september, 2019

14sep8:00 pm10:00 pmThe Mike Dillon Band Special Birthday Show!8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Café Paradiso, 101 N Main Street, Fairfield, Iowa

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The Mike Dillon Band Special Birthday Show!

“punk rock provocateur,” “jazz vibraphone visionary,” and “percussion virtuoso”

Hey! It’s Mike’s birthday!!! Come help him celebrate! Mike Dillon has brought so much incredible music to Cafe Paradiso and Fairfield over the years -both directly and indirectly; this is an ideal opportunity for Fairfield to show him some love. Besides that we’re getting him on a Saturday night! This is a rare offering in the midst of his busy touring schedule. Hope to see you there! -Steve Giacomini, Cafe Paradiso

How many artists can claim being praised a “punk rock provocateur,” “jazz vibraphone visionary” and “percussion virtuoso” in the same sentence? There’s only one: Mike Dillon. Whether through his affiliation with artists like Les Claypool, Brave Combo and Ani DiFranco, collaborations such as Garage A Trois, The Dead Kenny Gs and Critters Buggin or bands he’s fronted, including Billy Goat and Hairy Apes BMX, the Texas-native has set his own standard for 25 years now.

The Mike Dillon Band has supported acts like Galactic, The Revivalists, Clutch, Primus, and Fishbone, while continuing to play music festivals and in cities across the U.S. In 2016, the Gambit’s Big Easy Awards named Mike Dillon “Performer of the Year” and the Mike Dillon Band “Best Punk/Metal Band” in New Orleans.

Living in New Orleans for over 10 years now, when not on the road with Rickie Lee Jones, Nolatet, or the Mike Dillon Band, Mike resides in New Orlean’s Musician’s Village.

Showtime is Saturday, September 14th at 8pm. Tickets are $12 in advance (cafeparadiso.net or at Paradiso), $15 at the show.