Magic in the Other + Kelley Stoltz
Psych-dance infused indie-rock
“Some folks do their best to sound like their heroes; Kelley Stoltz once did a note-for-note re-creation of Echo & The Bunnymen’s Crocodiles. More recently, the Bunnymen hired him to be their touring rhythm guitarist, so that particular recreative need has probably been satisfied for the foreseeable future. And since Stoltz is a diligent and omnivorous student of beloved pop-music craft, he has plenty of other styles to unpack and reassemble on Que Aura. The sounds of early-’80s MTV drum-machine pop, ascendant Eagles funk, machine-age Iggy Pop and a whole lot of early-to-mid-’70s radio soul get stirred into the soup, some in great big lumps and others as subliminal spices. The accomplishment is immaculate…”
— Bill Meyer for Magnet Magazine, named Que Aura “essential new music”
Magic in the Other
Magic In The Other was born out of the idea that it is in the unknown where the most potent ground lays for magic and discovery. Assembled in early 2017 consisting of in-demand Bay Area musicians – drummer, lead vocalist and bandleader Ezra Lipp (Phil Lesh & Friends, Sean Hayes), bassist Steve Adams (ALO, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers) and guitar wizard Roger Riedlbauer (Jolie Holland), this innovative trio from Oakland, CA sets out to connect with their listeners, creating a mentally-stimulating, emotionally-resonate, highly-danceable, and distinctly-transformative experience where everyone feels just a little more magical. A rock trio at its core, MITO combines a slew of diverse influences to create an original sound of intelligent songwriting and heart-felt, improvisational fearlessness.