New things are Happening!

Roger at the MC Escher Museum in Amsterdam.
Roger at the MC Escher Museum in Amsterdam.

1. THE TRINARY SYSTEM:  May 8 at TT the Bear’s Place, Cambridge, MA. 
The Trinary System was formed to draw attention to Miller’s BIG STEAM 45.  That song plus new and older material (and a few covers) will complete the set.  They are preparing for a next recording session.  (No Mission of Burma songs will be performed…)
Miller on guitar and vocal, Larry Dersch (Binary System/Big Steam) on drums, and P. Andrew Willis on bass and vocal .
The band plans to take no prisoners.  What would be the fun of that?
Video for Big Steam, featuring Larry Dersch on drums.

The Band EULA will be opening for the Trinary System.  They’ve opened for Burma a number of times.

2.  Sproton Layer, the Miller Brothers’ band from 1969-1971, has added three more shows.
Sproton Layer is not neo-psychedelic – they are psychedelic.  Roger on bass and vocals, Benjamin on guitar and vocals, and Laurence on drums.  Trumpeter Steve Smith (just off a couple gigs blowing w/Burma) will handle the trumpet duties.  The band’s last concert was 43 years ago.
Their album “With Magnetic Fields Disrupted”, recorded in 1970 and released in 2010 on World in Sound Records, has garnered high reviews from psych-heads who’ve listened.
           Michael Azerrad described their recordings in his book OUR BAND COULD BE YOUR LIFE: …a valuable document of an amazing band that sounded like Syd Barrett fronting Cream.”
          June 2013 Michigan dates confirmed:

Fri., June 14: The Blind Pig, Ann Arbor.
Sat., June 15: PJs Lager House, Detroit
          July 2013 East Coast dates confirmed:

Thurs., July 25: TT the Bear’s, Cambridge, MA
Fri., July 26: Mercury Lounge, NYC
Sat., July 27: Flywheel, Northampton, MA

3.  Mission of Burma‘s recent 3-day jaunt southward was good American fun.  First time we ever played Baltimore – and worth every second!  The band is currently solidifying an 8-day European trip for early July.

4.  Alloy Orchestra, the silent film accompanying trio with Miller on keyboard and two junk-metal percussionists, is performing all over the map as usual.  Special notice goes for our 7-day visit to the Ukraine in May.  See you there!

Moonrise over White Sands National Monument, New Mexico.
Moonrise over White Sands National Monument, New Mexico.

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