A white man wearing a bandana tied around his head playing the drums alongside another white man with a gray beard playing soprano sax.

Between a Rock and a Tiny Bell

Friday, April 25, 2008 at 8PM
Rensselaer Armory

Between a Rock and a Tiny Bell is a night of bands and solo performances whose work creates unlikely, powerful, and in many cases loud, synergies between divergent musical legacies.

The Lineup:


These are people who have gone beyond “fusion” or “polystylism” to create a new identity from seemingly irreconcilable forces. Spend an evening with new alchemies of punk, heavy metal, complexity, Scottish traditional music, 70s psychedelia, and (gasp) gritty minimalism. This concert is part of Rensselaer’s celebration of the 50th Anniversary of granting degrees in the Humanities.


Main Image: Han Bennink and Peter Brötzmann in the Armory in 2008 during Between a Rock and a Tiny Bell​​​. Video still: EMPAC.

Dates + Tickets

Between a Rock and a Tiny Bell
Friday 25
8:00 PM
April 2008