A Zen-like Trance
On July 24, Zen will return to New York City. A follow-up to 2003s livetronica themed gathering, Zen II will bring a variety of electronic jambands to the New York nightclub EXIT2. The inaugural Zen took place at Webster Hall and featured the New Deal, Big in Japan, Ming + FS, Brothers Past and Sucker Punch—-a supergroup boasting members of the Disco Biscuits, Sound Tribe Sector 9 and the New Deal. JM2 and Brothers Past are the first acts confirmed for this years Zen. An all-star group itself, JM2 is comprised of the New Deals Jamie Shields, the Allys Mike Greenfield and the Disco Biscuits Marc Brownstein and Jon Gutwillig. For more on the livetronica scene, be sure to pick up a copy of this months Relix .