Dull Fangs: Weekend Playlist by Dumb Waiter

by | Jul 17, 2020 | MUSIC

Every Friday night, RVA Mag brings you a totally rockin’ playlist curated by Virginia’s most influential artists, musicians, and institutions.

This week’s selection of killer tunes comes to us from Dumb Waiter, the avant-garde jazz-metal quartet that unifies the sounds of such disparate acts as Frank Zappa, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Iceburn, and John Zorn’s Naked City. Their complex, progressive instrumentals have been fascinating the musically adventurous in Richmond and beyond for years now, and earlier this year, they released their fourth full-length album, Tsk, which follows in the footsteps of third album Heck in taking its name from a popular interjection.

Releasing an album during a pandemic is bound to be a tough proposition, but it’s worth it to get a new collection of unique tunes for Dumb Waiter; copies are still available on vinyl and cassette from the band’s Bandcamp page now. You know what to do. And while you wait for the postman to arrive, rock your hot and humid weekend with this eclectic collection of inspiring tuneage from the musicians of Dumb Waiter. You’ll get sounds from every genre they incorporate and then some, resulting in an impressively wide variety.

Prog out, Virginia.

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