Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Mahogany Frog To Play Progday 2010


ProgDay is pleased to present Canadian proggers MAHOGANY FROG as our first band announcement for 2010.

MAHOGANY FROG was formed in 1998 when GRAHAM EPP (guitar, keyboards, trumpet) and JESSE WARKENTIN (guitar, keyboards) joined forces with NATHAN LOWEWEN (bass). With a shared interest in loud, psychedelic/experimental music, MAHOGANY FROG began to explore the basis of their sound and often coordinated functions at various halls, venues and cafes that created intense atmospheres with the use of film projection, interactive installations, performance art and an uninhibited spectrum of music.

Their first album was released in 2001. Since then the band has released four other recordings of their genre-defying mix of psyche, prog, jazz and electronica, and has continued to expand their musical direction and outlook. "Do5," the band's most recent release, has been hailed as their most complex and eclectic release to date.

The music of MAHOGANY FROG can be both challenging and soothing to the listener. Stabbing riffs using unusual notes and time signatures often dissolve into lush electro-soundscapes, and straightforward, rhythmic interludes can merely lay the foundation for syncopated counter-melodies or sound effects. The orchestration of the instruments can be unorthodox at times, using complex modal progressions or phrases as a basis for experimentations in arrangement, and the rhythm and lead sections trade roles quickly and often.

Considered to be one of the best bands to come out of Canada in recent years, ProgDay is happy to host their first festival appearance in the United States.

ProgDay is the longest running progressive rock festival in the world. ProgDay 2010 will take place on Saturday, September 4, and Sunday, September 5 at Storybook Farm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. For more information, and to hear music from this year's bands, please visit us at

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