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Thursday, March 13 • 9:00pm - 9:30pm

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Founded in 2001 by a group of young Tehran artists and art students, 127 has found itself at the center of progressive cultural change in Iran.The band's music melds Iranian melodies and jazz with an alternative sound.The band's lyrics tell of the frustrations and joys of life, somehow managing to speak of their cultural time and place, while simultaneous reflecting universal frustrations of isolation, frustration, and hope. 127 is a 5 piece band - guitar,piano,trombone,bass and drums. The group has become a lighning-rod for international media attention. Through humerous articles and broadcasts in the western media, the group's website receives thousands of hits a month from a growing international listeners. 127 has also composed the original sound-track of the French/German Television's Arte production "Emamzade Internet"- a documentary directed by Reza Haeri- with the song "Digital Divide". a short documentary named "127,an Iranian band" (by Reza Haeri) aired by UK channel 4 of June, 2005 gained an intresting respond from British audiences, 127 was also the feature of a Swedish documentary aired in January of 2005. In addition to these television appearances, their music has reached radio around the world, and has been covered by major print media from Germany to the UK and US. In October 2005 127 completed a short US tour performing three wellreceived shows at DC, Boston and NYC, becoming the first Iranian rock band to tour the United States. The band also performed in SXSW 2006 and had various shows in Italy, Holland, France and Slovakia. 127 has not released any records in Iran since the band failed to acquire the necessary permissions from the ministry of culture and Islamic guidance. Phisteria records Sweden will release the band’s first ever official record July 2007.

Thursday March 13, 2008 9:00pm - 9:30pm CDT
Habana Annex 708 E 6th St

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