NOMO tour, make “fusion” less quease-inducing word

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NOMO has featured over 60 performers on its recordings, but it's the baby of Elliot Bergman, a jazz studies graduate of the University of Michigan. Recalling a whole lot of Afro Beat in its electro-infused sometimes free-jazz infested big band attack, the collective is doing a lot of good work killing memories of when fusion meant elevator-inspired clavatar being and polyrythmic “rock” drums and “funk” bass. Ah Jaco, may ye rest in peace.

NOMO signed to the eclectic jazz/hip hop/soul/electro California label Ubiquity for New Tones, their 2006 sophomore effort. The band will be playing the Pitchfork Festival, among other dates this July and June and have a release titled Better Than That due out on Kindred Spirits sometime this year.

Chick from NOMO dancing at SxSW Fader Party. My favorite is the white girl in the green shirt in the background:

09 Detroit Festival of the Arts Detroit Michigan
14 Liberty Plaza Ann Arbor Michigan
15 Mickey Finn's Pub Toledo Ohio
16 Ann Arbor Summer Festival Ann Arbor Michigan
17 The DAACGrand Rapids Michigan
18 The Picador Iowa City Iowa
19 The Waiting Room Omaha Nebraska
21 The Marquis Theater Denver Colorado
22 Aspen Jazz Festival Aspen Colorado
24 Spaceland Los Angeles California
25 Temple Bar Los Angeles California
26 Bottom Of the Hill San Francisco California
28 Doug Fir Lounge Portland Oregon
29 Tractor Tavern Seattle Washington

02 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis Minnesota

05 Pepper Jack Café Hamilton Ontario
06 El Mocambo Toronto Ontario
07 Montreal Jazz Festival Montreal Quebec
08 Middle East Boston Massachusetts
09 Joe's Pub New York New York
10 World Cafe Live Philadelphia Pennsylvania
11 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington DC
12 Shadow Lounge Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
13 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland Ohio
15 Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago Illinois