Chet Doxas – Rich in Symbols

Chet Doxas launches Rich in Symbols, a new album inspired by NYC visual artists of the 1980s.


Chet Doxas – Rich in Symbols
Opening Act – Lawful Citizen
Sept 7th / 19h30
Artgang Montréal
6524 Rue St-Hubert, Montréal, QC

25$ (Show + album)
15$ (Show)

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The music that Doxas has composed for this recording and live show was written by ear while standing in front of his favorite paintings in various museums throughout New York City. During the live performance, the paintings are projected in HD behind the ensemble as the band performs the corresponding “soundtrack.”

For his latest recording, Chet Doxas has gathered together several of the most acclaimed musicians in modern music today: Matthew Stevens (guitar), Zack Lober (bass), Eric Doob (drums) and special guests, John Escreet on piano, multi-award winning trumpeter, Dave Douglas and guitarist, Dave Nugent to lend their definitive sound to several of the album’s songs. Produced by Liam O’Neil (Kings of Leon, Metric, Broken Social Scene), Rich in Symbols keeps its feet planted firmly in the worlds of rock, jazz, improvised music and cinematic soundscapes.

Rich in Symbols is an album that presents an artist with an original vision and a fully formed voice. It is a statement that credits the listener by putting them in the here and now of instrumental music by asking them the question: “What do paintings sound like?”

Lawful Citizen Opening Act)

Lawful Citizen has developed a repertoire of intense original music that does not shy away from anything. Their music is meant to seek truth and find deeper meaning through composition and improvisation. Formed by Evan Shay in late 2015, the goal of this band was to bring together four unique musicians who have strong voices on their instruments. It is a combination of American and Quebecois grit, a combustion of dangerous melodies, hard grooving guitar, low bass, and hardcore drums. Yet, they have a softer side, with tunes that respond to emotional events in their lives. A wide range of sources including post bop era jazz, improvised music, metal, rock, electronic, blues, and Americana has influenced their music.

Band Members

Evan Shay (Seattle, WA/Montreal, QC)- Tenor Saxophone
Aime Duquet (Montreal, QC)- Guitar & Effects
Antoine Pelegrin (Montreal, QC)- Electric Bass & Effects
Kyle Hutchins (Cottekill, NY/Montreal, QC)- Drums