The Chandler Travis Philharmonic
by Richard Gehr
Kitschy, excessive, rambunctious, and unfettered, Cape Cod songwriter Chandler Travis’s immodestly named nine-piece group is not unlike a classic-pop reflection of the late Sun Ra’s Arkestra. That being said, Travis recently released a rare and unexpectedly sincere solo album, After She Left, and will surely stir some of its darker and subtler shadings into his outfit’s reliably entertaining and often volatile mix.
Sun., Nov. 8, 9 p.m., 2009