Organik Time Machine at Stillwater
Since Organik Time Machine came together in 2006, the Ashland-based jam band has garnered fans up and down the West Coast with its electronic groove.
Band members Cory Harrell, John Anderson, Jessie Ostreicher and Nickles D'onofrio use keyboards, synths, a loop-based software music sequencer, guitar, electronic drums and bass to blend funk, hip-hop, reggae and jazz into their music.
OTM will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Stillwater, 1951 Highway 66, Ashland.
The band caught the attention of Relix Magazine this spring with its single "Barefoot," and the song was distributed on Relix's monthly sampler CD. The magazine, originally under the name Dead Relix, has been around since 1974, growing out of the network of Grateful Dead concert-goers who taped and traded live recordings.
OTM's new independent studio album, "Ancient Sounds From a Distant Future," was released this year. It's available at cdbaby.com.
Also this year, OTM has made appearances on stages with notables such as Heavyweight Dub Champion, Blue Turtle Seduction, EOTO (a spin-off of String Cheese Incident), Zilla, Albino and others.
The group's loose song structure and heavy improvisations make each show unique, and by bridging the mix of electronic beats and melodies with the live feel of a jam band, OTM's music hopes to reach a wide range of music lovers.
Hear music by OTM on the band's MySpace site. Cover at Stillwater is $5. Call 482-6113.