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Nick Millevoi’s Digital Reaction

October 28, 2023

Ars Nova Workshop presents thrilling guitarist Nick Millevoi and his Digital Reaction quartet, at Solar Myth on October 28.

Nick Millevoi is a guitarist and composer whose personal sound reflects the full history of electric guitar music, from early rock & roll and surf music through noise and the avant-garde. With his band, Desertion Trio, Nick has released four full-length albums, which have been called “potently surreal” (Rolling Stone), “a nonstop instrumental thrill-ride” (Aquarium Drunkard), and “supremely weird desert noir” (Noisey). With keyboardist Ron Stabinsky, Nick recently released The Sounds of Grassy Sound, which features guest appearances from the Meat Puppets.

Nick’s extensive discography includes everything from solo experimental 12-string guitar recordings to chamber ensemble readings of his Streets of Philadelphia songbook, plus five albums as co-leader of brutal-prog trio Many Arms—including two on John Zorn’s Tzadik label—whose extreme sound was described by Pitchfork as “music that seeks the sun by exploding toward it.” He has recorded with Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band, Moppa Elliott, Dead Neanderthals, and Deveykus and collaborated with artists such as John Zorn, Nels Cline, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Toshimaru Nakamura, Jamie Saft, and Fugazi’s Joe Lally.

For his upcoming appearance at Solar Myth, Nick presents his latest quartet, Digital Reaction, inspired by Herbie Hancock’s ground-breaking work in the 1980s; Downtown New York figures such as Robert Quine, Bill Laswell, and the Golden Palominos; and German visionaries Kraftwerk. Featuring moor mother-collaborator Steve Montenegro and Pissed Jeans’ Sean McGuiness.

Saturday, October 28


  • Performance

Program Info

$20 General Admission
21 & Over


Nick Millevoi’s Digital Reaction

  • Nick Millevoi – guitar
  • Andy Pitcher – guitar
  • Steve Montenegro – bass, sampler
  • Sean McGuinness – drums


Solar Myth
Philadelphia, PA

This is a seated show.