Rock & Pop

Broun Fellinis

When: Fri., Feb. 10, 8 p.m. 2012

It's sometimes considered a backhanded compliment to say that a band "defies expectations." But in the case of local experimental jazz trio Broun Fellinis, it's simply an appropriate descriptor. Formed in 1991, the band has weathered all kinds of changes in pop culture and taste -- including the renaissance and decline of improvisational, art rock-influenced jazz bands. Yet the individual talents of drummer Kevin Carnes, electric bassist Kirk Peterson, and saxophonist David Boyce have given the band real staying power. Their music flirts with many genres, incorporates through-composed material with freewheeling stuff, occasionally uses processors or loops but always sounds raw, and often privileges sounds over notes. The Fellinis have kept a fervent following for twenty years now, and they're still an absolute treat to witness live. They play at Disco Volante (347 14th St., Oakland) on Friday, Feb. 10. 9 p.m., free.

Rachel Swan

Price: free

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