"...a smarter, more harmonically involved band that never stays locked in a single groove. Its Meters meets Miles approach, though certainly tailored for the crossover, jam band set, was of the type that would be equally attractive to more discriminating listeners."
--Bill Kohlhaase, L.A. Times

By Bruce Moore
All good things eventually come to an end. And GREAT things as well, such as the acclaimed Seattle-based band Zony Mash. Formed was in 1995 by Wayne Horvitz, Zony Mash became the unofficial house band at the OK Hotel (RIP) for several years, right from the get-go. Although named after an obscure Meters tune, Zony Mash is nevertheless *not* a Meters tribute group. They play original music (and a few well-chosen covers) that mixes elements of avant-rock, jazz, funk and the '60's/'70's San Francisco sound. Zony Mash is Wayne Horvitz on Hammond B-3 organ and keyboards, Timothy Young on electric guitar, Keith Lowe on bass and Andy Roth on drums.

Zony Mash has toured numerous times on the west coast, has done three US tours and has also played in Europe and Iceland. Four Zony Mash CDs are available: Cold Spell (1997), Brand Spankin' New (1998) and Upper Egypt (2000), all out on Knitting Factory Records ( Their most recent CD, Live In Seattle (2002), was released on Liquid City Records (

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ZONY MASH (Farewell Shows!)
FRI. & SAT. DECEMBER 12 & 13, 2003
The Rainbow - 722 NE 45th - Seattle
doors 9pm / shows 10pm / 21+
$12 day of show / $12 advance
club phone: 206.634.1761

Note: Zony Mash will also be playing a farewell concert on Thursday, Dec. 11th at the Wild Buffalo in Bellingham, WA.
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"If they're not slipping in the Mississippi mud on the hard-chugging "Second Time Around," they're down in the rec room doing the twist to the primitivistic guitar licks on "The Blue Rose." ...It's the mix of funk and fun that gives Upper Egypt the edge." --James Hale, DownBeat **** (four star review of the Upper Egypt album)

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