and tell your ancestors about over a frothy cup of some foul-tasting beverage w/ a taint of the eternal.

The advance tickets are all sold out, but don't say we didn't warn you! There will be, however, about 35 or so tickets available first come/first served at the door for each show. We wish we could accommodate everyone, but the place only holds 110. We will be multi-track recording the show, so if you can't get in or live too far away, you'll be able to enjoy the festivities - at least the music - at a later date.

I wish that I had time to write a more fitting essay about what the past 10 years have been like, but I don't, and you have better things to do anyway. However, I would like to offer some well-deserved thank you's: first of all, to all of the incredible musicians with whom I have had the great privilege & honor to share the stage these past 10 years; to Billy Beard for offering us a gig and providing a forum for our semi-regular, non-denominational revival meetings; to the Lizard staff, past and present and imaginary, who have made us feel so at home and forgiven us for the times when we felt TOO at home; and to all of the people including YOU who have supported us and come out to the shows, and maybe even bought a CD or two. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. From the bottom of my black little heart, I am truly & deeply humbled. All right, brushing tears aside, onward.

Also see Club d'Elf, Scott Aruda, and John Aruda on Myspace.

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