AGP Ends at the Beginning
On Saturday Addison Groove Project closed its decade long career with a sold-out show at Bostons Paradise Rock Club. During its two-set performance the quintet offered a mix of material from its five albums and debuted a slew of new covers: the Polices Bed’s Too Big Without You, Jimi Hendrixs Izabella, the Doobie Brothers What A Fool Believes and Princes Kiss. The latter two songs also featured longtime AGP supporter Jennifer Hartswick on vocals. Later, AGP road manager Aaron AC Chillin Cohen took the stage, supplying lead vocals on a cover of Young MCs Bust A Move with band manager Lee Seelig on clave and Hartswick on additional vocals. Fittingly, the night ended with the first song on the groups self-titled debut, Gorgonzola.
While AGPs time has come to a close, keyboardist Rob Marscher remains busy. On Sunday the keyboardist performed with Matisyahu as part of Aaron Dugan’s Booby Trap Improvisational Purim Musical Explosion at Brooklyn, NYs Southpaw. The evening featured over two hours of dub-inspired improvisation fronted by Matisyahu and guitarist Dugan. Matisyahu also helped read the traditional Purim text the Megilla before the show and distributed Hamantashen treats to the audience.