Fauna open for J Mascis, release new EP and custom-built theremin
Minneapolis's own Fauna might not be as immediately recognizable, but their frontman's influence on the music scene, both locally and internationally, is downright legendary. Zachary Vex (vocals and guitar) is the owner and inventor of Z. Vex Effects guitar gear, located and operated in Minneapolis. Zachary Vex is a sound engineer, and all around music genius.
This Saturday, Fauna will play a CD-release for their new Cellophane EP, featuring four new Fauna songs, plus the release of a special edition of the EP that comes with an electronic theremin crafted out of a CD case. The "Intelligent Theremin," designed by Z.Vex Effects, is being released for the first time anywhere. It is a small self-contained, battery-operated, quantized theremin. This theremin plays in any key, using selectable major, minor or chromatic scales, and plays perfectly in tune.
|Photos courtesy Zachary Vex|
Fauna is Zachary Vex (vocals and guitar), Jerry Lefkowitz (guitar and vocals), Peter VonGrossmann (bass), and Todd Lipelt (drums and vocals). Fauna was formed over 20 years ago and took a 17-year hiatus before reforming last year. Cellophane, their new release, is their first new recording since 1993.
FAUNA play a CD-release show and open for J Mascis and Kurt Vile & the Violators on SATURDAY, APRIL 2, at the 7th ST ENTRY. 18+. $20. 8 p.m.